• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The Master’s Degree Programme in Development, Education and International Cooperation from the University of Jyväskylä seeks to provide students with tools for functioning creatively and effectively in the world of international development cooperation, with a specific focus on development and education.

Overview

The Master’s Degree Programme in Development, Education and International Cooperation from the University of Jyväskylä seeks to provide students with tools for functioning creatively and effectively in the world of international development cooperation, with a specific focus on development and education.

The students will learn both intellectual tools and practical skills, with which to encounter multi-faceted and contradictory phenomena in the field. The programme thereby broadens and deepens students’ understanding of international development institutions, policies, and actors from a critical, reflexive and interdisciplinary perspective. 

Career opportunities

Development Studies graduates from the University of Jyväskylä have found employment with a range of governments, intergovernmental organisations, charities, donor agencies, consultancy firms, or non-profit organisations. These include the United Nations, Red Cross, Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and various embassies around the world. Others have gone on to pursue doctoral studies and/or a career in academia. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Political Economies of Development
  • Classics of Development Theory
  • Sustainable Development as a Societal Challenge
  • International Education Policies and Practices 
  • Intercultural Competence and Collaborative Learning
  • Current Trends in Development Policy 
  • Managing Development Projects 

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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General Requirements

Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree, which gives eligibility to Master’s level education in the country in which the degree was issued. Applicants holding a degree, which gives eligibility to Doctoral programmes, should primarily seek admission to Doctoral level.

Eligible applicants for the Master’s Degree Programme must have completed a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in a relevant field. Suitable degrees include;

  • Social Science: a degree in development studies or related social science discipline.
  • Education: a degree in education or other related field.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Jyväskylä

  • 700 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

University of Jyväskylä offers scholarships covering tuition fee costs for its most successful international Master’s degree students. You are eligible for a JYU scholarship if you are

  • eligible to apply to study in an IMDP offered by JYU
  • liable to pay tuition fees: please see our FAQ

Scholarships are granted based on the admission criteria of the programme in question. 

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