This master’s programme is a blended programme, consisting of online learning and two physical gatherings (face-to-face sessions). Students who need to apply for a visa to come to Norway, can choose to apply for a short-term visa for the face-to-face session in August, or can apply for a student visa and stay on campus during the two years.
In the beginning of the first semester you will participate in a face-to-face session at UiA.
Here you will spend two weeks with your fellow students, professors and tutors. The face-to-face session will be an introduction to learning resources, computer technology, applied pedagogies and also the start-up of the courses. The second face-to-face session will take place in the second semester (four weeks in May/June) at our partner institution in Sri Lanka.
The majority of the students who have graduated from the Master's programme in Global Development and Planning - Specialisation in Development Management at University of Agder are now working within research and teaching, in NGOs (in Norway or abroad), with Corporate Social Responsibility in the private sector, in public administration, with refugees and immigrants, in the UN system etc. The master programme may qualify for admittance to relevant doctoral programmes.
- Global environment issues - a political ecology perspective
- Research Methods in Development and Planning Studies
- Gender, culture and everyday life
- Cross-cutting issues in development and crisis management
- Current development issues: poverty, inequality and power
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Non-EU/non-EEA international applicants: 1 November to 1 December
- EU/EEA-applicants, applicants with education from outside of the Nordic countries, and applicants with a renewable or permanent residence permit to Norway: 1 February to 1 March
- Nordic citizens: 1 February to 15 April
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Either: a major subject of at least 80 credits within the social sciences.
- Or: an integrated programme of at least two years duration within the social sciences.
- Examples of relevant fields include: Development Studies, Planning, Geography, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Politics and Business Administration
- b) Other admission requirements:
- Social scientific method, at least 10 credits.
Minimum grade requirements
- A weighted, average grade of C or better is required, see Regulations concerning admission to programmes and courses at the University of Agder, § 24. The grade requirement is calculated from all the grades included in the bachelor’s degree.
Ranking of applicants
- Weighted grade average is calculated from all the grades included in the bachelor´s degree. Ranking of applicants is done according to Regulations concerning admission to programmes and courses at the University of Agder § 25.
International162 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 81 EUR per semester during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
- There are no tuition fees at UiA.
- International degree seeking students must pay a semester fee of approximately NOK 800 per semester
Living costs for Kristiansand
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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