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Global Development and Planning - Specialisation in Development Management

University of Agder

Master Blended
24 months
Duration
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About

In the Master's programme in Global Development and Planning - Specialisation in Development Management at University of Agder you will study population growth, over-exploitation and mismanagement of natural resources and environmental pollution, as well as social organisation and differentiation within and across culturally complex contexts.

Overview

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.

Job Opportunities

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 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

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 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.
  • There are no tuition fees. 

Funding

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