Global Development and Planning - Specialisation in Development Management

University of Agder

24 months
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The Master's programme in Global Development and Planning - Specialisation in Development Management offered by the University of Agder (UiA) covers topics such as population growth, overexploitation and mismanagement of natural resources and environmental pollution. 


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. 

Cooperation is a fundamental idea for the programme. The pedagogy is learner focused, and will include group work, discussions and joint assignments. The online tuition, instruction and supervision takes place in virtual classrooms. The programme is full time, and we expect all students to participate actively, take responsibility for their own learning and take part in the development of an optimal learning environment.

Job Opportunities

The majority of the students who have graduated from the Global Development and Planning programme 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:

  • Development Management, Specialisation
  • Planning, Urban and Regional Development, Specialisation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application period for EU/EEA applicants: 15 January - 1 March 2020

Application deadline for Nordic citizens: 15 April 2020




120 ECTS


  • Fully structured

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

To be eligible for admission: 

  • You must have completed a bachelor's degree or the equivalent.
  • You must have a specialisation specified by the programme you wish to apply for.
  • You must have completed the degree with a GPA equal to a C or better within the Norwegian grading system.
  • Make sure to check the required length of study depending on which country you come from (three to five years of higher education) and which education documents are required in the Country list on our webpage. Certain documentation requirements may vary according to country.

    Tuition Fee

    • There are no tuition fees. 


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