• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
 In the Global Development and Planning - Specialisation in Development Management programme offered by the University of Agder, you will study population growth, over-exploitation and mismanagement of natural resources and environmental pollution. 

About

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. 

Co-operation 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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Application deadline for Nordic citizens: 1 February to 15 April

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

To be eligible for admission to a master's programme:

  • 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.
  • 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.There are certain documentation requirements, such as verification reports, for applicants from some countries.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      Free
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA

      Free
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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    • There are no tuition fees. 

    Living costs for Kristiansand

    • 9412 - 14770 NOK/month
      Living Costs

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

    Funding

    Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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    Global Development and Planning - Specialisation in Development Management
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