M.Sc. On Campus

Advanced Development Evaluation and Management

12 months
15750 EUR/year
15750 EUR/year
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The Master in Development Evaluation and Management at the University of Antwerp focuses on the efforts made by a wide range of public and private actors to promote development.


Programme details

It provides a solid understanding of the past and present aid policies of multilateral and bilateral donors, also addressing the major aid modalities and instruments deployed. The institutional characteristics of the actors involved - be they governments, community-based organisations, international NGOs, bilateral or multilateral donors - are analysed in order to attain a better understanding of processes and outcomes. The theoretical perspective is that development can be understood as a set of interlocking collective action problems. The Master programme offers methodological and practical insight into development evaluation, its relevance and challenges.

The Development Evaluation and Management programme at the University of Antwerp offers two tracks with specific objectives and courses:

  • Track 1: National Institutions, Poverty Reduction Strategies and Aid

This track focuses on the analysis of the interaction between national institutions, local politics and external actors (macro level).

  • Track 2: Development Interventions and Local Institutional Change

This track conceptualises socio-political and economic development as the outcome of interactions between a conditioning institutional environment and the agency of local, national and international actors (micro level).

Applicants to this Master programme must show a keen interest in studying and analysing the institutional context in which development interventions take place; in M&E; the design, implementation and evaluation of local/(inter)national development interventions; the role of external actors in development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories of development
  • Research Methods
  • Research Methods
  • Evaluating development effectiveness
  • Local institutions and poverty reduction
  • National Institutions, Poverty Reduction Strategies and Aid

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 1 February if you are applying for a VLIR-UOS scholarship
  • 15 April for self-sponsoring students who need a visa for Belgium
  • 1 September for self-sponsoring students who don’t need a visa for Belgium




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • hold a Master degree in Development Studies or a related discipline1 with good study results. Applicants with a  Bachelor2 are not automatically excluded but need to demonstrate equivalence to a Master degree on the basis of the Bachelor’s curriculum that includes several research-oriented courses (for ex. dissertation); successful attendance of relevant academic courses/trainings and/or highly relevant professional experience3. Holders of a University degree under the European Bologna system must hold a Master degree;
  • have a good command of English, certified by an official language test;
  • show a proven interest in development issues (for ex. relevant professional experience, internship, field research, volunteering experience);
  • submit a complete and timely application: see application procedure below.
  • VLIR-UOS scholarship applicants need to meet additional requirements: see VLIR-UOS scholarship below

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15750 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    15750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15750 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Antwerpen

787 - 1230 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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