International Social Sciences, M.A. | Friedensau Adventist University | Mockrehna, Germany
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International Social Sciences

24 months
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5586 EUR/year
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About

The M.A. in International Social Sciences at Samford University has a specific focus on development studies and issues around global justice. Students learn about relevant theories as well as the practical realities of the development/aid industry.

Overview

Everyone is required to do an internship and can specialize their interest through relevant electives on topics such as migration, social security, sustainability and gender.

The M.A. International Social Sciences at Samford University prepares thoroughly for an academic career in development through its emphasis on project planning courses and a focus on disaster management and a critical lens on global power relations and postcolonial perspective. Being highly cosmopolitan with students from all over the world, its specific worth lies in the opportunity to assess international issues through a literally global perspective stemming from the diversity of the student body.

The Master of Arts in International Social Sciences (Development Studies) program, or ISS program, has a specific focus on development studies and issues around global justice. Students learn about relevant theories as well as the practical realities of the development/aid industry. Students have to do an internship and can specialize in a field of interest by choosing relevant electives on topics such as migration, social security, sustainability, and gender.

Structure

The normal program length is 4 semesters. It may be extended by up to 2 semesters upon application.

The program has a modular structure. A module consists of several courses, which are grouped in a thematic block. The modules generally take up one semester or one year of study.

Passing all individual courses of a module is the requirement for the completion of a module. The overall module grade is the arithmetic mean of the individual course grades. For each module completed, a set number of credits is given in accordance with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The credits are recognized throughout Europe and therefore transferable. Thus, transferring to a study program abroad should be easy.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Theories of Development
  • Critical Reflection on Development Cooperation
  • Sustainability, De-Growth and Resource Politics
  • Development Economics
  • Social Protection and Poverty Analysis
  • Public Health in Developing Countries
  • Peace and Conflict Research
  • Religion and Development
  • Migration and Development
  • Project Planning
  • Disaster Response and Humanitarian Aid
  • Public Health
  • Internship in the Field of Development Cooperation or Humanitarian Aid
  • Methods of Empirical Research
  • Advanced Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
  • Research Oriented Master Thesis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in social sciences, humanities, or other related fields
  • English proficiency test (e.g. TOEFL) or a bachelor's degree taught in English
  • Some experience in development cooperation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5586 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5586 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5586 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5586 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Mockrehna

630 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

More information: https://www.thh-friedensau.de/en/tuition-and-financing/

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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