SCHOLARSHIP: Master Programmes in Development Studies

The Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB)

  • part of the University of Antwerp (Belgium)
  • located in the very heart of Europe
  • several decades of experience in international education
  • development studies

IOB currently offers three one-year Master programmes in Development Studies with a high degree of specialisation and distinct focus.

Globalisation and Development

  • Tackle the great challenges of our time: migration, climate and environment and more equal distribution of wealth through trade, global value chains and labour markets
  • Study the interaction between external and local actors at the interface of global-to-local development processes.
  • Assess policy and programme interventions and the role of public and private actors therein.

Development Evaluation and Management

  • Assess the strenghts and weaknesses of the development paradigms and the role of external actors in that respect.
  • Attain a better understanding of implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development policies and programmes.
  • Analyse the interaction between national institutions, local politics and external actors.

Governance and Development

  • Attain a better understanding of the processes of state formation, state failure and state reconstruction.
  • Explore the issues of governance and development against the background of violent conflict and the challenge of post-conflict state reconstruction.
  • Analyse the interaction between the dynamics at the national level and the local level.

Apply now for academic year 2017-2018