In this seminar we had to produce, in groups of 2 or 3, a video statement on a particular problem. For this end we offer empirical involvement equipped with critical thinking and sound methods at the MA:DS!' on development economics, and on the other hand, the possibility of participating in university-wide and often practically oriented seminar programs being offered in cooperation with experts (e.g. Development Studies programme on the uni-assist website. The video clip below is an example of our coursework. (Professor Grimm, Chair of Development Economics), 'Teaching in development studies allows me to connect my current research interest in transdisciplinary approaches to sustainability issues. by promoting entrepreneurship) were the decisive factors for my decision to take a Master's degree in Development Studies. Prof. Dr. Peters offers the following seminar in the forthcoming winter term 2019/20:Development Economics:Rural markets in developing countries - Supply of and demand for technologies, services, and ideasYou can find the seminar in StudIP under the number 32500. are discussed and analysed in-depth. Development Studies programme enables students to develop the advanced knowledge, analytical skills, and conceptual frameworks required to understand and navigate the complexities of economic and social development. I, along with a few of my colleagues, were so fortunate to have been granted scholarships through DAAD, which have been a huge financial help in funding our stay and our studies in Germany. Do I need a recommendation letter or a motivation letter? Apart from productive working sessions, the group enjoyed their common leisure time with various activities. Uni-assist will do that for you as part of your application process. You can complete this module either as an individual research project supervised by an examiner from Module Area C: Specialisation or as an internship supervised by the chairperson of the Board of Examiners. I cannot find the M.A. The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of the Erasmus University in The Hague also offers an MA degree in Development Studies. All modules in this module area are examination modules. For us students, this excursion is the very start of a continuous thought process and a particularly insightful experience for history, urbanism and struggles in Southeast Asia. No, you have to fulfill all academic requirements at the time of application. Five of our alumni have started a development-related PhD program. Session topics ranged from “Global Feminism – Gender Relations in Uganda”, “Justice as Development in the Global South” to “Who is the other? If you are unable to provide your degree and examination certificate for your first degree at the time of application, e.g. In general, the key word to summarize the excursion is ambivalence. For highly qualified graduates from third-world, threshold, or developing countries, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Bonn, Germany, grants up to ten full scholarships per year to cover the expenses for the whole two-year programme at the University of Passau. because it has not been issued yet, you may send us a preliminary academic record/transcript (of records) instead. We students really appreciated the weekend as we took home not only more elaborated research proposals but also lots of great memories.’ (Benjamin Busser, student of the third batch, M.A. The program provides outstanding opportunities for putting theory into practice through international field research, with a strong focus on integrating quantitative and qualitative methods required to understand and navigate the complexities of economic and social development.' The thematic focus of this meeting will be the refugee crisis. In October 2018, we welcomed the fourth generation to begin a master in Development Studies here at the University of Passau. early May to 30 June). Development Studies (English), Overview over all Study and examination regulations and module catalogue (website in German, English versions available), Courant Research Center, University of Göttingen, Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network, IfW Kiel, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Essen, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, Université Paris I – Sorbonne, Institute of Economic and Social Development Studies, Paris, France, Universitas Atma Jaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, University of Cape Town, School of Economics, Cape Town, South Africa, University of Florence, School of Economics and Management, Florence, Italy, Sprechzeiten: Di 10 - 12 Uhr | Do 14 - 16 Uhr. A future cooperation with the ISS is in the making: it is planned to host a group of ISS students in Passau this summer. Afterwards, we rewarded ourselves with delicious local specialties in a traditional Bavarian tavern. I can very well imagine starting an academic career as a doctoral student in the field of sustainable economic development or working for a multilateral organization after graduation. Development Studies, Study and examination regulations and module catalogue, Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, University of Florence, School of Economics and Management, programme managers for local and international development organisations, including government agencies, non-governmental organisations and community groups, policymakers at bilateral and multilateral organisations, such as GIZ, the World Bank and the United Nations, as well as for civil society advocacy groups, an academic career as a researcher/doctoral student, Methods and theories of development research, Qualitative and quantitative research methods. This first degree must have been obtained as part of a programme of study with a minimum standard duration of three years' full-time study. Students enrolled in the program gain insights into the economic, social, ethical, and cultural contexts and constraints of development. All other international applicants have to apply via uni-assist. is awarded. Afterwards an interesting panel discussion with inputs from Prof. Dr. Michael Grimm (Chair of Development Economics) and Prof. Dr. Padmanabhan (Chair of Comparative Development and Cultural Studies with a focus on Southeast Asia) as well as Prof. Dr. Ursula Reutner, the Vice President for International Relations.