The Master's Degree in International Development Cooperation has been taught at the University Institute of Migration Studies (IUEM) for 17 years. Over this time, the IUEM has trained highly qualified professionals to carry out their professional career in the field of International Development Cooperation.
If you study this master’s degree you will gain the necessary skills to work and apply the knowledge acquired, in all types of functions, within public and private national and international organizations, NGOs and NGDOs. Currently, our graduates are occupying positions of responsibility in the aforementioned organizations.
The students’ comprehensive training is completed with practical experience in public or private institutions, allowing them to make contact with the reality of cooperation.
In addition, studying the Master's Degree in International Development Cooperation offers the possibility of accessing the Doctorate in International Migration and Development Cooperation.
The IUEM offers student grants to the master’s degree students. View here the support programmes for the Master's Degree in International Development Cooperation.
One academic year, over which a total of 60 ECTS credits are expected to be completed.
Classes are taught face to face.
From January 9 to september 19, 2017
The usual class timetable is Monday - Thursday, 17:00 - 21:00. The attendance mode offered for this program is full time.
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This Master's program is intended for a variety of university graduates wishing to gain further professional expertise or improve their level of specialization in the field of international development cooperation through a high-quality program in the field.
This Master's program focuses on expanding professional skills as well as initiating the students in the field of research and, where applicable, enabling them to be admitted to the specific doctorate program in the field.
The admission process is open to any candidates meeting the following conditions:
When the student interested in access has some type of physical disability, you can have personalized information and support in Care Program Students with Disabilities Social Work Unit.
The total fee for the Master's program is EUR 6,210.00 broken down into:
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Comillas Pontifical University
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University Institute of Studies on Migration. Madrid, Campus at C/ Alberto Aguilera, 23.
The program seeks to provide the students with comprehensive training so that they may become true experts in development and cooperation and follow a professional path in the field of international development cooperation. Specifically, the Master's program offers:
Teaching on the Master's program is primarily face to face. Therefore, the course content is presented and analyzed mainly in the classroom, and the students and tutor will have direct contact time during the teaching of the modules. In addition to the class hours, yet within the learning workload of the respective ECTS credits, the students will have access, through the Comillas Pontifical University's SIFO (Comprehensive Online Training Solution) virtual platform, to materials and reading assignments that the lecturers consider essential for each module.
The continuous assessment proposed as a learning method as part of this Master's program is broken down below:
The Official Master's Degree in International Development Cooperation consists of:
Total Master's program credits: 60 ECTS.
The different subjects appear below, including the number of ECTS and their timetable:
ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF DEVELOPMENT AND UNDERDEVELOPMENT.- Annual - 6 ECTS
SOCIOLOGICAL, ANTHROPOLOGICAL AND POLITICAL ASPECTS OF DEVELOPMENT.- Annual - 6 ECTS
THE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SYSTEM.- Annual - 2.5 ECTS
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION POLICIES AND SYSTEMS.- Annual - 6 ECTS
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION ETHICS.- Annual - 2 ECTS
HUMANITARIAN AID. EMERGENCY, REHABILITATION AND DEVELOPMENT.- Annual - 3 ECTS
INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT.- Annual - 3 ECTS
INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE LAW.- Annual - 3 ECTS
DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION RESEARCH METHODS. - 1.2 ECTS
DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION SCOPE AND INSTRUMENTS. BLOCK II: ECONOMIC ASPECTS.- Annual - 2.5 ECTS
INTERNSHIP. Annual. 6 ECTS.
An internship in any of the institutions with which Comillas Pontifical University has Educational Cooperation Agreements in place. All the students complete an internship and a report of the activity they conducted for the purpose of being assessed.
MASTER'S DISSERTATION. ANNUAL. 10 ECTS.
The Master's students have full access to the Internship and Careers Office at Comillas Pontifical University.
The Official Master's Degree in International Development Cooperation from Comillas Pontifical University has educational cooperation agreements in place with different public and private organizations in the field of international development cooperation, in order to complement our students' education by allowing them to take part in the various cooperation programs and projects that these organizations carry out.
(See Partner Institutions)
The Master's internship coordinator is available to assist the students with their internship arrangements. The Master's students will also have the possibility of doing their internship through a summer volunteering program in Peru and Kenya. See volunteering page.
The Official Master's Degree in International Development Cooperation caters to the need for skilled professionals in different areas related to development cooperation, involves many different areas, and requires specific and complex preparation and training.
Our Master's degree program trains and prepares students so that they may successfully conduct their professional career in the field of International Development Cooperation.