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.
Start: September, 2018
End: August, 2019
60 ECTS. (Europeam Credit Transfer System)
Classes are taught face to face.
From January 8 to september 29, 2018
The usual class timetable is Monday - Thursday, 17:00 - 21:00. The attendance mode offered for this program is full time.
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 criteria and the weighting of requirements are as follows:
Admission on to the master is competitive. In each case an average of at least 7 of the 10 points of the weighting is required.
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 6,550.00 broken down into:
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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 credits: 60 ECTS
We shall now describe the different subjects, together with the number of ECTS credits they contain and their time-frame:
DEVELOPMENT FOCUSES - Annual - 5 ECTS
VULNERABLE SUBJECTS - Annual - 3 ECTS
THE SYSTEM OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS - Annual - 4 ECTS
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS - Annual - 5 ECTS
DESIGN, MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF COOPERATION PROJECTS - Annual - 3.2 ECTS
HUMANITARIAN AID - Annual - 2.4 ECTS
DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION PROGRAMMES IN THE EDUCATIONAL FIELD - Annual - 2.4 ECTS
MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION - Annual - 2.4 ECTS
ORGANISATION MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION PROGRAMMES - Annual - 3.6 ECTS
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS - Annual - 2 ECTS
ETHICS OF INTERNATIONAL AND DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION - Annual - 3 ECTS
ELECTIVE SUBJECTS: SPECIALISATIONS (one to be chosen)
COMMUNICATION AND ADVOCACY - Annual - 8 ECTS
ECONOMY FOR DEVELOPMENT - Annual - 8 ECTS
For more information about the specialisations, click HERE
EXTERNAL INTERNSHIPS. Annual 6 ECTS
External internship in one of the institutions that has an educational cooperation agreement with the Comillas Pontifical University. All students will undertake an internship and prepare a report based on their work which will be marked.
END OF MASTER PROJECT. 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.
This Master responds to the needs of counting on professional experts in the different areas regarding development cooperation, and its transversal axis, which implies its application in different fields and requires specific training with a focus on human rights.
The necessary competencies will be provided so that the student can develop both their theoretical analysis as well as their field work in the area of international cooperation, which is increasing thanks to the current process of globalisation. The student will be able to work and apply the knowledge they gain into public and private national and international organisations, NGDOs and any other agents of international cooperation.
Furthermore, this Master serves as a gateway to the official Doctorate Program in International Migration and Development Cooperation, which is taught in the University Institute of Studies on Migration.
Not only that, but all Master students can benefit from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas' Internships and Job Offers.
The main aim of the Official Master's Degree in International Development Cooperation is to train and enable the student to become an expert in development and cooperation to then have a career in the field of international development cooperation. An internship is a part of the course content on the Official Master's Degree in International Development Cooperation.
As well as the Official Master's Degree in International Development Cooperation, you may also be interested in the Official Master's Degree in International Migration.