Official Master's Degree in International Development Cooperation


Submission of applications:
Start: January 9, 2017
End: September 19, 2017.

Duration:
1 year (Full-time study)
 


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Credits: 60 ECTS
Places available: 45, Spanish
 

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.


Duration:

One academic year, over which a total of 60 ECTS credits are expected to be completed.

Attendance mode:

Classes are taught face to face.

Laguage:

Spanish.

Classes begin on:

September, 2017

Admission application deadline:

From January 9 to september 19, 2017

Information notice on the documents to be submitted.

Timetibles:

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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Places available:

45

Applicant profile:

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.

Requirements:

The admission process is open to any candidates meeting the following conditions:

  • Holding a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent;
  • Applicants who hold a university diploma or similar will additionally be required to sit an entrance examination whose content and dates will be notified during the admission process.
  • Having a solid academic record;
  • Previous professional experience in the field of cooperation would be an advantage.
Support Program for Students with Disabilities

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.

Fees:

The total fee for the Master's program is EUR 6,210.00 broken down into:

  • Course fees and registry's administrative fees: EUR 2,010.00.
  • The rest is paid in 8 installments of EUR 525.00 each.
Information Point:

University Institute of Studies on Migration
Comillas Pontifical University
C/ Alberto Aguilera, 23 28015 Madrid
Tel. 91.542.28.00 Ext 4215
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Campus:

University Institute of Studies on Migration. Madrid, Campus at C/ Alberto Aguilera, 23.

Master Director

Mercedes Fernández García

Master Coordinator

Tomás Castillo Crasto

 

Sponsors:

Esponsors postgrados

Objectives:

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:

  • Knowledge underpinned by the main development theories from a multidisciplinary perspective, as well as a detailed analysis of the social, economic and political reality of the different societies serving as context for development cooperation programs and projects.
  • Intensive training on the different policies, structures and modes of action of international development cooperation.
  • Practical training enabling the students to design, manage and evaluate the different international development cooperation projects and tools.
  • Reflection on and acquisition of theoretical, practical and ethical criteria that may boost transformative and support action plans and processes leading to development.
Methodology:

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.

Assessment methods:

The continuous assessment proposed as a learning method as part of this Master's program is broken down below:

  • Continuous assessment of teaching modules through various practical and theoretical exercises.
  • Oral and written evaluations each term.
  • Master's Dissertation.
  • Internship assessment report.

 

Basic skills:
  • CB1. Acquiring knowledge in various fields of study based on reading of advanced materials and from areas of knowledge at the forefront of the field.
  • CB2. Being able to apply their knowledge to their work in a professional manner and displaying mastery of the skills normally acquired through the creation and defense of arguments, and problem-solving within their field of study.
  • CB3. Being able to summarize and analyze relevant data so as to issue opinions involving a personal reflection on pertinent social, scientific or ethical topics.
  • CB4. Developing critical thinking.
  • CB5. Acquiring the ability to manage information, by employing and analyzing different sources.
  • CB6. Understanding and valuing the perspectives of other cultures and customs; recognizing cultural and human diversity; appreciating its value and scope; being able to manage such cultural diversity in various professional settings.
  • CB7. Using their initiative and entrepreneurial spirit as a way to contribute innovative solutions to the different social issues surrounding us.
  • CB8. Being highly motivated to engage in their professional field, acting responsibly and sustainably, and always striving for a high level of quality.
  • CB9. Being able to convey information, ideas, issues and solutions to both specialized and lay audiences alike.
  • CB10. Successfully engaging in team work, particularly within multidisciplinary teams. 
Specific skills:
  • EC 01. Knowledge of basic theories of development in its economic, social, cultural, and political aspects.
  • EC 02. Knowledge of current international relations and the different players, official and unofficial, that comprise it.
  • EC 03. Developing skills to works with the main categories of vulnerable persons to which development aid programmes and actions are aimed: peasants, informal workers, women, etc.
  • EC 04. Knowledge of the principles and universal values, especially non-discrimination on grounds of sex, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, political ideology, membership of a particular social group, etc.
  • EC 05. Understanding the international system for development aid and the different actors that are part of it.
  • EC 06. Knowledge of different systems, methods and basic actors in international development cooperation.
  • EC 07. Knowledge of the regional particularities of development and development cooperation.
  • EC 08. Ability to analyze the social, economic, political and cultural reality of the different societies in which the work of agents of development cooperation is contextualized.
  • EC 09. Analysing and understanding the global initiatives for fighting against poverty: 2030 Agenda, Millennium Goals and the alliances needed to achieve them.
  • EC 10. Ability to design and manage technical instruments that take a clear, accurate and current information necessary for the assessment, planning and decision-making in development cooperation projects.
  • EC 11. Ability to evaluate the process and the outcome of the various development cooperation projects.
  • EC 12. Responding to the crisis and humanitarian emergency assessing the urgency of situations and planning and developing actions to address them.
  • EC 13 - Ability to encourage participation of individuals and groups with which cooperation actions are developed, enabling them to identify their problems and needs, lead their change processes, assess their progress and decide new ways of acting.
  • EC 14 - To know in detail the main dimensions and areas of economic, social and cultural activities of international development cooperation and know how to apply and integrate them into specific projects and programs of development cooperation.
  • EC 15. Know the main tools and techniques in the field of education for development and capacity to develop intervention initiatives in this field.
  • EC 16. Know linking migration with development of countries of origin and destination.
  • EC 17. Know the migration of refugees and asylum seekers worldwide and different policies and actions in the field of development cooperation are made with these groups.
  • EC 18. Incorporate transversely in projects and development cooperation activities, the notions of sustainability and environmental and ecological sustainability.
  • EC 19. Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team as an expert in international development cooperation.
  • EC 20. Promoting work in professional teams taking advantage of its benefits as a space for reflection and guidance of practical development cooperation and as a tool for analyzing situations and design of alternative work and intervention.
  • EC 21. Ability to investigate properly and with an eminently practical guidance in the field of international development cooperation.
  • EC 22. Ability to identify, understand and know how to use both sources and statistical techniques and tools to organize information and present selected reports, analyzes and measures on development and development cooperation.
  • EC 23. Ability to carry out an ethical reflection on development cooperation, and its applicability in specific contexts.

The Official Master's Degree in International Development Cooperation consists of:

Total Master's program credits: 60 ECTS.

  • 44 ECTS of training through modules
    • Compulsory: 39.5 ECTS
    • Optional: 4.5 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS - Internship
  • 10 ECTS - Master's Dissertation

The different subjects appear below, including the number of ECTS and their timetable:

COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

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

DESIGN, MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION PROJECTS.- Annual - 4 ECTS

DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION SCOPE AND INSTRUMENTS. BLOCK III: CAMPAIGNS AND IMPACT.- Annual - 4 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

 

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION SCOPE AND INSTRUMENTS. BLOCK I: SOCIAL ASPECTS.- Annual - 2 ECTS

  • Optional seminars (up to 2 credits)

DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION SCOPE AND INSTRUMENTS. BLOCK II: ECONOMIC ASPECTS.- Annual - 2.5 ECTS

  • Optional seminars (up to 2.5 credits)

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.

Internship and Careers Office:

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.

Field research internship:

 

Professional path:

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.

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