Degree Structure

Learning outcomes

After completing the programme the student

  • has a deep understanding of concepts and theories related to international
    development, the evolution of these theories and debates around them
  • has a deep understating of current issues and debates in development policy, global
    education, and sustainable development
  • is experienced in learning and communicating in an international and intercultural
    team, and has specific capacities in planning development projects co-operatively
  • is capable to find, assess, and utilise academic knowledge and apply scientific methods to
    problem-solving in an ethically sound manner
  • has the knowledge and skills to pursue doctoral studies in development studies, education,
    and related fields


1. Orientation

DEVS3011/EDUYxx Orientation to Graduate Studies (5 cr)

2. Thesis studies

DEVS106 Research problem seminar (5 cr)
DEVS3001/EDUS511 Thesis Seminar 1 (5 cr)
DEVS3002/EDUS512 Thesis Seminar 2 (5 cr)
DEVS7005/EDU520 Master Thesis (40/30 cr)
DEVS7010 Maturity exam (0 cr)
XENX009 Integrated Research Communication (5 cr)

Compulsory for those majoring in development studies:
DEVS306 Advanced research methods (5 cr)

Compulsory for those majoring in education:
EDUS2010 Research methods I (5 cr)
EDUS2020 Special Method Course (5 cr)

3. Compulsory studies

a. Critical Development Studies
DEVS3012 Political Economies of Development (5 cr)
DEV3013 Classics of Development Theory (5 cr)
YKPS3101 Sustainable Development as a Societal Challenge (5 cr)

b. Development Policy and Practice
EDU1030 International Education Policies and Practices (5 cr)
EDUS1010 Intercultural Competence and Collaborative Learning (5 cr)
DEVS3015 Current Trends in Development Policy (5 cr)
DEV3016 Managing Development Projects (5 cr)

4. Elective studies

DEVS700/EDUS3010 International Internship (5-10 cr)

Courses from selected Specialisation Modules of EDUMA
Contemporary debates in development (lecture and seminar pass)
UniPID virtual courses