The Master’s Degree Programme in Development, Education and International Cooperation seeks to provide students with tools for functioning creatively and effectively in the world of international development cooperation, with a specific focus on development and education. The programme broadens and deepens students’ understanding of international development institutions, policies, and actors from a critical, reflexive and interdisciplinary perspective.
The Master’s Degree Programme in Development, Education and International Cooperation seeks to provide students with tools for functioning creatively and effectively in the world of international development cooperation, with a specific focus on development and education.
The students will learn both intellectual tools and practical skills, with which to encounter multi-faceted and contradictory phenomena in the field. The programme thereby broadens and deepens students’ understanding of international development institutions, policies, and actors from a critical, reflexive and interdisciplinary perspective.
More about the language of instruction
The programme is taught in English.
Choosing a main subject or field of specialization
Students will choose their field of specialization when applying to the programme. The students can specialize in Social Sciences or Educational Sciences.
Tuition is free for citizens of EU/EEA countries and Switzerland. In addition, students who are in possession of a valid residence permit in Finland of the type A, P, P-EU, EU Blue Card, or residence card for a family member of an EU citizen, are exempted from paying tuition for the duration of the validity of the permit.
For other students, the tuition fee in this programme is 10 000 € per academic year. The University of Jyväskylä offers a scholarship programme for students liable to pay tuition fees. This scholarship can be applied for when applying for admission to the programme, using the same online application form. In each Master’s programme, two (2) 100% scholarships and four (4) 50% scholarships are available for applications. The scholarships are awarded based on the admission criteria of the programme.
Additional information on tuition fees and scholarships is available on JYU website.
Development Studies graduates from the University of Jyväskylä have found employment with a range of governments, intergovernmental organisations, charities, donor agencies, consultancy firms, or non-profit organisations. These include the United Nations, Red Cross, Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and various embassies around the world. Others have gone on to pursue doctoral studies and/or a career in academia. More information on what past graduates are doing are available under the Career Stories section of the Programme’s website.
Upon graduation, students are awarded the title of Master of Arts (Education) or Master of Social Sciences.
Postgraduate study opportunities
Successful completion of the programme with merit qualifies the graduate to apply for postgraduate degree studies.
The programme’s core modules include themes such as development theory, development policy, project management, intercultural communication, education development, and research skills.
The programme is recommended to anyone interested in the field of development studies and a professional career in international development. Employment prospects are enhanced by the programme’s method of linking academic studies with a practical engagement with real-life situations and job market conditions.
Emphasis on education makes the programme unique even globally. Indeed, the programme is ideal for education students interested in the field of international development, and for social science students interested in global education.
Structure of studies
The Master’s Degree Programme in Development, Education and International Cooperation is a two-year full-time programme (120 ECTS credits). The structure of the programme can be found here.
Students are required to conduct a small-scale research and write a Master’s thesis supervised by professors and senior lecturers. The thesis process is supported by research method courses, research seminars and individual supervision.
The students of the programme come from all over the world and the teachers also have a great deal of international experience. Our students can take part in student exchange and practical training abroad.
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
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
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