Master of Development Studies (MDS) Program:
The two years Master of Development Studies with a Major (Specialization) provides solid and balanced academic and professional training in theory and methods relevant to development studies. The program in general and its Majors (specialization) in particular, are designed to endow students with theoretical and methodological capabilities to conduct policy analysis and research and not just stress immediate practicability. Applied theories, techniques and tools are situated within a deeper understanding of their theoretical and methodological settings and hence Master of Development Studies teaching establishes a balance between academic depth and professional relevance. The program includes teaching of 15 courses, writing a research paper and taking part in the comprehensive exam spanning over two academic years.