Development Economics (M.A.)
Study programme: Development Economics (M.A.)
Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.) with an optional Double Degree
Programme duration: 4 Semester
Beginning of programme: Winter and summer semester
Admission: limited admission (application to the university)
Admission requirements: Admission procedure
Application: Application procedure
Application deadline: April 1st to May 15th (for the winter semester) and October 1st to November 15th (for the summer semester)
Language requirements: Good skills in English proven by e.g. TOEFL, IELTS (the programme is taught completely in English)
This research-oriented master's programme now offers a comprehensive four semester programme dedicated solely to the study of development economics issues. It leads to an internationally recognized and accredited master's degree in development economics and offers research-oriented teaching that covers theoretical as well as empirical issues in economic development.
Its wide course offerings, one semester stay abroad, master's thesis and specialisation in agricultural economics or economics will enable students to analyse current issues in development economics and prepare them for careers in research or policy.
Then students can choose another 36 credits (six moduls) in development or agricultural economics from a wide variety of course offerings, of which one course (6 credits) has to be a seminar. Three modules (18 credits) can be chosen freely also among other subjects. The master's thesis (30 credits) completes the programme.
Students have to study abroad for one semester. This semester can be spent at a partner university of the Faculty of Economic Sciences of Göttingen University. International students are exempt from this requirement.
Students may apply for the following partner university programmes:
- Exchange programme with Stellenbosch University, South Africa, funded by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
- Exchange programme with universities in Latin and South America (Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Paraguay, El Salvador)
- Exchange programme with the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) University of the West Indies
- Exchange programme with universities in Asia (for example China - funded by the DAAD, India, Indonesia, and South Korea)
- European exchange programme ERASMUS
- Double degree programme with the Stellenbosch University Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (South Africa). In four semesters, specially qualified students can simultaneously earn the degree "M.A. in Development Economics" from the University of Göttingen and the "Master of Commerce in Economics" from the University of Stellenbosch.
- Double degree programme in cooperation with the Italian University of Florence. Students can earn the degrees "M.A. in Development Economics" (Göttingen) and "M.Sc. in Economics and Development" (Florence).
- Governments and aid agencies working on development issues
- International organisations such as the World Bank, organisations of the UN system (e.g. ILO, FAO, UNIDO, UNDP, UNICEF, UNESCO, etc.), the OECD, EU, or regional development banks
- Policy research institutions such as those of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research as well as national and international development policy think tanks
- International business in multinational companies
- Further education at the Ph.D. level in Göttingen or abroad