Check the following questions to find out if this Master of Arts might be the one you are seeking.
You successfully completed a bachelor’s programme (or equivalent) in economics, geography, political science or sociology that incited your interest in socio-economic development in the Global South? You gained first work experiences related to development by means of an internship or contracted employment? You wish to combine an interdisciplinary perspective on development with an individual disciplinary focus on one of three fields of development sociology and politics, advanced economics, or advanced geography?
If so, we invite you to take a look at our programme in Development Studies which is designed to make you think and possibly re-think your present ideas about development in the world.
Development Studies in Bayreuth addresses contemporary challenges in global processes of socio-economic change from an interdisciplinary perspective. The programme focusses on the Global South by integrating universal, regional and local perspectives. You will benefit from the university's unique expertise in African affairs, but the study programme is not limited to this one global area. A model of study tailored to fit your interests, along with the University’s impressive network, and our small study groups provide the ideal conditions for personal and intellectual growth.
Your Development Studies Team at the University of Bayreuth
News Update for Students (11.10.2021)
- We will return to mainly face-to-face teaching in this winter semester of 2021/2022 and we are looking forward to it! Things will not fully return to "normal", but we are getting closer to it. Please register online for the classes that you are interested in (CMlife & eLearning), so that lecturers can get in touch with you.
- Presence in Bayreuth is mandatory for the upcoming winter semester (2021/2022). Full-time online studies will not be possible despite the fact that some classes will still hybrid and online teaching modalities.
- We strongly recommend new students to join the welcome meeting on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021, at 10 am in lecture H27 (building GW II). Those of you who exceptionally joined the programme in April, might also want to join this same meeting. Additionally, the first session of the class 'Development Studies between Concepts and Practice' will be dedicated to address additional important information about the programme.
- Simplyfied study scheme for all students.
- Weekly schedule for the 2022 Summer Term
- Module handbook (as of July 2019; here you can find the old module handbook as of September 2017)
- Examination rules (as of October 2020. This version also applies to students formerly studying under the July 2019 regulations; here you can find the old examination rules as of September 2017)