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An Interdisciplinary Programme of the University of Bayreuth

Development Studies (M.A. Programme)

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Why Development Studies?

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?

Triple Yes? Take a look at this website and the admission rules!

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. 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

  • The online application system is now open. Please take a look at the relevant pages on this website.
  • Welcome Event for New Students: We will organize a welcome event for incoming students on 10 October, 4-6 pm, room S7, building GWII (by Barbara Polak, Programme Coordinator). This meeting will also contain further information concerning the study programme.
  • Introduction to Development Studies: Options, Opportunities and Obligations. This meeting will take place on 15 October, 8-10 am, room S122, building GWI (by Alexander Stroh-Steckelberg, Programme Advisor). It equals the first session of the class 'Development Studies between Concepts and Practice'.
  • Here you can find the weekly course overview for the study programme the Winter Term 2019/2020.

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