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Development Studies (M.A. Programme)

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Development Studies

   An Interdisciplinary Master's Programme at the University of Bayreuth

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

  • The online application system is open for applications. Please take a look at the relevant pages on this website first. The admission processes will be conducted as usual. So far, we do not anticipate that the current public health situation will affect the winter semester. Yet, developments are hardly predictable and the situation may change. In particular, we cannot predict which kind of travel restrictions might still apply. Please, follow closely all relevant official announcements on the university website and by government authorities.

  • Present students of Development Studies should not worry about the upcoming summer semester. Many things will be different, but the faculty will definitely provide solutions for mandatory classes and necessary examinations. Please register online for the classes that you are interested in (CMlife & eLearning), so that lecturers can get in touch with you.

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