Master in International Development | IE School of Politics, Economics & Global Affairs

Master in International Development

duration10 months
languageEnglish
locationMadrid
intakeSeptember
MODE OF STUDYFull-time
FORMATIn-person
duration10 months
languageEnglish
locationMadrid
intakeSeptember
MODE OF STUDYFull-time
FORMATIn-person

IE School of Politics, Economics & Global Affairs and the United Nations System Staff College have partnered to provide world-class training in the Master in International Development. Students will be primed to tackle the complex challenges associated with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and promote sustainable prosperity around the world.

The program encompasses the 5 P’s defined by the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership. The United Nations System Staff College has designed the curriculum for this master’s alongside IE University experts and professors.

As a natural step for ambitious individuals who want to make a change in the world, the program equips students with the skills and expertise to generate a positive global impact.

This unique international development master’s program enables students to promote sustainable, social, economic and environmental prosperity around the world.

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TOP REASONS TO JOIN THE MASTER IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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BENEFIT FROM OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UNSSC

Students in the program will be lectured by United Nations experts and practitioners, visit UN offices and, at the end of their program, receive a certificate from the UNSSC.

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LEARN FROM EXPERIENCED PROFESSORS AND TOP PRACTITIONERS

Students will get the chance to engage with top professionals and experts from the UN system and other top organizations through courses, seminars, capstone projects and special events.

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STUDY AT A TOP-TIER SCHOOL

IE University is proudly a full member of the Association for Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), and the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). It is also united as a member of the European University of Social Sciences (CIVICA). 

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A ONE-WEEK IMMERSION IN GENEVA

During this week students will have the opportunity to visit different international organizations from the public and the private sector, including the UN. Throughout the experience, they will be able to get first-hand insights from professionals and experts in their field about the challenges they face and how they envision them in the future. This valuable contact and interactions will boost their development after the program.

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JOIN A THRIVING GLOBAL COMMUNITY

Students will receive support and encouragement for internships and careers within the UN and other global organizations to prepare for their future careers. They’ll be able to develop a global network to take them to new heights and bridge the gap between Europe and America.

Is the Master in International Development FOR YOU?

Two types of students can undertake a Master in International Development:

RECENT GRADUATES

Are you interested in a career in international development and looking to pursue a leading master’s program to enhance your undergraduate education? This program is designed for graduates of political science, international relations, economics, social sciences or an equivalent area of study.

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Are you looking to take on more responsibilities and generate a greater impact at your company or organization? This international development program is designed for professionals who already have some experience in the development field. Build upon your knowledge and address the challenges of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

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A hands-on approach to the UN 2030 Agenda

The Master in International Development takes a hands-on approach to sustainable development. As our Vice Dean explains, the program has been designed in partnership with the UNSSC.

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ACQUIRE THE SKILLS TO BUILD A MORE SUSTAINABLE WORLD

The Master in International Development equips you with the tools to develop, design, implement and evaluate new solutions to challenges such as inequality, access to education and eradicating poverty. You’ll learn to anticipate possible outcomes and create innovative solutions to drive positive change.

Our partnership with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) reinforces your learning experience. You’ll be positioned for a career in international development with the skills, resources and opportunities for success. Take on the world of international development through practical cases, teamwork, simulations, field experiences, debates, case studies and in-class use of technological tools.

OFFICIAL DEGREE

Students must fulfill the following requirements to be able to request the issuance of the Official University Degree upon completion of the Master's Program. If educational prerequisites are not provided and/or if the requirements are not met on time, the student will not be able to request the official university degree as issued by the Spanish government. In this case, the studies will not be official under Spanish educational regulations.

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To enhance a dynamic and practical learning experience, at IE School of Politics, Economics & Global Affairs we focus on the continuous engagement and networking of our students by hosting events and welcoming top speakers from a diverse range of topics to shape the next generation of impactful global leaders.

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What is a Masters in International Development?

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Created around sustainability and global economics, IE University's International Development Master's program is built in partnership with the United Nations System Staff College. Taking place during 10 months in Madrid, Spain, the master’s program ensures world-class training built around the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

What is the benefit of a masters in International Development?

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IE University’s Master in International Development is co-designed with the UNSSC, giving our students access to immersion opportunities and workshops with the UN. The program equips you with the skills and expertise to generate a positive global impact.

Is it worth doing a master's in international development?

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Our Master in International Development enhances your employability. With firsthand learning from the UN and other top international agencies, our graduates are equipped to make a lasting impact in their chosen field.

Where to get a master degree in International Development?

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IE University’s Master in International Development is considered one of the most prestigious programs in the world thanks to its partnership with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC).

What degree should I study for a job in International Development?

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The Master in International Development at IE University is a natural step for ambitious individuals who want to make a change in the world through the public, private or nonprofit sectors.

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