O que eu aprenderei?

Massive economic growth in parts of the Global South has lifted billions of people out of poverty while many continue to live in very poor conditions.

The MSc in Global Development provides graduates with the qualifications required to understand, analyze and act in this new and globalized world. The MSc in Global Development is a two-year degree programme taught in English.

The MSc in Global Development is a research-based, cross-disciplinary Master of Science programme. Teaching and learning methods vary between lectures and classroom instruction, visits to field sites, case and project work carried out individually and together with other students. Students are encouraged to participate actively in class discussions.

As a graduate, you will be able to

identify and critically analyse key factors and forces shaping the livelihoods and well-being of individuals, populations and societies at global, regional, national and local levels
independently analyse and evaluate policies and strategies for development and economic growth in low and middle-income societies
discuss cultures and social norms in the contextualisation of theories
critically evaluate, discuss and prioritise among key methodologies with regard to validity, reliability and applicability
communicate and discuss research-based knowledge, advice and decisions across cultures and on different levels to researchers, policy-makers, media, organisations and laypersons.

Combining knowledge and skills, graduates will be able to work effectively with cross-disciplinary problems in the area of global development on an individual basis and in teams as well as being able to provide evidence-based solutions to situations which are complex and require new approaches.

Furthermore, you will be able to communicate your knowledge and findings to a wide range of audiences using different media and strategies.


The study programme paves the way for several types of employment depending on your specialisation during the second year of the programme. Many candidates will go on to jobs in private companies which interact with the Global South (Africa, Asia and Latin America). Other graduates will find employment in institutions and organisations engaged in development work and other international issues. There is considerable potential for production companies, service businesses and consultants in the global markets, especially in the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) and in the new growth countries, for example Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey and several African countries. Graduates of this new study programme can help realise this potential.

After graduating, you can look forward to working as a consultant, adviser, project manager or analyst in businesses, organisations and authorities involved in international and/or development activities.

The programme can also lead to a research career within global development.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Faculty of Social Sciences

Opções de estudo

Período integral (2 anos)

kr75.000,00 (R$ 60.953) por ano
Data de início

Esperado Setembro 2021


University of Copenhagen

Nørregade 10,

PO Box 2177,



1017, Denmark

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

Applicants must have a bachelor program or equivalent with the specific major for each program. Other English language requirements: The minimum acceptable score for TOEFL is 560 on the paper test.

Para estudantes internacionais

Admission to the MSc Global Development programme requires the completion of a qualifying bachelor’s degree from a recognised/accredited university. The degree must be equivalent in level and content to a Danish bachelor’s degree.

If you have completed a bachelor’s degree or are enrolled in the final semester of a bachelor’s degree programme you are eligible to apply for the master’s degree programme in Global Development.

Accepted tests and scores are the following:

TOEFL IBT internet-based test: minimum total score of 83 (there is no requirement of a specific score in the four disciplines)

IELTS (academic) test: minimum overall band score of 6.5 (there is no requirement of a specific score in the four disciplines)
The following Cambridge English tests - minimum score 180 (C1-level)

C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
C2 Proficiency (formerly known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)

Application deadline: 15 January

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