O que eu aprenderei?

The new Sustainable Development Goals, approved by the UN in September 2015, will frame policies and actions for political, economic and social development for the next 15 years. The call to international cooperation is urgent: poverty, inequality, conflict, instability, and deep uncertainty still affect everyday life of the majority of world population. The ASERI Master's Course in International Cooperation and Development offers a privileged framework for interdisciplinary analysis of the global situation, and for exploring tentative solutions to the world problems, through the coordinated efforts of governmental and non-governmental actors. Cooperation is indeed a key word in pursuing development and inclusion: cooperation is about empowering the vulnerable, the poor and the marginalized in becoming protagonists of their own development; cooperation is about international aid, but even more about appropriate national and global policies. Ultimately, it is about bridging gaps among people, groups and institutions.


This Master's program conjugates theoretical knowledge and practical experience, so to give students a specific set of professional skills to successfully face the global job market thanks to its distinctive characteristics:

  • The upper limit to the number of students in the class allows for their effective interactions with instructors, with professionals, and with the international group of peers;
  • Class activities include lectures and open discussions, simulations, case studies, team work and presentations;
  • Experts and executives take an active part in the program, sharing their professional experiences with the students and enhancing students’ real-life skills:
  • The internship experience provides an opportunity for students to directly apply and develop the skills acquired during courses.


MICaD offers a robust multidisciplinary training and specialized technical and managerial competences. Both are key in forming the ability to interpret local and international events, to interact with all stakeholders, to identify and manage environmentally and local culture friendly interventions. Thus, MICaD trains young professionals to contribute to development cooperation with their knowledge, creativity, personality and professional competence:

  • Learning to identify local needs with local people, through a bottom-up approach;
  • Involving civil society in identifying resources, and deciding upon their use;
  • Learning to manage technical, financial and administrative aspects of cooperation initiatives
  • Collaborating with national and international institutions within the policy framework of the country where projects are implemented.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the Master in International Cooperation and Development, graduates will be prepared to manage international cooperation and development projects in different sectors, consistently with their training and experience, within a variety of organizations including:

  • International institutions
  • NGOs
  • Private companies
  • Public administration

De qual departamento farei parte?

Faculty of Political and Social Sciences

Opções de estudo

Período integral (1 ano)

€9.000,00 (R$ 54.388) por ano
Data de início

Esperado Janeiro 2022


Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Largo A. Gemelli, 1,



20123, Italy

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

Applicants must have completion of an undergraduate degree, obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS). Program specific entry requirements: Applicants may have various backgrounds with a preference for students from Business Administration, Economics or Engineering studies. English Language Requirements: TOEFL iBT overall score of at least 80,or an Academic IELTS overall score of at least 6.0, or Successfully completed a degree program taught in the English language.

Para estudantes internacionais

Program-specific entry requirements:

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree, obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS)
  • The undergraduate degree must be obtained by March 2018
  • Candidates best suited for the program will have a background in Political Science, Economics, Law, Humanities, Education, Foreign Languages, Psychology, Social Science, Engineering, Nursing Science, Agronomy, Environmental Science. This Master is however also open to all graduates from other faculties
  • Strong motivation, possibly experience-based
  • Università Cattolica will evaluate candidates’ academic and personal background and decide if they meet the specific conditions for admission to the program

Academic IELTS with a score of at least 6.0;

TOEFL iBT with a minimum score of 80;

First Certificate of English (FCE) with a minimum score of 173 (Grade B)

Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)

Business English Certificate (BEC) Vantage with a minimum of Grade B

Business English Certificate (BEC) Higher