The didactical part runs from November until June in Pavia implies full-time engagement from Monday to Friday 9:00 to 16:00/18:00.
The program is structured in 4 core modules and more than 150 hours of seminars and workshops on different topics reflecting the main development issues. More than 500 hours of classes are offered to our students!
In this section, students will be provided with the basic economic and quantitative background needed to undertake the studies that follow. The module includes around 100 hours of classes including 25 hours of training and tutorials.
This section provides the students with a broad theoretical background that will enable them to understand the debate on economic development. This module will also develop students’ ability to pinpoint the national and international economic policy decisions that impact most heavily on economic and social development.
This section provides the students with a comprehensive overview of project cycle management and offers the essential ready-to-use toolbox for designing, implementing, and managing development programs and projects. This module provides a unique learning path composed of theoretical knowledge, practical interactions, and innovative learning. Students will be involved in practical workshops led by professionals, working on real projects. By means of video and interactive activities, the students get quick tips and skills to be applied in daily work.
This section enables students to understand and analyze the political context in which NGOs work. The module broadens the discourse on development to geopolitical, historical, and sociological aspects. Students will be provided with an overview of the most recent and sensitive issues in the international debate, with reference to development processes at the regional and global levels. Students will also be equipped with some methodological, research, and managerial tools they will need in their professional careers.
Throughout the year the course offers seminars and talks on crosscutting issues in the field of Development and Cooperation, held by international experts working in International Organizations. These classes allow students to meet professionals and academics from all over the world, foster debate on controversial issues, and have precious indications of professional opportunities after the master’s course.