Master of Arts Programme in International Development
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(Double Degree Programme with Hiroshima University)
Applicants must have the English proficiency test result not less than the following requirements :
- TOEFL Computer-Based : 180
- IELTS (academic module) : 6
The test result should not exceed two years since the examination date.
This programme was designed to respond to society’s needs for graduates with profound knowledge and skills in various dimensions of international development, ranging from planning, resources management, development of international collaboration projects for economic and social improvement, to the understanding of the attitudes, integrity and ethics to be upheld by developers working in developing countries. The graduates of this programme are expected to be able to analyze problems related to international relations, the world’s mainstream development trends, state policies, and socio-economic environments of different regions and countries, in order to propose appropriate policy-wise alternatives and decision-making processes.
- To produce the graduates who have academic knowledge and practical skills related to different dimensions in international development, as well as positive attitudes towards being regional citizens; and
- To produce researchers who have good ethical principles and can make research products that are beneficial to the societies.
- English programs. All classes are taught and studied in English.
- Offers two Study Plans: (1) Plan A2, and (2) Double Degree Programme. The Double Degree Programme is a collaborative program between the Master of Arts in International Development Program, the School of Social Innovation, Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand, and the Master of Philosophy or the Master of International Cooperation Studies in the International Peace and Co-existence Program, the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hiroshima University. The graduate students will obtain a master's degree from each university, two in total.
- Core concepts of the programme: International Development for Human Security and Global Partnerships.
- Cutting-edge programme in the 21st Century in response to the changing landscapes and social, political, economic, and environmental developments, in the era of globalization both at the regional and international levels.
- Interdisciplinary programme in social sciences: Comprehensive and intensive knowledge through various academic disciplines in international development based on the skillful academic staff (International Development, International Relations, Political Sciences, Sociology & Anthropology, Economics, Peace & Conflict Studies, Gender Studies, History, etc.)
- Integrative learning approach
- Lectures: theoretical discussions, case studies of different phenomena, research methodology.
- Fieldworks: To develop and conduct the on-site research project.
- Seminars: seminars, public lectures, paper presentation, international conferences.
- National and international academic networks to organize conferences and to conduct collaborative research projects
The graduates with Master of Arts in International Development Program are able to work in various fields, including public and private sectors, entrepreneurship and any organizations that concerns on international development issues.
The graduates are also able to work internationally in related fields with international organizations, international non-governmental organizations, multinational corporations and government agencies that work collaboratively with international agencies in the fields of development.
PLO1: Adding contents related to moral and ethical values to the students.
PLO2: The program provides students knowledge and understanding of international development.
PLO3: Encourage students for critical thinking through assignments that promote practical and problem-solving skills
PLO4: Provide participatory learning that enables group work skills in order to ncourage students to properly show their leadership and fellowship.
PLO5: Provide courses that promote skills in applying principles of mathematics, languages, communications, statistics, technologies and quantitative analysis to use in analyzing and making decisions in work and daily life.
The graduates are expected to possess the following qualities:
- Adding contents related to moral and ethical values to the students.
- The program provides students knowledge and understanding of international development.
- Encourage students for critical thinking through assignments that promote practical and problem-solving skills
- Provide participatory learning that enables group work skills in order to ncourage students to properly show their leadership and fellowship.
- Provide courses that promote skills in applying principles of mathematics, languages, communications, statistics, technologies and quantitative analysis to use in analyzing and making decisions in work and daily life.
- Plan A1, A2:
- 104,000 Baht per semester
- 416,000 Baht per programme
- Total Credits Required: 36
- Plan A1: Thesis (36 Credits)
- Plan A2: Coursework (24 Credits) and Thesis (12 Credits)
- Programme Structure
(Refer to Master of Arts Program in International Development Year 2017)
- A1 = Thesis (not less than 36 credits), no course work
- A2 = Thesis (not less than 12 credits) with course work (not less than 12 credits)
- B = Coursework (No Thesis) with Independent Study (IS) or Special Project (not less than 3 credits but not over 6 credits)