Master's Degree in Development-Management

Ruhr University Bochum
Herne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Master's Degree
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Entry Requirements

Applicants should have:

  • above average B.A. or relevant degree in political science, social science, law, economics or geography or in other subjects related to the planning and evaluation of development programs and projects
  • career experience in a relevant field; preference is given to candidates whose employers offer a reintegration guarantee. For DAAD scholarship applicants within the program "postgraduate courses with relevance to developing countries" at least two years career experience is required, other applicants shall demonstrate practical experience at least through a relevant internship
  • Minimum certified proficiency in written and spoken English -TOEFL: 79-80 points internet based (equivalent to 213 points computer based or 550 paper based) or IELTS: band 6


The MADM gives the student a solid theoretical background and introduces the necessary tools for dealing with the practical problems of managing development programs and projects. Elements of the curriculum are:

  • an introduction to relevant theories in social science and economics
  • methods of empirical social research, project cycle management and reform managment
  • the application of theoretical and methodological knowledge

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