Master of Arts in Development Studies and Diplomacy

University United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Degree sort Master
Academic title M.A. Master of Arts
Location Costa Rica
Methodology on campus
Commitment Full time
Duration 12- months
Tuition payment 19,500.00 (On-campus), 8,700.00 (on-line), 3,550 (Certificate) $
Deadline 15. May 2020, 30. June 2020, 15. August 2020
Language English

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Description

Advancing sustainable growth requires non-profit professionals and diplomats to cooperate and be capable to grasp one another’s lens. To this respect, two United Nations tutorial and coaching our bodies, the University for Peace (UPEACE) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) are happy to announce the launch of the UPEACE – UNITAR Master of Arts in Development Studies and Diplomacy. Through a blended methodology, combining tutorial instruction and sensible coaching, the programme will allow individuals to appraise the nexus between diplomacy, the UN System and present modern challenges for transferable expertise to actual area alternatives.

The Master of Arts in Development Studies and Diplomacy is an interdisciplinary and holistic programme that won’t solely broaden participant’s data within the area of growth research, sustainability and diplomacy however it is going to additionally equip them with the required gentle expertise for a profitable worldwide profession in any of those areas of experience. It is obtainable each on-line and face-to-face on the UPEACE campus in Costa Rica. Over the length of this programme, individuals will analyze the completely different dimensions of growth together with, environmental, social, financial and human dimensions in addition to the speculation and apply of diplomacy within the 21st century. They can even attend expertise growth classes which can be designed to assist their skilled profession and employability. Careers on this area may be very broad. Prospective employers embody governments, worldwide organizations, growth companies, academia, and the non-public sector.

Course Syllabus

Participants might select between three choices: the On-campus Master’s Degree, the Online Master’s Degree, and the Online Certificate in Development Studies and Diplomacy.

Participants should full the face-to-face M.A. in Development Studies and Diplomacy inside two semesters. Participants can full the Online M.A. in Development Studies and Diplomacy and the Certificate in Development Studies and Diplomacy inside a most of four semesters.

At the tip of the Master’s Degree programme, individuals ought to:

  • Have a deep understanding of the speculation and apply of growth research, worldwide cooperation, and sustainable growth
  • Be in a position to consider the completely different dimensions of growth
  • Have a deep understanding of the speculation and apply of diplomacy
  • Be in a position to appraise the nexus between diplomacy, the UN System and present modern challenges
  • Be in a position to apply key gentle expertise in a world working setting.

Optional Field Trip

Each 12 months, UNITAR will set up an non-obligatory 5-day area journey to Geneva (Switzerland) and The Hague (Netherlands) for individuals enrolled within the Master of Arts in Development Studies and Diplomacy (on-line and face-to-face modalities) and the Certificate in International Development Studies and Diplomacy.

During this exercise, individuals could have the chance to immerse themselves within the very coronary heart of diplomacy, go to completely different worldwide organizations and community with different diplomats, personnel of everlasting missions accredited to the UN, civil servants of worldwide organizations and civil society representatives.

Participants will spend Three days in Geneva and a couple of days in The Hague.

The payment for the five-day area journey is 1,500 USD. The payment doesn’t embody airfare, lodging, meals or visa bills.

The non-obligatory area go to will happen each summer season. The actual dates will likely be agreed-upon along side UPEACE, relying on the provision of UNITAR’s specialists.

For extra info on the course content material, please contact [email protected].

Admission Requirements

The following documentation is required to finish your software course of for the on-campus M.A. programme in Development Studies and Diplomacy. Please have them prepared and available earlier than starting your on-line software course of, as they are going to have to be uploaded into the system.

Required supporting paperwork to be uploaded:

  • English Proficiency Test Scores Report (TOEFL, IELTS)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Undergraduate (Bachelor’s Degree) Transcripts and Degree Certificate
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Copy of legitimate identification
  • Passport-size picture

The on-line software requires digital (PDF) scans of required paperwork. Should admission be granted, the next paperwork will finally be required in official arduous copy:

  • English Proficiency Test Scores Report (TOEFL, IELTS) – if relevant
  • Official Undergraduate Transcripts and Degree Certificate (and English translations if relevant)
  • Three (3) passport dimension images

Upon submission of the web software type and supporting uploaded paperwork, the UPEACE Admissions system will ship an automated affirmation e mail. The date and time of submission will likely be famous within the system. Applications acquired after the established deadline will likely be thought-about for admission for the next tutorial 12 months. Each software acquired by the established deadline will likely be reviewed for completeness. A second acknowledgment will likely be despatched to the applicant by the Admissions Officer, informing him/her of the standing of his/her software, whether or not it’s full and in a position to be handed on for tutorial assessment. We will not be in a position to present any details about the standing of candidates over the telephone or to 3rd events. Information will solely be offered to the applicant utilizing the e-mail offered within the on-line software type.

The registration deadlines are as follows:

15 May 2020 for candidates requiring an entry visa for Costa Rica
30 June 2020 for candidates not requiring an entry visa for Costa Rica
15 August 2020 for candidates of the web programmes

Students enrolled within the on-campus M.A. who’re unable to journey to Costa Rica for the beginning of the programme, resulting from journey restrictions associated to the COVID-19 pandemic, will likely be allowed to modify to the web modality through the first semester. Please inquire about this with our Admissions Officer.

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