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University of Bayreuth MA in Development Studies
University of Bayreuth

MA in Development Studies

Bayreuth, Germany

4 Semesters

English, German

Full time, Part time

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* there are no tuition fees; in Germany, students at all higher education institutions pay a semester contribution; this payment - at the University of Bayreuth: about 110 EUR per semester - has nothing to do with tuition fees


Processes of development, change, and globalization in Latin America, Asia, and Africa are playing an increasingly important global role in this day and age. The interdisciplinary master’s program “Development Studies” addresses the causes, conditions, and consequences of such processes.

Why study "Development Studies" in Bayreuth?

The University of Bayreuth's focus on Africa

The University of Bayreuth's focus on Africa was already established when the University was founded in 1975. You can access a broad, interdisciplinary range of courses on Africa. In the Bayreuth University Library, you have access to the second-largest book and media collection on Africa in Germany with currently 155,000 volumes and media. Further academic qualification in African studies is offered by Bayreuth’s BIGSAS Graduate School.

Double Degree in Geography: Bayreuth & Bordeaux

The Universities of Bayreuth and Bordeaux Montaigne offer three Development Studies students with a specialization in Geography per year the opportunity to obtain a double degree. Equally, three places are offered to students of ‘Géographie – Études du Développement’ in Bordeaux.



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