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Start date: Oct 15, 2014, End date: Oct 14, 2019 PROJECT  FINISHED 

REFERENCE: 553683-EPP-1-2014-1-ES-EPPKA1-JMD-MOB_GLOBEDTITLE: Education Policies for Global Development, GLOBEDObjectiveThe Master on Education Policies for Global Development (GLOBED) aims to become an international reference Master in the field of globalization, education and international development. It aims to construct an attractive master for students who are either currently working in this field or aim to do so. GLOBED will constitute a solid and homogeneous training in the area of educational development research and international cooperation activities.Course durationTwo years (120 ECTS credits).Brief descriptionThe Education Policies for Global Development (GLOBED) is a joint master's degree awarded by three European universities: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain), University of Malta (Malta) and University of Oslo (Norway). The GLOBED initiative has been led by three leading research centres in the field of education and development from these universities and the International Institute for Educational Planning-UNESCO, as well as two other European universities with recognized expertise in this area (University of Amsterdam and University of Sarajevo). The project also includes a large number of associate partners (international organizations, (I)NGOs, aid and development agencies, universities and research centres) that collaborate with GLOBED in different ways, in particular by providing opportunities for internships during the second year of the master. The JMD is structured into a set of core and elective courses, with a view to providing a solid theoretical foundation in the area, as well as the possibility for developing extended specialist knowledge and skills depending on students’ academic and vocational preferences and their interest in particular issues and regions of the world. Students will spend the first semester together in Barcelona (UAB) and will be able to choose electives in the second semester in Oslo (UiO) or Amsterdam (UvA), before coming together again for a Summer School at the University of Malta (UM). During the second year, they will advance their professional development by doing internships in associate partners’ institutions (mainly in developing countries), and will carry out the necessary fieldwork to develop their research projects and write their master's theses.Career prospectsGLOBED takes into account recent changes in the field of development cooperation and education reform to provide the knowledge, skills and competencies required today for working in this field. It develops an interdisciplinary, multiscalar and multisectoral approach to the study of educational policy change, and provides the theoretical basis, the conceptual understanding and the practical experience necessary to develop professionally in this field.This high quality JMD has developed solid internal and external evaluation systems that ensure the excellence of the programme, the permanent update of its contents and the skills and mechanisms to facilitate future students’ employability.An international experienceGLOBED will produce European know-how about education policies for development that can potentially benefit researchers and technical staff working in international aid agencies, governmental bodies, civil society organizations and consultancy firms operating in developed or developing countries. GLOBED aims to attract high-level students from all world regions, and to construct a learning community of staff and students that will produce a unique academic experience. By joining different Universities and different research teams, the new Masters will bring an interdisciplinary approach to the education and development area of study and will include expertise from all regions of the world.DiplomaThe consortium foresees to award a joint degree upon completion of the programme.Website
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