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Advanced Master programmes in Development Studies

Poverty, climate change, conflict, good governance, sustainable development, ...

Passionate about the major challenges the world is facing?

Study at IOB!


The Institute of Development Policy (IOB)

  • part of the University of Antwerp (Belgium)
  • located in the very heart of Europe
  • several decades of experience in international education
  • development studies

IOB currently offers three one-year Advanced Master programmes in Development Studies:

  1. Advanced Master of Globalisation and Development
  2. Advanced Master of Development Evaluation and Management
  3. Advanced Master of Governance and Development

Every year, the Institute is home to some 100 students of more than thirty different nationalities and from diverse academic and professional backgrounds. This creates an extraordinary multicultural and multidisciplinary learning environment.
With backgrounds in economicspolitics and other social sciences, IOB staff bring a multidisciplinary perspective to their teaching, research and policy advisory work.



The IOB Master programmes in Development Studies are widely recognized, accredited by the Dutch-Flemish accredication organisation NVAO and provide eligibility for entry to PhD programmes in Belgium and other countries worldwide.