Development Economics

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 1.28 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 1.28 k / Year(s)  
801–1000 place StudyQA ranking:2548 Duration:24 months

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What is MADE?
Master of Arts in Development Economics is a two-year (four-semester) graduate programme initiated by the co-operation between the Chair of Development Economics and United Nations Development Programme bureau in Poland. The aim of this programme is to provide necessary foundations in economics and policy design to future development specialists and advisers in international and governmental development agencies as well as non-governmental organisations. Master of Arts in Development Economics Programme is supported by the Representative of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Poland, and meets educational standards of teaching development economics at European and American universities .

Why do we do MADE?
The demand for experts in the field of development will be growing in the coming years, as the understanding of the important role of institutions dealing with international development organisations is growing in both aid receiving and aid providing countries. Highly qualified professional staff is needed everywhere where aid strategies are being developed, where reforms in market organisation and social policies are implemented, while among local authorities recognition of the role external advisers can play in these processes is growing.

Who do we do MADE for?
Graduate of the Master of Arts in Development Economics (MADE) programme will acquire a thorough knowledge in the field of economics and development policies and hands-on experience with various analytical tools for project analysis in the field of infrastructure development, education, health care and social policy. Graduates will learn how to make individual decisions and solve problems associated with identification of development goals and their management, as well as assessment, by using quantitative and qualitative analysis. These skills are essential while working for both international institutions (United Nations and its agendas, World Bank, OECD, European Commission etc.), as well as public administration and research centres in particular countries. The Master of Arts in Development Economics programme also constitutes a very good starting point for Ph.D. studies.

First year courses
There are 10 courses altogether to be passed in the first semester. Research Seminar is a course that takes two semesters, but is graded basing on the overall performance of the student throughout the whole year. Macroeconometrics Laboratory is an introductory course in econometrics that facilitates participation the Macroeconometrics course offered in the summer semester.

* Winter semester (October - February) * Development Economics
* Advanced Microeconomics
* Advanced Macroeconomics
* Current Issues in Policy Design (invited speakers)
* Mathematical Tools and Models in Economics
* International Economics for Development
* Macroeconometrics Laboratory
* International Economic Organizations
* Research Seminar

* Summer semester (February - June) * Growth Theory and Convergence
* Macroeconometrics
* Social and Political Philosophy
* Economics of Transition
* Theory of Economic Integration
* Research Seminar

Second year courses
In the second year students chose among two paths offered. Global Development path is devoted to analysing the impact of global factors (like international trade, financial flows, environment, etc.) on the development of nations and societies. Policy Analysis and Design path is oriented to micro-foundations of economic proceses and allows students to gain valuable experience in respective fields of interest (HRD, health, social security, monetary and fiscal policies, etc.).

Throughout the whole year students participate in Development Workshop that focuses on analysing the state-of-the-art contributions to the economic literature on development, which facilitates linking ideas between specialised courses and enables exchanging experiences and own contributions in respective fields.

* Core courses: * Institutional Economics
* International Monetary Policy

* Specialisation courses * Quantitative and Qualitative Policy Evaluation
* Limits of State and Public Goods Provision
* Human Resources Development
* Health Economics
* Environmental Economics
* Taxation And Redistribution
* Monetary Economics
* Economic Development Through the Prism of Labour Migration
* Foreign Direct Investments in the World Economy
* Globalization and Economic Development
* International Trade Policy

A complete application should contain: * undergraduate degree or a notarised/apostillized copy of it * official transcript(s) of records for the relevant undergraduate cycle (transcript should be accompanied by an official grade conversion table or explanation of the grading system) * a certificate of proficiency in English * motivation letter demonstrating candidate's interests and predispositions to begin second-degree studies within MADE programme * an application form available (file to be edited once saved to your hard disk), * two reference letters from academic advisors (optionally). * IRK Application Form (the first page only). After registering in the IRK System and supplying one's personal data, please print out the application form and do not forget to sign it. * two document-size photographs. * photocopy of the data page of your passport or of your ID card. These documents have to reach the Faculty before the deadlines: * First round (for all candidates): 31st of March 2011. * Second round (for all candidates): 31st of June 2011. * Second round (only for EU candidates): 30th of July 2011. International applicants expecting a lenghty procedure to obtain visa enabling EU entry are advised to provide their documents as soon as possible (even before the official deadlines). Our experience demonstrates that in some countries procedures for obtaining passport and visa may last even two-three months - we would like you to be able to start them as soon as possible. This is why all international applications that will reach the Faculty prior to the First round will be evaluated at the latest by March 31st 2011. International students are advised to send their applications both electronically and on paper. Although without official documents, no decisions can be issued, it is much easier for the Admissions Committee to decide about acceptances. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 500

In general University of Warsaw does not award grants or scholarships to the students. However, in M.A.D.E. some opportunities have been made available

Fee waivers
Best applicants are offered fee waivers basing on their previous academic performance.

Best students will be offered motivation scholarships once the results from the first year are known. These scholarships vary in the amount basing on the results and the needs of students, but - by national regulations independent of Warsaw University - are only available to EU citizens.

Other opportunities
We suggest that you consult some of the internationally operating foundations and institutions for the opportunities of financial support. You may find them below

* Your Country's Embassy
* DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst)
* Federal Student Aid Program (Department of Education, US Government)
* FAFSA at Warsaw University
* Foundation for Polish Science (Fundacja na rzecz Nauki Polskiej)
* Fulbright Commission
* GFPS (Gemeinschaft fuer Studentischen Austausch in Mittel- und Osteuropa)
* Index Deutscher Stiftungen (German Funds Directory)
* Institute of International Education
* INTAS (The International Association for the Promotion of Co-operation with Scientists from the New Independent States NIS of the Former Soviet Union)
* International Visegrad Fund
* Kosciuszko Foundation

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