International Social Sciences

Theologische Hochschule Friedensau
Master of Arts (M.A.)
4 semester(s)
City, country:
Friedensau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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The M.A. International Social Sciences (Development Studies) is a study program over 6 semesters offered in the English language.
Why choose this program?

The M.A. International Social Sciences has a specific focus on development studies and issues around global justice. It offers a solid academic base in the field of development studies. Students learn about relevant theories that are nec­essary to critically reflect on current practices in the field of development aid. Practical competencies are furthered through courses such as project planning, monitoring and evaluation. Academic competencies in research methods and writing skills enable a continuation in a scientific career.

The specific worth of the program lies in the oppor­tunity to assess international issues through a literally global perspective - stemming from the diversity of the student body.

The part-time program aims at professionalizing those already working in develop­ment or others for whom a part-time seems more fitting.

Time Frame

  • 6 semesters (120 credit points)
  • Intake in winter semester

For part-time:

  • Each semester 2 weeks on campus 
  • Additional e-learning modules

For full-time:

  • Regular full-time study program on campus

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Ulrike Schultz
Head of Programme


  •  Theories of Development
  • Development Industry and Legacy
  • Development Economics
  •  Poverty Analysis and Social Protection
  • Public Health in Developing Countries
  • Religion and Development
  • Peace and Conflict Research
  • Method of Empirical Social Research  (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Academic Writing and Rhetoric and Presentation Skills
  • Planning, Management and Evaluation of Development Projects
  • Disaster Management and Response
  • Sustainability, De-growth and Resource Politics
  • Globalization and Global Governance
  • Migration and Development
  • Gender and Development
  • Land Use, Land Rights and Development
  • Internship
  • Research-Oriented Master Thesis

Practical relevance

Admission/Entrance requirements

  • Bachelor degree in social science, humanities or other related fields
  • English proficiency test (e.g. TOEFL) or a Bachelor degree taught in English
  •  Experience in development cooperation for the part-time program


Language(s) of instruction: English
Going abroad: desired

Professional Training

Interships or professional training are part of the program and have different foci depending on full – or part-time. The intership for full-time students is an opportunity to gain professional insights. The internship for part-time students is conceptualized as an opportunity for professionals to develop their expertise in areas of their interest. For example, by supporting other regional branches of the organization that they already work for or experiencing work at a similar yet different institutions. The interships are accompanied by supervision and reflection through a colloquium.
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Friedensau Adventist University is a state-approved university sponsored by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. It was founded in 1899 and can look back on a long tradition and a great deal of experience in study and teaching. 200 students from more than 30 nations are currently enrolled.

In the departments of Christian Social Science and Theology, students can choose between eight study programmes under Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts – some of which can be studied part time – as well as the course “German as a foreign language.



Theologische Hochschule Friedensau

An der Ihle 9
39291 Möckern-Friedensau
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