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Development and International Relations

Master (2 years) of Development and International Relations, 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Interdisciplinary Studies

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Aalborg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 3070 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The Master´s programme in Development and International Relations aims at providing an interdisciplinary and critical insight in studies of development and international relations from a social sciences' perspective.

Graduates will acquire knowledge about various theoretical approaches to the study of development and international relations, ability to analyse aspects of economic, cultural, political and societal developments from an interdisciplinary perspective, and benefit from the experience of working in an intercultural environment derived both from participation in the international degree program at Aalborg University and from an internship.

Students are able to choose one of the following specializations and combine it with the programme in Development and International Relations:

Career Opportunities  

A Master’s degree in Development and International Relations from Aalborg University will enable you to work analytically with general and specific policy analysis, project management, planning and implementation. 

Career possibilities would be within NGOs, international institutions and organizations, diplomacy, public administration, and post-doctoral studies within development research and international relations.

About the Degree

It is possible to study Development and International Relations for one or two semesters as a guest/exchange student. Guest/exchange students studying two semesters will obtain a one-year specialization Diploma. Note that guest/exchange students who are admitted for one semester will only obtain academic credits but not the diploma.


Although the programmes at International Affairs are interdisciplinary studies, a social science background is essential. While a bachelor’s degree in a social science for instance economics, international relations or political science is directly relevant, other degrees such as history, geography, international studies, law or anthropology are equally qualified for admission.

In addition, documentation will be required verifying an English proficiency at a specified level. 
Read about the language requirements of Aalborg University

Apply directly at Aalborg University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aalborg University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn | Non-EU and EU applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


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