Development, International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid

This program is held in English and it addressed to university graduates under Bologna system (3 years) or to those who graduated from long term university study programs (4 years).

Form of study: full time, 2 years, 120 ECTS

For non-subsidized places from the state budget, the tuition fee is 500 euro/per semester.


This program is addressed persons that aim a career in Romania and EU public institutions or in the international organisations working in underdeveloped areas.

Moreover, the program is also addressed to officers from the central or local public administration, because the European Union requires expertise and allocates funds for local or governmental cooperation mechanisms.To prepare students in this way, the MA offers a wide range of interdisciplinary courses that cover topics like international economy, regional and cultural studies, international law and educational, environmental or security policy.

The Master programme also comes to meet the needs of an increasingly interconnected world from economically, politically and culturally point of view, characterized by huge disparities in living standards within and between states.The gap between the global North and global South is particularly stark as evidenced by just a few distressing indicators: 1.4 billion people live on less than $1.25 a day; 1.1 billion people have inadequate access to water; 2.6 billionlack basic sanitation; 24,000 children die each day due to poverty.In this context, we can see a growing need for professionals able to understand the new status of Romania as an international donor and available to pursue a career in the national system of assistance for development and in the international network of non-governmental organizations and European and international institutions.

The Development, International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid” MA program intends to offer support by training the future specialists from the field. It is conducted in English and addresses graduate students interested in an international career focused on the development dimension.

What will I study?

The curriculum includes both a number of compulsory courses which are designed to establish or cement concepts and fundamental principles and a number of optional courses from which students can choose those that best meet their areaof interests. The curriculum lets you know exactly how many courses you need to take per semester and how you can attend them in order to accumulate 120 ECTS.

Terms of Enrollment:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Academic Essay (5-10 pages), written in English. A certificate attesting knowledge of English is not a requirement. The admission essay is on a topic of your choice, preferably a case study from the following  thematic areas:
    • Theories of development and underdevelopment
    • Development policies
    • Peace and conflict studies
    • Post-conflict studies
    • Development economics
    • Foreign policy analysis and the development dimension
    • Studies of underdeveloped areas
    • International organizations active in the field of international development
    • The European Union and the health system for development