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CERIS-ULB - Brussels Diplomatic School - Certificate of Executive Master in Governance & Development Policy

CERIS-ULB - Brussels Diplomatic School - Certificate of Executive Master in Governance & Development Policy

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  • Programme title
    CERIS-ULB - Brussels Diplomatic School - Certificate of Executive Master in Governance & Development Policy
  • Programme mnemonic
    FC-669
  • Programme organised by
    • Centre de Formation continue en Sciences humaines et sociales
    • Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences
  • Title type
    formation continue
  • Open to returning students
    yes
  • Languages of instruction
    english
  • Programme duration
    long (more than 15 days)
  • Campus
    Solbosch
  • Category / Topic
    Human and social sciences - Business management/Human and social sciences - Political and social sciences

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General information

Title type

formation continue

Programme duration

long (more than 15 days)

Learning language(s)

english

Campus

Solbosch

Category(ies) - Topic(s)

Human and social sciences - Business management/Human and social sciences - Political and social sciences

Organising faculty(s) and university(ies) Open to returning students

yes

Prospective applicants must hold a relevant university degree and several years of professional experience. As a matter of principle, admission requires either a Bologna master's degree or an equivalent diploma delivered after four years of university studies (240 ETCS). A bachelor's degree might be accepted, if combined with a relevant professional background. In addition, applicants should demonstrate an excellent command of English.

Lecturers

The high quality of the programme rests above all on its participating faculty. Ceris has developed an extensive network of contacts with renowned scholars drawn from leading academic and research institutions and with key experts from international organisations. This pooling of resources provides a high-profile professorial corps which few institutions could provide on their own. Every year, the programme is supported by thirty experts from such academic institutions as the London School of Economics and Political Science - LSE, the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Warwick, Kings College, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, The Graduate Institute of International & Development Studies Geneva, American Universities such as Johns Hopkins, UCLA or Harvard.

 

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Presentation

In a constantly changing world, development has become one of the major issues of the 21st century. This is why we believe that a specialised course must be devoted to it. Climate change summits are introducing new global development issues. The economic development of emerging countries and the growing shortage of traditional energy resources call for a reappraisal of the development models of industrialised countries. The programme’s overall aim is to study development issues from the points of view of both the emerging countries and industrialised societies

The programme, based on empirical methods, aims to relate conceptual frameworks and contemporary realities of today's international politics. This objective is pursued through lectures, discussions, seminars in small groups, presentations by participants and self-study from the reading materials available.

Lectures are delivered in English and French (the former accounting for roughly 90 % of the lectures). The choice of the language depends on the lecturer invited, and participants are required to have at least a passive knowledge of French. Lectures are always followed by a discussion with the guest speaker.

Seminars complement the lectures, providing course participants with an opportunity to discuss the critical issues presented in the lectures with the guest expert. In addition, an optional residential seminar is organised every year.

Self study is vital to this course. The modules are supported by two volumes of Background Readings. It consists of a selection of recent and authoritative academic publications on the topic, and a bibliography updated every year. Participants are provided with the textbooks in advance of each module, both to prepare themselves for the lecture, and to pursue a more in depth study in preparation for the end of course oral exam. In addition participants are also provided with Outlines and Proceedings of the lectures.

The Executive Masters (60 ECTS) are issued by CERIS & Université Libre de Bruxelles-ULB and are agreed by ARES. The jury of the Executive Master program delivers a Certificate Level 7 (EQF)

Calendar & registration

Prerequisites

Prospective applicants must hold a relevant university degree and several years of professional experience. As a matter of principle, admission requires either a Bologna master's degree or an equivalent diploma delivered after four years of university studies (240 ETCS). A bachelor's degree might be accepted, if combined with a relevant professional background. In addition, applicants should demonstrate an excellent command of English.

Calendar & registration

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Prospective applicants must hold a relevant university degree and several years of professional experience. As a matter of principle, admission requires either a Bologna master's degree or an equivalent diploma delivered after four years of university studies (240 ETCS). A bachelor's degree might be accepted, if combined with a relevant professional background. In addition, applicants should demonstrate an excellent command of English.

Given the large number of annual applications, only candidates fulfilling these criteria will be considered. Interested candidates are required to submit the application form, along with copies of their university degrees and detailed curriculum vitae, to the CERIS main office in Brussels. An electronic version may also be sent by e-mail to info@ceris.be

There are two intakes a year. October intake : Most participants attend the programme from October to May; closing date for applications is 31 st October. February intake : It is also possible to attend the course from February to January; the closing date for applications is 28/29 February. Prospective candidates are nonetheless encouraged to apply early, as only a limited number are accepted each academic year. The intakes do not apply to online courses. Online participants can start anytime; in practice online participants start the first working day of every month, except in July and in August.

The tuition fees for attending the programme are € 4.500 for the whole course. Fees are payable installmentally. A first instalment of € 2.000, called booking fees, needs to be paid after receipt of the admission letter. Booking fees are part of the tuition fees. Please note that CERIS doesn't offer scholarships. However a fee's discount is offered to groups of at least 3 applicants working in the same organization or company. Prospective candidates might also benefit from an "early birds rate", if applications are submitted  before August 31st (October intake) or December 31st (February intake). Discounts are not cumulative. Future tuition rate is subject to change and CERIS reserves the right to determine tuition rate differential between EU and Non-EU status.

Cancellation Policy

Once you confirm your registration for the October or February intake, a deposit of 2.000 € is required. The deposit is nonrefundable / nontransferable.

In case of visa refusal, applicant has the possibility to re apply for the following academic term or to shift to the distance learning programme. Payment of fees’ balance will be required prior to activation of e-learning facilities.

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