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Masters "Politics and development in Africa and the Global South" of the Institute of Political Studies

In brief

  • Speciality: Professional/Research
  • Major: International affairs

Presentation

Presentation

Attention! Please note that a modification will take effect at the beginning of the 2019 academic year: This course will be merged with the Risks and development in the Global South.

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The "Politics and development in Africa and the Global South" Course is a course in political science research; it focuses on the analysis of contemporary issues in southern countries.  It prepares students for professions in the fields of research, consultancy, expertise, and decision-making support in public organizations, private companies, and the third sector. The course combines theoretical and methodological approaches and empirical experiences, using the resources of the LAM and its professional contributors.

Knowledge and skills

This class aims to further develop students’ knowledge of situations they have selected, by constantly confronting theoretical hypotheses with other case studies. The combination of a good theoretical and methodological training with, on the one hand, a very precise knowledge of the themes and developing areas, and, on the other hand, comparative skills, is at the heart of the pedagogical project of this class.

The training course is built around a common core including training in the theories and methodologies of political science and social sciences, a core course in geography, thematic classes, and two specializations "careers in research and expertise" and "careers in decision-making support and consultancy".

The course aims to train students to become professionals specialized in the analysis of African countries and the developing world, i.e. specialists with empirical skills in these areas, effective theoretical and methodological tools, and specific thematic skills. The students are systematically encouraged to perform internships in organizations and in the field from the fourth year onwards. The course combines university lectures and interventions by professionals specialized in “Southern countries”

Many of the classes are delivered in the form of seminars and students are given specific assignments through which they will develop special skills in risk management, policy intelligence, and theoretical research. Learning the main languages spoken in Africa (European and African) is encouraged.

Organization

Organization

Training content

Attention! Please note that a modification will take effect at the beginning of the 2019 academic year: This course will be merged with the Risks and development in the Global South.

Fourth year program: see Master’s course Risks and development in the Global South

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This information is for guidance purposes.

Admission

Access condition

Sciences Po Bordeaux Diploma : First year 

Find out more about the requirements for admission to fourth year 

Contact(s)

Responsible(s)

Nakanabo Diallo Rozenn

Email : r.nakanabo.diallo @ sciencespobordeaux.fr

Caron Karine

Email : k.caron @ sciencespobordeaux.fr

More info

Type of education

  • Initial education

Internship Obligatory (4 mois minimum)

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