/ Bourses 

L'appel à candidatures pour l'année académique 2020-2021 est ouvert.

Date limite : 10 janvier et 7 février 2020

ATTENTION : veuillez également vous assurer que vous répondez à la TOTALITÉ des critères généraux de recevabilité avant de postuler, ceux-ci sont accessibles ICI

 

/ Scholarships

The call for applications for the academic year 2020-2021 is now open.

Deadline: 10 January and 7 February 2020

ATTENTION: please make sure that you comply with ALL admissibility criteria prior to applying for the grant, these can be found HERE

 

01/ Objectives

The goal of this master programme is to train present and future actors of development to be able to devise realistic and original policy reforms and programs based on a sound economic analysis and well adjusted to the social and political context of each country.

At the end of their training, graduates are in a position:

  • to design and implement innovative programmes of economics and human development,
  • to understand and assess the models and methods used by international organizations, foreign governments and consultants in development assistance and international economic relations,
  • to play an educational role, in particular by clarifying to local decision-makers and to the general public the rationale and usefulness of economic reforms in their local context.

02/ Training content

 

The academic year begins with the « Concepts and Methods » class - a review of the basic concepts in economics and quantitative methods. The programme is then organized around two main themes. The first axis studies poverty and institutional structures required for effective functioning of a market economy in the context of developing countries. The second axis analyzes macroeconomic and trade policies that promote economic growth macroeconomic stability in a context of poor countries emphasizing their effects on the well-being of local people. Each of the two axis consists of four to five courses and a seminar. Each course/seminar includes 30 hours. Moreover, the programme comprises a personnel project each student has to develop under the guidance of a professor and a teaching assistant. The table below summarizes the learning activities of the programme.

Activity Professor University hours credits
Personal project R. Houssa (coordinador) UNamur 60 16
Concepts and Methods   UNamur 75 5
  • Quantitative Methods
M. Seleck      
  • Macroeconomics
M. Seleck      
  • Microeconomics
S. Weynants      
  • Econometrics
S. Weynants      
Development and Institutions
Development and institutions G. Cassan UNamur 30 4
Economic growth and international development D. de la Croix UCLouvain 30 4
Population, environment and governance J.-M. Baland UNamur 30 4
Poverty and livelihood strategies C. Guirkinger UNamur 30 4
Evaluation of public interventions C. Guirkinger UNamur 30 4
Seminar in Development : International Migration F. Mariani UCLouvain 30 4

Macroeconomics and trade policies

Fluctuations and development R. Houssa UNamur 30 4
Macro-finance and development Y. Rychalovska UNamur 30 4
Trade and development : Specialization and diversification A. De Crombrugghe UNamur 30 4
Economic integration and trade L. Trimarchi UNamur 30 4
Seminar in development and macro-economic policies policies M. Van Overbeke UCLouvain 30 4
Total       65

03/ Conditions of admission

 

The programme is open to students with a great interest in economic policy making in developing countries and international economic organizations.

International applicants must have either:

  • a university graduate degree obtained after 5 years of university education or
  • a university graduate degree obtained after 4 years of university education and 2 years at least of professional experience.

Only applicants with a strong background in economics will be considered.

04/ Additionnal information

 

Number of scholarships available: 12

Length of the training: one academic year (10-12 months), starting on September 14th 2020. The University of Namur organizes an orientation training for international students in the two first weeks of September 2020.

Teaching language: English

05/ Universities

 

Université de Namur

  • Academic Supervisor: Romain Houssa

Université catholique de Louvain

06/ Contact person

 

For information on the content of the programme

Pierrette Noël 
UNamur - Faculté des sciences économiques, sociales et de gestion
Rempart de la Vierge 8, 5000 Namur
T : +32 81 72 48 23
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