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diplomamsc M Development Studies
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur1 jaar voltijd
numerus fixusnee
Over the past decade, the number of actors active in the development domain has multiplied. In addition to the traditional donors, new 'players' have entered the scene, including foundations and diaspora-organizations. Furthermore, individual migrants and socially-engaged entrepreneurs are acknowledging their responsibility for acting to benefit society at large, taking responsibility for the social and environmental impacts of production activities and/or consumption.

The multidisciplinary Master's programme in International Development Studies addresses the current development challenges and engages with these current, urgent and highly important issues. In particular, the programme focuses on topics surrounding migration/mobilities, climate change, land governance, urbanization and corporate social responsibility. Students are found in an international environment, with peers and staff from diverse disciplinary and cultural backgrounds. A research-oriented internship abroad is a core component of the programme.


taal van onderwijs100% en
group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, lecture, literature study, oral presentation, project, research, research project, research proposal, self study, seminar, tutorial, working group
instruction modes

The programme is designed to equip the participants with all necessary theoretical and practical capabilities and hands-on skills to carry out policy analysis as well as problem-oriented research in a creative, effective and integrated way. An individually tailored introduction is included during which participants are able to remove minor deficiencies in their educational background.


Prepares for careers in government, non-profit organizations, education and the private sector. Combines theoretical understanding with practical insights related to the development process, as it manifests itself in the countries of the so-called second and third worlds.

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The programme trains students for careers in public, non-profit (e.g. academic), and the private sectors. Job opportunities include: research positions, policy position, implementation positions (serving as local project managers and coordinators) or PR/communication positions related to development issues.
Following recent policy changes at national and international level, the number and size of organizations involved in international cooperation have increased considerably. Consequently, there is a growing need for professionals who are able to integrate elements from various disciplines into the analysis of complex development-related issues.

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bron: UWV