Why study Human Geography - Globalisation, Migration and Development programme at Radboud University
- The main focus of this specialisation lies on the Global South and its interaction with the Global North. We particularly emphasise the relationship with urban contexts of globalisation, but also focus on linkages to rural developments, e.g. by studying sustainability of livelihood strategies and development policies in different regions.
- We take a very theoretical approach to this field while never losing sight of the social relevance of what we are studying. By the end of the Master’s, you will be able to identify, compare and relate different perspectives in numerous issues regarding social and spatial inequalities. In other words, you’ll have a bird’s-eye view of the situation and can explain it to different players involved.
- You will not only develop an academically critical attitude, but also learn to question the limits and values of academic objectivity, particularly when there’s a strong engagement to societal processes making academics part of these processes, and not only distant observers and analysts. This will increase your academic commitment to major issues such as inequality.
With expertise gained during this Master’s, a graduate can be employed in a wide range of jobs, both in and outside the Netherlands, for example:
- Policymaker or programme researcher for city municipalities focusing on integration and multicultural issues, especially in the low-income neighbourhoods
- Policy development expert for Provincial Governments
- Policy expert on the reception of asylum seekers/refugees and the related human development challenges
- Policy expert or field officer for ministries or NGOs, to, for example, visit developing countries to establish business contracts with local farmer organisations
- Research or programme officer for a development aid related organisation such as: Nuffic, Cordaid, VSO, SNV, Novib/Oxfam, Hivos and COS (Association of Centres for international cooperation at the provincial level), or a migrant (umbrella) organisation
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- Globalising Cities and Hinterlands
- International Migration, Globalisation and Development
- Preparing the Master’s Thesis
- Multiculturalism, Diversity and Space
- Master’s Thesis and Internship
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , International
- 1 April: Final deadline
- 1 July: Final deadline
DisciplinesGeography Sociology International Development View 26 other Masters in International Development in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- In order to get admission to this Master's you will need a completed Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent, from a research university) from a geography-related discipline, such as Spatial Planning, Geography, Environment Studies.
- For students with a completed Bachelor's degree (or equivalent, from a research university) in a related area your prior education might first needs to be approved by the examination Board in order to enroll in the study programme, by matter of an intake interview.
- Proficiency in English
- Because of the academic nature of this programme, we require all our students to have basic training in research processes, e.g. research design and data analysis.
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International16000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16000 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
EU/EEA2209 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2209 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
Living costs for Nijmegen
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
We have a number of scholarships available only for international Master’s students. You can find the full list, including details about eligibility requirements and how to apply, on the university's website
- Please do note, that most of these scholarships are not fully funded. The Radboud Scholarship Programme (RSP) is the only scholarship that offers both fully and partially funded scholarships.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.