The curriculum of the International Development Studies programme of the University of Amsterdam discusses societal transformation and development trajectories at different interacting levels, ranging from the micro-level of individuals and households to the macro-level of states and finally to the global level.
The two-year Research Master's programmes in International Development Studies is specifically designed for excellent students wising to pursue a career in research. The main objective is to prepare students for an academic career, a career in applied research, or research-intensive jobs in policy or professional fields. Graduates should be able to successfully start PhD research or acquire a position of equivalent level in applied research or policy practice.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Epistemological & Ontological Issues in Urban and Development Studies
- Theories, Issues & Debates in International Development Studies
- Research Design: Mixed Methods
- Purpose, Portfolio and Proposal Development
- Literature Review & Fieldwork Profile
- Critical Development Theory & Social Movements
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesInternational Relations International Development Political Science View 26 other Masters in International Development in Netherlands
- A Bachelor’s degree in development studies or in another closely related discipline (such as human geography, sociology, social/cultural anthropology, political science and economics) are invited to apply, provided they meet all other entry requirements
- International degrees are evaluated on the basis of advice from professional diploma evaluators. The minimum level of the degree should be equivalent to three years of Dutch university education
- A solid basis in the field of development studies of at least (an equivalent of) 30 ECTS credits earned during previous study
- A solid basis in both qualitative and quantitative social sciences research methodology as demonstrated by the completion of (the equivalent of) at least 30 ECTS during previous study
- An overall GPA of at least a B+/A /3.5 (American system), second class, upper division Honours degree (British system), B (ECTS system), 7.5 (Dutch system) or equivalent
- English language proficiency
International16060 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16060 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 24 months.
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