In this Master’s programme you will examine global inequalities, ranging from their causes, characteristics and possible solutions. International Development Studies is concerned with a broad range of topics like poverty, conflict, security, social and gender inequality, sustainability, education, the environment and the relationship between local, national and global processes.
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International Development Studies is a one-year English-language Master's programme, which welcomes approximately 60 students per year, both Dutch and international students. It engages with development through a multi-disciplinary lens, meaning that development is not taught from a particular discipline, but is seen as being best understood through different disciplinary approaches.
Most staff members carry out their research within the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, building upon a long tradition of research through its extensive global network of both Southern and Northern partners in development.
Our students find interesting and challenging work after graduating in a range of sectors. These include, but are not limited to:
The programme welcomes students who are interested in:
|Degree programme||MSc International Development Studies|
|Type||Regular study programme|
|Credits||60 ECTS, 12 months|
|Language of instruction||English|