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The International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague is an international postgraduate school and one of the oldest and largest centres for the comparative study of social, political and economic development.
In the MA programme you learn about the most recent theories and debates in development studies and learn to apply this knowledge to practical issues of development and social change. Students come from government, NGOs, universities and private companies. The staff is drawn from around thirty countries from all over the world.
The Master of Arts in Development Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies offers a solid academic and professionally relevant training in theory and methods for development studies. It is designed for those wishing to start
A Bachelor degree in one of the social sciences or equivalent, comprising at least three years studies at a recognised university or institute of higher education. They must have obtained at least class 2.2 (Lower Second), B or equivalent, but preferably class 2.1 (Upper Second), B+ or equivalent.
Professional experience relevant to the Major which the applicant wishes to study is normally expected and is a preference for admission.
Applicants who are not native English speakers are required to demonstrate English proficiency.
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ISS helped me to refine my research and writing skills as well as taught me to think critically and question why things are the way that they are. These skills are critical to be an Analyst as much of the position requires market research, surveying as well as data analysis. My masters research on micro-finance and poverty in the Philippines provided me the background and experience necessary to be effective in my current position where we are promoting financial inclusion through digital payment systems in the Philippines.
ISS was a very memorable experience for me where I learned so many different things from the professors and international student base. Working in international development it is great to have a strong network of alumni around the world that can help with local projects and provide country insights. I owe much of my academic and personal growth and maturation to ISS and the wonderful people who make it a very special and unique research and learning institution.
Studying in ISS inspired me to work in the development field and the coursework in ISS laid the basis for my current career as a consultant in this field
My study at ISS helped me to see things more critically as well as broadly, both macro and micro perspectives for development. To understand different culture and background is also great learning from a number of discussions, reading, and lectures with practical examples at ISS. Those things are effectively used for my work to manage projects.
You will study with people from all around the world. ISS is a door to the world, every day you learn something new from a different culture. At the end, you will end with a multicultural family and you definitely change the perspective of the world and leave behind silly stereotypes.