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International Development Studies


Course Description

DEVELOPMENT IN A COMPLEX AND HIGHLY DIFFERENTIATED WORLD

International Development Studies focuses on current development issues and teaches conceptual, theoretical, and empirical knowledge of trends and topics on the development agenda.

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.

Visit the International Development Studies page on the Utrecht University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You are allegible to the programme if you have; a Bachelor's degree in Human Geography and Planning with a minor in Development Geography; Or a Bachelor's degree in Human Geography and planning without a minor in Development Geography and who graduate from a University College with a major in Social Sciences, including a Human Geography track; Or a Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, Economics, Management or Organisational Sciences with a minor in Development Geography; Or a Bachelor's degree in an Arts subject or Law with a minor in Development Geography and subjects in methods and techniques.

Course Fees

2017-2018 EU/EEA: € 2.006,- Non EU/non-EEA : € 15.167


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