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During the programme, you will discuss societal transformation and development trajectories (livelihood trajectories, and urban to national trajectories). Also the underlying interplay between social, political, economic, environmental and cultural factors at multiple levels of governance will be discussed, focusing on inequalities and social justice in current issues. As a theoretical and empirical science, IDS studies development as a phenomenon that results from the interaction between diverse local and international actors and processes, within context-specific institutional environments. The shifting power balances have resulted in a multi-polar, polycentric world, where emerging economies such as China and Brazil have become global players, and where governments increasingly work in partnership with other actors in shaping development processes. This has created a need for well-rounded professionals with an in-depth understanding of the complexities of local to global development processes, and with specific understanding of theories and perspectives from the Global South.
|diplomaMSc International Development Studies (research)|
|typeonderzoek, 120 EC|
|opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd|
|heeft geen numerus fixus|
Epistomological and Ontological Issues in Urban & Dev. Studies
Research Design: Mixed Methods
Theories, Issues, and Debates in International Development Studies
Undertaking Fieldwork in Developing Countries: Methodologies and Methods
|taal van onderwijs||100% en|
onderwijsvormencase study, research, research project, research proposal, tutorial, self study
Toelating en studiekosten
|1 september 2017||aanmelding deadline : 1 maart 2017|
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
|1 september 2018||aanmelding deadline : 1 maart 2018|
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
The Research Master's programme is intended for students who have an active interest in research and wish to pursue a career in research. Applicants should have a solid basis in both qualitative and quantitative social sciences research methodology reflected by the completion of at least (an equivalent of) 30 ECTS during previous study. Experience with the following research methods skills is required:
- Make a solid research design
- Understand advantages and disadvantages of different research methods and a mixed methods approach
- Develop and apply a (simple) survey
- Interpret the results of a survey with a statistical package
- Be able to do statistical analysis, preferably with SPSS or similar software programme
- Conduct an interview
- Analyse the results of an interview
Promising candidates with slightly less than 30 ECTS of social sciences research methodology may be admitted provided that they complete an intensive research methodology module (four weeks) offered by the Graduate School of Social Sciences. Please note that this is up to the admissions committee to decide.
The programme seeks students with excellent academic records and who are able to handle heavy course loads. Study results obtained in previous education should demonstrate that a student is able to attain and maintain an excellent level, especially in the fields relevant to the programme.
Undergraduate studies should be completed with an overall grade average of at least a B+/A- /3.5 (American system), first class Honours degree (British system), B (ECTS system), 7.5 (Dutch system) or equivalent.
All applicants are required to submit official transcripts of each higher education institute attended, listing all courses and examinations already completed and currently enrolled in, and grades and credits obtained.
Applicants are expected to have a solid basis in the field of development studies of at least (an equivalent of) 30 ECTS earned during previous study.
All nonnative speakers of English (including Dutch students) applying to one of the English taught programmes offered by the Graduate School of Social Sciences, are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. All students must be able to read textbooks, understand lectures, take part in classroom discussions and undertake written work in English. Applicants who are nationals of or who have obtained their bachelor's degree in countries other than the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland or New Zealand are required to submit an English test score that meets specific requirements. Inability to do so will disqualify you from enrolment.
The Research Master's Programme in Social Sciences seeks students with an academic Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in the field of development studies, human geography, sociology, social/cultural anthropology, political science and economics or another closely related social sciences discipline.
All applicants are required to submit two letters of academic reference.
All applicants are required to submit a statement of motivation.
estimated monthly costs
|€||424||kamerhuur in Amsterdamboven landelijk gemiddelde|
|€||158||collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar|
|€||80||studieboeken en -spullen|
|€||77||uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen|
|€||132||vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie|
|€||42||vervoernaast de OV-kaart|
|€||1292||totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181|
Studenten en studentenleven
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|31019||studenten aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam|
|55%||daarvan is vrouw|
Op kamers in Amsterdam
|€ 424||gemiddelde kamerprijs|
|21 m2||gemiddelde kameroppervlak|
Feiten en / studie in cijfers
Na de studie
Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt
Specific career examples from alumni of the Research Master's programme International Development Studies are:
- Phd Position at Wageningen University, at CEDLA, at AISSR, at Hong Kong University and at University of Johannesburg
- Programme Officer at the Food and Agriculture Office in Rome
- Policy advisor for the Dutch Parliament (Labour Party)
- Social researcher for the Office for National Statistics in the UK
- Independent text writer
- Editor of the online journal The Broker
- Policy Researcher at the Policy and Evaluations Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Junior Project Assistant Educaids, Edukans
current job market
vergeleken met andere studies
|zoektijd baan||zeer slecht|
|salaris na 1,5 jaar||slecht|
|kans op een vaste baan||gemiddeld|
- academic career
- employee governmental agencies
- employee research institutes
- phd student
- policy researcher in multinational organisations