|!||Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.|
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
The Master Programme addresses issues such as poverty, conflict, security, land rights, gender inequality, education, sustainable development, and climate change, among others, and seeks to draw links between local conditions – in both rural and urban settings – with national and global processes. While stimulating students to think academically and critically about the challenges development brings, it also provides tools for exploring development through governance approaches at multiple levels of scale, inclusive development approaches, through discourse, and through popular and contested representations of what development is and means to different groups of people around the world.
It is an interdisciplinary programme and draws on scholary work from Anthropology, Economics, Social and Human Geography, Political Science, and International Relations. Both the staff and students come from these various backgrounds and contribute to an academically and culturally diverse setting. Students can draw on the interdisciplinary background to specialize in certain areas such as education, economics, urban processes, natural resources, sustainable development, and gender, among others.
|diplomaMSc International Development Studies|
|typeregulier, 60 EC|
|start1 februari, 1 september|
|opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd|
|heeft geen numerus fixus|
The programme (60 ECTS) starts with a comprehensive core course that discusses the theoretical foundations of International Development Studies, topical debates in the field of IDS and its applications in policy and practice. Furthermore, students follow a course in mixed methods & research methodology, preparing them for fieldwork in a developing country, and one elective course. Next to this, a one week intensive policy and practice seminar will acquaint students with the professional practice of International Cooperation.
The second semester comprises of fieldwork and thesis writing, the latter supported by a number of thesis seminars. The written Master's thesis will be based on an independent research project undertaken in a developing country during a short period of fieldwork.
Fulfilment of all the requirements should take one year of full-time study. Students who have to complete a preparatory programme will need one and a half year.
Core Issues in International Development Studies: theoretical approaches and current debates
Policy & Practice
Research Methods & Techniques
|taal van onderwijs||100% en|
Toelating en studiekosten
|1 februari 2018||aanmelding deadline : 1 augustus 2017|
collegegeld nog niet bekend
|1 september 2017||aanmelding deadline : 1 maart 2017|
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|1 september 2018||aanmelding deadline : 1 maart 2018|
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Applicants are expected to have a solid basis in the field of social sciences and development studies of at least (an equivalent of) 30 ECTS earned during previous study.
Study results obtained in previous education should demonstrate that a student is able to attain and maintain a good to excellent level, especially in the fields of international development studies and social sciences research methodology. Undergraduate studies should be completed with an overall grade average of at least a B/3.0 (American system), second class, lower division Honours degree (British system), C (ECTS system), 7.0 (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 should have a solid basis in both qualitative and quantitative social sciences research methodology reflected by the completion of at least (an equivalent of) 20 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 20 ECTS of social sciences research methodology may be admitted provided that they complete an intensive research methodology module (in the four weeks prior to the Master's programme) offered by the Graduate School of Social Sciences. Please note that this is up to the admissions committee to decide.
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 Master's programme in International Development Studies seeks students with an academic Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in the field of international development studies (ontwikkelingsstudies) 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
|60||studenten volgen deze opleiding|
|72%||daarvan is vrouw|
|36||eerstejaars gestart in 2014|
|75%||daarvan is vrouw|
|30618||studenten aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam|
|56%||daarvan is vrouw|
Op kamers in Amsterdam
|€ 424||gemiddelde kamerprijs|
|21 m2||gemiddelde kameroppervlak|
Feiten en / studie in cijfers
Na de studie
Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt
- Staff Officer at NWO (Dutch organisation for scientific research)
- Project member at Food First Coalition, United Kingdom
- Executive partner at Emic Research; Consultancy in East-West relations
- Lecturer and researcher on“Education in Conflict Areas”, University of Amsterdam
- Marketing Manager at D.light Design East Africa Ltd., Tanzania
- Junior Project Manager at VNG International (International Cooperation Agency of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities)
current job market
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|zoektijd baan||zeer slecht|
|salaris na 1,5 jaar||slecht|
|kans op een vaste baan||gemiddeld|
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