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Master

International Development Studies

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.

UvA online Open House

This year, you won’t be able to attend any busy on-campus events with lots of people. But our online Open House is the perfect way to get to know UvA study programmes and university life from the comfort of your own home.

Every study programme has an Open House page with videos, FAQs and live events. On the main Open House website you can discover all our programmes,explore the city and campus, and get inspired during our theme weeks.

Study programme

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.

Academic staff

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.

Careers

Our students find interesting and challenging work after graduating in a range of sectors. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Non-governmental organizations such as Food First Coalition, War Child or the Red Cross
  • Government ministries, embassies, and other agencies
  • Scientific organisations such as the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • Academic and research institutes including the University of Amsterdam and the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
  • Private sector consultancy in banks, law firms, or consultancy firms
  • Knowledge sharing and journalism such as the Broker

Is International Development Studies for you?

The programme welcomes students who are interested in:

  • history and theories of development;
  • the multi-scalar context of development processes and issues which recognizes the links between the global, national, urban and local levels;
  • innovative and research-based teaching to familiarize students with the changing research context and emerging issues of development.

Key facts

Feiten & cijfers
Diploma MSc International Development Studies
Type Regulier onderwijs
Vorm Voltijd
Studielast 60 EC, 12 maanden
Voertaal Engels
Start September
CROHO-code 60329