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Research Master
International Development Studies
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Careers

Graduates of the Research Master’s in International Development Studies will be qualified to apply for jobs in both the academic world and research-oriented institutions. The programme provides an excellent foundation for pursuing a PhD in relevant fields. It also prepares students for positions in applied or policy research in multinational organisations, research institutes, consultancy firms and governmental agencies.

Where do our graduates work?

  • 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

Skills

An education in the social sciences will impart a broad range of skills that easily translate into a multitude of careers.

Career coaching during your Master’s

You can make use of a wide variety of career tools and support from the UvA Student Careers Centre (SCC) during your studies. The SCC organises career events, workshops, training courses, as well as CV checks, interview practice sessions and much more. 

Career events

The UvA Student Careers Centre organises several events for Bachelor's and Master's students from all disciplines. They include workshops, labour market trends, inspiring speakers, CV check, contact with employers, having a professional LinkedIn photo taken and best practises for applying to jobs