Anthropology and Development Studies

Degree: Master
University: Radboud University Nijmegen , Faculty: Faculty of Medical Sciences
City: Nijmegen , Country: Netherlands
Discipline: Social Sciences
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  • Max Duration 12
  • Tuition fee € 1620
    € 8165 (non-EEA)
  • Start Date of Studies September
  • Admission deadline April 1 (students from EEA); January 1 ( outside the EEA)
  • Programme Alternatives full-time
  • Educational Form taught
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    This Masters programme is internationally accredited by the Central Register of Higher Education Programmes (CROHO).

    This unique Master´s programme, which is at the cutting edge of social and cultural anthropology as well as development studies, also includes knowledge derived from sociology, politicology, economics and geography. Using a multidisciplinary perspective you will be encouraged to go deeper into the most relevant current local and global issues, including poverty, health, environment, inequality, mobility, multiculturalism and transnational networks. It´s a study designed for those who want to break with traditional paradigms.

    The programme attracts ambitious, enterprising students. You´re not afraid of a vigorous training in methodology; you are involved with social issues and themes and you want to play a role in the international debate around global policy issues. You will learn how to reformulate these issues into research questions and discover the best methods to use when exploring them. We´ll also teach you to think critically and analytically and we´ll train you in academic and communication skills.

    The programme is run by two Nijmegen chair groups: Cultural and Social Anthropology (including the renowned Centre for Pacific and Asian Studies), and Development Studies (through the Centre for International Development Issues Nijmegen (CIDIN), which is recognized internationally for its expertise on issues related to development cooperation).

    Both chairs have a wide network of international contacts that extend from China to Chile and from South Africa to the Balkans. This means that as a student you will have plenty of opportunities for arranging an internship.

    CIDIN together with the city´s cultural centre Lux organizes a series of debates - under the title Global - involving academics with international reputations in the field of development. The Nijmegen programme is also part of the European Association of Development Institutes. In short, this programme will open doors for you around the world.

    About 10% of our graduates go on to do a PhD either in Nijmegen or elsewhere in the world. There are special arrangements for PhD students from developing countries and you can get information about grants from your own university. Most graduates find jobs in policy making or research, working in refugee or civil society organizations, government agencies, Non Governmental Organizations, multilateral institutions (UN, EU and OECD), development cooperation organizations and international companies.


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