Development Studies

Inhoud van de studie

The Master is designed for those wishing to start or continue their professional careers in the area of development. In the MA programme you learn about the most recent theories and debates and you learn to apply this knowledge to practical issues of development and social change. The programme will be tackling issues such as: Human Rights, Governance and Development Policy, Poverty, Food politics, Migration and diversity, Refugee, Agrarian and Environmental studies, gender equality & rights, Economics of Development, Social Policy for Development, Women and Gender Studies, Environment and Sustainable Development, Econometric Analysis of Development Policies, Conflict and Peace Studies, Local Development Strategies, the global economy and public policy and management.

Education objectives

Graduates will be able to understand processes of social development and change and how such processes at various levels (from local to global) interact. They will be able to present a critical overview of major issues, theories, debates and strategic interventions in the field of Development Studies.

Majors

Please see below for information about the Majors within this Master programme. Whether a major is offered full-time or part-time*, is indicated accordingly.

Major

Full-time

Part-time

Agrarian, Food and Environmental Studies

Full-timePart-time

Economics of Development

Full-timePart-time

Governance and Development Policy

Full-timePart-time

Human Rights, Gender and Conflict Studies: Social Justice Perspectives

Full-timePart-time

Social Policy for Development

Full-timePart-time

Migration and Diversity track

Full-timePart-time

*Please contact the ISS student office at student.office@iss.nl for more information about part-time study.