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MScAnthropology and Development Studies

Radboud University
Netherlands, Nijmegen
Tuition fee €16,000 per year
Application fee €75 one-time

The handling fee is NOT applicable to:

- Students with a nationality from the EEA countries or from countries that are candidates for EEA membership*
- Students who receive a full scholarship (proven by uploading a grant statement)

This fee will be refunded to you once you are fully enrolled as a student at Radboud University. The fee is NOT refundable when you are not admitted.

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Overview

During the Master in Anthropology and Development studies you dive into the processes that play a role in social transformation related to diversity and inequality in complex and diverse worlds. You develop into a thorough researcher who knows how to optimize the impact of research findings.

This unique interdisciplinary Master’s programme allows you to specialise in one of three ‘hot’ domains that encompass urgent social issues and are subject to intense academic debate. The small scale programme offers an intensive learning environment where you work closely with your peers and the expert staff.

By learning to design and conduct your own research, and communicate your findings to various audiences, you develop a skill set that prepares you for a wide array of jobs. You are stimulated to design your research in dialogue with NGOs, municipalities, or other stakeholders, which provides you with work experience and a crucial network. The university’s extensive international network offers you plenty of opportunities to arrange a research project that meets your interests, in the Netherlands or across the globe.

Programme structure

This Master’s programme allows you to specialise in one of three urgent research domains. Each specialisation helps you understand and frame not only your research field but also the world around you. In the first semester, you choose and design your research project fitting in one of three specialisations:

1) Decolonising diversity in a polarised world
2) Ecological Livelihoods and environmental justice
3) Grassroots initiatives, development and the state

Career opportunities

The ADS Master’s programme offers students a unique skill set that prepares them for a broad range of jobs. These skills are based on a combination of an open, investigative and reflective attitude, sociological imagination, theory-driven analysis of diverse lifeworlds, inequality and power, and the capacity to weigh the necessity and possibility of interventions in a pragmatic way. At the end of the Master you are capable of conducting your own research, know how to find your feet in diverse settings, assess and analyze complex situations and communicate your findings to various audiences.

Possible jobs are that of a policy officer, advisor, or researcher for the central or local government, an advisor at aid, welfare, and civil society organisations such as the UN, Cordaid or the Dutch Council for Refugees, a researcher at a university or NGO, trade union, consultancy firm or private institution or as a journalist or communication officer.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States