Within this one-year course of study, students are engaged in studying societies and cultures around the globe including their transition processes.
Students choose between the specialisation Anthropology and the specialisation Development Studies. This unique Master's programme, which is at the cutting edge of both social and cultural anthropology and development studies, includes knowledge derived from sociology, political science, 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, mobility, environment, inequality, multiculturalism and transnational networks. It's a study designed for those who want to break with traditional paradigms.
Graduates work as policymakers, advisors or officers for organisation dealing with development cooperation, integration of ethnic minorities, refugees and asylum seekers.
The Anthropology and Development Studies program allows students to specialize in 1 of 2 tracks.
Theory I Mobility and the Art of Fieldwork; Theory II Anthropology and Mobility; Specialization Seminar (choosing from: Socio-Political Mobility; Socio-Economic Mobility; Socio-Religious Mobility); Field Research Design; Qualitative Research Methods and Analyses; Graduate Seminar.
The track offers a comprehensive and coherent insight into the anthropology of mobility and trains graduates in the methodological apparatus to study contemporary issues of movement and migration ethnographically.
Track Development Studies
New actors in development ; Arrangements in development fields; Research design; Research methods D: mixed methods; Field research; Thesis writing seminar.
The track is centred around central themes such as globalisation processes, dynamics of global/local linkages, of in- and exclusion and of inequalities.
Lectures, workshops, fieldwork, research project, seminar, research, tutorial, research proposal
Radboud University Nijmegen is one of the best performing Dutch universities in the international university rankings. It currently holds 127th place in the Times Higher Education ranking and is ranked 136th in the QS ranking.
Radboud University Nijmegen has seven faculties and enrols over 17,500 students. Its personal style of teaching ensures that there is plenty of opportunity to work closely with instructors and fellow students in small seminars.
One of the main strengths of education and research at Radboud University Nijmegen is the way it forges cooperative links across disciplinary boundaries and the continuous exchange of ideas with others working in related areas.
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Bachelor's degree in Development studies, Cultural Anthropology, non-Western Sociology. Other disciplines in consulting with the student advisor.
Fluency in English, both written and spoken. Proof of proficiency in English: TOEFL or IELTS Applicants must achieve a minimum test score of 550 for the paper-based test, 213 for the computer-based test, or 80 for the internet-based test.
IELTS overall band: 6, TOEFL paper based: 550, TOEFL computer based: 213, TOEFL internet based: 80
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