1. A completed Bachelor´s degree in Anthropology, Development Studies, Non-Western Sociology or related area
In order to get direct admission to this Master´s you will need a completed Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Development Studies, Non-Western Sociology or related area that is the equivalent to a Dutch university diploma (this does not include a Bachelor’s from a University of Applied Science, in Dutch hbo; in German Fachhochschule).
2. Basic training in Social Science research processes
Our programme is based on research; we are an academic university and involved in many international research projects. Therefore, we require a basic training in Social Science research processes: research design, fieldwork and data-analysis.
3. Proficiency in English
•A TOEFL score of ≥575 (paper based) or ≥232 (computer based) or ≥90 (internet based)
•A IELTS score of ≥6.5
•Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher
Radboud University’s unique Master´s programme in Anthropology and Development studies is at the cutting edge of social and cultural anthropology as well as development studies. The Master’s programme gives you a multidisciplinary perspective on the most relevant current local and global issues. It includes subjects like health, environment, mobility, multiculturalism and transnational networks.
The Anthropology and Development Studies Master´s programme is completed with a research project abroad and a Master´s thesis. The programme has a course load of 60 EC* (one-year).
A new set-up for this programme is being development for the academic year 2016-2017. In general the programme will be as follows:
•15 EC Field research
•6 EC Theme courses
•9 EC Methodology courses
•6 EC Theory courses
•6 EC Research Design
•3 EC Research Writing
•15 EC Thesis
Doing research abroad
Research seminars will teach you how to set up, execute and process your own research into complex issues. Most students do this research abroad, but that is not obligatory. Your thesis will present the results of your research and be the conclusion of your Master´s in Anthropology and Development Studies.
Studying Anthropology and Development Studies constitutes excellent preparation for a wide range of jobs. You´re not limited to becoming an aid worker, but will be trained for research and policy-making jobs. Many of our students therefore find work in the public sector or at international organisations, but also in education. After studying Anthropology and Development Studies at Radboud University, you´ll have a broad array of options on the job market.
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