Centre for International Development Issues Nijmegen (CIDIN) The Anthropology and Development Studies (ADS) Master in Nijmegen has a unique interdisciplinary approach, which combines fine-grained analysis of local issues with an assessment of possible avenues for change. This programme allows you to conduct your own research project in one of three thematic domains – diversity, nature or civil society – and teaches you how to communicate your findings to various audiences.
Have you ever wondered?
Why 'cultural difference' has come to be seen as our main social problem? How successful private development initiatives are? How do we organise the 'integration' of refugees in a context that celebrates 'own responsibility'? Are local communities the best protectors of the environment? Does it make sense for individuals to start their own development project?
Is ths Master's programme something for you?
- 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.
- Our small scale programme offers an intensive learning environment where you work closely with your peers and our expert staff.
- By learning to design and conduct your own research, and communicate your findings to various audiences, you develop a skills set that prepares you for a wide array of jobs.
- You are stimulated to design your research in dialogue with NGO’s, municipalities or other stake holders, which provides you with work experience and a crucial network.
- Our extensive international network offers you plenty of opportunities to arrange a research project that meets your interests, in the Netherlands or across the globe.
Centre for International Development Issues Nijmegen (CIDIN), Netherlands