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) The Advanced Master in International Development (AMID) programme of the Radboud University Nijmegen (RU) is a one-year dual Master programme. The starting point for AMID is that positive social change can only be realised in collaboration between different actors such as government, private sector, NGOs and knowledge institutes. The complexity of problems requires a combination of innovative and critical thinking with specialized practical skills. AMID offers recently graduated Master students a programme that combines academic training and practical experience. Trainees work four days a week at an organisation engaged in issues related to sustainable development and attend lectures at the university on Fridays.
Entry requirements The programme is open to graduates from different academic backgrounds who are highly motivated to contribute to international cooperation and sustainable development. It is directed at recent graduates (max. 3 years after graduation) at the start of their professional career. The academic background of applicants should have a link with international cooperation and development. Examples of the study backgrounds of AMID graduates are Development Studies, Social Geography, International Business, Business Administration, International Management, International Finance, Anthropology, Public Health, Nutrition, Public Administration, Tropical Forestry or – Land use, International Relations and International Law.
Centre for International Development Issues Nijmegen (CIDIN) The Research Master's programme in Social and Cultural Science is a two-year international programme that provides you with the research skills to pursue a career in comparative societal research; in academia or public institutions. Our key research themes are inequality, cohesion and cultural diversity.
- During this Master's programme, you will study topics such as inequality, cohesion and cultural diversity from a comparative societal perspective. - Dialogue and discussion are central in the many small-group teaching sessions led by inspiring lecturers of the Master’s programme. - In this Master's programme, you have the opportunity to collaborate with the best scholars of the research institute Radboud Social and Cultural Research. - A large majority of our graduates gain PhD and other research positions; almost all of our graduates found work shortly after graduating.