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What will I learn?

This Master's specialisation offers you the opportunity to investigate the effects of globalisation and migration processes on economies, societies and resources in different parts of the world.

Master's specialisation Globalisation, Migration and Development: something for you?

Our approach is highly multidisciplinary and relates to fields such as sociology, development studies and political science.
The main focus lies on the Global South and its interaction with the Global North.
We particularly emphasise the relationship with urban contexts of globalisation, but also focus on linkages to rural developments.
By the end of the Master’s, you will be able to identify, compare and relate different perspectives in numerous issues regarding social and spatial inequalities.

What will you learn?

In the Master’s specialisation in Globalisation, Migration and Development you’ll study the various dimensions and aspects of globalisation and migration. The main aim is to gain a better understanding of the changing relationships of global and local societies through the rise of social and spatial inequalities. You’ll come to learn that these are brought about by global processes, migration and mobility and the emergence of transnational identities, which may contrast with local orientations that may be part of the same multicultural societies.​

Career prospects

Master's specialisation in Globalisation, Migration and Development

The Master's specialisation in Globalisation, Migration and Development provides graduates entry into rapidly growing sectors of the job market, be it government, business or academia. Graduates will be able to apply the scientific insights and practical skills acquired to topics as varied as social and spatial inequalities, processes of social and economic exclusion/emancipation, the rise of increasingly diverse multicultural societies, migration flows and the position which cities of the Global North and South take in global processes.

With expertise gained during this Master’s, a graduate can be employed in a wide range of jobs, both in and outside the Netherlands, for example:

Policymaker or programme researcher for city municipalities focusing on integration and multicultural issues, especially in the low-income neighbourhoods
Policy development expert for Provincial Governments
Policy expert on the reception of asylum seekers/refugees and the related human development challenges
Policy expert or field officer for ministries or NGOs, to, for example, visit developing countries to establish business contracts with local farmer organisations
Research or programme officer for a development aid related organisation such as: Nuffic, Cordaid, VSO, SNV, Novib/Oxfam, Hivos and COS (Association of Centres for international cooperation at the provincial level), or a migrant (umbrella) organisation
PhD candidate researching migration and development, health and urbanisation, the rural impact of globalisation, and such
Academic researcher at a university or research institute involved with migration and globalisation: e.g. MPI, IOM, Refugee Studies Centre in Oxford
Geography teacher in secondary, tertiary or vocational education

Which department am I in?

Nijmegen School of Management

Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
€16,000.00 (13,07,190) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Radboud University

Houtlaan 4,

NIJMEGEN,

Gelderland,

6525 XZ, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A completed Bachelor's degree in Philosophy or in a related discipline (in the latter case, students must have acquired at least 60 EC in Philosophical disciplines). The applicant must have a degree with merit or distinction or equivalent. Meaning: a student’s weighted grade-point average in Philosophy in the 2nd and 3rd year of their Bachelor's programme must be the equivalent of 7.5 or more (on the Dutch scale of 10). A TOEFL iBT or 100 overall, with subscores of 22; An IELTS score of 7.0, with subscores of 6.5; A Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 proficiency, with marks of C or higher.

For international students

In order to get admission to this Master's you will need a completed Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent, from a research university) from a geography-related discipline, such as Spatial Planning, Geography, Environment Studies.

For students with a completed Bachelor's degree (or equivalent, from a research university) in a related area such as International Relations, Social Sciences, Anthropology, Psychology, History, Philosophy, Religion Studies, European Studies, Political Science, Public Administration, Economics, Development Studies, Language Studies, Architecture, (Urban) Design Studies, Leisure and Tourism, Conflict Studies and Management Sciences your prior education might first needs to be approved by the examination Board in order to enroll in the study programme.

All other students need one of the following certificates (All certificates may not be older than two years):

TOEFL iBT: ≥ 90 & subscores ≥ 22
IELTS Academic: ≥ 6,5 overall. Subscores ≥ 6,0, writing subscore ≥ 6,5
Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 proficiency: C or higher

Application Deadline: Non-EU/EEA students - 1 April; EU/EEA students - 1 May (recommended deadline for assistance with finding housing) and 1 July (final application deadline).

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