Master specialisation: Globalisation, Migration and Development
In this specialisation you will study aspects of globalisation and socio-economic and spatial development for different parts of the world, although the emphasis is on the Global South. Social and spatial inequalities, processes of social exclusion, emancipation of social groups, immigration and multi-cultural society are the core issues in this master specialisation. Urban contexts both in Western- and developing countries, as well as problems of international migration, livelihood strategies and development policies in different regions have our special attention.
Our graduates are employed in a wide range of jobs in- and outside The Netherlands. To give some insight in the scope of the work they do we have categorized this as follows, adding that this list is not exhaustive:
1. Working for the Dutch government at local, regional, national and international levels regarding development issues such as poverty, livelihoods, social exclusion and empowerment:
- Policy expert / programme researcher for a municipality, focusing on spatial, social and economic dimensions to integration and multi-cultural phenomena;
- Policy development at national or provincial levels within The Netherlands (e.g. the Provincial Government of Gelderland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs);
- Programme officer with NUFFIC on the internationalization of research and education
2. Working as an NGO practitioner in various fields relating to development cooperation:
- Field officer for a Fair Trade organisation, visiting countries in the Global South to establish business contracts with local farmer organisations;
- Employee of a COS (Association of Centres for international cooperation, provincial level)
- Research officer for the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (www.cbi.nl) to promote and facilitate access of products from developing countries to the European market.
- Consultant for agencies working with remittances or micro-credit developments (in The Netherlands: IntEnt, Catalyst Microcredit Investors)
- Programme officer with a Dutch or international development aid organisations (e.g. Cordaid, VSO, SNV, ICCO, Novib/Oxfam, Hivos
3. Pursuing an academic career (research/education) with one of many research institutes focusing on migration, globalisation, integration or development issues in The Netherlands and abroad:
- Conducting innovative PhD research on migration, urbanisation, etc. (see www.nwo.nl for an overview of themes and topics of past research projects)
- Working for a research institute/organisation involved with migration and globalisation: e.g. MPI, IOM, the Refugee Studies Centre.
|Globalising Cities and Hinterlands (6 EC)|
|International Migration, Globalisation and Development (6 EC)|
2 Elective courses (6 EC each or 12 EC in total)
|Preparing the Master Thesis (6 EC)||Master Thesis (24 EC)|
For brief course descriptions click on course titles in the programme above.
There is a sheer endless number of possible elective courses offered by our own department, offered by other disciplines within our faculty, offered by other faculties of the Radboud University, but also courses offered by other universities in the Netherlands or abroad, which could fit your personal research interests. You can explore and make suggestions yourself. The leaflet ‘preparing your master programme’ explains which criteria elective courses have to fulfil. Here are just a few examples:
- Multi-Cultural Society (Geography, RU)
- Urban and Cultural Geography (specialisation: Urban and Cultural Geography, RU)
- Various courses at CEDLA, including:
- Sustainable Development in Latin America: Macro policies and micro responses (CEDLA)
- The Political Economy of Petro-States: Venezuela in a Comparative Context (CEDLA)
- Natural Resources and Environmental Management in Latin America (CEDLA)
- Politics, Culture and Networks: Social Capital in Latin America (CEDLA)
- Various courses at ASC
- Filosofie in verband met de ontmoeting der culturen (RU)
- European Union and Developing Countries (KU Leuven)
- Institutional Perspectives on Societal Change and Spatial Dynamics (Spatial Planning)
- Comparative Analysis of Economic Systems (RU)
- Global Shift: International Political Economy (RU)
- Transnationale Ondernemingen (University of Utrecht, only in Dutch)
- Current Issues in Development Studies (CAOS, RU)
- New Frontiers in Development Studies (CAOS, RU)
For more information please contact the study advisor: MSc. Jackie van de Walle (email@example.com), Room TvA 3.1_38, telephone: +31-(0)24 - 361 60 49.
You can also download a flyer on this master specialisation.