Anthropology and Development Studies

SubjectAnthropology, Social Sciences


Type of DegreeMSc

EU FeesEUR 2,314

Cost non-EUEUR 16,000

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Course Description

This is unique Master's programme, which is at the cutting edge of social and cultural anthropology as well as development studies, also includes knowledge derived from sociology, politicology, economics and geography. Using a multidisciplinary perspective you will be encouraged to go deeper into the most relevant current local and global issues, including poverty, health, environment, inequality, mobility, multiculturalism and transnational networks. It is a study designed for those who want to break with traditional paradigms.

CIDIN together with the city’s cultural centre Lux organises a series of debates – under the title Global – involving academics with international reputations in the field of development. The Nijmegen programme is also part of the European Association of Development Institutes. In short, this programme will open doors for you around the world.


The programme attracts ambitious, enterprising students. You are not afraid of a vigorous training in methodology; you are involved with social issues and themes and you want to play a role in the international debate around global policy issues. You will learn how to reformulate these issues into research questions and discover the best methods to use when exploring them.

Contact with the world

The programme is run by two Nijmegen chair groups: Cultural and Social Anthropology (including the renowned Centre for Pacific and Asian Studies), and Development Studies (through the Centre for International Development Issues Nijmegen (CIDIN), which is recognised internationally for its expertise on issues related to development cooperation.

Both chairs have a wide network of international contacts that extend from China to Chile and from South Africa to the Balkans. This means that as a student you will have plenty of opportunities for arranging an internship.

The Anthropology and Development Studies Master's programme is completed with a research project abroad and a Master's thesis.

Career prospects

After studying Anthropology and Development Studies at Radboud University, you will have a broad array of options on the job market and you are 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.

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