Introduction to the programme

Do you want to understand development in the context of globalisation?

The object of the Master’s programme in International Development Studies and Global Studies is to enhance your knowledge and competencies within the interlinked political, cultural and economic processes relating to globalisation, inequality and processes of development in connection with the Global South. Emphasis is placed on understanding development in the context of globalisation, such as the significance of globalisation for conflict resolution, political stability and institutions of global governance.

This programme encourages you to explore how processes of development are anchored in values, socio-economic inequality, power relations and international and local politics. After graduation, you will understand development in new ways, and will have acquired the necessary problem-solving tools to understand and communicate in the ever more complex world in which we live.

The combination MSc programme provides specific skills with a particular view to qualifying you for work in development organisations (national and non-governmental organisations) as well as in the private sector.


This programme is qualifying you for work in:

  • Development organisations (national and non-governmental organisations)
  • The private sector
  • Consulting firms
  • Universities
  • Ministries

The master programme qualifies graduates to start on a PhD programme.

Academic staff

Academic staff International Development Studies

Academic staff Global Studies

Facts of the programme

Degree: Master of Science (MSc) in Social Sciences in International Development Studies and Global Studies

Language of tuition: The master’s programme is an international programme taught in English