Master International Development Studies

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This programme deals with worldwide processes of development and change related to livelihoods, agro-food networks and the environment in a dynamic international context. Special attention is given to exclusion processes, equity, unequal access to resources and sustainability.  Social, economic, political, technological, and environmental change is studied from various perspectives and at different levels. You will develop a critical understanding of recent development theories, learn to plan and conduct research, and acquire skills to translate research findings into recommendations for policies and intervention strategies. You will learn to include the diverging views of various stakeholders and to work in multidisciplinary teams. Depending on your previous education, you can follow one of the specialisations: Sociology of Development, Economics of Development, or Communication, Technology and Policy. For more information, please see:

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Hi! My name is Edel Heuven, 24 years old and I have started this master in September 2014. After finishing my bachelor program Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies at the Radboud University Nijmegen, I wanted to expand my horizon and I started to search for an interesting and challenging master program. The freedom of choice between the specialisations and the chair groups within this master attracted me and therefore I decided to study and live in Wageningen. If you are interested in the Master International Development and want to know more about the program, its possibilities or what it is like to study at Wageningen University, please do not hesitate to contact me! (

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