• Kernprofiel International Development Studies
Niels Beerepoot
• Kernprofiel versus minor IDS?
Objectives kernprofiel IDS
• To understand past and present approaches in international
development and the (changing) role of different actors
involved.
• Provide students a knowledge base to critically and
independently assess issues in the current development
debates, and those that are inter-related to processes of
globalisation.
• Provide in-depth knowledge on some domains within
development studies (via electives).
• Provide a knowledge-base for further studies in this field.
Introduction to Development Studies (12 EC)
• Twee keer per jaar aangeboden (1e en 2e semester)
• Behandeld voornaamste theorieën en stromingen in
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ontwikkelingsdenken
Engelstalige cursus
2 uur hoorcollege, 2 uur werkcollege per week
Gastsprekers van Ministerie Buitenlandse Zaken,
Ontwikkelingsorganisaties
Take-home tentamen (40%), sit-in tentamen (40%
eindcijfer), groepsopdracht (20% eindcijfer)
Keuzevakken semester 1 2014-2015
(onder voorbehoud)
• Politieke en Economische Geografie van Globalisering
(12 EC)
• Lecture Series 2014-2015 (12 EC)
• Children and development (6 EC)
Electives semester 2
• India lecture series (6 EC)
• Education and International development (6 EC)
• Spatial implications of environmental change (12 EC)
• Environment and Sustainable Development (6 EC)
• Vrije keuzeruimte: CEDLA-cursussen (www.cedla.nl),
Introduction to Conflict Studies, UNISCA
Afstudeerprojecten bachelor IDS
• India (Maarten Bavinck)
• Suriname (Hebe Verrest)
• Kenya (Nicky Pouw)
• Thailand (Bart Lambregts)
Na het kernprofiel IDS…….
• Master International Development Studies (1 year)
• Research master IDS (2 years)
• Development Geography (6 EC binnen master Sociale
Geografie en Planologie)
Master International Development Studies (IDS)
A one-year Master (60 ECTS)
MSc-International Development studies
Dutch and foreign students
English instruction language
Interdisciplinary approach, with a firm background in the
social sciences
• 10-12 weeks empirical fieldwork in developing country
• Field research as part of ongoing staff research
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Student profiles
• Annual intake of 60 students
• 50% of the students Dutch, 30% from rest of Europe, 20%
from outside Europe
• Many students start after ‘gap’ year
• Main undergraduate backgrounds: sociology, economics,
geography, anthropology
Entry requirements
• BA in one of the Social Sciences or Economics with at
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least 30 ECTS in International Development Studies
30 ECTS in research methods and techniques (M&T)
GPA equivalent to 7.0 (Dutch system)
English language proficiency
Pre-entry course: Minor and/or crash course M&T (in
August and in January)
Students who need pre-entry courses over and above 40
ECTS are not admitted.
• Vragen, opmerkingen?
• Niels Beerepoot
[email protected]
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