Taught course

Globalisation, Migration and Development (specialisation)

Radboud University · Nijmegen School of Management

Entry requirements

  1. A completed Bachelor's degree from a geography-related discipline
    In order to get admission to this Master's you will need a completed Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent, from a research university)from a geography-related discipline, such as Spatial Planning, Geography, Environment Studies.
    For students with a completed bachelor in a related area such as International Relations, Social Sciences, Anthropology, Psychology, History, Philosophy, Religion Studies, European Studies, Political Science, Public Administration, Economics, Development Studies, Language Studies, Architecture, (Urban) Design Studies, Leisure and Tourism, Conflict Studies and Management Sciences your prior education first needs to be approved by the examination Board in order to enroll in the study programme.

  2. A proficiency in English

    In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English.This requirement has been satisfied when the student meets the conditions, listed on our website.

Months of entry


Course content

The Master's specialisation in Globalisation, Migration and Development focuses on the various dimensions and aspects of globalisation, notably as this relates to socio-economic and spatial development for different parts of the world, the Global South in particular. Core issues in this programme include: changing relationships of global and local societies through the rise of new social and spatial inequalities brought about by global processes, migration and mobility and the emergence of transnational identities versus local interpretations in so-called multicultural societies. The programme gives emphasis to urban contexts, but also links up issue within rural domains, e.g. in studying sustainability of livelihood strategies and development policies in different regions.

This programme takes a multidisciplinary approach, and incorporates fields such as sociology, developmental studies and political science.

What will you learn?

  • Gain a theoretical understanding of the various dimensions of globalisation and migration, the effects on global and local societies and the spatial and social inequalities
  • Learn about different methodological approaches to doing research
  • Get valuable experience designing, conducting and presenting your own research in the context of an internship

Career prospects

Graduates from this programme can find work in a variety of positions at different institutes and organisations:

  • Policy maker for governments
  • Researcher in academia, governments or other institutes
  • Policy expert for NGOs or government ministries
  • Journalist
  • Teacher

*This is a specialisation of the Master's in Human Geography.

If you have any questions, email us here: study-information@ru.nl

Learn more via the Radboud University contact form.

Fees and funding

UK students
€ 23,910
International students
EU € 2,530 Non EU € 23,910

There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University. Some of the opportunities are described below. A full list, including detailed information, can be found on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Study Information