The course is designed as a stand alone programme. Students need to enrol in the specialisation Sociology of Rural Development and can then opt to do their major thesis with Disaster Studies. The programme comprises a compulsory specialization course (Sociology in Development) and a thesis preparation course (Conflict, Development and Disaster). The programme also includes an MSc thesis in Disaster Studies, if desired in combination with an internship. In coordination with the study advisor the students from other specialisations may opt for combining several courses to an MSc Minor in Disaster Studies. The MSc thesis in Disaster Studies will typically comprise fieldwork in a (post) emergency affected area. For more information please see program details.
Conflict, Human security, Governance, Peace building.
University students, Disaster management professionals.
At least a BSc degree (or equivalent) in a field of science relevant to the specific programme selected, A Grade Point Average (GPA) for the BSc study of at least 70% of the maximum scale, Fluency in English - both written and spoken, Good skills in mathematics and/or statistics, Basic computer skills. Additional information for international students is available at student information office.
Completed Application form, original transcripts, English proficiency test scores and a summary of BSc thesis report or another relevant research paper in English or Dutch (two pages maximum). This paper must include the contact details of academic supervisor (if available) or letter of recommendation from professor or employer. Application can be submitted online or applicants can download the application form to submit it by post. The fully documented application should be submitted to the Central Student Administration office.
A wide range of fellowship and study grants are available from university and other sources.
EUR 23208.00 (EU and EFTA students), EUR 37480.00 (International Students). Please see a detailed break-up of tuition and other costs.
01 July 2008 for domestic & EU students, 01 May 2008 for international students
09 Oct 2007
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