Development Studies - specialising in Geography
Welcome new students
We strongly encourage all new international students to attend Orientation Week 15-21 August. This is an ideal opportunity to get to know NTNU and Trondheim.
Matriculation Ceremony 2016 Tuesday 16 August.
After the Matricualtion Ceremony, there will be buses that will take you for free from the main building at Gløshaugen to Dragvoll Campus. Here we will meet for lunch. You will be picked up by the bus stop. Look for someone holding a poster with the title of your study programme:
Welcome lunch - MPhil in Development Studies, specializing in Geography
Date: Tuesday 16th August 2016
Time: Approximately 1230
Venue: Bambus canteen, Dragvoll campus
The MPhil in Development Studies, specialising in Geography exposes students to development studies as an interdisciplinary subject. Attention is paid to empirical examples, exercises and assignments built on studies and development strategies of the South.
The aim is to provide students from the South with expertise that can be used in the development process in their home countries, and to give students from the North knowledge that will make them capable of assisting the development process, either through working in Norway or abroad. Together this makes a good ground for learning.
Applicants should preferably hold a Bachelor of Social Science. The degree should include at least 60 ECTS (one year full time study) of studies within geography, planning, or development studies. Possible admission to the study programme requires a minimum of an average grade of C. C is, however, not a guarantee for admission.
The programme is intended for students interested in pursuing careers in the development sector and gives you a unique opportunity to learn about other cultures and the complex issues of social change. Both international and national organisations working on development issues actively seek candidates with an academic background.
The Master's degree in Development Studies - specialising in Geography is a 2-year programme that is structured around core courses, electives and a Master's thesis.
Individual fieldwork as part of the master's thesis is an important part of the study programme.
MPhil in Development Studies
Degree: Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Development Studies - specialising in Geography
Restricted admission: Yes
Department: Department of Geography
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management
Validity of information: 2016/2017
The application deadlines for master's degrees starting August 2016 have passed.
The next round of admission will open in autumn 2016, with the following application deadlines:
1 December 2016
EU / EEA / Norwegian students:
1 March 2017