Master's Degree Programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Development Studies – Specialising in Geography

We will not admit new students on this study programme. For new applicants we recommend you to look at MSc in Globalization and Sustainable Development (previously called MSc in Globalization: Transnationalism and Culture).

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About development studies

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.

Career prospects

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.

Programme components

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.

Student guidance

Please contact us if you have any questions:
phone: +47 73 55 89 07

You can also visit us at campus Dragvoll in Building 7, level 4.


Degree: Master of Philosophy
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS
Programme code: MPSVDEV
Restricted admission: Yes
Language of instruction: English

Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences
Department of Geography

City: Trondheim, Dragvoll