Master's Degree Programme, 2 years

Master of Philosophy in Development Studies - specialising in Geography

Master of Philosophy in Development Studies - specialising in Geography. Photo: Kim Ramberghaug

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.


Admission

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.


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:
e-mail: geo@svt.ntnu.no
phone: +47 73 59 19 10

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


MPhil in Development Studies

Degree level: Master
Restricted admission: Yes
Application deadline: 15 April (Norwegian/Nordic applicants with Norwegian/Nordic degrees), 1 December (International applicants) 1 March (Norwegian applicants with a non-Nordic/non-Norwegian degree)
Department: Department of Geography
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management
Validity of information: 2014-2015

MPhil in Development studies, specialising in Geography - brochure

Please download the brochure about MPhil in Development Studies, or contact the Department of Geography if you want to order one or more copies.

Key facts

  • Established in 1997
  • More than 170 students from 21 countries have completed the degree
  • Opportunity to do fieldwork abroad
  • Required TOEFL score: 600/80 (IELTS:6.5)
  • No tuition or admission fee
  • Introductory programme for new students
  • Focus on academic writing