International master's programme

MPhil in Development Studies - specialising in Geography

– Study environment

We aim to listen to voices from the South. Teachers from different countries in Africa and Asia are involved in the programme. The Norwegian teachers have long and varied experience from research and teaching in the South. You will study together with students from all over the world and have access to excellent facilities such as a modern library, study rooms and computer labs.

As a student at the MPhil in Development Studies, you will get close follow up from both academic and administrative staff. You will also be integrated with Norwegian students pursuing the degree. In addition you will be part of a large group of international students at NTNU. The Office of International Relations arranges various activities for international students. You will get the chance to not only meet Norwegian students, but students from all over the world.

New students will be invited to participate in an introductory programme involving several academic and social activities in the beginning of the semester.

Trondheim is regularly rated as the top university city in Norway on the basis of the university and the student activities.

Albogasto John Ng'asiIt has been a great opportunity to understand study contemporary development issues in a multicultural and multidisciplinary learning environments where students and lecturers come together to share their knowledge and expertise. I am excited and enthusiastic by the wide ranging challenges and solutions, which not only address real life problems, but also a bridge to further education.

- Albogasto John Ng’asi , Tanzania

Yaw Adjei-AmoakoMPhil in Development Studies offered me the best possible graduate experience in a multicultural atmosphere. It gave me the opportunity to interact and share knowledge with people from many different cultures around the world.

- Yaw Adjei-Amoako, Ghana

Hilde RefstieThe structure of the MPhil in Development Studies with the experience from students all over the world provided a unique environment for relevant and critical learning. Through the fieldwork I had a chance to engage with processes of change first hand and develop as student, person, and future professional.

- Hilde Refstie, Norway

Stefanie GregoriusApart from learning about challenges facing developing countries and acquiring useful skills as a researcher, I really enjoyed studying in an international environment. My dream came true with my research experience in Africa. Becoming a student in MPhil Development Studies at NTNU was the greatest decision of my whole academic life.

- Stefanie Gregorius, Germany



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.

Contact information

Visiting address:
Department of Geography
Building 7, level 4

Telephone: + 47 73 59 19 10

Postal address:
Department of Geography
NO-7491 Trondheim