MSc International Development Studies – Specialization Sociology of Development

The specialisation Sociology of Development addresses social transformation processes from sociological and anthropological perspectives, paying special attention to differential responses to change and the shifting dynamics of power relations at different socio-spatial levels. It focuses on the life worlds, ideologies and organizational strategies of a variety of social actors. You will explore themes such as social unrest, the way people cope with conflicts and disasters, migration, refugees, poverty, food security and sovereignty, property rights, and access to social and natural resources crucial to livelihoods in rural and urban settings.

For a major in Rural Sociology three courses are compulsory:

For a major in Rural Sociology one or more of the following courses are recommended:

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