Learning outcomes

1. The Master can explain the evolution over time of development concepts and theories in social sciences and in particular concepts and theories relating to globalisation and development.

2. The Master can use these theories to analyse and explain divergences in development outcomes between countries and regions from a multidisciplinary perspective.

3. The Master is able to critically reflect upon tools and methods to analyse and conduct research, having achieved a basis in both qualitative and quantitative research whilst specializing in one of both.

4. The Master is able to process social science literature in development studies and more in particular social science literature related to globalisation and development, i.e. critical reading, reporting, presenting and discussing in relevant fora.

5. The Master - both in personal and in group - is able to timely produce scientifically founded (policy) documents, literature reviews, papers and dissertations.

6. The Master is able to present and to debate scientifically founded (policy) documents, literature reviews, papers and dissertations in relevant fora.

7. Within the realm of globalisation and development, the Master is able to explore divergent policy alternatives and to discuss these with the aim of reaching workable outcomes.

8. The Master is able to work and discuss constructively within a multicultural environment composed of people with different affective, cognitive and behavioural orientations.

9. The Master is able to analyse, explain and interpret the effects of globalisation on development, trade, labour, and poverty reduction.

10. The Master can identify and critically discuss possible approaches, research methods and strategies to development in their relationship with globalisation.

11. The Master can analyse how inequality, poverty, and well-being is generated by interactions of local actor strategies and institutional structures, and is able to apply these insights to specific thematic issues in the field of globalization.