When you apply for admission to the ISS MA programme you apply for a Major.
The Majors form an important part of the study programme. The courses are closely related and are designed to give students deeper insight and a higher level of competence in their field of study. Students write their research paper under the guidance of staff with relevant expertise.
I chose ISS because of its international reputation and its expertise in relevant research in the area of development studies
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Teaching at ISS
The teaching offerings are attuned to the diverse backgrounds of ISS students. All students receive thorough academic counselling at the beginning of the programme to help them determine their study paths. The counselling, which is given by the convener of each Major, provides information about the compulsory and optional courses, in particular about the foundation, research techniques and major courses.
Students may take voluntary remedial courses to make up for a deficiency or weak background knowledge.
After the Christmas break, students take courses to further deepen their study of a theme or element of the Major or to focus on a topic not exclusively related to their field of study.
Within the MA programme students have an option to specialize further with one of our specializations. Take a look at the current specializations on offer.