MA application for 2023-2024 is open

MA in Development Studies 2023-2024 application

Development Studies at ISS ranked 11th in the world and 1st in EU

The programme is with the top 10% globally, amongst the likes of elite universities.

Welcome to ISS!

The International Institute of Social Studies is a diverse intellectual community that challenges and debates with conventional, mainstream approaches that tend to oversimplify the study and practice of development.  More than 13,000 people from all over the world have studied here. ISS has become well-known as a truly international centre in a friendly, vibrant and cosmopolitan learning environment.

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