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International Development Studies and Communication Studies

Master (2 years) of International Development Studies and Communication , 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Interdisciplinary Studies

Institution Roskilde University (RUC)
Campus Roskilde
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5250 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR

Do you want to work with poverty, inequality and power and the dissemination of such cultural issues?

The master’s programme in International Development Studies + Communication Studies enhances your knowledge and competencies in the interlinked political, cultural and economic processes relating to inequality and processes of development in connection with the Global South.

You will acquire a theoretical and practical knowledge of the conditions for the dissemination of academic information to various target groups, such as academic communication on developing countries, but also on the special relationship with the media and communication internally in the developing countries.

Emphasis is placed on understanding and communicating development across national as well as international interrelationships.

The programme provides specific skills with a particular view to qualifying you for work in development organisations (national and non-governmental organisations) as well as in the private sector.

Career opportunities 

This programme is qualifying you for work in:
  • development organisations (national and non-governmental organisations)
  • the private sector
  • consulting firms
  • universities and ministries
This degree qualifies you for a PhD.

Facts about the programme

Degree: Master of Science (MSc) in Social Sciences in International Development Studies and Communication Studies.

Language of tuition: The Master’s programme is an international programme taught in English


Get an overview of the admission requirements that you must fulfil in order to be considered for admission as a master's student:
How and where to apply

At RUC, you can also enrol as a guest student or as an exchange student:
Admission for Exchange Students
Admission for Guest Students

Tuition fees

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

Further information

Application deadlines

September entry (non-EU/EEA citizens)

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

September entry (EU/EEA citizens and tuition fee waivers)

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


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