Globalisation and Development Studies

Rankings & recognition

  • The master's programme in Globalisation and Development Studies is the 3rd Development Studies master’s programme in the Netherlands: Keuzegids 2019

    The master's programme Globalisation and Development Studies is ranked on the 3rd place in the “Development Studies” category of the Dutch University Guide: Keuzegids 2019. Our students have rated the programme with an overall score of 58.

    Here is how we scored in the areas that were evaluated:

    Above national average National average Below national average
    Facilities (+) Expert Evaluation Study Advice and Guidance (-)
    Examination (+) Ambition Study programme feasibility
      Academic training Instructors (-)
      Skills development  


    The Keuzegids Masters offers rankings of all master’s programmes in the Netherlands. These rankings are based on the results from the Dutch National Student Survey, combined with expert evaluations. The Keuzegids is published annually by the Dutch Higher Education Information Centre. It is an independent publication that allows you to compare all accredited master’s programmes in the Netherlands.

     Learn more on the Keuzegids website (in Dutch)  

  • 68% of the Globalisation and Development Studies students would recommend this programme: Elsevier 2018

    Here are some of the highlights from the Globalisation and Development Studies programme.

    • 79% of the students are satisfied or very satisfied with the examination
    • 70% of the students are satisfied or very satisfied with the facilities
    • 65% of the students are satisfied or very satisfied with the study programme

    The Elsevier Best Studies Guide is published once a year by the Dutch magazine Elsevier. It contains student evaluations of each programme's education, contact hours, facilities, structure, instructors and assessment methods, as well as its organisation and communication. The guide is largely based on the results of the Dutch National Student Survey.

     For more information, visit the Elsevier website (in Dutch)  

  • UM is the fifth best young university in the world

    Maastricht University is placed fifth place in the 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) '200 Under 50' ranking for best young universities in the world. UM is proud to have its continued efforts, for example toward internationalisation, affirmed in this THE ranking. UM also scores a top 10 position (with 7th place) in the 2016 QS ‘Top 50 under 50’; ranking highest of all European universities. These special rankings for young universities are published to give an indication as to which universities are expected in the future to become the top universities worldwide. 

     Go to the THE '250 under 50'  
     Go to the QS 'Top 50 under 50'