Norwegian version

Development Studies 1 in Vietnam (in collaboration with Kulturstudier)

Continuing education

The course gives a broad interdisciplinary introduction to issues of development and globalisation as well as an introduction to Vietnamese and regional culture and society.

  • Admission requirements

    General university and college admissions certification / total qualifications.

  • How to apply

    The application deadline is 10. August and 1 December.

    Apply through the web pages of Kulturstudier (

  • Aims and contents

    Development Studies provides a broad multidisciplinary introduction to the issues of development and globalisation as well as an introduction to Vietnamese and Southeast Asian culture and society.

    The main topics of the programme are:

    • Development and development theory
    • Development in Vietnam and Southeast Asia
    • Global resource distribution, the environment, and rural-urban dimensions of poverty
    • Globalisation history and economy
    • Governance and participation
    • Gender, culture, and knowledge
    • Social change, population, and migration
    • Rural and urban livelihoods, and the diseases of poverty
    • Local action and international co-operation for poverty reduction

    The course includes ten weeks in Vietnam.


    The course can be included in a bachelor's degree, and there are possibilities for further supplementary studies. The course can also be taken as continuing- and further education. The course corresponds to "Global forståelse 1".
    The course is a joint venture between the Department of International Studies and Interpreting, OsloMet and Kulturstudier (Culture Studies), an independent Oslo-based organisation that offers international academic courses in the fields of culture and human development.

    More about the programme

    Learn more about this programme (
    Read more on the web pages of Kulturstudier (

  • Costs

    Semester fee: 600 NOK.

    Programme fee: Please see the web pages of Kulturstudier (

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