The Sociology of Development and Change group teaches courses on on a range of topics related to development studies, political ecology, anthropology of law and crisis and disaster studies. We aim to teach students cutting-edge analysis, sound methodological training, and a distinctively critical-constructive and politically engaged approach. By rooting our teaching in our own research, we (re)connect student learning to the empirical reality we live in.


SDC teaches in several bachelor programmes of the WU such as the bachelor programmes on international development and water managament


SDC teaches many master prorgammes of the WU such as the Masters in international and rural development, organic agriculture, tourism and water management.

Bachelor minor

SDC is currently active in 2 bachelor minor programmes on Freedom from Hunger and Disaster and Recovery

Thesis at SDC

We welcome any student with an interest in the themes of SDC to do their thesis. On this website you can find more information on an SDC thesis and possible thesis vacancies

Education coordination

SDC education is coordinated by Renée Stam and Florian Albronda. Both coordinators work at the faciliation of thesis projects and thesis supervision as well as innovation and strategy. For more information please contact Renée and Florian via the general thesis email:

The Leeuwenborch, the education building for social science.