MA Globalisation and Development Studies

Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Program Description

MA Globalisation and Development Studies

Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


Do you have a passion for research and work in the field of globalisation and development, rooted in undergraduate studies or experience in the field? Are you interested in individuals and communities, as well as in the broader relations between the Global North and South? Do you have the ambition to develop your academic research skills and to use academic insights to make a positive impact in the world? If so, this may be the right programme for you.The master’s in Globalisation & Development Studies is a social science programme that focuses on how the dynamics of globalisation affect developing areas. You will develop the theoretical, analytical and practical skills that are essential for either an academic or professional career in globalisation and development.

Why this programme?

The master’s programme in Globalisation & Development Studies is a social science programme that focuses on how global trends affect and interconnect different areas of the globe while marginalising others and how they produce diverse ‘local’ responses. While acknowledging the roles of the state and the market, you will examine the processes of globalisation and development ‘from the ground up’. You will look at how they are experienced in the everyday lives of families, indigenous communities, migrant diasporas, grassroots organisations and NGOs.

This programme builds on 20 years of globalisation and development teaching at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. It has a pronounced global and transnational orientation: from the dynamics of inclusion and exclusion, to emancipation and empowerment, hybrid identities, transnational social and political formations, and new possibilities for transforming society. You willdevelop a sound knowledge basis in the concepts, theories and issues relating to globalisation and development. Using Problem-Based Learning (PBL), which is very well suited for Globalisation and Development Studies, your learning is problem-driven and theory-driven and requires students to be active rather than passive.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 23, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 3, 2018
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
Price
- 2,060 EUR/year (EEA); 13,000 EUR/year (Non-EEA)
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Deadline
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*Non-EU Applicants - 1 May 2018 / EU Applicants - 1 June 2018
Locations
Netherlands - Maastricht, Limburg
Start date : Sept. 3, 2018
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Dates
Sept. 3, 2018
Netherlands - Maastricht, Limburg
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*Non-EU Applicants - 1 May 2018 / EU Applicants - 1 June 2018
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