The Master of Science in Global Studies is an interdisciplinary social science Master’s programme which aims to provide you with knowledge of globalisation, conflict and social change. This involves an understanding of theories connected to processes of globalisation and transformation as analysed through various disciplinary frameworks. The programme presents major cultural, economic, political and socio-psychological theories and concepts to enable you to make informed, comparative analyses of how globalisation is linked to conflict and social change.
You will be trained in various social science methods, both qualitative and quantitative. You will also gain general skills like problem-solving, working in teams, cultural understanding, writing independent reports as well as conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills. As a student in the programme, you will be able to develop critical thinking skills in relation to global studies and deepen your theoretical knowledge in your disciplinary background. You will be given the chance to take an active part in shaping your education by tailoring your studies to your interests and career goals, especially in the second half of the programme.
We have exchange agreements with many universities abroad where you can spend one semester, taking courses of relevance to your specific research interest. You can also take advantage of the opportunity to do an internship during the third semester, which provides an excellent opportunity to gain work experience. Previous students have, for example, undertaken internship placements at embassies and at international NGOs, private companies and the public sector.
Courses and number of credits: Introduction to Global Studies (15), Research Methods (15), Globalisation, Conflict, Security and the State (15), Theory of Sciences/ Research Methods (15), Master’s degree thesis (30). Electives and/or studies abroad, and/or internship (30).
The programme provides you with both the background knowledge and the practical skills needed to work in a broad range of fields including governmental, non-governmental and the private sector.
You will be prepared for a future career as a policymaker, a leader or a practitioner working on global issues in government agencies, private companies or NGOs, or alternatively, for doctoral studies and a continued academic career
Read more about this programme at www.lunduniversity.lu.se/global-studies
Why Lund University?
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.
If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate in-depth learning.
The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se