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 progamme.
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 embassiesand 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 policy maker, 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?
Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked among the world's top 100 universities in the QS Rankings 2017/2018, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.
If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. 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 an in-depth level of learning.
The University is located in Lund – a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes from Copenhagen. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more at www.lunduniversity.lu.se
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Last updated November 9, 2017