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.
Introduction to Global Studies (15 credits)
Research Methods course (15 credits)
Globalisation, Conflict, Security and the State (15 credits)
Theory of Sciences/Research Methods (15 credits)
Semester 3:(totalling 30 credits)
Master’s degree thesis (30 credits)
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.