Global Studies

Leipzig University

M.A. On Campus
24 months
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This international course at the University of Leipzig is offered in cooperation with six European and nine non-European partner universities as part of the Erasmus Mundus Global Studies Consortium.


In addition to the University of Leipzig, these are Ghent University (Belgium), London School of Economics and Political Science (Great Britain), Roskilde University (Denmark), the University of Wroclaw (Poland), the University of Vienna (Austria) and Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), Dalhousie University (Canada), Fudan University (China), Jawaharlal Nehru University (India), Macquarie University (Australia), the University of Otago (New Zealand), the University of California, Santa Barbara (US), Stellenbosch University (South Africa) and the University of Yaoundé I (Cameroon). 

The programme

In conceptual terms, the programme stands out from comparable degree programmes above all due to its understanding of the historical path dependence of the position and strategies of individual world regions in global networking, as well as its self-reflective and comparative approach to analysing the relationships between the Global North and the Global South. A further strength of the programme is its combination of courses on the increasing networking of markets, production chains, political organisations and constructs, societies and cultures, as well as the growing role of global mobility.

Depending on the combination of study locations, graduates of the programme are awarded a Master of Arts in Global Studies in the form of a double degree. The degree course is an interdisciplinary and international course of study. On the basis of findings, theories and methods from the fields of history, cultural studies, the humanities and social sciences, the programme aims to enable students to engage responsibly and on an academic level with globalisation, and its accompanying processes in the countries of the Global North and South, and to work independently in this field.

Students should also develop their scholarly skills in such a way that, after successfully completing the degree programme, they either qualify for postgraduate studies or make the transition to a professional field, for which the degree programme also provides practically relevant key qualifications.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global History
  • International Studies
  • Methods for the Study of Globalization
  • Regions in Globalisation Processes: Africa and the Near East 
  • Regions in Globalisation Processes: The Americas 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of a six-semester BA programme in history or cultural studies, a six-semester BA programme in social sciences or economics, or a degree recognised as equivalent by law or by the competent state authority where a minimum of 15% of the courses were directly relevant to the global studies field;
  • Knowledge of English at B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages or UNIcert®-Stufe II of the AKS, to be proven by one of the internationally recognised tests; 
  • Certificates proving knowledge of a second modern foreign language at A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Tuition Fee

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