In conceptual terms, the Global Studies programme at the Leipzig University 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.
The international mix of the students as well as the academics teaching the programme, combined with the fact that most courses are taught in English, means that graduates will have already prepared for a career in an international environment during their studies.
Depending on the combination with professional qualifications from undergraduate study, graduates may begin careers in intergovernmental and supranational authorities, non-governmental organisations, development cooperation, the field of intercultural mediation, but also business and management. A one-year period of study at one of the partner universities abroad is a mandatory part of the study programme. The research internship (third semester) serves to apply students’ newly acquired scientific working techniques. In addition, students have the opportunity to complete internships or, after consultation with a supervisor, fieldwork during the lecture-free period. This is a way to establish professional and personal links to the occupational field.
- 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
- World Orders under the Global Condition
- Cultural Transfers under the Global Condition
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- 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; this excludes native speakers and students who obtained their previous degree from an English-speaking higher education institution;
- certificates proving knowledge of a second modern foreign language at A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
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