Globalisation and Development

University of Antwerp

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
5800 EUR/year
947 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Globalisation and Development offered at University of Antwerp approaches the phenomenon of globalisation from an eclectic perspective, considering both the opportunities it creates and threats it poses to development and poverty alleviation in low and middle-income countries, at both the national and local levels.


Applicants to this Master in Globalisation and Development at University of Antwerpmust show a keen interest in challenges for poverty reduction and sustainability related to economic and financial globalization, mobility and migration, value chains and/or climate change and environmental crises.

Your future

Some of the most recurrent employers among IOB graduates are within the government sector, parliaments, inter/supranational organisations , national and international NGOs, higher education/research, and bi- or multilateral donor agencies. IOB also offers a multi-disciplinary Doctoral Programme, leading to a PhD in Development Studies. 

The objective of the Master programme is to provide students with a solid understanding of the globalisation phenomenon in all of its dimensions (worldwide markets for goods and services, capital and labour/migration, the planetary challenge of the environment and sustainable development). It also offers insights and tools with which to analyse and affect the impact of globalisation on local development and poverty alleviation in low- and middle-income countries. As such due consideration is given to the complexity of local-global interactions in the multifaceted arenas of globalisation.

This Master offers only one track: Global opportunities for local development. This track focuses on the analysis of the interaction between external and local actors at the interface of global and local development processes.


All study programmes at the University of Antwerp received accredidation from NVAO (Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation).

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Theories of development
  • Research Methods 
  • Globalisation and Development
  • Local institutions and poverty reduction
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines






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.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Master degree or five years bachelor degree in development studies or related disciplines (economics, political science, sociology, international relations, etc.), with good study results.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor degree of four years of study can be admitted in case of demonstrable equivalence with a Master degree (e.g. on the basis of the programme’s curriculum, successful attendance of relevant additional academic courses/trainings and/or relevant professional experience).
  • Applicants with only a Bachelor’s degree of three years of study will not be admitted to the Advanced Master programmes.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5800 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    947 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 947 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Globalisation and Development
University of Antwerp


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