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Globalization, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #194 (QS) ,
The MSc in Globalization at University of Aberdeen provides you with the tools for engaging in meaningful dialogues with important people from around the world.

About

Globalization is widely regarded as one of the most important societal changes of our times, one that affects people living all around the world. Since the late 1980s, globalisation has become an important research field in the social sciences, as well as a major concern of policy-makers and citizens alike. Social scientists enter into meaningful dialogues about the benefits and drawbacks of globalisation with government officials, corporate executives, leaders from civil society and the general public.

Globalisation Programme at University of Aberdeen should appeal to you especially if you want to deepen your understanding of the diverse types of societal changes being driven by globalisation. The MSc Globalisation programme reflects international research expertise of the Department of Sociology and the degree programme was the first of its kind in Scotland. After successfully completing the degree programme, you will understand advanced social scientific perspectives on the subject. You will also understand the cultural, social, political, and economic dimensions of globalisation, the relationship between local and global societal change, and gain skills that sustain lifelong learning and intellectual development. You will also learn how to undertake independent social scientific research.

Careers

Upon completion of the programme, students should be well positioned for a variety of jobs dealing with global processes and international affairs, or for continued studies in the social sciences at the doctoral level. Mid-career professionals, seeking to continue their career and intellectual development, will also benefit from this degree programme.

Positions in global NGOs

  • Journalism
  • Politics
  • Publishing
  • Teaching
  • Business
  • Academia

Programme Structure

Courses included:

Semester 1

  • Advanced Social Theory 
  • Advanced Qualitative Methods in Social Science 

Semester 2

Dimensions of Globalization 

Semester 3

Dissertation in Globalization 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    62

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Qualifications
  • Applicants for admission will normally be expected to hold a relevant Honours degree with at least 2:1 standard from a recognised university or body. In exceptional circumstances, applicants without this qualification may be admitted subject to having an alternative qualification, or an approved level of work experience, appropriate to the field of study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Aberdeen

  • 729 - 1070 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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