Global Markets, Local Creativities

University of Glasgow

Master On Campus
24 months
14613 GBP/year
6800 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Global Markets, Local Creativities from University of Glasgow is an integrated, international programme comprising the history, theory, institutions and cultures of global capitalism. It provides perspectives on the globalised economy, focusing on creative and cultural economies/industries, urban ecosystems that foster entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation, and business cultures.


The University of Glasgow (Scotland) is the leading partner in the consortium of universities that have developed this joint masters programme. Other degree awarding partners include Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), Uppsala University (Sweden), Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands), Georg-August Universität Göttingen (Germany), Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia) and Kyoto University (Japan).

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees are prestigious, integrated study programmes, jointly delivered by an international consortium of higher education institutions. This is a unique opportunity to study in multiple locations with a truly global student cohort, exposing you to a diverse range of cultures, countries and backgrounds to help develop your world view and outlook.

In the Global Markets, Local Creativities from University of Glasgow, you will be encouraged to explore a variety of perspectives on the process and experience of globalisation, and to reflect on the relationship between global and local, in particular, of cities, creative industries and local cultures of entrepreneurship that have innovated at the local level to remain globally competitive.

You will receive a theoretical grounding in international business and the global economy and be encouraged to think critically about the respective roles of individuals, firms, cities, regions, nations and supra-national bodies in determining and shaping the world in which we live.

Associate Partners, as well as private and public sector employers will provide specialist master classes and guest lectures, and make contributions to, or host, the annual summer school. A variety of internships and industrial placements are also available to enhance your learning experience.


The intertwining of academic analysis and practical engagement will provide a valuable range of well-rounded skills and experiences that develop active and informed graduates capable of operating at strategic levels in NGO and third-sector agencies, local economic development organisations, policy analysis and lobbying groups and corporations, or of undertaking further study. The programme is designed for students with a diverse range of prior knowledge and interests and will develop their understanding of the process, impact and responses to globalisation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global varieties of capitalism in historical perspective (taught by Göttingen)
  • The globalised economy
  • Companies in emerging sectors
  • Creative cities: intervention models and entrepreneurial dynamics
  • Family business: innovation and globalisation
  • Port cities in historical perspective

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

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

  • 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in a relevant social science or humanities subject. Applicants from other subject backgrounds, however, will be considered.
  • For applicants whose first language is not English, there is a minimum English Language proficiency level.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14613 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14613 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6800 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Home and EU

  • Full time fee: £6,800 per annum or €7,511 per annum
  • Full time fee: £14,613 per annum or €16,141 per annum


  • Global Markets, Local Creativities (Erasmus Mundus International Master) scholarship
  • Postgraduate Student Loan (NI)
  • Alumni Discount
  • Banco de Mexico
  • Colfuturo Fundacion para el Futuro de Colombia
  • CONICyT (La Comsion Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica y Tecnologica de Chile)
  • CONACyT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia) / FUNED Agreement

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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