The core qualification aims of the Global Studies study program at Ghent University comprise competences for dealing with different academic approaches to the phenomenon of globalization processes, their foundation and problem areas at a scientific level and related to relevant professional fields; the ability to independently work on interdisciplinary problem areas and the adequate presentation of the gathered knowledge in written and oral form.
Further qualification objectives are transferable understanding and academic skills, such as (i) understanding complex global history and international studies problems and framing them in ways which simplify while still retaining relevance; (ii) developing analysis and arguments in pursuance of an independent research question; (iii) skills to gather, deploy, combine and assess evidence of various kinds; (iv) skills to critically examine the arguments and evidence presented by others; (iv) developing consistent arguments and communicating these in clear, concise and persuasive forms.
The design of the program as well as the experiences of former graduates suggests that the fields of employment for EMGS graduates are the public sector (diplomatic service, development cooperation, and consultancy), NGOs, the private sector and basic research. Our aim is to offer for all four fields of employment a study program that is methodologically deliberated, demanding in terms of content and complemented by research internships.At the same time, the Master’s program makes a significant contribution to developing a self-conception of our students as global citizens and is important for the teaching of values and knowledge about cultural differences.
- Critical Global Theories
- Globalisation and Global Governance
- Global Ethics
- Seminar Conflict and Development in a Global World
- Ethnography of Conflict and Development
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Political Science View 13 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in Belgium
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- The Master in Global Studies aims at excellent students with a first degree in social sciences and humanities and with an interest in issues of globalisation. The minimum application requirements are: a three years bachelor's degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution in the field of History or Cultural Studies or Social Sciences or Economics with a minimum of 15% Global Studies relevant courses.
International1862 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1862 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA962 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 962 EUR per year during 24 months.
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