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Global Studies

Ghent University

24 months
1862 EUR/year
962 EUR/year
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The Master’s course in Global Studies at Ghent University is a two-year programme organised jointly by 6 European partners and 9 world-wide partners. This international research-based Master is combining perspectives, methods and theories developed in history, the social sciences, cultural as well as area studies and economics to investigate phenomena of global connectedness.

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Key facts

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.

Learning outcomes

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Global Theories
  • Globalisation and Global Governance
  • Global Ethics
  • Seminar Conflict and Development in a Global World
  • Ethnography of Conflict and Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1862 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1862 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    962 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 962 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Gent

754 - 1205 EUR /month
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