Topic and mobility track:
The Master’s course in “Global Studies – A European Perspective” trains students to look at processes of globalisation in different academic ways. It combines approaches from Global History and International Studies. Cultural Studies, Area Studies, Social Sciences and other disciplines contribute to a wide-ranging academic programme.
The two-year Master’s course in “Global Studies – A European Perspective” is offered by six European universities, namely: Ghent University (Belgium), Leipzig University (Germany), London School of Economics and Political Science (UK), University of Roskilde (Denmark), University of Vienna (Austria) and University of Wroclaw (Poland) and nine further partner universities: Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), Dalhousie University (Canada), Fudan University (China), Jawaharlal Nehru University (India), Macquarie University (Australia), Otago University (New Zealand), University of California at Santa Barbara (USA), University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) and the University of Yaoundé I (Cameroon).
Students have the chance to study for one year at one of the European partner institutions, and for the second year at a different European university. Additionally there is the opportunity to spend one semester at one of the further non-European partner universities.
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 BA degree (to be completed by August 2019) or a recognised equivalent from an accredited institution and excellent written and oral command of English and basic knowledge of a further foreign language.
A filled in online application form (to be found on www.globalstudies-masters.info), proof of a very good BA record in the social sciences or humanities, a statement of purpose, curriculum vitae, language certificates and one academic reference.
The application deadline is 29 March 2019 for all applicants who want to be taken into consideration for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship and for admission to the programme, which starts in fall 2019. A decision, if Erasmus Mundus scholarships will be awarded to students studying this programme will only be made in July 2019 by the EU. Meeting the application deadline will be established by the date of arrival of the paper application.
For 2019 this deadline has been extended until 30 April 2019.
Source: Global and European Studies Institute, U Leipzig