This two-year International Master leverages the complementary expertise, resources and networks of four subject areas (Economic & Social History, Business, History, Economics) within four major European universities to provide a profoundly interdisciplinary programme and international learning experience. The programme equips you with the analytical tools and critical skills necessary to make sense of the history, theory, institutions and cultures of global and local capitalism. Exploration and understanding of the intersecting complementarity of global and local is at the heart of this programme.
Why this programme
◾You will graduate with a multiple degree: one from each of the three universities at which they studied. ◾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. ◾Associate partners from around the world 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 available to all students in Barcelona, Rotterdam or Göttingen to enhance their learning experience. ◾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 the world in which we live.
This is a 2-year degree taught through a mix of lectures and seminars. You will take between eight and ten core and around eight optional courses, depending on which pathway you choose. The programme also includes internships and industrial placements. All teaching is in English; recommended additional language study will be provided throughout the two-year programme.
You will spend your first year in Glasgow (semester 1) and Barcelona (semester 2). The second year (semester 1) will be spent in either Rotterdam or Göttingen, depending on which pathway you choose. ◾Pathway 1 (Rotterdam) - Global History & Creative Cities Economies (the history of globalisation and the role of creative industries) ◾Pathway 2 (Göttingen) - Global Markets & Development (marketing, entrepreneurship and development)
The final semester will be spent researching and writing a dissertation
University of Glasgow ◾Globalised economy ◾Global varieties of capitalism in historical perspective. (taught by Göttingen)
University of Barcelona ◾Companies in emerging sectors ◾Creative cities: Intervention models and entrepreneurial dynamics ◾Family business: Innovation and globalisation ◾Port cities in historical perspective. (taught by Rotterdam)
Erasmus University Rotterdam – pathway A ◾Creative industries in the global economy. (taught by Glasgow) ◾Mapping global order
Göttingen University – pathway B ◾Global history of marketing and mass consumption ◾Immigrant entrepreneurship ◾Topics in Globalisation (taught by Barcelona) ◾Excursion.
University of Glasgow ◾China in the international economy ◾Global cities ◾Globalisation and labour ◾Globalisation and the nation state ◾Governance and markets ◾Methods of social research.
University of Barcelona ◾Global Health ◾Latin America ◾Topics in international economics ◾Topics in international politics.
Erasmus University Rotterdam ◾International relations theory ◾Maritime history and port cities ◾Research workshops to prepare for master level thesis ◾Rise and fall of the American Empire.
Göttingen University ◾Development economics 1 - Macro issues ◾Development economics 3 - Regional perspectives ◾Globalisation and development ◾International Human Resource Management ◾Political construction of Europe ◾Sustainable development, trade and environment ◾Selected topics in Asian business and management.
A two week summer school will take place in July at the end of year 1 and will be held with a different partner each year and this will include associate partners from around the world. The topic will be decided on an annual basis and relate to trends and issues of the moment.
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.