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
-Students 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 full-time degree taught through a mix of lectures and seminars. You will take between 8 and 10 core and around 8 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) - Economies, markets and creativities. Focusing on the history of globalisation and the role of creative industries. -Pathway 2 (Göttingen) - Global political economy. Focusing on marketing, entrepreneurship and development.
The final semester will be spent researching and writing a dissertation.
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.
You should have a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant social science subject, such as, but not limited to economics, history, business or economic & social history. We accept applications from a variety of backgrounds. If you are unsure whether your degree is suitable, you can email the programme convener to discuss.
Recipient: University of Glasgow
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