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Global Studies and International Development Studies

Master (2 years) of Global Studies and International Development Studies, 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution Roskilde University (RUC)
Campus Roskilde
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4350 EUR

Do you want to want to work with global politics, labour conditions and development policies?

The master’s programme in Global Studies + International Development Studies enhances your knowledge and competencies within the area of the so-called “Global South” with its new growth economies and ever-greater influence on global politics. The combination provides insight into global politics, trade, labour conditions, development policies, finance and resource economics.

You will gain a deeper understanding of the structure of international development, as well as of the various political, economic and social aspects of global issues and development.

The programme strives to qualifying you for work in the public or private sector, focusing on regional or international organisations, media, consultancies, NGOs and the private sector.

Career Opportunities 

The programme gives you a wide range of job opportunities in the public or private sector within:
  • Media
  • NGO’s
  • Consultancies
  • Government ministries and regional and international organisations.
This degree qualifies you for a PhD study.

Facts about the programme

Degree: Master of Science (MSc) in Social sciences in Global Studies and Cultural Encounters

Language of tuition: 


Get an overview of the admission requirements that you must fulfil in order to be considered for admission as a master's student:
At RUC, you can also enrol as a guest student or as an exchange student:


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

How to contact RUC

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Application date
Sep 01
Start date
Feb 01

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
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