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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 Interdisciplinary Studies

Institution Roskilde University (RUC)
Campus Roskilde
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4350 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 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

Reverse combination?

Please note, that you can also study the reverse combination of this programme. In practice, this affects which of the two subjects you will write your thesis in. Once you are enrolled, it is not possible to switch combinations. 


Get an overview of the admission requirements that you must fulfil in order to be considered for admission as a master's student:
How and where to apply

At RUC, you can also enrol as a guest student or as an exchange student:
Admission for Exchange Students
Admission for Guest Students

Tuition fees

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. 

Further information

Application deadlines

September entry (non-EU/EEA citizens)

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

September entry (EU/EEA citizens and tuition fee waivers)

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


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