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Global Studies

Master (2 years) of Global 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
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR

Do you want to study how globalisation affects political stability and conflict resolutions?

The master’s programme in Global Studies gives you an advanced theoretical knowledge about the social, political, economic and cultural processes associated with globalisation. The emphasis is on the importance of globalisation on power relations, conflict resolution, political stability and international political governance; Of how power relations and political and cultural identities are constructed and challenged; and the operation of the global economy and the current developments in global capitalism.

The programme consists of global politics, global political economy and global sociology. You will learn to analyse global issues from different academic perspectives; and to combine these perspectives in the understanding and study of the problems and the possible national and international, political solutions.
With particular regard to qualifying you for work in national and international NGOs, private companies, the media, the public sector and regional and international organizations.

Career opportunities 

The programme gives you a wide range of job opportunities in the public or private sector within:
  • NGO’s
  • Consultancies
  • Government ministries and regional and international organisations
This degree qualifies you for a PhD.The objective of Global Studies is to produce graduates with an interdisciplinary understanding of the political, social and economic processes and consequences of globalisation. On this foundation, graduates can fill business positions which require indepth insight into international political control, international development, global social change, European integration and transnational economic dynamics. Graduates will also be capable of occupying positions which require a thorough understanding of the interplay between Danish societal conditions and international and global processes of change. The study programmes are oriented towards employment within both the public and private sectors.

Facts about the programme

Degree: Master of Science (MSc) in Social Sciences in Global Studies
Language of tuition: English


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 (EU/EEA citizens and tuition fee waivers)

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

September entry (non-EU/EEA citizens)

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01


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