Erasmus Mundus Scholarship - LAGLOBE (Latin America and Europe in a Global Word)

Deadline
February 11, 2022

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Location (s):

  • France
  • Spain
  • Sweden
Paris, Salamanca, Stockholm

Overview

LAGLOBE (Latin America and Europe in a Global Word) is a multidisciplinary, international master’s programme offered by a consortium of three European universities with an outstanding reputation in their relative fields: Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, Universidad de Salamanca and Stockholms Universitet. The LAGLOBE program is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree that lasts two years (four semesters – 120 ECTS). It will provide academic and professional opportunities -in social sciences and humanities- in Europe and Latin America.

Details

HISTORY

The Universidad de Salamanca and the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 have been the cornerstones of this cooperation project that will start with the 2019-2020 promotion. The background of this proyect can be  traced back to 2010, when both universities opened a bi-national Master program with a special focus on Latin American studies that strengthened the link between the Ibero-American Institute (Universidad de Salamanca) and the Institute of Latin American Studies – IHEAL (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3). Both Institutes developed during this period regular teachers and students’ exchanges, creating joint seminars and organizing academic conferences.

In 2012, this master’s programme evolved to an international master’s programme, extending the collaboration to the universities of Warsaw and Vienna. In 2015, Stockholm Universitet joined the consortium to strengthen its research and teaching in Latin American studies, with a strong will to collaborate with other European universities.

It has been a great experience, from an academic and professional as well as cultural and personal perspective. It encouraged us to move forward and promote the project of internationalisation in our structures, not only in theory but in concrete practices. All these efforts led to the creation of LAGLOBE Master’s degree in collaboration with Universidad de Salamanca, Stockholms Universitet and Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 with the support of the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union.

The consortium

The members of this programme have an excellent reputation in their respective areas of teaching and research, covering different disciplines and themes in social sciences:

  1. Universidad de Salamanca – communication, political science, history and cultural studies;
  2. Stockholms Universitet – regional integration, gender, democracy and citizenship, ethnicity and sustainable development;
  3. Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 – anthropology, geography, economy, political science, sociology and history.

We are particularly proud to count on some of the most prestigious European and Latin American universities as associated to our consortium: Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Universidad de la República (UdelaR, Uruguay), Universidad Austral de Chile and FLACSO (Ecuador).

We also count with a range of non-academic associated partners in Latin America and Europe from civil society, public and private sectors. Their work covers different areas: communication, conflicts’ mediation, human rights, gender equality, social justice, human resources, sustainability, and international business.

Student profile

Relations between Europe and Latin America constantly evolve and develop, reflecting new realities in areas of common cooperation in a rapidly evolving world. That is why, now more than ever, we have the intention to encourage the formation of future experts with both theoretical and practical knowledge.

Our aim is to foster cooperation initiatives in areas such as good governance, environment, international trade, human rights, gender equality, poverty reduction, as well as to contribute to the strengthening of the ties between Latin American and Europe in a scenario where international alliances are constantly changing.

We intend to equip our students with a better understanding of the interaction between the two regions, thanks to a multidisciplinary and multidimensional perspective. We aim at preparing them for skilled jobs in the public sector, at international organizations, the private sector or in academia.

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The Erasmus Mundus Master “Latin America and Europe in a Global World” LAGLOBE is a multidisciplinary and international Master’s programme with a duration of two years (4 semesters – 120 ECTS), taking place in three different universities, in three languages (Spanish, English and French).

  • In the first semester (30 ECTS), students will attend classes in the Institute of Iberoamerica at the Universidad de Salamanca  where they will learn the theoretical and methodological basis in political science, economics, history and communications about Latin America.
  • For the second semester (30 ECTS), students will be studying at the Stockholms Universitet’s Institute of Latin American Studies (LAI), where they will focus on current challenges in Latin America, with special attention given to gender and post-colonialism, democratisation, citizenship and comparative regional integration.
  • During the third semester (30 ECTS), all students will be studying in Paris, at the Institute of Higher Studies on Latin America (IHEAL),  Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3,  where they will obtain theoretical and methodological bases aiming at their chosen disciplinary field, as well as courses in sociology, political science, economics, history, geography and anthropology. They will also acquire professional skills-oriented training (decentralised cooperation, development aid policies, territorial diagnostics, etc.).
  • During the fourth semester (30 ECTS), students will write their Master’s degree thesis with a supervisor chosen from either Universidad de Salamanca, Stockholms Universitet or Université Sorbonne Nouvelle. Each student will choose between two options, one research oriented and other oriented towards the professional world:
    ► Fieldwork: consist in doing a field research of 3 months maximum. Students will benefit from the help of their supervisor as well as a co-supervisor from one of the associated universities in Latin America or Belgium.
    ► Professional internship: consist in doing an internship of 3 months maximum with one of the non-academic partners in Latin America or Europe.

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Eligibility

Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Admission criteria:

  • Degree: An undergraduate degree in social sciences, human sciences or legal sciences, equal or equivalent to 180 ECTS. This degree must be officially recognized in the home country of the university that delivered it*. The grade point average must be above B+ 
  • Languages: Level C1 or first language in English and Spanish and Level B2 or first language in French (see accepted diplomas below) 
  • Academic Transcripts* 
  • Passport (or identity document for E.U citizens) 
  • A cover letter with personal informations (not longer than 600 words) 
  • One letter of recommendation 
  • A CV (Europass format)
  • A sound research project (around 1800 words)

*If the document is not written in English, Spanish or French, an English translation is mandatory.


Dates:

Deadline: February 11, 2022


Cost/funding for participants:

About 15 full scholarships, funded by the European Union, are awarded to the best candidates.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degrees (EMJMD) scholarships are offered to Partner country applicants and to Programme country applicants.

The scholarship is awarded exclusively for a full-time enrolment in the LAGLOBE Master’s programme and will cover the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme.

EMJMD scholarships include:

  • student participation costs (including the tuition fees, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to student participation in the course)
  • a contribution to student travel and installation cost
  • a subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme (24 months maximum)
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