GLOCAL - International Erasmus+ master in global markets and local creativities

Deadline
January 07, 2022

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Bogota, Göttingen, Kyoto, Rotterdam, Barcelona, Uppsala, Glasgow

Overview

“Global Markets, Local Creativities” (GLOCAL) is an International Masters degree taught over 2 years by a consortium of 7 world class and internationally renowned universities.

Details

Global Markets, Local Creativities is an integrated, international programme interrogating the history, theory, institutions and cultures of global capitalism. You will receive a theoretical grounding in international business and the global economy, and will be encouraged to think critically about the respective roles of individuals, firms, cities, regions, nations and supra-national bodies in determining and shaping the world in which we live. Case studies, masterclasses and guest lectures from private and public sector representatives will provide real-life insights into situations discussed in the classroom environment. Your learning experience will be further enhanced through debates with international colleagues, internship opportunities as well as the cultural aspect of the Erasmus Mundus programme.

  • Start date: September 2022
  • Duration: Two years
  • Qualification: International Master / Master of Arts / Master of Social Science / Postgraduate Certificate depending on pathway chosen
  • Credit allocation: 120 ECTS
  • Degree award: Joint/Multiple degree awards depending on pathway chosen
  • Study type: Full-time
  • Funding available: YES – EMJMD Scholarships are available
  • Scholarship application deadline: 7th January 2022

Programme overview

GLOCAL is a 2-year full-time international masters degree featuring a choice of 7 Study Tracks over a choice of 7 Consortium Partner Universities:

  • “Global History & Creative Industries” Study track A (Glasgow, Barcelona, Rotterdam)
  • “Global Markets & Development” Study track B (Glasgow, Barcelona, Göttingen)
  • “Sustainable Business Development” Study track C (Glasgow, Barcelona, Los Andes)
  • “Industrial Dynamics and Sustainability” Study track D (Glasgow, Barcelona, Kyoto)
  • “Institutional Change & Creative Industries” Study track E (Glasgow, Uppsala, Rotterdam)
  • “Global Political Economy” Study track F (Glasgow, Uppsala, Göttingen)
  • “Sustainability: Institutions & Management” Study track G (Glasgow, Uppsala, Los Andes)

All students will spend their first semester in Glasgow, then the second semester in either Barcelona or Uppsala, and then choose between Rotterdam, Göttingen, Los Andes or Kyoto for their 3rd Consortium Partner University.
Please note that only students going to Barcelona in semester 2 can go to Kyoto.

All teaching is in English.

Students are encouraged to attend additional language study throughout the programme, which has the potential to stretch over four semesters.  All students will receive one language class included in their tuition fee at the University of Glasgow in the first semester.

Those students studying in Rotterdam, Göttingen or Kyoto in semester 3 will receive primary thesis supervision from that institution for their final semester. Those studying in Los Andes will receive primary thesis supervision from the University of Glasgow for their final semester.

How to choose the most suitable study track:

You can only apply for ONE study track.

Study tracks A, C, D, E and G are suitable for applicants with an academic background in History, Sociology, Political Science and International Relations, as well as applicants from an Arts and Humanities academic background (English Language, Literature, Anthropology, Languages etc.).

Applicants who have previously studied Economics or Business/Management are also welcome to apply to these study tracks, so long as they can evidence some wider interest.

Study tracks B and F are suitable for applicants with an academic background in History, Economics, Business/Management, Sociology, Political Science, International Relations, or another Social Science.

Other majors (such as Engineering, Sciences, Architecture etc.) will also be considered for entry into the programme and for the scholarship if they have a significant academic background in the targeted fields listed above. Please see the How to Apply section for more detailed information on acceptable academic backgrounds.

Additional study track guidance can be found in Acceptable Academic Backgrounds document.

Candidates will apply to their preferred study track during the application process. Study track selection will be considered during the application process, and it is expected that the applicants will progress with the selected study track unless under exceptional circumstances.

Degrees Awarded

  • Study Track A
    Students studying on study track A will receive a jointly conferred International Master in Global Markets, Local Creativities from University of Glasgow and Universitat de Barcelona, plus a Master of Arts in History from Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • Study Track B
    Students studying on study track B will receive a jointly conferred International Master in Global Markets, Local Creativities from University of Glasgow and Universitat de Barcelona, plus a Master of Arts in History of Global Markets from Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
  • Study Track C
    Students studying on study track C will receive a jointly conferred International Master in Global Markets, Local Creativities from University of Glasgow and Universitat de Barcelona, plus a Postgraduate Certificate in Management and Sustainability from Universidad de Los Andes.
  • Study Track D
    Students studying on study track D will receive a jointly conferred International Master in Global Markets, Local Creativities from University of Glasgow, Universitat de Barcelona, and Kyoto University.
  • Study Track E
    Students studying on study track E will receive an International Master in Global Markets, Local Creativities from University of Glasgow; a Master of Social Sciences in Economic History from Uppsala University; and a Master of Arts in History from Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • Study Track F
    Students studying on study track F will receive an International Master in Global Markets, Local Creativities from University of Glasgow; a Master of Social Sciences in Economic History from Uppsala University; and a Master of Arts in History of Global Markets from Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
  • Study Track G
    Students studying on study track G will receive an International Master in Global Markets, Local Creativities from University of Glasgow; a Master of Social Sciences in Economic History from Uppsala University; and a Postgraduate Certificate in Management and Sustainability from Universidad de Los Andes.

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Eligibility

Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Academic requirements and background:

  • UK: You should have a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject.
  • EU & International: You can check your country- specific GPA requirements here.

If you cannot find your country listed on our country-specific pages, please contact our Postgraduate Admissions team: pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk

It is essential to meet the GPA requirements above in order to be accepted on the programme.

We accept applications from a variety of backgrounds within the social sciences, business majors, humanities and languages; however, a strong background in history, economics, political science, development studies, or business is preferred.  Other majors will be considered if the applicant also has courses, experience or some background in these fields. Those applying for Pathway B: Global Markets & Development (Glasgow, Barcelona, Göttingen) or Pathway F: Global Political Economy (Glasgow, Uppsala, Göttingen) are required to have an academic background in the Social Sciences. If you feel unsure whether your degree is suitable, you can email the programme convener to discuss: socpol-glocal@glasgow.ac.uk.

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

English language entry requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • overall score 6.5
  • no sub-test less than 6.0
  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below)

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • ibTOEFL: 90 overall with a minimum of 20 for reading, 19 for listening, 19 for speaking and 23 for writing
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English):  176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • PTE Academic (Person Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.


Dates:

Deadline: January 07, 2022


Cost/funding for participants:

The GLOCAL student scholarship includes:

  • a contribution to the student participation costs (including tuition fees, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to the students' participation in the EMJMD study programme
  • a contribution to student travel and installation costs
  • a monthly subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the study programme

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