Topic: “Global Studies – A European Perspective” is an interdisciplinary, research-based
Master’s course offered by a Consortium of five European universities: University of
Leipzig, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of Roskilde,
University of Vienna and University of Wroclaw. The Master’s course combines
approaches from Global History and International Studies. Cultural Studies, Area
Studies, Social Sciences and other disciplines contribute to a wide ranging academic
Course programme: The course is modularised and integrated: It can be studied for one year at one of the
European partner institutions, and for the second year at a different European
university. Credit recognition and transfer is based on the European Credit Transfer
System (ECTS). Depending on their mobility track graduates are awarded a joint or a
double degree. Furthermore they receive an M.A. Certificate, a transcript of records
and a diploma supplement from the Consortium.
Application requirements: The Master’s Course ‘Global Studies’ aims at excellent students with a first degree in
social sciences and humanities with an interest in issues of globalisation. The minimum
application requirements are a BA degree or a recognised equivalent from an
accredited institution, sufficient undergraduate training to do graduate work in the
chosen field, excellent written and oral command of English and a basic knowledge of
Application files: A filled in application form (to be found on www.uni-leipzig.de/gesi/emgs), two
academic references, proof of an excellent BA in the social sciences or humanities, a
statement of purpose, curriculum vita and language certificates.
Grants: The European Master ‘Global Studies – A European Perspective” is part of the EU’s cooperation
and mobility programme in the field of higher education ERASMUS
MUNDUS. Therefore the EU offers each year scholarships for highly qualified
applicants of this Master’s course. These grants include besides the coverage for tuition
fees also 8,000 Euro for travel costs and a monthly living allowance of 1,000 Euro.
Application deadline: The application deadline is December 15 of each year for non-EU citizens who want to
qualify for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship and for the next cycle of the course, which
starts in fall of the following year. Meeting the application deadline will be established
by the date of arrival of the paper application.
This Master’s Course is part of the EU programme for academic exchange ERASMUS MUNDUS.
It is co-ordinated by the University of Leipzig.
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