Would you like to understand how different parts of the world are connected through global phenomena such as climate change and migration? Would you like to contribute to a more sustainable planet and debate solutions for a more just society? Do you want to understand global challenges from a variety of perspectives coming from psychology, law, economics, history, global health, politics and sociology, to name a few? Are you interested in learning a new language and strengthening your intercultural skills through practical, hands-on experiences? Then the new Bachelor’s programme Global Studies is for you.
Global Studies is a truly interdisciplinary programme. It is the only Bachelor in the Netherlands to have 6 faculties equally teaching in the programme. This means that experts will help you to integrate knowledge from different disciplines to better understand and intervene in complex global problems. You will study with an international group of students, receive two years of language training, and have the opportunity to conduct a field study in the Global South.
Salome grew up in Paris but left the big city behind for good reason.
Why Salomé chose to study Global Studies:
“What I love about Maastricht University, and Global Studies in particular, is that it has a very innovative approach. This means that we learn about global issues that are happening right now, and not only the theoretical topics. Eventually I would like to work at the UN to contribute to major issues like human rights or climate change."
“I come from Paris and after finishing high school, I wanted to go to a city where everything is more calm and less stressful. I chose to study in Maastricht because it is at the centre of Europe. So, I still can meet a lot of international students. Especially for my bachelor, it is really important and interesting to create meaningful connections between people from all over the world.”
“It is really important and interesting to create meaningful connections between people from all over the world, which is possible with Global Studies.”
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In this programme video our teaching staff introduce you to the content of the BSc Global Studies programme.
Are you in the final year of secondary school and are you in the process of admission to one of our Bachelor's programmes? Our UM Campus Tour offers prospective students the opportunity to explore the city, our faculty buildings and facilities for students. Discover and learn what it is like to live and study in our vibrant city.
Find out more about one of the most international universities in Europe, experience our unique approach to teaching, immerse yourself in your programme of choice, and explore our beautiful city. The next Bachelor's Open Day is on 7 October 2023.
In August 2020, students from 28 countries and scholars from all UM faculties and kicked off the new Bachelor Global Studies. The Global Studies team is happy to share impressions of the festive and well-distanced launch in the Theater aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht. The first cohort of 68 students includes representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, DRC, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago and the United States.
This programme helps me see how different parts of the world are connected through phenomena such as climate change and migration and also to understand my position within this global context.
I really enjoy Global Studies, as it helps me to gain a deeper understanding about the multi-facetted interrelations of our modern globalised world.
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