Do you have a passion for research and work in the field of globalisation and development, rooted in undergraduate studies or experience in the field? Are you interested in individuals and communities, as well as in the broader relations between the Global North and South? Do you have the ambition to develop your academic research skills and to use academic insights to make a positive impact in the world? If so, this may be the right programme for you. The master’s in Globalisation & Development Studies is a social science programme that focuses on how the dynamics of globalisation affect developing areas. You will develop the theoretical, analytical and practical skills that are essential for either an academic or professional career in globalisation and development.
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After finishing her bachelor Economics and Politics in the UK, Linet chose for Maastricht University to do her master Globalisation and Development Studies.
Why Linet chose to study Globalisation and Development Studies:
“I chose Maastricht because of the content of my current master’s program. I am interested in development, and I like the courses that will be studied. Also having the option to do an internship for my thesis appeals to me.”
“The international environment of the students and the beauty and central location of the city Maastricht also were main factors. Maastricht is situated so close to Belgium and Germany, so I can just hop in a Flixbus and cross the borders.”
“My career goal is to be a diplomat in the Philippines in terms of foreign affairs. Or to work in a non-governmental organization (NGO) someday. I want to help people and work in a place that creates a positive impact.”
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The programme exposes us to enough critical unbiased literature to the whole notion of globalisation and development.
After doing field work with refugees, I’m passionate about projects for women who face gender-based violence.
This master’s programme teaches me the skills and knowledge to help improve conditions in developing countries.
In the future I see myself working in the field for an NGO like Unicef, to reach children and their families and develop projects towards their well-being.
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