Globalisation and Development Studies

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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Linet Dumag, Student Ambassador Globalisation and Development Studies

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.”

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Linet Dumag, Student Ambassador MA Globalisation and Development Studies 2022-2023

“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.”

UM Campus Tour

Are you about to start a Master's programme at Maastricht University? 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.

Kickstart your career at our Master's Open Day

Experience Maastricht University: find out more about one of the most international universities in Europe, immerse yourself in your programme of choice, and explore our beautiful city. The next Master’s Open Day is on Saturday 11 November 2023.

For other events we offer, take a look at our Online Master events page.

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Pre-master's programme

If you do not satisfy the admission requirements of this Master's programme you may be able to enrol in a Pre-master's course year. Check out the Pre-master information and learn more about the programme, the courses and the requirements.

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