Programme Overview: 7 Study Tracks

GLOCAL is a 2-year full-time international masters degree featuring a choice of seven Study Tracks :

  • “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 in the third semester. 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:

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 the 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.
University Broad Themes Specialisms
University of Glasgow (UofG)  Globalisation

.       Global economy

·       Varieties of capitalism

·       Latin American development

·       Globalisation and labor/deindustrialisation

·       International entrepreneurship

North America

Europe

Latin America

University of Barcelona (UB) 

 

Creative Firms, Industries & Cities

·       Creative cities

·       Family businesses and globalization

·       Entrepreneurship and innovation

Southern Europe

Latin America

Uppsala University (UU)  Sustainability of Economic Institutions

·       Sustainability of welfare policies

·       Financial sustainability

·       Institutional change

Scandinavia
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) Global History & Creative Industries

·       Port cities and globalisation

·       Global political order

·       Histories of fashion

Europe

North America

Georg-August University, Göttingen (UGOE)
Global Markets & Development

·       Immigrant entrepreneurship

·       Consumption and marketing in historical perspective

·       Sustainable economic development

Europe

India

East Asia

Universidad de Los Andes (ULA) Entrepreneurship & Sustainability in Emerging Markets

·       Emerging markets

·       Sustainability

·       Entrepreneurship

·       Latin American Capitalism

Latin America
Kyoto University (KU)
Industrial Dynamics and Sustainability

·       Japanese and East Asian development

·       Industries and global competition

·       International development assistance

East Asia

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.

GLOCAL Learning Objectives for students:

  • offers an integrated, international and coherent programme comprising the history, theory, institutions and cultures of global capitalism;
  • provides students with a series of perspectives on the globalised economy, including a focus on creative and cultural economies/industries, urban ecosystems that foster entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation, and business cultures;
  • enriches historical understanding and perspectives on global economy;
  • encourages and supporting students, through a variety of teaching and assessment methods, to develop high-level critical, analytical and practical skills, thus enhancing their employability in the global marketplace;
  • develops intercultural communication and cooperation skills within a European and global framework, thus developing heightened levels of cultural sensitivity and active global citizenship;
  • provides students with ongoing professional development and transferable skills including the opportunity to acquire additional languages and key employability skills through work placements (such as team work, communications and public speaking skills, cultural awareness and others);
  • imparts a greater awareness of the European project and EU values;
  • provides students with a greater degree of initiative, confidence, and entrepreneurship.