Programme Overview

GLOCAL is a 2-year full-time international masters degree featuring seven study Pathways:

  • “Global History & Creative Industries” Pathway A (Glasgow, Barcelona, Rotterdam)
  • “Global Markets & Development” Pathway B (Glasgow, Barcelona, Göttingen)
  • “Sustainable Business Development” Pathway C (Glasgow, Barcelona, Los Andes)
  • “Industrial Dynamics and Sustainability” Pathway D (Glasgow, Barcelona, Kyoto)
  • “Institutional Change & Creative Industries” Pathway E (Glasgow, Uppsala, Rotterdam)
  • “Global Political Economy” Pathway F (Glasgow, Uppsala, Göttingen)
  • “Sustainability: Institutions & Management” Pathway G (Glasgow, Uppsala, Los Andes)

Pathways 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 Pathways, so long as they can evidence some wider interest.

Pathways 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.

Candidates will apply to their preferred Pathway during the application process. Pathway selection will be considered during the application process and it is expected that the applicants will progress with the selectedPathway unless under exceptional circumstances.

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 or Göttingen in semester 3 will receive primary supervision from that institution for their final semester. Those studying in Los Andes or Kyoto will receive primary supervision from University of Glasgow for their final semester.


PLEASE NOTE:
GLOCAL mobility pathway options: Partner Country** Scholarship students may experience some restrictions in relation to mobility periods outside the Programme Country* group, pending the outcome of the EU – UK EXIT negotiations.

* Programme Country group = EU countries, Iceland, Norway, FYR Macedonia, Lichtenstein, Turkey, Serbia
** Partner Country group = rest of the world

Partner and Programme countries – full list 

University Broad Themes Specialisms
University of Glasgow (UoG)  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 globalization

·       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

Pathway A

Students studying on pathway 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.

Pathway B

Students studying on pathway 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.

Pathway C

Students studying on pathway 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.

Pathway D*

Students studying on pathway D will receive a jointly conferred International Master in Global Markets, Local Creativities from University of Glasgow and Universitat de Barcelona, plus a Postgraduate Certificate from Kyoto University.

Pathway E

Students studying on pathway 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.

Pathway F

Students studying on pathway 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.

Pathway G

Students studying on pathway 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.

 

*On the Kyoto University Study Track, students study for one semester at the University of Glasgow, one semester at the University of Barcelona, one semester at Kyoto University, and then a further semester at the University of Glasgow.

The three Universities involved in the Kyoto University Study Track are currently working to establish a Joint Degree programme, entailing one semester of study at the University of Glasgow, one semester at the University of Barcelona and one full year at Kyoto University. Preparations are underway so as to make this opportunity available for students starting the programme from the autumn of 2020, subject to the review and decision of the Japanese government. If the Joint-Degree programme is approved by the Japanese government by June or July 2020, applicants who passed screening for the Kyoto University Study Track will be able to apply to be fast tracked onto this new Joint Degree programme without the need to submit further application documents. Only those applicants who applied for the Kyoto University Study Track will be considered for the Joint Degree programme. Those who apply for the Kyoto University Study Track but do not wish to apply for the Joint Degree programme continue on the Joint Degree+Postgraduate Certificate programme and study at Kyoto University for only 3 months (as outlined above). In either case, the first year’s curriculum is the same, as are tuition fees.

GLOCAL: Learning Objectives for Students:

  • offering an integrated, international and coherent programme comprising the history, theory, institutions and cultures of global capitalism;
  • providing 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;
  • enriching historical understanding and perspectives on global economy;
  • encouraging 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;
  • developing intercultural communication and cooperation skills within a European and global framework, thus developing heightened levels of cultural sensitivity and active global citizenship;
  • providing 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);
  • imparting a greater awareness of the European project and EU values
  • providing students with a greater degree of initiative, confidence, and entrepreneurship.