Study Tracks

GLOCAL is a 2-year full-time International Masters Degree featuring a choice of 7 Study Tracks over a choice of 7 Consortium Partner Universities. Click the drop-down tables below for more information on each study track and for information on what specialist areas each institution focuses on.

All students will spend their first semester in Glasgow, the second semester in either Barcelona or Uppsala, and then choose between Rotterdam, Göttingen, Los Andes or Kyoto for their 3rd Consortium Partner University.

For details on Degrees awarded for each track, see below. For more information on the Programme regulations click here.

Acceptable Academic Backgrounds

Here is a guide to the acceptable academic backgrounds for our various pathways. Please note that this is only a guide – it is up to you to make the case that your previous experience and studies qualify you for the programme and the study track for which you apply.

The following academic backgrounds (including closely related majors) are generally acceptable:

  • History (also economic history and other subfields)
  • Economics Majors
  • Business Majors
  • Social Sciences (sociology/ political science/ anthropology)
  • Communications (if 60+ credits in history/ sociology/ business/ economics or closely related)
  • International Relations (if 60+ credits in history/ sociology/ business/ economics or closely related)
  • Anthropology (if 60+ credits in history/ sociology/ business/ economics or closely related)
  • Other Humanities (if 60+ credits in history/ sociology/ business/ economics or closely related

NB: Anything with less than one third of overall credits in either history/ sociology/ business/economics is not acceptable.

Please note that the relevant academic backgrounds listed are not exhaustive, as other Majors (Engineering, Sciences, Architecture) will also be considered for the programme and the scholarship if they have a significant academic background in the targeted fields listed below.

Study Tracks

You can only apply for ONE study track.

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.

Track A

Partner Institutions: University of Glasgow; Universitat de Barcelona; Erasmus University Rotterdam

Programme Overview: Global Markets and Creative Industries

Thesis Supervision: Erasmus University Rotterdam

Degrees Awarded: Jointly Conferred International Master (JCIM) in Global Markets, Local Creativities from the University of Glasgow and Universitat de Barcelona, plus a Master of Arts in History from Erasmus University Rotterdam

Track B

Partner Institutions: University of Glasgow; Universitat de Barcelona; Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Programme Overview: Global Markets and Development

Thesis Supervision: Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Degrees Awarded: Jointly Conferred International Master (JCIM) in Global Markets, Local Creativities from the University of Glasgow and Universitat de Barcelona, plus a Master of Arts in History of Global Markets from Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Track C

Partner Institutions: University of Glasgow; Universitat de Barcelona; Universidad de Los Andes

Programme Overview: Sustainable Business Development

Thesis Supervision: University of Glasgow

Degrees Awarded: Jointly Conferred International Master (JCIM) in Global Markets, Local Creativities from the University of Glasgow and Universitat de Barcelona, plus a Postgraduate Certificate in Management and Sustainability from Universidad de Los Andes

Track D

Partner Institutions: University of Glasgow; Universitat de Barcelona; Kyoto University

Programme Overview: Industrial Dynamics and Sustainability

Thesis Supervision: Kyoto University

Degrees Awarded: Jointly Conferred International Master (JCIM) in Global Markets, Local Creativities from the University of Glasgow, Universitat de Barcelona, and Kyoto University

Track E

Partner Institutions: University of Glasgow; Uppsala Universitet; Erasmus University Rotterdam

Programme Overview: Institutional Change and Creative Industries

Thesis Supervision: Erasmus University Rotterdam

Degrees Awarded: International Master in Global Markets, Local Creativities from the University of Glasgow, a Master of Social Sciences in Economic History from Uppsala Universitet, and a Master of Arts in History from Erasmus University Rotterdam

Track F

Partner Institutions: University of Glasgow; Uppsala Universitet; Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Programme Overview: Global Political Economy

Thesis Supervision: Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Degrees Awarded: International Master (JCIM) in Global Markets, Local Creativities from the University of Glasgow, a Master of Social Sciences in Economic History from Uppsala Universitet, and a Master of Arts in History of Global Markets from Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Track G

Partner Institutions: University of Glasgow; Uppsala Universitet; Universidad de Los Andes

Programme Overview: Sustainability: Institutions and Management

Thesis Supervision: University of Glasgow

Degrees Awarded: International Master in Global Markets, Local Creativities from the University of Glasgow, a Master of Social Sciences in Economic History from Uppsala Universitet, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Management and Sustainability from the Universidad de Los Andes


Partner University Specialisms

University of                Glasgow

Broad Themes:

  • Globalisation
    • Global Economy
    • Varieties of Capitalism
    • Latin American Development
    • Globalisation and Labour/Deindustrialisation

Specialisms

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Latin America

Universitat de Barcelona

Broad Themes:

  • Creative Firms, Industries, and Cities
    • Creative Cities
    • Family Businesses and Globalisation
    • Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Specialisms

  • Southern Europe
  • Latin America

Uppsala                  Universitet

Broad Themes:

  • Sustainability of Economic Institutions
    • Sustainability of Welfare Policies
    • Financial Sustainability
    • Institutional Change

Specialisms

  • Scandinavia

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Broad Themes:

  • Global History and Creative Industries
    • Port Cities and Globalisation
    • Global Political Order
    • Histories of Fashion
    • Transformations in Global Cities

Specialisms

  • Europe
  • North America

Kyoto                        University

Broad Themes:

  • Industrial Dynamics and Sustainability
    • Japanese and East Asian Development
    • Industries and Global Competition
    • International Development Assistance

Specialisms

  • East Asia

Universidad de Los Andes

Broad Themes:

  • Entrepreneurship and Sustainability in Emerging Markets
    • Emerging Markets
    • Sustainability
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Latin American Capitalism

Specialisms

  • Latin America

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Broad Themes:

  • Global Markets and Development
    • Immigrant Entrepreneurship
    • Consumption and Marketing in Historical Perspective
    • Sustainable Economic Development

Specialisms

  • Europe
  • India
  • East Asia