Global Markets, Local Creativities (GLOCAL)

Global Markets, Local Creativities (GLOCAL)

This two-year International Master leverages the complementary and interdisciplinary expertise, resources and networks of four leading universities (The Consortium) in four innovative cities:

  • Glasgow (United Kingdom)
  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • Rotterdam (the Netherlands)
  • Göttingen (Germany)

The programme aims to examine how local places (clusters, cities and regions) and local actors (entrepreneurs, firms and policymakers) generate local competitiveness under global market conditions. This two-year programme equips you with the critical skills to make sense of the intersecting complementarity of the global and local but also provides opportunities for practical experience

The degree is ideal for highly talented students seeking a career in urban or public policy organisations, multinational corporations, international consultancies, cultural and creative industries, media or other non-profit organisations.  Students will be encouraged to explore a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives on the process and experience of globalisation from a place-based perspective, in particular of cities, creative industries, development and local cultures of entrepreneurship.

Important Information:

Applications for admission to the Programme are currently open. The deadline for applications for non-EU students is 21 July 2017 and the deadline for UK and EU students is 25 August 2017. Please note that applications for the Erasmus Mundus scholarships are closed. 

If you have already applied for admission in the 2017/18 academic year and require any further information about your application, please contact:

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Why this programme

  • Range of Educational Backgrounds Are Accepted: The degree is ideal for students with social science, humanities, language, arts and liberal arts backgrounds as it stresses a qualitative-historical, holistic analysis of globalisation and localisation processes at the intersection of history, economics, business and cultural studies.
  • Internships and Practical Experience: A variety of internships from industry, government, and non-profit placements are available to all students in Barcelona, Rotterdam or Göttingen to enhance their learning experience.
  • International Experience and Language Skills Development: Students will have the opportunity to study at a minimum of three of the four partner universities so as to deepen their cultural intelligence and language skills. Language training in a third language over the four semesters is encouraged.
  • Specialist Master Classes from Associate Partners: Associate partners from around the world will provide specialist master classes and guest lectures, and make contributions to, or host, the annual summer school that will rotate among our affiliated universities.
  • Theoretical Grounding in International Business and Global Economy: Students will receive theoretical grounding in international business and the global economy, but will be encouraged to think about global trends from a "local" perspective by thinking about how individuals, firms, cities, regions, and nations remain creative, innovative and competitive in a sustainable way.

Important Programme Information

  • Start date: September 2017
  • Duration: Two years  
  • Qualification: International Master
  • Credit allocation: 120 ECST (240 UoG credits)
  • Degree award: Multiple degree awards: three degree diplomas/ parchments from each Consortium partner
  • Study type: Full-time
  • Funding Available: YES - EMJMD Scholarships are available
  • Scholarship Application Dates: 1st November 2016 - 31st January 2017
  • Programme Application Dates: The programme is currently closed for applications. It may re-open in March.
  • Alternative Funding Opportunities: Erasmus + Master Degree Loan