Erasmus Mundus GLOCAL Scholarships are now open for applications for the September 2022 academic session. Apply now.
“Global Markets, Local Creativities” (GLOCAL) is an International Masters degree taught over 2 years by a consortium of 7 world class and internationally renowned universities.
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 programme highlights the importance of historical and social context in which economic development, public policy and business strategies take place. This two-year academic 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 with companies and public policy organisations.
Depending on which pathway you choose, you will take between eight and ten core and around eight optional courses delivered as a mix of lectures and seminars, and you will study at 3 of the GLOCAL partner universities. The programme also includes opportunities for internships and industrial placements.
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, 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.
The GLOCAL programme is dedicated to equality in all its activities. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and seek to create a learning environment that is free from discrimination and unfair treatment. We fully engage with and subscribe to the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion principles and policies of the University of Glasgow, which can be found here.Table of Content
The European Union's Erasmus Mundus programme aims to enhance quality in higher education through scholarships and academic co-operation between the EU and the rest of the world. The three main objectives of the programme are linked to the internationalisation of students, staff, curricula and research; ensure an influence on the development of practice in SEN and inclusive education; and to develop international collaborative networks, projects and research Erasmus Mundus supports Joint Programmes (Masters Courses and Joint Doctorates) that are operated by consortia of higher education ins... read more
The GLOCAL scholarship includes:
The contribution to travel and installation costs and contribution to subsistence costs takes into account only the residence (as determined above, at 7th January 2022) of the scholarship holder regardless of the category under which the student has applied.
You can only apply for ONE study track.
We accept applications from a variety of backgrounds within the social sciences, business majors, humanities and languages; however, a strong background in history, economics, political science, development studies, or business is preferred.
Academic Background requirements depend on which study track you choose to apply for.
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.
Those applying for Pathway B and F are required to have an academic background in Social Sciences.
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.
Additional study track guidance can be found in Acceptable Academic Backgrounds document.
Please note we cannot give individual advice on whether your background is suitable. It is for you to make your case in your personal statement as to why you think you fit within GLOCAL.
GLOCAL Erasmus Mundus scholarships can be offered to students from any region of the world; however, no more than three applicants with the same nationality will be awarded in the same intake under the same category. The scholarship’s terms depend on the student’s nationality and residence.
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