Programme overview

Global Markets, Local Creativities (GLOCAL)

Introduction | Global Markets, Local Creativities (GLOCAL)

Global Markets, Local Creativities (GLOCAL) is a full-time Erasmus Mundus Joint master degree programme taught over 2 years by a consortium of 7 universities. On this page you will find an overview of the programme structure.

What you will learn

You will receive a robust theoretical grounding in international business and the global economy from a historical perspective and will be encouraged to think critically about the respective roles of individuals, firms, cities, regions, nations, and supra-national bodies in determining and shaping the world in which we live.

The GLOCAL programme offers an integrated analysis of the history, institutions, and cultures of the globalised economy, while at the same time recognising and interrogating the tensions, symbioses, and varieties of sustainable success of localities in those global markets. GLOCAL will equip you with the critical skills to make sense of the intersecting complementarity of the global and local. Opportunities for placements and consultancy projects are available.

You will have the opportunity to study languages at each of the universities you attend. This will deepen and enhance both your cultural intelligence and your language ability. We encourage you to pursue a particular language throughout your studies.

The GLOCAL structure is designed to offer maximum flexibility to students, while retaining intellectual and academic coherence. There are seven study tracks through the programme. Students will graduate with degrees from three universities in the following combinations:

  • “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)

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 in the humanities.

 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.

GLOCAL Curriculum at EUR

During the time at Erasmus University Rotterdam, GLOCAL students need to obtain a total of 60 EC throughout the academic year. Below you can find a list of mandatory (core), methodology and research courses as well as elective courses available to GLOCAL students. 

Please visit Course catalogue to get more information on each course. Please keep in mind that courses offered may vary from year to year and are subject to change.

Rise of the Global City (5 EC)

Doing Historical Research (5 EC)

Histories of Diversity (5 EC)

Global Order in the Postcolonial World (5 EC)

Heritage and Fashion (5 EC)

Research Workshops - choose 1 out of 7:

  • Global Governance and its Discontents (5 EC)
  • History, Memory and National Identity (5 EC)
  • The Rise and Fall of the American Empire (5 EC)
  • International Relations and the Sea (5 EC)
  • Histories of Creativity and Transformations (5 EC)
  • Urban Transformations in a Globalising World (5 EC)
  • Power, Politics and Sovereignty (5 EC)

Elective courses - choose 10 EC in total:

  • Making Traditions in Everyday Life (5 EC)
  • Global Environmental Politics (5 EC)
  • Short Internship (5 EC)
  • Long Internship (10 EC)
  • Media Tourism (5 EC)
  • Museums in Context (5 EC)
  • Assessing the impact of Culture and Creativity in Society (5 EC)
  • International Art Markets (5 EC)
  • Cultural Management (5 EC)
  • Contemporary Aesthetics (5 EC)

Start Master Thesis (20 EC)

Finish Master Thesis (20 EC)

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