Postgraduate taught 

Global Markets, Local Creativities (Erasmus Mundus International Master) IntM

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Global Markets, Local Creativities is an integrated, international programme comprising the history, theory, institutions and cultures of global capitalism. It provides perspectives on the globalised economy, focusing on creative and cultural economies/industries, urban ecosystems that foster entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation, and business cultures.

  • IntM: 24 months full-time

Why this programme

  • You will graduate with a combination of degrees depending on the pathway studied.
  • Associate Partners, as well as private and public sector employers will provide specialist master classes and guest lectures, and make contributions to, or host, the annual summer school.
  • You will be encouraged to explore a variety of perspectives on the process and experience of globalisation, and to reflect on the relationship between global and local, in particular, of cities, creative industries and local cultures of entrepreneurship that have innovated at the local level to remain globally competitive. 
  • A variety of internships and industrial placements are available to enhance your learning experience.
  • You will receive a theoretical grounding in international business and the global economy, and 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. 

Programme structure

This is a two-year degree taught through a mix of lectures and seminars. You will take between eight and ten core and around eight optional courses, depending on which pathway you choose. The programme also includes opportunities for internships and industrial placements.

Student Loans funding eligibility

On study tracks C and G it is possible to return to the UK for the 4th mobility period. This will allow students on these tracks to spend 50% of the programme in the UK which would make them eligible for Student Loans funding.

All teaching is in English; recommended additional language study is encouraged throughout the two-year programme.

Core courses

Mobility 1 - University of Glasgow (all pathways)

  • Global varieties of capitalism in historical perspective (taught by Göttingen and Kyoto)
  • The globalised economy

Mobility 2 - Universitat de Barcelona (pathways A, B, C and D)

  • Companies in emerging sectors
  • Creative cities: intervention models and entrepreneurial dynamics
  • Family business: innovation and globalisation
  • Port cities in historical perspective (taught by Rotterdam)

Mobility 2 – Uppsala Universitet (pathways E, F and G)

  • Modern Natures: conflicts and transformation
  • Sustainability of welfare policies in the modern era
  • Sustainability of financial markets in the modern era
  • Sustainability of economic thought

Mobility 3 - Erasmus University Rotterdam (pathways A and E)

  • Creative industries in the global economy (taught by Glasgow)
  • Heritage and fashion
  • Research workshops (various)
  • Rise of the global city

Mobility 3 - Georg-August Universität Göttingen (pathways B and F)

  • Global history of marketing and mass consumption
  • Immigrant entrepreneurship
  • Topics in globalisation (taught by Barcelona)

Mobility 3 - Universidad de Los Andes (pathways C and G)

  • Course A: Entrepreneurship and capitalism in Latin America
  • Course B: Sustainability issues in Latin America

Mobility 3 - Kyoto University (Pathway D)

  • Field research in Japan

Optional courses may include

University of Glasgow 

  • Globalisation and labour
  • Latin American development from independence to the present
  • Technology transfer in the global economy.

University of Barcelona

  • Conflict management in negotiation
  • Global Health
  • Topics in international economics

Uppsala Universitet

  • Popular Culture as History
  • The rise and fall of the welfare state
  • Topics in international economics

Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • International relations theory
  • Research internship
  • Text and context: from source to science

Georg-August Universität Göttingen

  • International human resource management
  • Political construction of Europe
  • Sustainable development, trade and environment

Universidad de Los Andes

  • Industrial ecology
  • Social entrepreneurship in Latin America and the emerging world
  • Sustainable development

Kyoto University

  • Critical consumption studies
  • Economic development and policy in the Asia-Pacific
  • Industries and global competition

Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

Career prospects

The intertwining of academic analysis and practical engagement will provide a valuable range of well-rounded skills and experiences that develop active and informed graduates capable of operating at strategic levels in NGO and third-sector agencies, local economic development organisations, policy analysis and lobbying groups and corporations, or of undertaking further study. The programme is designed for students with a diverse range of prior knowledge and interests and will develop their understanding of the process, impact and responses to globalisation.

 

Fees & funding

Tuition fees for 2023-24

IntM

Fees for the 2 year programme:

UK/EU and non-EU programme countries 

  • Full time fee: £8,540 per annum or €10,217 per annum

All other countries

  • Full time fee: £17,320 per annum or €20,721 per annum

The fees charged to students reflect the fee and funding regime established by the European Commission in respect of Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree programmes.  This means that, for this programme, fees paid by Programme Country students (EU, EEA [Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein] and ERASMUS associated countries [Turkey, FYR Macedonia, Serbia]) are the same as those paid by UK students.

The fees listed here cover tuition only. The University of Glasgow can only collect fees in Pound Sterling at the published GBP values and subject to exchange rates at the time of payment. 

The programme contains various mobility periods. Scholarship students will receive travel costs (intended to help with airfares) as part of their scholarship. Self-funded students will need to cover their own airfares between each partner university. Scholarship-funded students may use their travel payments to meet some of these costs.

Deposits

All applicants are required to pay a deposit of £1000 when an offer is made.

Additional fees

  • Fee for re-assessment of a dissertation (PGT programme): £370
  • Submission of thesis after deadline lapsed: £350
  • Registration/exam only fee: £170

Funding opportunities

Global Markets, Local Creativities (Erasmus Mundus International Master) scholarship

”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: University of Glasgow, University of Barcelona, Uppsala University, Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Göttingen, Universidad de los Andes and Kyoto University.

Global Markets, Local Creativities is an integrated, international programme interrogating the history, theory, institutions and cultures of global capitalism. Students receive a theoretical grounding in international business and the global economy, 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. Case studies, masterclasses and guest lectures from private and public sector representatives will provide real-life insights into situations discussed in the classroom environment. The learning experience will be further enhanced through debates with international colleagues, internship opportunities as well as the cultural aspect of the Erasmus Mundus programme.

Banco de Mexico

The Mexican National Bank (Banco de Mexico) provides special loans for students who wish to undertake a programme of postgraduate study. The University of Glasgow in partnership with Bank of Mexico FIDERH is offering a fee discount to holders of a Bank of Mexico FIDERH loan. See the FIDERH website for further information.

Colfuturo Fundacion para el Futuro de Colombia

The University of Glasgow offer discounts to all successful Fundacion para el Futuro de Colombia (Colfuturo) scholars who enrol at the University of Glasgow to complete a postgraduate programme.

CONICyT (La Comsion Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica y Tecnologica de Chile)

The University of Glasgow offers a 25% discount to all successful CONICyT scholars who enrol at the University of Glasgow to complete a postgraduate programme.

CONACyT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia) / FUNED Agreement

CONACYT offers a non-refundable scholarship, a monthly stipend and medical insurance of an approximate total of $20,000 USD (in the case of the UK, no medical insurance grant is given since students are already covered by the National Health System) The University of Glasgow offer a 30% discount to all successful CONACyT scholars who enrol at the University of Glasgow to complete a postgraduate programme.

Alumni Discount

In response to the current unprecedented economic climate, the University is offering a 20% discount on all Postgraduate Research and full Postgraduate Taught Masters programmes to its alumni, commencing study in Academic session 2023/24. This includes University of Glasgow graduates and those who have completed a Study Abroad programme or the Erasmus Programme at the University of Glasgow. The discount applies to all full-time, part-time and online programmes. This discount can be awarded alongside most University scholarships.

Clark (Mile-End) Bursary Fund

The Clark (Mile-End) Bursary Fund is a charitable endowment which was established in 1868 by a Victorian philanthropist by the name of John Clark. He was a thread manufacturer and prominent citizen from Paisley. The fund is now governed by Rules laid down in a 1974 Scheme (as varied with the consent of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator in 2013).

Please see the Clark (Mile-End) Bursary Fund for more information.

The scholarships above are specific to this programme. For more funding opportunities search the scholarships database

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in a relevant social science (business, management, economics, politics, economic & social history, sociology, etc.) or arts and humanities (English language, literature, history, anthropology, etc.) subject.

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.  Other majors will be considered if the applicant also has courses, experience or some background in these fields. Those applying for Pathway B: Global Markets & Development (Glasgow, Barcelona, Göttingen) or Pathway F: Global Political Economy (Glasgow, Uppsala, Göttingen) are required to have an academic background in the Social Sciences. If you are unsure whether your degree is suitable, you can email the programme convener to discuss.

Find our more about accepted academic backgrounds [PDF].

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with no subtests under 6.0. 
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission to this programme:

TOEFL (ibt, mybest or athome)

  • 90 with minimum R 20, L 19, S 19, W 23. 
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test, this includes TOEFL mybest.

PTE (Academic or Academic Online)

  • 60 with minimum 59 in all sub-tests.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Cambridge Proficiency in English (CPE) and Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) 

  • 176 overall, no subtest less than 169
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Glasgow International College English Language (and other foundation providers)

  • 65%.
  • Tests are accepted for academic year following sitting.

University of Glasgow Pre-sessional courses

  • Tests are accepted for 2 years following date of successful completion.

Alternatives to English Language qualification

  • Degree from majority-English speaking country (as defined by the UKVI including Canada if taught in English)
    • students must have studied for a minimum of 2 years at Undergraduate level, or 9 months at Master's level, and must have complete their degree in that majority-English speaking country and within the last 6 years
  • Undergraduate 2+2 degree from majority-English speaking country (as defined by the UKVI including Canada if taught in English)
    • students must have completed their final two years study in that majority-English speaking country and within the last 6 years

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept UKVI approved Secure English Language Tests (SELT) but we do not require a specific UKVI SELT for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

 

For further information about English language requirements, please contact the Recruitment and International Office using our enquiry form

International students

We are proud of our diverse University community which attracts students and staff from over 140 different countries.

How to apply

For information on applications and to apply, please see the consortium website: 

Apply to programme (consortium website)

 

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