Researching Global Social Change

Researching Global Social Change

The Ghent Centre for Global Studies hosts the Ghent University partnership with the European Master in Global Studies (EMGS). EMGS is a two-year international, and interdisciplinary programme organised jointly by 5 European partners, the University of Leipzig (coordinating university, Germany), Ghent University (Belgium), Roskilde University (Denmark), the University of Vienna (Austria), the University of Wroclaw (Poland). In addition there are 9 worldwide partners: the University of Addis Abeba (Ethiopia), Dalhousie University (Canada), the Macquarie University (Australia), the University of California at Santa Barbara (USA), University of Stellenbosch (South Africa), Fudan University (China), Jawaharlal Nehru University (India), University of Otago (New Zealand) and the University of Yaoundé (Cameroon).

The course offered for the EMGS master programme at Ghent University draws upon the expertise of the Ghent Centre for Global Studies, with lecturers from world history, international and EU studies, global ethics, urban geography and world cities research, conflict and development studies, macroeconomics, human rights law and migration and area studies.

In keeping with the historical and comparative approach central to EMGS, as well as the critical, postcolonial inspiration of this master programme, the course offered at Ghent University consists of the following modules:

  1. Introduction to Global History and Global Studies
  2. Global Governance and Global Justice
  3. Conflict and Development in a Globalising World I
  4. History and Political Economy of Global Capitalism
  5. Europe as a global actor
  6. EMGS Winter and Summer School
  7. Global History: Europe and the World
  8. World Societies: Regions in Global Studies I
  9. World Societies: Regions in Global Studies II
  10. Conflict and Development in a Globalising World II
  11. Advanced Research Seminar in Global Studies
  12. Master Thesis

For the detailed programme, the catalogue of modules and all necessary information on EMGS, see the EMGS website.

Please note that you cannot apply for the EMGS programme at Ghent University. You need to apply at Leipzig University.

Contact for EMGS at Ghent University:

For more information on studying at Ghent University, see the International Student Guide.