GÖTEBORG UNIVERSITY Faculty Board of Social Sciences School of Global Studies PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION Programme description for theMaster programme in Global Studies 120 higher education credits Advanced level Confirmed by the Faculty Board of Social Sciences 2006-10-24
GÖTEBORG UNIVERSITY 2(12)Faculty of Social Sciences PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION FORSchool of Global Studies MASTER PROGRAMME IN GLOBAL STUDIES ADVANCED LEVEL1. ConfirmationThe syllabus of the programme description for the Global Studies programme, 120 highereducation credits, was approved by the Faculty Board of Social Sciences, GöteborgUniversity, 2006-10-24. It is valid from the fall of 2007.2. ObjectivesThe overall aim of the Global Studies programme is to provide advanced knowledge withinthe interdisciplinary field of global studies. The programme will provide students with a basisfor both post-graduate research and professional employment within a range of internationaland national organisations. Skills taught will be useful in areas such as developmentcooperation, humanitarian assistance, cultural diversity and integration programmes, andenvironmental planning and analysis. Special emphasis is also placed on independent workmethods, critical assessment and the ability to solve problems. After the completedprogramme the students will have the ability to: • independently identity and argue for key issues and research questions within the field of Global Studies. • critically analyse global processes and their bearings on global cultural and environmental diversity. • theoretically conceptualize and empirically demonstrate the interplay between the global and local processes. • synthesize relevant fields of knowledge into a coherent whole. • independently identify, plan and carry out research tasks with relevance to the field of Global Studies in a limited time frame. • implement advanced knowledge of research designs and methods in the field of Global Studies. • present research results verbally and in written to different audiences, in national and international contexts. • search and evaluate information scientifically.3. DispositionThe programme comprises two years (four semesters) of study. The first semester comprisestwo compulsory courses. In the second semester the student may choose to follow one offour tracks with a number of specialisations. The four tracks are: Human Ecology, RegionalStudies, Social Anthropology and Peace and Development Studies. Each track comprisestwo terms – one term of courses and one term of writing a Masters thesis. Students may alsoform an individual track by choosing among the available courses. In the second year,students will take one methodology course and a proficiency course. The programme offerstwo proficiency courses: a field course and an internship. The student will choose one ofthem, alternatively taking a relevant proficiency course offered elsewhere and integrating itinto the Master in Global Studies. The proficiency courses, the field course and the
GÖTEBORG UNIVERSITY 3(12)Faculty of Social Sciences PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION FORSchool of Global Studies MASTER PROGRAMME IN GLOBAL STUDIES ADVANCED LEVELinternship, can also be linked to the final module where students write a Masters thesis.Material for the thesis may be collected during the field course or internship.4. ContentsThe programme is inter- and multidisciplinary and addresses a broad range of topics such asglobalisation, ethnicity, cultural diversity, worldviews, conflict and sustainable developmentboth from thematic and disciplinary perspectives. Disciplines that make up the programmeare: Development Studies, Conflict Resolution, Global Gender Studies, Human Ecology,International Relations, Regional Studies (African, Asian, Latin American and MiddleEastern Studies), and Social Anthropology. All courses in the programme take into account agender perspective.Courses:Module 1, Global Studies: Theories and Perspectives, 15 higher education credits, compulsorycore course. In this course, students will be introduced to the concept of globalization. Thecourse will examine how, why and to what extent global processes impact different parts ofthe world. An up-to-date theoretical and conceptual inquiry on globalization within andacross the social sciences and other applicable fields of knowledge will be made. The coursewill also provide a critical perspective on the development of globalization as an analyticaland empirical category, on the basis of literature drawn from a broad array of differentdisciplines and from examples of current research themes within the field of Global Studies.The course also encourages students to reflect critically upon the debates about globalprocesses and the implications of different positions. Key topics include how thereorganisation of time and place and an increased global interconnectedness affect lifeprospects, environments, gender relations, livelihood, and conflict patterns all over theglobe. Social agency and the development of new social actors and identities under globalconditions will be discussed. How are the “local” and “global” co-produced in new andunexpected configurations through processes of transformation? Thematic research issuesinclude regionalism, global environmental problems, reconstruction of war torn societies,cultural diversity, worldviews, the war on poverty, the world order after 9/11 and thevulnerability of societies from the perspectives of cultural, developmental and environmentalanalysis. Several current key issues linked to globalization will also be included.Module 2, Global Studies: Thematic Issues, 15 higher education credits, compulsory corecourse.The course will focus on a selection of themes that spring from the introductory course andthat are related to contemporary and historical change such as migration and diaspora,poverty, gender, identity politics, global environmental problems, democratisations or imagesof world order. The themes will be approached and studied from the perspectives of thevarious disciplines that form the programme: Social Anthropology, Human Ecology, Peaceand Development, and Regional Studies. Students will choose one of the themes as their
GÖTEBORG UNIVERSITY 4(12)Faculty of Social Sciences PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION FORSchool of Global Studies MASTER PROGRAMME IN GLOBAL STUDIES ADVANCED LEVELfocus for this module. Each theme has a separate list of literature attached to it and eachtheme will be taught and examined separately.Module 3, in depth courses, 15 higher education credits.Students will choose one of the following in depth courses:Media, Journalism and Global Studies (Global Studies in cooperation with the Department ofMedia and Communication)This course will deal with issues that are found in the intersections between the fields ofGlobal Studies and Media and Communication Studies. Such issues include the role ofmedia: in global systems of war and conflicts, in images and constructions of the ‘Other’, inlocal and global conflicts over natural resources, and in relation to human rights. Otherthemes deal with the cultural construction of meaning in relation to the media in theeveryday life of particular contexts or the effects of the global system of the media on localrelations of power, gender relations, or on politics of identity. All of these topics willemphasize the intersections between the disciplines of Media and Journalism, Peace andDevelopment Studies, Social Anthropology, Human Ecology and Regional Studies.Global Security and Democracy (International Relations in cooperation with the Department ofPolitical Science)The course will address the interrelationship between security and democracy in an ever-changing global context. In particular, it will attend to the following questions as guide postsfor creative reflection: What do we mean by security and democracy? What should beincluded as the subject of security (e.g. the state, the individual, the globe; men, women, theenvironment), what should be included as threats (e.g. military attack, human rights abuses,environmental damage, economic dependence, and global terrorism), and what should beconsidered proper strategies (military deterrence/common security, intervention, economicsanctions, the enforcement of international law as well as human– and women’ rights, oranti-terrorist measures). How can we organize and safeguard our political communities whenthe basic understandings of who we are challenge traditional understandings of both politicalsubjectivity and community? Is modern state sovereignty still the governing logic by whichto attain security and achieve democracy? Has it ever been? What possibilities do we have todesign international as well as national institutions in a way to promote global democracy?How can meaningful political participation be achieved? What are the implications of thesecurity-development nexus for strategies for both security and the democratization ofsocieties? What other alternative models for peaceful governance can we see already beingestablished: networks of civil society, a strengthening of the traditional modern state,regional unions, increasing independence for global actors? What other alternatives can weimagine?
GÖTEBORG UNIVERSITY 5(12)Faculty of Social Sciences PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION FORSchool of Global Studies MASTER PROGRAMME IN GLOBAL STUDIES ADVANCED LEVELSocial Exclusion and Poverty Reduction in Theory and Practice (Development and InternationalCooperation)Poverty is often understood as an economic issue and defined in absolute terms. However,research has shown that both the experience of poverty and the mechanisms that marginalisecertain groups call for broader perspectives and contextualisations. Related concepts likemarginalisation have brought attention to cultural and discursive dimensions uncoveringdeeper dimension of poverty and deprivation. The course focuses on the issue of inequality,social exclusion, and poverty reduction. Students will acquire an understanding of the issueof poverty theoretically as well as in different contexts across the globe. They will also beable to analyse the changes, processes, and policies generating poverty and social exclusionas well as measures of poverty reduction. Hence, they will be prepared for workprofessionally with development practice and related fields as they will understand thecomplexity of the issues of poverty and work within the public and private sector as well asin NGOs. The course provides an insight into the complexity of poverty by applying aninterdisciplinary and multi level analysis of the phenomenon highlighting economic, political,and cultural dimensions. Institutional changes, economic growth, environmentaldegradation, natural resource conflicts, armed conflicts are some of the issues that are dealtwith during the course. Students will be given the opportunity to assess different mainstreamand alternative methods of poverty alleviation.Perspectives and Theories in Conflict Resolution (International Conflict Resolution)Introduction of the subjects various approaches and traditions will be conducted. Bothtraditional and alternative conflict and conflict resolution theories are examined.Furthermore, inventories of existing conflict typologies as well, which conflict resolutionalternatives that historically, have been used. The module will present traditional methods ofconflict resolution. Additional, the module will bring forward two alternative conflictresolution aspects: non-conventional conflict resolution strategies and civil societal strategies.Understanding Culture: Theoretical Perspectives and Ethnographic Analysis (Social Anthropology)This course explores various anthropological perspectives on, and approaches to, culture andcultural diversity. The aim is to arrive at a manageable concept of culture which can beproductively applied to various empirical (ethnographical) settings and employed ininterdisciplinary contexts. The course consists of two parts. The first part reviewscontemporary and classical theoretical perspectives on culture. The second part focuses onthe application of analytical models to specific ethnographic material. To this end, themodule provides fundamental conceptual tools for the analysis and interpretation of culturein various ethnographical contexts. The module requires the students to reflect upon theepistemological assumptions inherent in different analytical approaches and theirconsequences for ethnographic representation.Gender and Sexuality across Cultures (Social Anthropology)This course considers men, women, femininities, masculinities, and a range of genders andsexualities in a broad cross-cultural perspective. The focus of the course is on the diverse
GÖTEBORG UNIVERSITY 6(12)Faculty of Social Sciences PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION FORSchool of Global Studies MASTER PROGRAMME IN GLOBAL STUDIES ADVANCED LEVELcultural logics that separate females, males, and sometimes third genders into differentgroups in different societies (with a hegemonic masculinity often being the case). The coursewill examine anthropological theories of how sex and gender are produced, expressed andnegotiated through culture and practice and relate them to relevant ethnographic examplesof such processes. Focusing primarily on non-Western, this course examines gender rolesand sexuality within the broader contexts of identity formation on, for example, national ortransnational levels.Interdisciplinary Problem Based Research in Human Ecology (Human Ecology)This course has two main parts. The first part deals with interdisciplinarity as a form ofknowledge production and research with an emphasis on its definitions (differences frommulti- and transdisciplinary approaches), functions (reconfiguring, broadening, andsynthesis), the different entities that are integrated (perspectives, knowledge fields, theories,methods) as well as the extent of integration that occurs. Explicit attention is given to theconsequences of carrying out interdisciplinary problem based research with a focus onepistemological and methodological reflection. The second part of the course focuses on thecontours of human ecology as an interdisciplinary field and upon critical reflection ofproblem driven research. Key topics include: the implications and consequences ofknowledge integration in problem driven research/human ecology (theories, concepts,perspectives, methods, approaches), dealing with contested concepts (such asmodernity/post-modernity, globalisation, sustainable development and development), andthe effects of bridging disciplinary boundaries (institutional structures and bias,commensurability, plurality of conceptual frameworks and discursive practices). Examplesare taken from current and past human ecological discussions, dissertations, and researchprograms.Regions and Regionalism in a Global World (Regional Studies)The aim of this course is to analyze the regional dimension of global transformation andglobalization. It moulds multidisciplinary knowledge of particular regions (such as Africa,Asia, Middle East and Latin America) with a comparative and global approach, in order tobe able to understand and analyse cross-regional patterns and the regionalization-globalization nexus. The course combines three elements that can be combined in differentways: (i) what is often referred to as area studies, (ii) comparative regional studies and (iii) theglobal politics of regionalism. One important focus of the course is on the analytical andmethodological tools for the cross-regional study of regions and regionalism in the contextof globalization. Important components include a focus on the political, economic, socialand cultural aspects of contemporary regionalization as well as the relationship betweenregionalism and globalization.Module 4, in depth courses, 15 higher education credits.Students will choose one of the following in depth courses:
GÖTEBORG UNIVERSITY 7(12)Faculty of Social Sciences PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION FORSchool of Global Studies MASTER PROGRAMME IN GLOBAL STUDIES ADVANCED LEVELThe Global Political Economy (International Relations)This module deals with the global political economy and structural change of the worldorder. It looks into the transformation of the political and economic landscape and its effecton the conditions for both local development and global leadership. The module analysesthe emerging global social conflicts due to global inequalities and perceived injustices anddiscusses the role of dialogue for conflict management. The actors of state, market and civilsociety today perceive the questions of security/safety, freedom/development andjustice/democracy differently than during the era of nation states, and thus seek new rolesand arenas for political influence. The question of economic and political power has beencomplemented with the question of social and discursive power. A central question is theroom of manoeuvre for legitimate governance on different levels within the World system.The module looks in this regard also into the conditions for continued US leadership andraises the question of regionalisation and multiregional cooperation as basis for alternativeworld orders.Critical Development Theory and Practice (Development Studies)Development in theory and practice is not a natural process, although it often has beengiven such a status in the mythology of western societies. In challenging the myth ofdevelopment it becomes possible to ask if civilisation as we know it is compulsory. Criticaldevelopment theory both questions the kind of development we in the West have gonethrough and where it has got us, and searches for ways of redefining development in a non-eurocentric fashion. The problem of how to engage in a dialogue of equals with Others in aworld dominated by a western hegemony both in terms of political economy and culture,when conducting field work, writing reports, constructing development programmes andmonitoring and evaluating development, will therefore be in focus in this course. To theseends, examples of actual fieldwork and development practices are provided that addressethical problems and dilemmas, and posit ways of dealing with them.Conflict Resolution: Method and Case Studies (International Conflict Resolution)In part one, Conflict resolution tools, conflict and conflict resolution will be analyzed anddiscussed. Conventional diplomacy, negotiations, international mediation as well as problem-solving alternative dispute resolution will be presented. A role play of a well-known conflictwill provide the students with an opportunity to understand the dynamics of a regionalconflict through action. The interconnection of theory and practice will be applied to thisconflict in order to chart the prospects for future conflict resolution. In part two, Long-termpeace building – case study, theories that explain how long term peace building can beaccomplished will be presented. The basic issues focus on how it is possible to work withcrisis management simultaneously with long-term peace building. The module will give thestudent the opportunity to make an inquiry of a conflict. The student will choose oneparticular conflict and suggest potential conflict resolution mechanisms for the chosenconflict.
GÖTEBORG UNIVERSITY 8(12)Faculty of Social Sciences PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION FORSchool of Global Studies MASTER PROGRAMME IN GLOBAL STUDIES ADVANCED LEVELMigration, Power, and Identity (Social Anthropology)Contemporary human mobility leads to new and changing forms of diversity, as well as todiscussions about how to organise this diversity. These processes raise many questionsconcerning identities, power, agency and belonging. This course critically analyzes dominantdiscourses on international migration and multicultural diversity and relates these toethnographic case studies. The diversity induced by contemporary mobility articulates with anumber of fields. In particular the module will critically analyze i) the role of nation state, ii)dominant discourses on migration and integration, iii) changing understandings of theconcept of culture, iv) new forms of belonging and identity such as transnational networksand diasporas. The overall aim is to provide the students with relevant skills for professionalwork with issues related to migration (i.e. forced mobility, integration, education,international policy and law).Solving Environmental Problems in Practice (Human Ecology)This course has two main parts. In the first part a human ecological analytical framework willexplore interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary problem based applications that are developedboth inside and outside of universities and used by governmental agencies, NGO’s andindustry. This includes identifying and understanding the consequences and implications ofproblem driven efforts for the development of conceptual frameworks, practical methods,evaluations, policy, project design, project management, and indicators for sustainability andpoverty. Examples of topics include but are not limited to fisheries, rural development,transportation, gender, livelihoods, participation, and technical development. The secondpart of the course will include the formulation and design of a research task aimed at solvinga specific environmental and social problem by applying the analytical components learnedin part 1.Gender and Global Development: Theory and Practice (Global Gender Studies)The first part, Theorizing Gender in Development, Globalization and Social Transformation,emphasises the development of research skills essential for further academic research. It willalso offer the student the theoretical and methodological tools with which to critically engagein the practical aspects of ‘doing development’. The course will engage the student in acritical overview of the dominant theories about gender and its relation to global processes.The concept of gender will be explored through the lenses of power, resistance,transgression, development and globalisation. For example, the module will focus onexploring how the relationship between power and gender is addressed in the theoreticaldebate, and how this relationship is linked to global changes seen both from the local andglobal level. It will also explore how we ‘think’ gender together with other identities byexamining how identities are constituted, subject positions evoked, preformed and re-preformed. The course brings together some of the best known feminist researchers writingon masculinity and femininity in general and those linked to globalisation, development and‘global’ social transformations in particular. The second part, The Politics of ImplementingDevelopment, is a practical empirical course. The course will give expertise in gender analysis tocontribute to development education, development policy formulation and practical
GÖTEBORG UNIVERSITY 9(12)Faculty of Social Sciences PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION FORSchool of Global Studies MASTER PROGRAMME IN GLOBAL STUDIES ADVANCED LEVELdevelopment activities. Emphasis will be placed on how gender can be used as an analyticaltool in issues related to global development issues. The course will also provide a criticalperspective of the aid practices in the current globalized world order. Building on the firstsection, the course starts off with different theoretical perspectives on current developmentactivities. Among other things we will discuss how the meaning of Western concepts istransformed in the meeting of local perceptions. Thereafter the students will study thepractice of implementing gender in development. To this end, an historical account ofproblems and possibilities in integrating gender in development practise will be added.Development Cooperation in Africa — Theory and Practice (Regional Studies/African Studies)The course brings together the analysis of the theory and practice of internationaldevelopment cooperation in Africa. It is divided into two parts. The first part concentrateson the field of development studies and its links to international development cooperation,with special emphasis on key themes and issues such as partnership, coherence, ownership,harmonization and alignment. It furthermore reviews bilateral (especially Swedish),European and multilateral development cooperation towards Africa. Contemporary trendssuch as the Millennium Development Goals, the new ”Aid Architecture” following the ParisDeclaration as well as the role of civil society are other components. The second partfocuses on the practice, modalities and experiences of international developmentcooperation in Africa. The practice of development cooperation in various sectors as well asthe most dominant development agencies are focused upon. The course includes a one-weekstudy visit to institutions in the field of international development cooperation, includingSwedish government institutions (Foreign Ministry/Sida), research institutions and NGOs inStockholm and Uppsala. The current African condition is addressed and analyzed in relationto debates, theories as well as aid agents in international development in various fields.Importantly, African views and policies are contrasted with the current practices andmechanisms in international development cooperation and poverty reduction.Regional Analyses: Religion and Politics in Asia (Regional Studies/Asian Studies)This module discusses the intersection between religion and politics in various contexts inAsia. The course will take different case studies as its point of departure and an emphasis isplaced on contemporary Asia. The course will focus the various arenas and actors that areemerging in the intersection between religion and politics in particular contexts. How arethese arenas produced and made meaningful by local actors? Religious movements, partypolitics, or public spaces such as shopping malls are examples of arenas that are informed bythe intersection between religion and politics, but also arenas where this intersection isplayed out or contested. The course will address issues of how changes in culturalperceptions of, for example, identity, gender, sexuality, and morality are brought about as aresult of the intersection of religion and politics. The aim of the course is also to criticallydiscuss the differentiation between religion and politics that is sometimes taken for granted.Regional Analyses: the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Regional Studies/Middle Eastern Studies)
GÖTEBORG UNIVERSITY 10(12)Faculty of Social Sciences PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION FORSchool of Global Studies MASTER PROGRAMME IN GLOBAL STUDIES ADVANCED LEVELIn this module the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be studied from an interdisciplinaryperspective. The conflict history is analysed and particular focus will be placed on thecontemporary period. Conflict dynamics and their impact on the actors will be discussed andinvestigated. Conflict changes will be presented and discussed as will attempts at negotiationsand resolution. An important task is to identify the reasons behind the fact that there are somany failed attempts to resolve the conflict and to identify the obstacles that need to beovercome in order to reach peace. The main actors will be analysed in terms of needs,interests and motives. In addition, the domestic situation in Israel as well as among thePalestinians will be considered. Regional and international actors will further be analysed.The importance of religious and national identification in the development of the politicalprocesses will be analysed. Not only political processes, structures and actors are taken intoaccount, but also the role of identity, meaning and belonging. Also, resource issues will be infocus, not least oil and water. In the module several theoretical approaches will be used. Themodule is constituted of lectures, exercises and role-plays.Regional Analyses: Challenges in Latin America (Regional Studies/Latin America Studies)In this module, Latin America & the Caribbean will be studied from a multidisciplinaryperspective and several theoretical approaches will be used. Historical and social dynamicsand the interaction with the local, regional, and international actors will be investigated anddiscussed. Social and political changes will be presented, in contrast with the currentrelatively favorable picture that emerges as the basis for challenges and opportunities forLatin American countries. Latin America, where economic prospects are the brightest theyhave been in many years, still remains the region with the greatest income gap between richand poor. Extremely high levels of inequality in the region make it difficult to reduce povertymerely on the basis of economic growth. Consequently, an important task in this module isto identify the reasons behind many failed attempts to resolve the problems of e.g. poverty,inequality, and corruption. In addition, other factors such as environmental problems, urbanand rural security, trans-national terrorism, drugs traffic, terrorism, illicit trafficking, forgeryand money laundering, urban gangs, deep-rooted dissatisfaction of radical movements,natural disasters, mass migration, the perennial problem of weak governmental institutions,and other phenomena which cause additional suffering and instability, will be studied andcritically analyzed. The module is constituted of lectures, exercises, seminars, film views, androle-plays.Module 5, Methodology Course, 15 higher education credits.This course consists of two parts. In the first part, which is taught in common, coursecontents will concentrate on epistemology, research design, research ethics, and an overviewof research methods. In the second part, students may choose to concentrate on two amongfour offered methodological approaches, in relation to what they find most pertinent fortheir MA thesis work. Those four methodologies are as follows: - Statistical methods - Interview techniques
GÖTEBORG UNIVERSITY 11(12)Faculty of Social Sciences PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION FORSchool of Global Studies MASTER PROGRAMME IN GLOBAL STUDIES ADVANCED LEVEL - Textual analysis - Observation and participant observationModule 6, Proficiency courses, 15 higher education credits.The program offers two proficiency courses. The student will choose one of them. Studentsare also given the possibility to choose a relevant proficiency course given outside theprogramme and include it in a Master’s degree in Global Studies.The overall aim is to provide the students with relevant skills for professional work withsocial issues in a global and interdisciplinary perspective. The students can choose betweentwo options, either an internship or a field course. The encounter with working situations ininternships or with local urban or rural communities gives unique insights for professionalwork. The module adds personal experience and new perspectives to the academicknowledge obtained at the courses earlier in the Masters programme.Field CourseStudents who choose the field course will acquire pertinent skills of fieldwork and fieldresearch and get an insight into the complexity of social systems and into the need forreflection upon their own positions. The students will get an opportunity to apply variousapplied methods such as baseline studies, appraisals, and evaluations. During the field coursethe students will get teaching and supervision in order to link academic knowledge withpersonal experiences and more concretely to produce professional reports. The students willhave time to interact with local communities and to meet relevant institutions andorganisations. In dialogue with local actors they will also get the opportunity to criticallydiscuss different conceptions of social change and development. Usually, they will spendfour to six weeks outside the university. Time will be set aside to prepare the studentsconcerning empirical background to the field, methodological discussion, personal healthand security, and practical issues. After the field visit, they will get a chance to discuss anddigest their experiences.InternshipStudents will do an internship in a relevant work place. At the beginning of the term,students are required to come up with suggestions for an internship at a relevant workplace.Teachers make the final decision regarding the distribution of internships.Module 7, Master Thesis, 30 higher education credits.The aim is that the student will independently write a Master thesis with its theoretical andempirical anchorage in Global Studies. The student will independently formulate a researchquestion, choose relevant methods, search and collect relevant data, analyse the material andproduce an essay in written form. Data may be collected during the field course or theinternship. The thesis writing will be supervised individually. Students will also be required to
GÖTEBORG UNIVERSITY 12(12)Faculty of Social Sciences PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION FORSchool of Global Studies MASTER PROGRAMME IN GLOBAL STUDIES ADVANCED LEVELdefend the thesis in the final examination seminars as well as act as an opponent on anotherstudent’s essay.5. PrerequisitesThe requirement for admission to the programme is a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of30 higher education credits in a discipline within the field of Global Studies or theequivalent. A proficient command of oral and written English is vital. Requirements are:Swedish Gymnasium Engelska B with at least a Pass mark, or a valid test of English as aforeign language, or alternatively a Bachelors degree from an education held in English.6. DegreeAfter the completed programme of 120 higher education credits, the student will obtain aMaster in Global Studies. After completed courses of 60 higher education credits (including aMaster thesis, 15 higher education credits, and at least one in depth course at the advancedlevel, 15 higher education credits) the student can be awarded a Magisterexamen.7. Additional information• A minimum of 15 higher education credits in core courses at advanced level will give admission to in-depth courses (unless otherwise is specified in the separate syllabus description). Completed in-depth courses give admission to the methodology course, the proficiency course and the Master thesis course.• Students will be required to pay their own travel expenses in relation to the field course or the internship.• The field course involves location abroad and the internship may involve location outside Göteborg.• Student evaluations of each module as well as of the programme in general will be performed regularly and taken into account in the evaluation and development of the Master programme.