GLOBAL STUDIES

MA PROGRAMME

Admission

Will begin on
April 19, 2022

About the programme

Global Studies is, for the University of Opole, a brand new approach to the field of study that has always been defined from the top down and divided arbitrarily. The University of Opole has prepared a programme, holistic and interdisciplinary in its nature, which combines various models of education, recognized world-wide by the academic community. Global Studies is a programme focused on interdisciplinarity of the concept of global development and the trends that dictate its changes and ramifications. Globalization, global problems, globalistics, global education. Many synonymous notions, and yet each of them has its own specificity. 

Our Global Studies major is a unique degree, as it combines a large dose of practical experience, gained by our experts during numerous worldwide research expeditions, with academic knowledge. Our field of study connects two spheres. The first – social commitment, indicating that knowledge and awareness help in a real manner to minimize global issues, and change the reality that surrounds us. The second – a critical approach, that allows us to go beyond the liberal, homogeneous and Westernized face of globalization. The Global Studies is not just another field of study dedicated to international relations! The Global Studies is a major for enthusiasts and people interested in a deeper understanding of the world, who perceive globalization as a challenge, but also as a complex, ambiguous process, crucial for understanding the reality around us and challenges of the future. 

Why choose Global Studies?

Global Studies is a programme that provides students with the competences necessary on a rapidly evolving labour market. Students enrolled into the programme will become familiar with connected disciplines, such as notions of sustainable development, ecological policies and issues related to food and water resources, approached from the global perspective. Are you interested-in-the-world kind of person? Come to our studies! With us, you will not only learn how the world looks like, but also you will gain support in the process of getting to know it from different perspectives: political, economic, social, and cultural.

What will you learn about?

Global Studies students explore interdisciplinary knowledge in the area of political science, economics, sociology, culture, and new technologies. During their studies, they will gain knowledge, among others in the field of global political economy, international relations, and public diplomacy. They will take a closer look at specific regions in a global context, including Latin America and Western Europe, as well as learn about international security, European cooperation, and global ethics. In all this, students will also gain the ability to cooperate in a multicultural environment and gain understanding in the field of foreign policy analysis and their impact on global development, as well as global inequalities. Most importantly, during the Master’s degree in Global Studies, students will also expand their competence in conducting their own research.

Chosen subjects:

  • Global Political Economy;
  • International security;
  • Multicultural collaboration;
  • Public diplomacy;
  • European integration.

Within the studies, we will use materials as well as research and professional experience of our scientists that allowed us to create a textbook on global education. The book has been honored with Global Education Network Europe Award in the field of quality and good practice (http://globalstudies.humandoc.pl/).

Advantages of the programme

By obtaining a Master’s Degree in Global Studies, you will gain valuable capital in the contemporary labor market: you will achieve your qualifications in English; you will gain practical skills in analyzing international issues, and you will have the possibility of personal development in a multicultural environment.

Therefore, your professional future may be related to: international business; international governmental organizations (institutions of the European Union, NATO, UN, and many others); non-governmental organizations working in the international environment; public administration; start-up sector trying its hand at the international market.

The demand for analysts, researchers, managers, and specialists with knowledge and skills in the field of Global Studies in the European labor market is remarkably high. We are waiting for you, and we want to help you on your way to professional success!  

Admission requirements

You can apply for Global Studies if you have a degree in:

 

  • Political Science;
  • International Relations;
  • Internal Security;
  • National Security,
  • Journalism and Social Communication;
  • Economics;
  • Ethnology;
  • Philosophy;
  • Sociology.

Please note that even if you have a degree in one of the above-mentioned disciplines, your transcript of grades still will be verified by the programme’s coordinator. If your previous study programme and the one we offer differ significantly, it might be impossible for you to pursue Global Studies at the University of Opole.