Natural science, geography, social development or economic history? The Master’s Programme in Globalization, Environment and Social Change ranges across several fields. The programme targets students wanting to develop an interdisciplinary perspective and the expertise to analyse global environmental and social issues. Great emphasis is placed on explaining structures and driving forces behind global environmental changes. Upon completing the training, students will have both deep and broad subject knowledge and will be able to draw parallels and mediate between different perspectives related to global environmental issues.

The Master’s Programme in Globalization, Environment and Social Change involve the acquisition of specialist knowledge, competence and skills in relation to the first cycle (bachelor), and in addition to the requirements for the first cycle the programme:

  • further develop the ability of students to integrate and make autonomous use of their knowledge,
  • develop the students' ability to deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations, and
  • develop the students' potential for professional activities that demand considerable autonomy, or for research and development work.

After completion of the programme the student is expected to be able to:

  • critically integrate knowledge in the socio-economic and the bio-geo-physical areas.
  • conduct interdisciplinary analyzes of issues relating to globalization, environment and social change.
  • explain the underlying structures and driving forces for global environmental change.
  • apply interdisciplinary methods and theories to issues of globalization, environment and social change.
  • critically discuss and argue on issues of globalization, environment and social change; orally and in writing.
  • independently and creatively elaborate issues, plan and with adequate methods implement an independent work in the theme of globalization, environment and social change.
  • evaluate the contribution of independent work to the development of knowledge in the field.
  • apply research ethical rules and critically review the work of others based on such a standard system.
  • assessing knowledge in the field of globalization, environment and social change based on scientific, societal and ethical aspects.