Master programme Global Studies on Management and Information Science, JDP (E)

Content and focus of the degree programme:

The master’s programme in Global Studies teaches and promotes global perspectives in the description and analysis of historical, current and future processes and an integrative understanding for the global society, its mechanisms, interdependencies and problems as a basis for the acquisition of a responsible decision-making ability in the dealing with questions resulting from this. Students will acquire the ability to think and act in a holistic way in a globalised world that is gaining more and more complexity and dynamics. The focus of the study programme is on the imparting of more specialised knowledge of the globalisation phenomenon in the core areas of international economics, culture, society, international law and international politics as well as sustainable development, environment and climate. Human rights, gender issues, cultural and religious variety, history and geography are covered as cross-sectional topics.

Higher education institution:
Universität Graz
Group of fields of study:
Humanities, Social and Economic Sciences
Degree programme:
Global Studies on Management and Information Science, JDP (E)
Master programme
Academic degree:
Master of Arts, MA
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

Further information:

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Student Union fee: EUR 20,20
Tuition fee - see Detailed information
Stay abroad:
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published in the:
MBl. 2017/18, Stk. 33 f

Definition of the field of studies

The Global Studies programme deals with the mechanisms, interdependencies and problems of a global society.


The master’s programme in Global Studies is organised in a modular way. Compulsory modules are “Global Studies”, “Practice” and “Master’s Module”. Elective subjects to be chosen from a list include “law and politics”, “economics”, “history”, “environment, climate and technology” and “culture, religion, society and gender”; students have to choose two of them. Moreover, students have to study elective subjects that can be chosen freely. The master’s module consists of a master’s thesis, a master’s seminar and the master’s examination. A work placement outside the university is a compulsory part of the programme and must be documented accordingly. Students can do it in Austria or abroad, preferably in institutions authorised and recognised by the government, at NGOs working in relevant fields or at international organisations.

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations