The Master’s course prepares students for working in an increasingly multi-polar world. The course is not limited to a single method of interpretation, or one disciplinary approach, but it is designed to equip highly-qualified students with the ability to contribute to the forward-looking debate on globalization processes in a self-reflective and critical manner – an essential qualification for enhancing one’s prospects in the contemporary labour market.
The core qualification aims of the study program comprise competences for dealing with different academic approaches to the phenomenon of globalization processes, their foundation and problem areas at a scientific level and related to relevant professional fields; the ability to independently work on interdisciplinary problem areas and the adequate presentation of the gathered knowledge in written and oral form.
Further qualification objectives are transferable understanding and academic skills, such as (i) understanding complex global history and international studies problems and framing them in ways which simplify while still retaining relevance; (ii) developing analysis and arguments in pursuance of an independent research question; (iii) skills to gather, deploy, combine and assess evidence of various kinds; (iv) skills to critically examine the arguments and evidence presented by others; (iv) developing consistent arguments and communicating these in clear, concise and persuasive forms.
The design of the programme as well as the experiences of former graduates suggests that the fields of employment for EMGS graduates are the public sector (diplomatic service, development cooperation, and consultancy), NGOs, the private sector and basic research. Our aim is to offer for all four fields of employment a study programme that is methodologically deliberated, demanding in terms of content and complemented by research internships.
The European partner universities offer to the best students having completed the Master course a variety of tracks to PhD-programmes. You can find out more about these programmes by visiting the following websites:
Besides the academic career the programme prepares young scholars for a variety of job opportunities in practice e.g. in cross-national and supranational agencies, non-governmental organisations, as intercultural mediator or in the field of development cooperation, economy and management.
Websites to find out about job opportunities
Websites to find out about placements
Financial support for placements:
Furthermore we want to inform you that the Erasmus program is offering financial support for students' placements in Europe. Both compulsory placements and voluntary placements can be sponsored. Applications can be made by students who are citizens of one of the 31 member-countries of the ERASMUS-program and who are immatriculated at the University of Leipzig as full-time-students. For further information please see the website of the International Centre of the University of Leipzig (here).
Students from Africa, Asia and Latin America can apply for scholarships for placements in their home country to the STUBE Sachsen. Information is to be found here.