Degree - A Master of Arts in Global Studies


Successful students of the European Master 'Global Studies' will receive a Master of Arts in Global Studies. Depending on their mobility track a double degree (in case it contains
Ghent and/or Roskilde and/or London School of Economics) or joint degree (in all other cases) will be issued. The degree will be accompanied by a diploma supplement, which contains further information about the educational university systems used in the Consortium, the qualifications gained by the student during the participation in the programme and her/his mobility track. Each student will also receive a transcript of records that lists all the courses the student has attended and the grades she/he has received.


The European Master in Global Studies is a two year's Master and divided into four phases (two winter and two summer terms). The programme has a modular structure according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), as initiated by the Bologna Process. It is made up of 120 credits (30 credits each term),that is equivalent to a study workload of 900 hours per term or 1,800 hours a year).You will find more information about ECTS on:


Grading is following the national grading systems. The overall grade corresponds to the German grading system. It is calculated by the Erasmus Mundus Global Studies team of the University of Leipzig in co-operation with the co-ordination teams of the participating universities. The grades of the non-European partner universities are translated into the grading systems of the European universities of the Consortium, at which students are enrolled for the respective year of study.