Master

Globalisation and Development Studies

Do you have a passion for research and work in the field of globalisation and development, rooted in undergraduate studies or experience in the field? Are you interested in individuals and communities, as well as in the broader relations between the Global North and South? Do you have the ambition to develop your academic research skills and to use academic insights to make a positive impact in the world? If so, this may be the right programme for you. The master’s in Globalisation & Development Studies is a social science programme that focuses on how the dynamics of globalisation affect developing areas. You will develop the theoretical, analytical and practical skills that are essential for either an academic or professional career in globalisation and development.

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Kirstin Kreyscher, Student Ambassador Globalisation and Development Studies

Kirstin Kreyscher is half German, half Dutch, she holds bachelor’s degree in Economics/Business Administration from the DHWB in Stuttgart and a master’s degree in Public Relations & Advertising from UNSW Sydney, Australia. She decided to come to Maastricht for a master’s programme in Globalisation and Development Studies. “When I obtained by bachelor’s degree in 2009, job opportunities were scarce with the full-scale financial crisis. By then I had acquired an interest in communication so I decided to specialise in that field. I went to Australia for a master’s programme, with a focus on journalism, media, public relations and advertising. Afterwards I worked in various jobs related to marketing, internal communications and PR, traveled throughout Asia and worked in India. Having experienced so many different developing countries at first hand, I was convinced that my further career would take a different route. After my return to Germany, I gradually realised that I lacked social purpose and a real connection with the subject at hand in my daily work. This was a turning point in my life. So I decided to go back to university, gain new knowledge and focus on a career in the social and NGO domain. The standards and reputation of Maastricht University are very good and with me being half Dutch, I wanted to explore more of this area. This master’s programme connects all the dots, so to speak, between my studies, travels and experiences so far.”

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Kirstin Kreyscher, Ambassador Globalisation and Development Studies 2017-2018 (2)

“My goal is to live and work abroad in a developing country, as a project manager or teacher helping out and sharing knowledge with others where it is needed most”

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  • “The ‘feel good’ component of the master’s programme is what drew me most.”
    Maddy Glenn, Student Ambassador Globalisation and Development Studies 2016-2017
  • I would love to carry out a project somewhere in the world, with my feet in the mud, really helping people.
    Toby Chan (Hong Kong), Globalisation and Development Studies

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  • Student volunteer Jana Echterhoff portraid in Die Welle

    Thursday, June 1, 2017

    The german international broadcaster Die Welle reported on the vonlunteer work of Globalization and Development Studies student Jana Echterhoff in Mexico.

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      This year, the Festival of Pleasure Art and Science (PAS-festival) will take place between 7 and 8 September. We can already give you a sneak peak into this year’s programme, but make sure to keep an eye on their Facebook page for any updates! https://www.facebook.com/pasmaastricht/

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      Join the PAS-team during the PAS-festival 2018!

      On 7 and 8 September Studium Generale, Maastricht University organises a special festival full of music, theatre, dance, art and interesting lectures. Do you want to help them make this PAS-festival a success? Join their great team of volunteers. You get a T-shirt, a meal, drinks and get paid € 8,00 per hour. Interested? Sign up here ⬇️

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      Do you want to be a diplomat for a week? Are you interested in international relations or solving global problems? Then sign up now for the 31st edition of The European International Model United Nations conference!

      Model United Nations conferences are a simulation based on the workings of the UN whereby students represent a country and together through debate look for solutions to global challenges. TEIMUN is the oldest MUN in continental Europe for university students from all over the world. Will this be your first time going to a MUN conference? No need to worry as TEIMUN is perfect for both first time MUNers and MUN veterans alike.

      Registration can be done through http://teimun.org/signup/ till the 15th of June. However, sign up before the 15th of May to get the debate topic of your preference!

      More information can be found on www.teimun.org

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