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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Maddy Glenn, Student Ambassador Globalisation and Development Studies

Maddy is from the United States of America and chose to come to Maastricht University for the Master’s programme Globalisation and Development Studies. “After my Bachelor’s International Development Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, I was looking for a Master’s programme abroad. As a curious person, always interested in learning new things, studying abroad is very exciting. This particular programme was what drew me to Maastricht in the first place, but Maastricht is also a great students’ city. When I chose this master’s programme, I was hoping I would be challenged and learn a lot, and so far both have come true. After my studies, I would like to continue building on what I learned at FASoS and work for international and non-governmental organisations and continue to live in many different countries.”

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Maddy Glenn, Ambassador Master Globalisation and Development Studies

“The ‘feel good’ component of the Master’s programme is what drew me most.”


  • 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


  • 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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