Master's Degree Programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Master of Science in Globalization and Sustainable Development

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About Globalization and Sustainable Development

Globalization and the increased interconnectedness created by the rapid flow of capital, people, goods, images and ideologies across national boundaries requires a new set of specialized educational tools. The two-year Master in Globalization and Sustainable Development prepares students to analyze the complex interactions between the political, economic, cultural and social trends which are having profound effects on our contemporary world.


Please note that there are different deadlines and application procedures for applicants who are citizens of EU/EEA countries and non- EU/EEA countries:

1 December: If you are from a Applicants who are citizens of non-EU/non-EEA countries 
1 March: Applicants who are citizens of Norway or EU/EEA countries or who already live in Norway with a Norwegian ID-number and do not require a visa to study in Norway. 

Criteria and instructions for applicants

Career Prospects

This Master's programme is designed to provide its students with the specialist knowledge and transferable skills to pursue careers in global corporations, non-governmental organisations or with international campaigning groups. 

Programme Components

The master's programme in Globalization and Sustainable Development involves two years of full-time studies. The workload for a full-time student for one academic year is 60 credits.

The programme is structured around core courses and elective courses (7.5 credits). In addition, the programme consists of an internship (30 credits) and a master's thesis (30 credits).

Student guidance

Please contact us if you have any questions:
Phone: +47 73 55 89 07

You can also visit us at campus Dragvoll in Building 7, level 4.


Degree: Master of Science in Globalization and Sustainable Development
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS
Programme code: MSGLOPOL

Restricted admission: Yes
Language of instruction: English

Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences
Department of Geography

City: Trondheim, Dragvoll and Gløshaugen

How to apply

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2019

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2020

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2020

The application portal for International Master's degrees will open mid-october, Nordic and EU/EEA students can apply after 1 February 2020


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