Master of Science in Globalisation and Sustainable Development

Master's Degree Programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Master of Science in Globalisation and Sustainable Development

Globalization (photo)

Hands holding a globe. Photo.



  • Master

  • Full-time
  • 15. April Application deadline

Welcome to the study start 2020

Welcome to the study start 2020

Checklist and manage your stay

For new international students, this is what you need to do to get started as a student:

Checklist for new international students

How to learn Norwegian

NTNU has various part-time classes to help you learn Norwegian as a second language, including a free online course. 

Exchange students can join a 3-week intensive summer course in August. The course includes several day-trips in the surroundings of Trondheim, and a weekend-excursion to nearby mountains.

Student advisors

You can talk to the student advisors if you have questions regarding your studyprogram, courses, exams or other student life related issues. The student advisors are from time to time quite busy, but send them a e-mail and they will schedule a consultation. – all the administrative staff at the department have access to this mail.

Computer trouble?

Computer courses are held by "Orakeltjenesten" ("Orakel-service"). They can also help you when you have computer related issues. You can find them at the library. Phone: 73 59 18 10 or mail:

Contact Utdanningsplaner at NTNU if you have questions regarding your education plan on Student Web.

Study handbook

It is the student's own responsibility to get familiar with your study program and courses, this can be done through the study handbook. It is important to get familiar with the rules and regulations at NTNU.

Compulsory activities

All the compulsory activities must be completed before you can attend the exams. No, you can't get exemption from compulsory activities.


Deadline for exam registration are 15th September in the fall semester and 15th February in the spring semester. Unfortunately we can't help you if you are too late to register for the exams. More information about grading, credits and examinations.

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Buses to and from NTNU


Course schedule

Your personal course schedule/timetable will be available on your page on the intranet Innsida after you have registered for your courses. The schedule for each course will also be available in the course description section. You will find the courses under «Programme components» in the menu to the left on the programme start page.

Reading list

Here, you will find all the published reading lists. If you cannot find your courses, the reading list will be ready at the start of the academic year.


About Globalisation and Sustainable Development

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

Admission MGLOPOL


Please note that there are different deadlines and application procedures for applicants dependent on citizenship:

1 December: For 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.

We admit up to 20 students.

Career Prospects - MGLOPOL

Career Prospects

This Master's programme is designed to provide it`s students with specialist knowledge and transferable skills to pursue careers in a variety of different global corporations, non-governmental or governmental organisations.

Programme components - MGLOPOL

Programme Components

The master's programme in Globalisation and Sustainable Development involves two years of full-time studies in Trondheim. 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 - MGLOPOL


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.


  • Programcode: MSGLOPOL
  • Degree type: Master of Science in Globalisation and Sustainable Development
  • Credits: 120
  • Unit: Department of Geography
  • Location: Dragvoll, Trondheim

Krysspublisert! IKKE rør! Application deadlines

Digital lectures for the first semesterMore Information for International students who have been offered admission into an international Master’s programme at NTNU.

Application deadlines

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

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2020

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2020

Admission August 2021: The application portal will open in October for non-EU students

 Please see our FAQ
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