Master of Science in Globalisation and Sustainable Development

Master of Science in Globalisation and Sustainable Development

Globalisation and Sustainable Development (Master's Programme)

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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, environmental, cultural and social trends which are having profound effects on our contemporary world.

Start of studies on your programme

Welcome to NTNU! Here you will find information about the start of studies, autumn semester, 2024.

The student will gain:

  • An interdisciplinary perspective on the implications of globalisation on civil society, state power, changing patterns of national culture and global markets and technologies, and the environment.
  • An understanding of the effects of globalisation on key actors in the global arena, such as NGOs, global corporations, international campaigning groups, states or multinational institutions.
  • The ability to employ interdisciplinary approaches to the practical challenges in globalisation and sustainable development through an internship undertaken in a global company or organisation.

Read more about what you will learn

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.

Read more about career opportunities

You will attend regular lectures, seminars, and training workshops that support your learning. Emphasis is given to student-driven learning involving collaboration, reflection, experience sharing, and project-related tasks.

The students in this programme will benefit from being a part of a strong international research milieu.

New students will be invited to participate in an introductory programme at the beginning of the semester.

Read more about student life

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).

Read more about the programme structure

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 15 students.

Read more about admission and requirements

If you are an international student and have any questions regarding the admission requirements, please consult our FAQ for Master's applicants.

For all questions regarding applications, admission criteria, language requirements and documentation, please contact the NTNU Admissions Office at

For questions regarding visa or immigration formalia, please contact the NTNU Office of International Relations at

For questions regarding housing, please contact  

Other questions:

Faculty of Social Sciences
Telephone: (+47) 73 55 19 00

Department of Geography (Study programme owner)
Visiting address:
Dragvoll, Building 7, Level 4,
Edvard Bulls veg 1, Trondheim

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