What will I learn?

Fire studenter sitter på klosser med FNs bærekraftsmål. Foto
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Globalisation and Sustainable Development (Master's Programme)

What will I learn?

Globalisation and the increased interconnectedness created by the rapid flow of capital, people, goods, images and ideologies across national boundaries require a new set of specialised educational tools. The two-year MSc in Globalisation and Sustainable Development prepares students to analyze the complex interactions between the political, economic, cultural, environmental and social trends that have profound effects on our contemporary world. 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.

The master's programme is a collaborative programme involving the following five departments:

  • Department of Geography
  • Department of Modern History and Society
  • Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Managment
  • Department of Social Anthropology
  • Department of Social Work


Short film made by Master students in Globalisation and Sustainable Development as a prelude to the webinar Sustainability in education organized by NTNU Sustainability.