Master's degree programme, 2 years

Globalization and Sustainable Development

– Learning Outcome

Learning outcome

A candidate who has completed his or her qualification should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


  • have knowledge on core theories and concepts with relevance for globalization and development
  • have knowledge on theories suitable for understanding global flows; e.g. of goods and services, people, technologies and ideas
  • have knowledge on understanding economic growth and inequality


  • be able to identify and critically analyze key factors and forces shaping the livelihood and well-being of individuals, populations and societies, taking into account both global and local perspectives
  • be able to independently analyze and evaluate policies and strategies for development, poverty and economic growth in the global south
  • be able to critically evaluate, discuss and prioritize among scientific literature and key methodologies in the field of globalization and development

General competence

  • evaluate and disseminate existing data and research design by carrying out and coordinating scientifically valid and focused research to advance knowledge in a particular problem area or issue within globalization and development
  • work effectively with cross-disciplinary problems on an individual basis as well as in teams, and be able to provide evidence-based solutions to situations, which are complex and require new approaches
  • independently assess and organize the learning process and assume responsibility for continuous professional development with a view to life-long learning