Study structure

Globalisation and Sustainable Development (Master's Programme)

Programme structure

The Master of Science and Globalisation and Sustainable Development is a full-time study programme carried out over two academic years (August to June). Each year consists of 60 credits.

The programme is structured around a number of core courses and elective courses taken in the first year. During the second year, students complete a one semester internship (30 credits) and a master's thesis (30 credits), to which students dedicate the final semester of their studies.

The information below is valid for the academic year 2023-2024.

1st year

1st term (autumn)
Code Title Credits
GEOG3053 Discourses of Development and Globalisation 7,5
GEOG3518 Global Production Networks 7,5
HIST3295 International Economic Contemporary History 7,5
GEOG3005 or
Qualitative Methods or
Quantitative Methods
2nd term (spring)
Code Title Credits
SANT3508 Globalisation Theory and Culture 7,5
GEOG3522 Migration and the humanitarian-development nexus 7,5
  Experts in Teamwork (EiT) - Intensive 7,5
  Elective 7,5

2nd year

3rd term (autumn)
Code Title Credits
* Internship 30
4th term (spring)
Code Title Credits
** Master's Thesis in Globalisation 30

* The course code depends on the departmental belonging of the NTNU supervisor for the internship assignment: GEOG3012, HIST3012, IØ3012, SARB3012, SANT3012

** The course code depends on the departmental belonging of the NTNU supervisor for the Master's Thesis: GEOG3910, HIST3910, IØ3910, SANT3910, SARB3910.

Elective Courses
Code Title Credits Term Admission
SARB3518 Global Migrations and Ethnic Relations 1 7,5 Spring Open
HIST3400 The global political economy of natural resources, 1870-2000 7,5 Spring Open
GEOG3101 Innovation and Sustainable Regional Development 7,5 Spring Open
GEOG3517 Social Difference, Identity and Place 7,5 Spring Open
GEOG3527 GIS Tools for Climate Change Studies 7,5 Spring Open

Study plan details

Check the current schedule for compulsory and elective courses by year and semester, as well as other details about the programme.

Study plan