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Social Sciences

Politics & International Relations

BA Global Studies

3 years

€3850 (tbc) pa

Programme profile

Would you like to understand how different parts of the world are connected through global phenomena such as climate change and migration? Would you like to contribute to a more sustainable planet and debate solutions for a more just society? Do you want to understand global challenges from a variety of perspectives coming from psychology, law, economics, history, global health, politics and sociology, to name a few? Are you interested in learning a new language and strengthening your intercultural skills through practical, hands-on experiences?

Global Studies is a truly interdisciplinary programme. It is the only Bachelor in the Netherlands to have 6 faculties equally teaching in the programme. This means that experts will help you to integrate knowledge from different disciplines to better understand and intervene in complex global problems. You will study with an international group of students, receive two years of language training, and have the opportunity to conduct a field study in the Global South.

Programme content

The programme is structured around five themes, each of which contains knowledge, theories, methods and academic & professional skills from multiple disciplines:

- Environment & Economy
- Migration & Citizenship
- Tolerance & Beliefs
- Peace & Justice
- 21st Century Learning

Complex, global problems require solutions that are rooted in multiple disciplines. Global Studies trains you to integrate knowledge and skills that pertain to the natural and technical sciences (environmental science, data science), social sciences (development geography, political economy, governance, law, sociology, economics, international relations and technology studies), life sciences (public health, psychology), and humanities (anthropology, history and philosophy). 

During the theme on Peace and Justice, you will have the opportunity to go on a month-long field study in the Global South, exploring and learning about a relevant problem in a local community in Africa, Asia or Latin America.


You can continue your studies at Master's level in leading universities accross the world, including these Masters at U. Maastricht:

- Globalisation and Development Studies
- Economics and Strategy in Emerging Markets
- Global Health
- Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management
- European Public Affairs
- Politics and Society
- Public Policy and Human Development
- European Studies
- European Studies on Society, Science and Technology

Entry Requirements

Three A-Levels (CCC) plus 3 GCSEs [Grades A-C] in six different subjects

Six passes at Leaving Certificate, including three at H5, or above. Min 350 points

Admissions Essay



Admissions Essay is required

01 March