Master of Global Studies (MGlobalSt)

Develop the skills and knowledge to think and act on a global scale in relation to the challenges of today’s world.

Programme overview

The Master of Global Studies* is designed for graduates who have completed either a Bachelor of Global Studies or a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in a relevant major.

During the programme you will engage with contemporary global issues such as human rights, environmental sustainability, global business, Māori and Indigenous issues, and cultural industries.

Some of the key concepts you can explore include globalisation and anti-globalisation, inequality, transnationalism, labour, the environment and public health.

You will develop the ability to work practically in different fields, disciplines or sectors having an impact on global issues. You will be able to bring creative thinking, innovative problem-solving and skills in collaboration and partnership to address real-world stakeholder needs.

You will be well prepared for leadership positions in international organisations in the public and private sectors, foreign affairs and diplomacy, NGOs, non-profit and human services, international media, think tanks and research institutes.

After the degree, research-oriented pathways in academia are also available through a PhD in subjects such as Geography, Politics and International Relations, or Public Policy.  

A 120-point Postgraduate Diploma in Global Studies* is also planned to be available in 2022 as either an entry or exit qualification.

Quick facts

Programme type Postgraduate - Taught
Points 180
Duration Full-time: 1.5 years
Part-time: 3 years

More information and enquiries

The Master of Global Studies will be offered for the first time in Semester One 2022, subject to standard regulatory approval. Applications will open following programme approval, and more information will be available from September 2021.

Find out more about the University of Auckland’s Global Studies programme.

For more information about the programme, please get in touch.

*The Master of Global Studies will be available for offer in Semester One 2022, subject to regulatory approval.