Labour Policies and Globalisation (Master)

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Since 2004 the Global Labour University (GLU) network has offered this Master programme on sustainable development, social justice, international labour standards, trade unions, economic policies and global institutions. This unique global programme is jointly developed by universities and workers organisations from around the world.

The GLU is rooted in the partnership of trade unions, universities, the ILO and labour support organisations across the world. By building a network between workers' organisations and the scientific community, it contributes to the analytical and strategic capacities of labour in debating and acting for social justice.

It aims at candidates with experience in labour and social movements willing to assist organisations in these fields in engaging more effectively in social dialogue, public debate, and policy implementation. Participants will analyse and discuss the challenges of globalisation from a labour and trade union perspective in a multidisciplinary context. The programme offers a multicultural and multiregional environment with students and lecturers from developing, transition and industrialised countries. The programme is a one year joint degree programme of the University of Kassel and the Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR).

The Global Labour University is a unique programme and supported by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Hans-Boeckler-Stiftung (HBS), the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and various Global Union Federations. The programme maintains and facilitates close contact and exchange with various trade union organisations and experts, which exceeds the regular academic curriculum of a master study programme. The participation in the programme requires an own contribution of 1500,-€.

Ge­­ne­ral pro­­gram­­me in­­­for­­ma­­ti­on

Final degree: Master of Arts

Beginning of study: Winter semester

Language of instruction: English

Period of study: 2 semesters

Non-consecutive pogramme, joint degree. The second semester will take place in Berlin.

Integrated internship: 6-week internship during the study period

Application procedure for the winter semester

Ap­p­li­ca­ti­on with a de­gree ear­ned in Ger­ma­ny

Ap­p­li­ca­ti­on pe­ri­od

annual 01.06. - 01.09.

Please apply for this course via the online application portal for master’s degree courses at the University of Kassel.

How to apply

Ap­p­­li­­ca­­ti­on with a de­gree ear­­ned outs­i­de Ger­­ma­­ny

Ap­p­li­ca­ti­on pe­ri­od

annual 01.12. - 01.03.
Extended until 15th of July 2024

If you pursued your Bachelor degree at a university outside Germany, you need to apply via uni-assist. uni-assist will pre-evaluate your application on behalf of the University of Kassel and inform you if further documents are required. 

How to apply

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