京都大学 大学院経済学研究科・経済学部

International Joint Master Degree Program in Global Markets, Local Creativities

The Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University will launch a new graduate program, “International Joint Master Degree Program in Global Markets, Local Creativities,” in September 2021. This is a two-year master’s program. Over two years, students study at the University of Glasgow (UK), the University of Barcelona (Spain), and Kyoto University (Japan), and receive a joint degree from the three universities.

Program Overview

  • Major
  • International Joint Master Degree Program in Global Markets, Local Creativities
  • Degree award
  • International Master in Global Markets, Local Creativities
  • Duration
  • Two years
    (6months at the University of Glasgow; 6months at the University of Barcelona; and 12 months at Kyoto University)
    All students spend the first semester at the University of Glasgow, move to the University of Barcelona for the second semester, and spend the second year (third and fourth semesters) at Kyoto University for one year.
  • Start date
  • September
  • Enrollment limits
  • 8 students
  • Language
  • All classes are offered in English.
  • Funding
  • Competitive scholarship (EMJMD) is available.
  • Application
  • Application deadline for entry in 2021: January 8, 2021
    ※For information about GLOCAL and the 2021 application, please see here.
    ※Applicants must apply and submit all necessary supporting documentation online via GLOCAL online application system.
    ※There will be an online orientation on 11th December, 2020.
  • Graduation requirement
  • To earn more than 120 ECTS, complete a master’s thesis under the guidance of supervisors, and pass an exam
    on the thesis during the duration of two years or longer.

    International Joint Master Degree Program in Global Markets, Local Creativities is an international program jointly offered by the University of Glasgow (UK), the University of Barcelona (Spain), and Kyoto University (Japan). This two-year academic programme equips you with the critical skills to make sense of the intersecting complementarity of the global and local, but also provides opportunities for practical experience with companies and public policy organisations. All courses are offered in English. Students study at these three universities in three countries over two years, spending the first semester (6 months) at the University of Glasgow, the second semester (6 months) at the University of Barcelona, and the third and fourth semesters (12 months) at Kyoto University. During the second year (third and fourth semesters), students are required to complete a master’s thesis under the guidance of supervisors from the three universities.

    This program is one of the courses (called “study track”) in the integrated international programme “GLOCAL” comprised by a consortium of 7 universities. The GLOCAL program aims to provide students with interdisciplinary and international academic training and practical skill through the complementary and interdisciplinary expertise, resources and networks of seven leading universities in seven innovative cities. Students have opportunities to take classes and participate in programs, such as a summer school, offered by any of the seven universities.