Course Offer at Non-European Partner Universities

Students may choose to study their third term at one non-European partner university to further specialize in various topics or to familiarize themselves with a particular regional perspective on global processes in order to be more prepared for the master’s thesis by means of fieldwork and archival studies. The partner universities contribute to the programme in very valuable ways, and students profit greatly from the wide range of regional and topical expertise provided by these universities. Students are required to take courses amounting to 30 ECTS.

EMGS students are hosted by the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) and can specialize in the partner programme “Global Studies with a special emphasis on Peace and Security in Africa”.

The term begins in October and ends in January.

Students need to take 3 courses (10 ECTS each).

Course offer:

  • Peace and Security in Africa
  • Human Rights and Development
  • New Regionalisms in Africa

For further information on the special emphasis programme, see here.

EMGS students are hosted by the Department of International Development Studies (IDS) and can specialize in international development and cooperation between the Global North and Global South.

Fall term courses start in the beginning of September and end in the beginning of December.


EMGS students take three courses per term, plus an optional course as an audit. Courses can be taken from the IDS graduate calendar or from approved cross-listed courses in other departments. See the online calendar for up-to-date information about course offerings as well as the website for more information about course offerings. The graduate handbook available on the IDS website will be of particular value to those planning to attend Dalhousie. Some courses of interest:

  • INTD 5000.03 Advanced Topics in International Development: Development in Practice
  • INTD 5001.03: Readings in International Development Studies
  • INTD 5002.03: Graduate Seminar in Research Design for Development Studies
  • INTD 5003.03: Special Topics in IDS
  • INTD 5600.03: Gender and Development
  • POLI 5302.03: Comparative Development Administration
  • POLI 5340. 03: Approaches to Development
  • ECON 5252.03: From Disaster Relief to Sustainable Development
  • NVI 5041.03: Environmental Education

Additional information, including summaries of these courses, is available in the graduate handbook.

EMGS students are hosted by the History Department and can specialize in current Chinese geopolitics and Pacific cooperation.

The fall term starts in September and lasts until January.

ECTS: Students need to obtain 12 “Fudan Credits”, which are equivalent to 30 ECTS.

Courses: The majority of the courses should be from the history department, but single courses can also have selected from other departments.

EMGS students are hosted by the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning and can specialize in social economic analysis of South Asian caste systems and their opening to global cooperation.

Fall term courses start in mid-July and last until the beginning of December.

Preliminary course choice within the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning:

Macroeconomics, International Trade, Investment and Payments, Indian Economic Problems, Mathematical Methods in Economics, Evolution of the Indian Economy, Production Conditions in Indian Agriculture, Structure and Growth of Indian Industries, Econometric Methods I, Labour, Economics, Social Choice I, Game Theory, Issues in the contemporary International Economy, Experimental Methods in Economics, Methods of Economic Analysis, Economics of Planning, Welfare economics, Development Economics, Economic History.

Students need to select 4 courses, which are equivalent to 30 ECTS.

EMGS studenst are hosted by the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations and can specialize in questions of ecological and climate policy in the Anthropocene.

The courses start in July and last until December.

Requirements: Students need a grade point average of 2.5/4 and English language proficiency (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)

For European students, 12 Macquarie credit points are equivalent to 30 ECTS, meaning that the average 3–credit point Macquarie subject is equivalent to 7.5 ECTS and 4–credit point subject is worth 10 ECTS.

Therefore students need to attend three courses. Especially recommended are those in the field of Modern History:

  • MHPG912: World Historians (supervised preparation of a research paper of about 5000 words)
  • MHPG847: Rewriting History (1x 3500 word paper, 1×1500 test (completed in their own time, not a formal exam)
  • MHPG811: Colonialism, Sex, Gender (1x 3500 word paper, 1×1500 test (completed in their own time, not a formal exam)
  • MHPG915: Bulletin to Big Brother: The Media in Australia Since 1880

and in the field of international relations:

  • IRPG842 Politics of International Law
  • IRPG844 The Asia-Pacific Region and Australia
  • IRPG845 International Institutions
  • IRPG855 Globalisation and the North-South Relationship

EMGS students are hosted by the Department of Politics and can specialize in new regionalisms from a South Pacific perspective.

The term starts in the beginning of July and runs until November.

EMGS students need to take 2 courses (each 15 ECTS).

Some course options:

  • Global Peace and Conflict
  • Development and Peacebuilding
  • Global Economy and International Legal Issues
  • International Relations and the Global South

EMGS students are hosted by the Department of Global Studies and can specialize in the interdependency of North, South, and Meso American globalization projects.

The fall quarter starts in September and lasts until the end of December. It is recommended to arrive a month before courses begin in order to find housing and to prepare the coursework.


EMGS students need to attend 3 courses, amongst them are two mandatory graduate seminars:

  • GLOBL 220 (History and Theory of Globalization)
  • GLOBL 222 (Global Culture, Ideology, and Religion)

Elective courses recommended by former exchange students: Contemporary Issues lecture series with interesting guest speakers

The UCSB has published a video in which scholars from around the world discuss their understanding of Global Studies.

EMGS students are hosted by the Department of Political Science and can specialize in integration processes in Southern Africa and post-apartheid transition.

Students should arrive by mid-July in Stellenbosch. The term runs until the end of November.

ECTS: Courses are usually 10 ECTS per course and are fully transferable.

Requirements: Focus on International Studies in the Undergraduate Courses. Grade point average of 65% in the final year.

Course selection

Usually students can choose three out of four courses:

  • Global Political Economy
  • Politics of Southern Africa
  • Conflict in Africa
  • International Law (5 ECTS)

EMGS students are hosted by the Faculté des Arts, Lettres et Sciences Humaines and can specialize in the global role of Francophonie as international organization and cultural network.

The fall term runs from October until January.

EMGS students usually take 5 courses (6 ECTS each). Courses are mainly offered in French.

Recommended courses:

  • Décolonisation de l’Afrique au nord et au sud du Sahara
  • Sociologie de l’environnement
  • Méthodes et techniques de la tradition orale