Official Master's Degree in GLOBED - Erasmus Mundus in Education Policies for Global Development


Access to this master's degree is open to holders of an official bachelor's degree from a Spanish university or from another higher education institution within or outside the European Higher Education Area, provided this gives access to postgraduate studies in the country of issue.

Admission requirements

The members of the consortium have defined a common set of admission criteria with the aim of making the admittance procedure easier and offering more transparency between the consortium and its candidates. Admission requirements are based on the prior academic training of the candidates and their level of English - with a minimum score of C of the Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages??. Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in Education or in another similar discipline (preferably in Sociology, Social / Cultural Anthropology, Political Sciences, Human Geography, International Relations and International Development Studies) from a renowned university. The bachelor's degree must have lasted a minimum of three years, corresponding to a minimum of 180 ECTS.

The selection procedure will consist of two phases: a technical and an academic evaluation. The GLOBED secretariat and its Admissions Committee, with one member from each of the partner countries, will be in charge of the selection procedure. The first phase will consist of a technical evaluation: once the applications are received, they will be registered and controlled by the secretariat of the consortium and made sure that the admission criteria is fulfilled. After that, all candidates will be informed by the secretariat on whether or not they have passed the first phase and will go on to the academic evaluation phase. Those who are accepted to the second phase will have two weeks to present all necessary documents. International qualifications will be evaluated will the help of professional diploma evaluators. In the second phase, all applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee to verify that the qualifications correspond to the selection criteria set by all members of the GLOBED. Depending on the number of applications, all candidates will be assessed by all members of the Admissions Committee, or the applications will be divided and reviewed by at least two members of the committee.

Selection criteria

Should the number of applicants be higher than that of places on offer, these will be allocated according to the following criteria:
  • Academic transcript (30%).
  • Previous studies (Degree) (25%):
    • Education Sciences, Social Sciences or equivalent (25%).
    • Other degrees with connections to development or the international field (20%)
    • Humanities, Languages, Translation or minors in Social Sciences or Education Sciences (15%)
    • Others (10%)
  • Professional experience (30%)
  • Cover letter (10%)
  • Letter of recommendation (5%)
Applicants will be assessed according to a four-point scale (A, B, C, D, where A - Admitted; B - Waiting list; C - To be included in the waiting list under specific conditions set down by the Board of Admission; D - Not admitted) and will be contacted once the Admissions Committee has reached a decision. The final list of selected candidates will be presented to the secretariat of the consortium, which will then inform each member of the consortium of the final result and send out the letters of admission. The secretariat of the consortium will also send out a verified copied of all enrolment documents for the students selected to the master's degree, and each centre will be able to proceed with the enrolment process according to the centre's regulations.

Each centre will be in charge of sending out an institutional admittance letter to the students enrolling in the master's degree in their centre. This letter will be sent out before the master's degree begins, in order to allow for students to process any necessary visa applications. The secretariat of the consortium will also inform all candidates who are on the waiting list or have not been admitted. Those on the waiting list will be admitted to the master's degree if any vacant places open up.

All member universities vow to promote equal opportunities and foster balanced participation between GLOBED groups of different origins. Therefore, during the selection process and any type of organised activity the diversity of genders, regions and countries will be taken into account.

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