Economics of Globalization and European Integration/Erasmus Mundus


General Philosophy

This master’s degree programme in economics is essentially geared to students interested in careers in research, in government and international organisations, and in the research and strategy departments of large banks and industrial and commercial corporations.


The programme is organised by a consortium of nine
partner universities:

  • Universiteit Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Università degli Studi di Bari ‘Aldo Moro’, Bari, Italy
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
  • Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spain
  • Université Lille 1, Sciences et Technologies, France
  • Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze, Czech Republic
  • Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
  • Xiamen University, Xiamen, P.R. China
  • Universidade de Brasília, Brasília DF, Brazil.


Upon successful completion of the programme, students earn the Master’s degree Economics of Globalisation and European Integration.
The diplomas are awarded jointly by all the partners of the consortium and signed by the Rector, President or Vice-Chancellor of each partner university.
In 2012 the programme was again selected by the European Commission as an Erasmus Mundus Master’s Course. The programme started operating as such from the academic year 2013-2014 onwards.

Structure of the Programme

The master’s programme has a workload of 60 ECTS credits, with a taught part consisting of 45 credits and a dissertation of 15 credits. The study programme is full-time and runs over 12 months. It is taught by staff of the nine partner institutions. During the year students move as a group to three different universities in three different countries.