The master’s programme on Education Policies for Global Development (GLOBED) has been selected to receive another round of funding under the Erasmus+ framework, until the year 2029. That means that those students applying along the next four intakes will have the possibility to opt for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship as well.
On behalf of the European Commission, the European Education and Culture Executive Agency-EACEA has awarded the GLOBED programme as one of the best 34 proposals among the 94 that were submitted in 2023. Therefore, the GLOBED consortium will be able to offer scholarships to the best ranked applicants along the next four editions (2024-26, 2025-27, 2026-28, and 2027-29).
Continuity and progression: an enhanced, more specialised curriculum
The programme will be run by the same four universities, that is to say, the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) as coordinating institution, the University of Glasgow (UofG), the University of Cyprus (UCY), and the University of Bremen (UB) that comes back on board after one intake of pause.
Like on previous editions, the students selected for each edition will start their studies at the UAB, in Barcelona, where they will get the knowledge base on global education policies, theories on education, and research methods, over the first semester. Later on, they will split in three different groups: some will continue their studies in Glasgow, some in Cyprus and another third in Bremen. This way, students will be able to specialise between three different paths instead of two: Education and Global Development (UofG), Comparative and Inclusive Education (UCY), and Global, Social and Education Policies (UB).
Internships in one of the Associate Partners will follow, and students will have a hands-on experience either in an international organisation, such as UNESCO, in an NGO, or in a research group, such as GEPS or CIIE. After that, students will collect data for their fieldwork, travelling to the scene and getting to know the main actors of their research work.
The Winter School in Cyprus, each year devoted to a different relevant topic on Education and Development, will be the meeting point for all, students and professors. But, before that, they will engage in a regional specialisation remote course, acquiring specific knowledge on the historical framework and contemporary policy trends in Asia, Sub Saharan Africa, the Mediterranean, or Latin America and the Caribbean. Finally, students will focus on their master’s thesis along the fourth semester, and will be reunited again on the Graduation Day, in Barcelona, where they will close the circle.
New scholarships’ scheme
More scholarships will be awarded on the following years, and more generous: around 20 students will be selected by the consortium as scholarship holders per edition, and each of them will receive 1.400 € per month along the two-years programme, which should cover their travel, accommodation and living expenses.
The new call for scholarships will be open between the 12th of January and the 19th of February. After this first deadline, students will be able to apply for the self-funded call for applications until the 6th of May.