The aim of the studies is to train specialists in the phenomena that characterize the era of globalization in which we live, with a comprehensive and transdisciplinary vision from the social sciences, beyond exclusively economic, political or cultural perspectives. Global studies go beyond the study of relations between international actors (such as states and supra-state organizations) because these studies address the analysis of global challenges that affect humankind as a whole (e.g. climate change, migration, intellectual artificial intelligence, economic crises, war and violence, poverty, pandemics, structures of domination and injustice, racism, or gender discrimination).
We understand that the training of such specialists must be transversal, open and flexible, so that they are able to anticipate and adapt to global changes and challenges that cannot yet be foreseen. We also believe that their training must take into account the local (and, therefore, cultural and particular) values and points of view through which each community explains the how and why of those challenges. Only with this perspective will these specialists be able to contribute to explaining and solving these global challenges and to collaborating in the design and transformation of humankind.
• To describe the global phenomena that affect the entire world population, from a transdisciplinary perspective.
• To analyze global phenomena from the local - global dialectic
• To build a holistic vision based on knowledge of the conceptual and methodological foundations of the different disciplines that constitute global knowledge.
• To reflect critically on globalization and its challenges, paying attention to ethical, cultural, environmental, human rights, gender and social justice considerations.
• To recognize cultural, religious and value diversity for the understanding, management and resolution of conflicts and global problems.
• To pose and solve global problems through different methodologies specific to the disciplines that make up the Degree.
• To design, plan and manage programs and strategies of global scope in public institutions, non-governmental organizations, companies and large international corporations.
• To demonstrate ability to understand and intervene in contemporary problems.
To communicate effectively in English and other languages other than the mother tongue.
Basic and general competences
• To apply your knowledge to your work or vocation in a professional way
• To elaborate and defend arguments and solve problems within your area of study.
• To gather and interpret relevant data so as to issue judgments reflecting on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues.
• To convey information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
• To develop the learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy.
• To communicate ideas, content and knowledge clearly and accurately using the most appropriate expression and discourse for each audience and context.
• To show knowledge about the implications of the new ideological, political, economic and technological forms that act in contemporary global society from a globalized and cosmopolitan perspective.
• To develop attitudes and skills that facilitate internationalization and one’s own training as authentic citizens that are sensitive to the values of peace and equality and able to understand, manage and administer knowledge in a global community.