Global Labour University announces 2013 Masters Programme in Brazil
The Global Labour University (GLU) invites trade unionists and labour activists to apply for 2013 Masters Programme on Social Economics and Development. Using a comparative perspective between advanced and developing countries, this course focuses on economics development, inequality, poverty, strategies of trade unionism and multinational corporations and labour. The GLU provides a unique opportunity to study and discuss the challenges of globalization together with a global group of fellow trade unionists. Internships with trade union organisations and labour research institutions offer the chance to engage in labour movements in different countries and at international level.
The final deadline for applications is 31 August 2012. The Masters programme, which started in January 2008, is conducted entirely in English. The classes are held at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), which is located in the the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The course is taught by professors of the Institute of Economics and guest lecturers from other Brazilian universities and research institutes, as well as from the GLU partner universities through the ongoing guest teaching exchange programme.
To obtain a master’s degree, students need to complete 40 course credits in 10 courses divided into 2 semesters (March-June / August-December), write a master’s thesis and complete an internship. Attention: UNICAMP will accept only 20% of credits (2 courses) from another university, therefore it is not possible within the 13 months of scholarship (see more details in “Scholarships”) to study in a partner university. Still if you wish to take 8 courses in Brazil (2 semesters) and, after that, take 2 courses in a partner university, please inform in your application because it has to be approved by the 2 chosen universities.
Candidates should be proficient in English, hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university and be recommended by a trade union or a trade union related institution. Scholarships to cover housing, food and other expenses are available. The GLU awards a limited number of scholarships for participants. Applicants need to have the endorsement of a trade union to apply for a scholarship.
More detailed information about the specific profiles of the programs and the application form are available here: www.global-labour-university.org