A Lifelong Learning Degree
University of Salamanca

We provide the deep knowledge, practical tools and direct opportunities for scholars, foreign affairs practitioners and analysts to make a significant impact in their chosen fields.

Global and International Studies. A Lifelong Learning Degree. University of Salamanca

In the very near future more than half of new jobs in the US will be connected to the global economy. In the EU, emerging jobs opportunities are increasingly attached to international markets and political alliances. In developing regions, most new jobs will be linked to foreign investment, global commerce, international negotiation, the environment, and multinational corporations. Worldwide, conflict resolution and security affect business, states, NGOs, and private citizens.

Our master degree provides the necessary skills and abilities to successfully compete in these new job markets. Our Master Program is taught fully in English by a diverse international team of scholars and practitioners from Europe, the United States, and Latin America.

Our Think Tank offers hands-on professional development assistance to our program. In addition, our Global Internship Program offers students a wide array of internships and job opportunities in some European capitals or Washington D.C.

What does A Lifelong Learning Degree mean?   It is the name that universities in the European Union are now going to adopt to refer to their own programs, that is, those that they themselves certify. This allows to have greater flexibility in terms of incorporating international students and faculty. For more information, you may want to check out the link to the European Consortium (

Our Master in Global and International Studies offers Four Different Tracks of specialization: 1) Nationalism and Conflict Management, 2)Migration, Environment and Climate Change, 3) Negotiation and Business, and 4) Global Security. 

Views of experts on our Global and International Studies Program

U.S Ambassador
Mark Asquino
(Retired Ambassador)

Peter Kuznick
(American University)

Farzeen Nasri
(Ventura College, California)

Fernando López-Alves
(University of California)

Interview with
Melody Johnson
Graduate Program Advisor and Registrar


Global Business and Negotiation

The Master in Global and International Studies with a concentration in Business and Negotiation will provide students with a unique opportunity to combine a business education and training in international negotiation with political and economic coursework, research, and cross-cultural proficiencies.


Nationalism and Conflict Management

The transformation of warfare and organized violence, combined with highly debated understandings of the roles of ethnicity and nationalism in intra- and international conflicts, require a fresh perspective. This masters focuses on the intersections of conflict, conflict management, and identity politics.


Security final

Global Security and Intelligence

Overall titled: ‘Understanding & Managing Global Security & Intelligence’, in a topical and timely manner, this international Masters advances those significant goals in at least a foundational and introductory manner. Ranging from the general to the more specific and specialist, it covers relevant global security and intelligence institutions and the contemporary challenges that are confronted during an overall era of globalised strategic risk, including examining, inter alia, counter-terrorism after 11 September 2001 (9/11) and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) non-/counter-proliferation in Iraq and beyond, extending to providing several lessons into the professional conduct of intelligence analysis and assessment work in the contemporary 21st Century.

Security final

Migration, Environment, and Climate Change

The phenomenon of human displacement due to environmental and climate degradation requires holistic responses that involve different areas of government. It is imperative to profoundly understand the root causes of forced displacement, whether it is poverty and inequality, climate change, governance problems or violent conflict, and to make progress in articulating concrete measures to address the situation of groups affected by these situations


Why is the MA in Global and International Studies at USAL the right choice for you?


from world-class and internationally recognized faculty with decades of experience in Foreign Service, diplomacy, international business, trade, IGOs, NGOs, and international consultancies.


on your current achievements by gaining life-long relationships with faculty and visiting scholars, practitioners and international institutions, and among your cohort of accomplished MA students.


your future leadership roles now by developing your real-world skills, applying your learning in think tank and other applied work settings, and gaining necessary contacts and networks to accelerate your professional advancement.


your opportunities while completing a rigorous MA program at one of Europe’s most respected and renowned universities.


contemporary global issues with faculty, graduates, and other MA students.