Global Development and Diplomacy MA

This Masters programme aims to provide you with the expertise and skills required to pursue a fruitful career within an international organisation and their member states, or a non-governmental organisation operating within global politics. The skills-based teaching throughout the course will allow you to gain training in the practices, institutions, and processes that address the key global challenges of our time such as: security and conflict, climate change, migration, gender equality, humanitarian assistance, health, poverty, economic stability, development and education.

Throughout the programme you will gain a deeper understanding of the transnational nature of these issues, and how the interrelated and global scale of these challenges requires a fresh approach beyond the nation state. You will gain a deeper understanding of the governance regimes that seek to address global challenges, why such regimes succeed or fail, the politics underpinning current practice and the obstacles to change.

The practical focus of the course will ensure you are well-equipped and practiced in the skills required to succeed in this field, such as lobbying, report writing, negotiating, and campaigning.

You will also benefit from the research expertise and experience of staff contributing to the programme. Our staff have experience working with major international bodies such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, UNICEF, the United Nations (UN), Joint Office for Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), the G7, the Global Fund, and the World Bank.

MA Award
September Start
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
12 months Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or a non-UK equivalent in a social science, humanities, or other related discipline. Relevant experience will also be taken into account.

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