MA Applied Global Practice

General

Program Description

MA Managing Contemporary Global Issues

Students explore the impact and management of a range of global issues which impact on the world economy, international institutions (such as the UN system), development, security, markets, the environment, aid, peacekeeping, diplomacy (commercial and political) and corporate social responsibility. The emphasis is on decision-making, risk management and solution management to enhance the benefits, and limit the disruption, of global issues. The competencies acquired are crucial in obtaining employment in various international sectors. A number of subject specialisms are offered. These include: Health and/or Environment Growth and/or Development Governance and/or Economics Commercial Diplomacy and/or Country Risk Analysis Where a student has completed subject-relevant assessments in the taught modules and focused their dissertation on the same area of specialism, the subject specialism will be included on the transcript and award certificate. For example, students specialising in 'Health' may graduate with the named award Applied Global Practice (Management) with Health.

Modules

  • Theoretical Approaches to Contemporary Global Issues
  • International Development
  • Management Responses to Global Issues
  • Management Research Methods
  • International Field Research
  • Environmental Approaches to Global Issues
  • The Health of Nations

Modules

  • Theoretical Approaches to Contemporary Global Issues
  • International Development
  • Management Responses to Global Issues
  • Management Research Methods
  • International Field Research
  • Environmental Approaches to Global Issues
  • The Health of Nations

Careers

Graduates have secured management positions in international companies, international development organisations, NGOs and government. Students also pursue positions in embassies, foreign relations and diplomacy.

Entry requirements

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree in a related subject or professional experience in the area of study.

If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (including 6.5 in academic writing) or a TOEFL score of 575 (paper-based) or 232 (computer-based) or equivalent.

Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

The University of Winchester was established in 1840, and it combines this heritage with innovative learning and teaching.

The University of Winchester was established in 1840, and it combines this heritage with innovative learning and teaching. Read less