MA Globalisation, Business and Sustainable Development

University of East Anglia Faculty of Social Sciences

Program Description

MA Globalisation, Business and Sustainable Development

University of East Anglia Faculty of Social Sciences

The MA Globalisation, Business and Sustainable Development degree integrates different disciplinary perspectives to analyse the key debates on the economic, political, social and environmental dimensions of globalisation. Postgraduate students with an interest in global issues will be provided with the tools to critically analyse the process of globalisation and its impact on international development.

The process of globalisation is central to an understanding of the contemporary world. The nature of the process and its implications for international development are hotly debated:

  • Is globalisation leading to increasing international inequality and poverty or does the expansion of international trade in goods and services provide new opportunities for developing countries?
  • How can we make sense of emergent trends such as fair trade, social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility and sustainable consumption?
  • What is the changing role of the state, the private sector, cities and civil society in delivering public goods in an increasingly interconnected world?
  • Does globalisation call for a radical overhaul of existing international, national and local institutions?
  • Why is it so difficult to solve global environmental problems such as climate change?

This Masters will consider not only the process of globalisation but also the counter-tendencies and resistance to globalisation and how these are played out in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The MA Globalisation, Business and Sustainable Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time.

Course Profile

Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits:

  • Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits)
  • Examination (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (40 credits)

Students will receive detailed module outlines, including information about lectures and seminars, full reading lists and assessments once they have registered at the beginning of their course.

Professional, Employability and Practical Skills

A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme for the teaching and strengthening of student skills. Sessions to support learning - in particular essay and dissertation writing - occur throughout the year. Development practice training is also provided. Please click to access further information about the Skills Training and Development Practice programme.

International Development Research Groups

Research in the School of International Development addresses contemporary challenges in developing and transition economies via disciplinary and multi/interdisciplinary approaches. Please click to access further information about our International Development Research Groups and our current research projects.

Student Testimonial

“As an international businessman and former politician, I recommend this Masters as an alternative to a top ten MBA. It provides an excellent understanding of the major changes in world development in the post 2008 business paradigm.”

Tony, MA Globalisation and International Development

Entry Requirements

  • Degree Subject: Social Science
  • Degree Classification: 2.1 or equivalent
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated August 1, 2016
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United Kingdom Norwich, England
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