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2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Global Governance and Diplomacy (Full-time)

Programme code:MA-GL/G&D-FUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Markus Fraundorfer Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

2.1 equivalent first degree in social sciences.
IELTS an overall band of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each component skill
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of 92 with no less than 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing
Pearson (Academic) of 64 overall with no less than 60 in any component
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) of 176 overall with no less than 169 in any component
Trinity College Integrated Skills in English of a Pass in ISE II or above (if taken in the UK)

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:


Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

POLIS MA Examination Board

Programme specification:

The MA in Global Governance and Diplomacy is a 12-month course designed to provide high quality education in the practices, institutions and processes that address the key global challenges of our time: security and conflict, climate change, migration, gender equality, humanitarian assistance, health, poverty, economic stability, development, and education. On completion of this degree, students will have an in-depth knowledge of the challenges faced by humanity, the current global regimes that regulate human practices, why those regimes succeed or fail, the politics underpinning current practices and the obstacles to change. The MA also builds on the academic study of governance and contemporary diplomatic practice. It is vocationally oriented and is designed to prepare students for careers working in international organizations and their member states, as well the non-governmental organizations that operate within global politics. To this end, our graduates will be familiar with, and practiced in, the key skills (e.g. report writing, policy analysis, policy brief writing, presentation and communication tactics, evidence-based policy, negotiating, campaigning and lobbying) that are necessary to work in global governance.”

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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will be required to study 180 credits

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

PIED5650MDiplomatic Practice30 credits1 Apr to 31 Aug
PIED5652MGlobal Governance30 credits1 Jan to 31 May
PIED5800MDissertation60 credits1 Jan to 31 Aug

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules:

FOAR5000MEngaging the Modern City: The Civic Researcher30 credits 
LAW5866MGlobal Governance through Law30 credits1 Jan to 31 Aug
PIED5213MConflict, Complex Emergencies and Global Governance30 credits1 Jan to 31 May
PIED5235MEducation in Development30 credits1 Jan to 31 May
PIED5255MGender, Globalisation and Development30 credits1 Jan to 31 May
PIED5256MGlobal Inequalities and Development30 credits1 Jan to 31 Aug
PIED5562MInternational Relations and the Environment30 credits1 Apr to 31 Aug
PIED5626MGlobal Justice30 credits1 Apr to 31 Aug

Last updated: 06/08/2020 16:22:35


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