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  • Objectives
    Globalisation constitutes the most important challenge confronting nation-states (developed, developing and least-developed) in the twenty-first century. Issues including financial instability and contagion, poverty and famine, war and insecurity, the rise of new powers like China and India, climate change and environmental degradation, human trafficking and immigration can all in some way be linked to the global politics of economic integration. This new programme wil enable graduates to explore the precise nature of the above links. Although the programme is principally aimed at graduates who already have knowledge of and/or a background in politics, international relations or development studies, it is open to others who wish to transfer into this area from a related discipline such as Economics, Human Geography, History or Area Studies.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements Selection of candidates is based on academic ability. This is usually decided on the basis of academic performance to date and/or predicted attainment in courses currently being undertaken. Normally we only accept candidates with at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) plus supportive references from previous tutors. However, in certain circumstances we may consider candidates who do not meet these minimum requirements. Students whose first language is not English must have passed either the TOEFL with a minimum of 600 (with a minimum of 4.5 in written English), TOEFL computer-based minimum of 250, or IETLS a minimum of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in essay writing).
  • Academic Title
    MA Globalisation and Development
  • Course description
    Course Content

    The programme is built around the spine of two 30 credit core modules which will introduce, at an advanced level, students to the key theories, concepts, methodologies and debates in the areas of global political economy and development studies. Students will take a further two, unrestricted, 30 credit modules, plus a 60 credit dissertation utilising research skills acquired during the taught part of the programme.

    Course Structure
    Core Modules - ALL MODULES 30 CREDITS

    -The Political Economy of Globalisation
    - Development Politics

    Option Modules - ALL MODULES 30 CREDITS

    -Theories and Issues in International Political Economy
    -Global Governance
    - United States Hegemony
    - Gender and Globalisation
    - Democratization
    - Human Rights
    - The Politics of International Law
    - Political Thought and the Rights of War and Peace
    - Social and Political Change in European Democracies
    - Ethnic Conflict Regulation in Asia
    - Truth, Reason and History
    - Governance and Public Policy
    - The European Union
    - War, New Wars and the Liberal State
    - Theory and Practice of International Relations
    - Dissertation - 60 CREDITS

    Dissertation for MA in Globalisation and Development

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