Managing Contemporary Global Issues with Environment and Development (MA)

University of Winchester the United Kingdom

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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September, January

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About Managing Contemporary Global Issues with Environment and Development at University of Winchester

Managing Contemporary Global Issues at Winchester links international programme and project management to International Relations to study and respond to key global issues, events and themes emerging in global politics, economics, business, culture and society.Entry requirements: Normally a first or second class Honours degree in a related subject or professional experience in the area of studyIf 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 equivalentApplication process: UKPASS (full-time applicants only) or Direct Entry Application Form (part-time applicants only)Programme ContentManaging Contemporary Global Issues at Winchester links international programme and project management to International Relations to study and respond to key global issues, events and themes emerging in global politics, economics, business, culture and society. It enables students of various nationalities and backgrounds to engage in global studies and management skills at the international level. The objective is to produce rounded international management specialists able to meet diverse demands at the global level. Students can specialise in climate change, economic development, regeneration and poverty reduction by electing to focus on the MSc Managing Contemporary Global Issues with Environment and Development. Students studying the MSc work towards producing a science-based dissertation in the area of global environment or development. Students engage with contemporary issues in environment and development, and study policy making and international agreements. The content of MA Managing Contemporary Global Issues and the MSc Managing Contemporary Global Issues with Environment and Development are concerned with the nexus of the global relations between the state, the corporate world, civil society, and the natural world. Students explore international institutions, international law (treaties), European law (directives), international cooperation, collaboration and harmonisation policies (international agreements) to build in-depth knowledge of how the international community operates and how international projects are managed. Students select key areas of specialist studies. The programme has a strong professional ethos, manifested through its intrinsic portfolio of research, communications and IT skills, competences valued by employers in non-governmental organisations (NGOs), international agencies and various corporate organisations. The capability embedded in aspects of programme and project management, decision making, critical thinking and problem solving provide skills for a wide area of career development. Students use international project management (including software training) as a tool to manage a range of global issues. Projects are selected in the area of international aid relief, conflict resolution, regeneration projects, and building local, regional and international institutions and agencies. Students can also focus on their specific area of interest.ModulesModules include: Theoretical Approaches to Contemporary Global Issues International Development Management Responses to Global Issues Management Research Methods International Field Research (optional module) Environmental Approaches to Global Issues The Health of Nations Students studying MSc Managing Contemporary Global Issues with Environment and Development need to complete the science-based dissertation.AssessmentA range of assessment methods are used including management reports, project reports and software analysis, essays, presentations, videoed role-play debate and panel viva. There are no formal written examinations.DissertationRecognising the complexity of global issues, students can customise the dissertation experience and select a traditional dissertation of 20,000 words, an international project management report or a professional portfolio. Students studying MSc Managing Contemporary Global Issues with Environment and Development undertake a science-based dissertation covering an environment and development topic.CareersGraduates have secured management positions in international companies, international development organisations, NGOs and government. The programme is also relevant to students interested in media, broadcasting and journalism. Students wishing to pursue positions in embassies, foreign relations and diplomacy will find the programme provides a useful platform. It also provides a firm foundation for undertaking a postgraduate research degree or further professional training.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsSeptember, JanuaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out
  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 - 3 years
    Course startsSeptember, NovemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

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