The Double MA in Global Governance in PAIS at Warwick and the Balsillie School of International Affairs at the University of Waterloo offers you an opportunity to study in one of the UK's best politics departments in combination with Canada's leading school of international affairs.
As a hub of international excellence in teaching and research, PAIS is positioned to deliver the kind of teaching and supervision that will stretch your understanding while also supporting you along the way. Meanwhile, the University of Waterloo, located at the heart of Canada’s technology hub, is a leading comprehensive university with 35,100 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Consistently ranked Canada’s most innovative university, Waterloo is home to advanced research and teaching in range of subjects. The Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) is an equal collaboration among the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), the University of Waterloo (UW), and Wilfrid Laurier University (Laurier). The unique integration of the collaborating institutions’ approaches and cultures gives BSIA an unmatched ability to promote vigorous engagement across boundaries of discipline and practice, to connect today’s experts with tomorrow’s leaders in critical debate and analysis, and to achieve—in all its work—the highest standards of excellence.
Students who participate in the double degree program get the best that both programs have to offer and receive degrees from prestigious and internationally recognized institutions. Students choose between two routes, either carrying out the first year of their studies at the University of Warwick before proceeding to Waterloo in their second year to complete their degree, or beginning with the first year at Waterloo and then completing the second year at Warwick. Students who begin in Waterloo receive credit with Warwick and complete a two-year degree program at Warwick in only one year.
For specific questions about the MAGG program, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions page.
The Double MA in Global Governance allows you to start the programme either at Warwick or at Waterloo. During your year at Warwick, you can follow any of our single MA programmes, taking modules in the areas that matter to you. During your time at Waterloo, you will follow the MA in Global Governance, which also offers great flexibility in module choices. All students are required to spend the equivalent of one academic term as an intern working on global governance issues in the public or private sector, at a research institute, or for a non-governmental organization. The work-term will normally take place in the third or fourth term of the program. Students receiving the CIGI Graduate Fellowship have the option of counting their internship work at CIGI over the year (which amounts to approximately 10 hours/week over three terms) as meeting the internship requirement for the program, allowing them to finish the program in three terms rather than the typical four.
Benefits of doing a double degree:
Are you a student of politics eager to enter the world of journalism? Do you have a journalism background but want to add powerful critical analysis to your reports on international affairs? Are you interested in entering the complex crossroads of politics, international studies, and the media? If so, the Double Master in Journalism, Politics & International Studies is the degree programme for you.
Born from the Alliance between the University of Warwick and Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, this unique double degree offers advanced multidisciplinary training in the fields of Politics and International Studies and Journalism in two world-leading departments in these fields.
Unlike the other Double Degrees on offer, this programme partners Politics and International Studies not with another politics department, but with the School of Media, Film and Journalism (MFJ) at Monash in order to bridge the disciplinary difference between both subject areas. On this programme, you will follow the taught portion of a single MA in PAIS, the taught portion of the Master of Journalsim in MFJ, and combine your cross-disciplinary training in a final joint dissertation project of 15,000-18,000 words.
By following one of the MA programmes in PAIS, you will gain a solid critical foundation in politics and international studies, developing your analytical framework for studying international political phenomena. By following the Master of Journalism in MFJ, you will receive advanced training in the theory and practice of modern international journalism.
This dual foundation is more than the sum of its parts, however. In addition to synthesising what you learn in each discipline, you will have valuable international experience and increase your ability to adapt to new cultures and systems by studying both in the UK and Australia. You will also collaborate directly with your counterparts at both institutions through combined virtual workshops and conferences. Additionally, you will not be restricted to a traditional dissertation format: you will have the opportunity to create a piece of journalism in combination with a shorter 'written up' research section if you choose.
This blend of international, cross-disciplinary, theoretical, and practical training will prepare you well for a career in political or international journalism or further research in this fertile area where politics and the media meet.
The Double Masters in Politics & International Service at Warwick and American University offers you the unique opportunity to study in two of the world's best politics departments on both sides of the Atlantic.
With world-leading experts on a wide variety of politics-related topics and students from over 40 countries, the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) at Warwick consistently ranks at the top of the UK's league tables in politics. It prides itself on delivering excellent teaching that engages with contemporary issues, reflects the latest developments in theory and practice, and challenges you to think critically. The School of International Service (SIS) at American University likewise ranks among the top ten schools of international relations globally. More than 3,000 students representing 150 countries are taught by over 100 full-time faculty, and the School offers you over fifty concentrations in areas including Global Environmental Policy, International Economics and Social Enterprise.
During year one in PAIS, you will follow any of our 11 core MA programmes, specialising in the area of your choice and customising your degree through selecting the modules you find most interesting. During year two in SIS, you will follow the Master of International Service. Your Double Degree will culminate in a capstone project where you will synthesise the knowledge and methodologies learned from both universities into one piece of unique research.
Specific benefits of doing a double degree include:
Building on a strong history of Erasmus student exchange at the undergraduate level, the University of Warwick and University of Konstanz have created a Double Masters programme. This collaborative programme combines the theoretical-analytical approach characteristic of PAIS with the analytical-practical approach characteristic of the Politics and Public Administration (PolVer) department at Konstanz.
The Double Degree is based on the 2-year MA in Politics and Public Administration programme at Konstanz and any of the 1-year MAs taught in PAIS (except Research in Politics and International Studies). The year spent in PAIS replaces one year of study at Konstanz, making the total normal length of this programme 24 months. All of the core and a wide range of optional courses at Konstanz will be taught in English, so while knowing German is desirable, it is not essential to undertaking this programme of study.
By taking this Double Degree, you will benefit from studying your subject from two different yet compatible perspectives in two of the top Political Science departments in Europe. Studying in two different countries is inherently beneficial in developing personal skills and experience as well, not to mention enhancing your adaptability to new situations. Furthermore, you will be able to apply these skills and your academic knowledge by taking advantage of the extensive internship network maintained by Konstanz, if you choose to.
As two leading academic institutions in Europe, HEC Paris and Technical University of Munich – School of Management have joined forces to create the Master in Management & Innovation double degree. This program provides a unique combination of management and technology expertise and is designed for high-potential students who aim to be the innovation managers of the future.
The students pursuing this double degree will be equipped with a set of skills as well as a strategic mindset in order to face the fundamental transformations regarding innovation.
TUM School of Management at Technical University of Munich (TUM), established in 2002, is building a bridge between management and technology studies with an international teaching and learning environment. Consistently achieving top positions in of business schools’ rankings in Germany, TUM School of Management attracts students and researchers from all over the world and has created a dynamic, inspirational and international community.
HEC Paris is a world-leading business school, boasting world-class degrees, faculty, and research (see HEC rankings). Since 1881, the school is dedicated to selecting the highest potentials and guiding them all the way to professional success and personal thriving.
Megatrends, such as growing globalization, new and more complex technologies, increasingly shorter innovation cycles and rising cost pressure are leading constantly to higher requirements that need to be met by intra- and entrepreneurs, as well as by future executive players in businesses.
The aim of the HEC Paris / TUM Master in Management & Innovation is to provide further education to young professionals in the areas of General Management, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology. With this high-quality double degree, the students gain all the competences they need to become innovation managers and the necessary know-how to apply their skills in business administration in all relevant technological surroundings. They are, therefore, highly attractive to potential employers, since in-depth knowledge at the interface between management and technology is in high demand in the business world.
The students in the Master in Management & Innovation have the opportunity to study in two vibrant European cities. Both TUM School of Management and HEC Paris boast campuses with fantastic sports and social facilities, including international student bodies. Therefore, they gain an international experience and meet a diverse group of high-level fellow students.
HEC Paris and TUM School of Management are devoted to helping their students build their career path. Each of the institutions has privileged connections with the business world and prestigious partners along with dedicated career departments that provide the students with personal advice, career events, workshops, and job boards.
The HEC Alumni network alone amounts to more than 52,300 members in 127 countries.
The students in the Master in Management & Innovation spend their first year at HEC Paris and second year at TUM. The curriculum includes classes and internships, as well as the preparation of the Master’s Thesis (*either at TUM School of Management or HEC Paris).
All courses are given in English, however, French and German language courses are offered at both Institutions.
The M1 year at HEC Paris is dedicated to General Management while the M2 year at TUM focuses on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology.
The HEC Paris / MGIMO University Double Degree Program in Corporate Governance and Global Network Diplomacy gives applicants a unique opportunity to receive genuinely interdisciplinary education, which reflects the latest developments in Management/Economics, Corporate Law and International Relations.
HEC Paris has developed a number of Double Degrees in partnership with world-class institutions allowing students to optimize and enhance their study opportunities through adding Public Affairs expertise on top of their Management studies.
MGIMO is Russia’s best known and most prestigious humanities institution.MGIMO’s seven schools and four educational institutes encompass numerous academic departments, divisions, and award programs, as well as interdisciplinary centers and scientific work programs extending beyond traditional departmental boundaries. MGIMO University was one of the first Russian universities to join the European Universities Association and is a signatory to the Bologna accords. The MGIMO philosophy is centered on providing a world-renowned education through Bachelor and Master Degree programs, with students gaining qualifications which are the keys to international employment and academic opportunities.
HEC Paris is a world-leading business school, renowned for the quality of its degrees, faculty, and research (see HEC rankings). For more than a century, its history of academic excellence and selectivity has enabled HEC Paris to train inspired and responsible leaders, capable of anticipating changes in the world and leading them.
The objective of this program is to equip students with the necessary knowledge and techniques that will enable them to pursue a successful career in international organizations or diplomacy.
Students will live on two different campuses and have two international experiences, therefore sharpening their international profile.
Students benefit not only from the close ties that HEC Paris has developed with the business world but also those of MGIMO, through various networking events, conferences and career fairs.
The HEC Alumni network alone, consists of more than 52,300 members in 127 countries.
Students spend their first year at HEC Paris and second year at MGIMO University. The total workload of the program is 120 ECTS credits, including classes and internships, as well as preparation of the Master’s Thesis. All courses are delivered in English, however, French and Russian language courses are offered at both Institutions.