How can (and should) we talk about the challenges and possibilities for development in the 21st century?
Development has long been held up as an ideal for societies and peoples, and the pursuit of it has been decisive in shaping the modern world. Many degrees treat it as an uncontested term and presume that the only task is to consider the best means towards this end. By contrast, the MA in Politics, Development and the Global South begins by showing that in the 21st century ‘development’ – what it means and how it is to be achieved – has become a site of struggle, one where new forms of politics and theory have emerged.
Major changes in recent decades, including the emergence of new geopolitical powers on the international stage, growing challenges to neoliberal dogmas, heightened concern with increasing global inequality, and recognition of the danger of ecological devastation, have meant that the study and pursuit of development requires a fresh, innovative approach. Throughout this degree you’ll study the Global South as a producer, not simply a consumer, of theory, and as a site where novel forms of political struggle are emerging.
The MA in Politics, Development and the Global South reflects Goldsmiths’ interdisciplinary academic spirit, drawing on expertise in the Centre for Postcolonial Studies, the Department of Politics and International Relations, and other departments from across the university. You’ll learn from scholars with an international reputation across a diverse range of research and area specialisms including Latin America, India, China, Japan, the Middle East and Africa.
Alongside the core modules, you’ll also gain insight into development as a career through a series of industry and activist seminars. You’ll have the opportunity to shape the speakers, format and content of these events to explore different facets of development, such as: politics, activism, policy, journalism, charities, consultancy and NGOs.
In this innovative and interdisciplinary course of study you’ll be able to explore:
There will also be the opportunity to get involved in a student-led speaker and event series, where you’ll be encouraged to approach industry partners including journalists, activists, senior staff in NGOs, politicians, and public intellectuals, who can offer differing perspectives and expose you to current debates in the professional community.
You’ll also choose options from a wide range of courses available through the Department of Politics and other departments at Goldsmiths, including Anthropology, Cultural Studies, History, Media and Communications, and Sociology.
Assessment consists of coursework, extended essays, reports, presentations, practice based projects or essays/logs, group projects, reflective essays, and seen and unseen written examinations.
You’ll consider a range of debates and approaches that are pertinent to the development sector, and so this is an ideal programme for anyone thinking of pursuing a career in this area – whether you’re interested in working for high profile charities, grass-roots organisations, social enterprises, or global activism.
It’s also an ideal foundation for a career in research or policy, or if you’re thinking of pursuing a research degree in the future.
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The Geopolitics, Territory & Security MA is a unique multidisciplinary course that focuses on the territorial aspect of inter-state relations. You will explore geopolitical and political geographic analysis – contextualised within the wider social sciences – and the relevant aspects of international law to understand the creation and maintenance of international boundaries, borders at various scales and the factors driving contemporary territorial disputes.
The Geopolitics, Territory & Security MA is a specialised master’s course, concentrating on the territorial element of inter-state relations. International (legal and technical) experts as well as recognised scholars will provide you with a clear theoretical and historical foundation in the principal study concepts relating to territory and international boundaries. The course will introduce you to legal, technical and practical factors of the creation and maintenance of international boundaries on land and sea, as well as offering valuable insights into the processes involved in resolving border and territorial disputes. The course engages with how academic disciplines have evolved to cover territorial questions, including the latest vogue critical lenses. It also focuses on how processes play out at the regional level, including a concentration on the Middle East and North Africa.
The study course is made up of optional and required modules. You will be required to obtain the minimum of 180 credits for the course. If you are studying full-time, you will complete the course in one year, from September to September.
If you are studying part-time, your course will take two years to complete and you will take a combination of required and optional modules over this period of time, with the dissertation in your second year.
For those seeking: an advanced appreciation of territorial geopolitics (from classical to critical); a theoretical and historical grounding in the principal concepts involved in territorial and international boundary studies; a practical application of these views and approaches to developing real-world situations. The course is particularly suitable for social science students with an international interest, government and foreign service personnel, lawyers, military and strategic researchers.
We will teach you through a combination of lectures and seminars, and you will typically have 20 hours of this per module. We also expect you to undertake 180 hours of independent study for each module. For your 12,000 word dissertation, we will provide four workshops and five hours of one-to-one supervision to complement your 587 hours of independent study. Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
Performance on taught modules in the Geography Department is normally assessed through essays and other written assignments, oral presentations, lab work and occasionally by examination, depending on the modules selected. All students also undertake a research-based dissertation of 12,000 words.
Graduates from this course have gone on to occupy senior management positions in government agencies and international consultancies. Many have also gained employment with NGOs involved in dispute resolution, international law firms, government ministries, oil companies, departments of the United Nations and the European Union.
Meet the challenges of today's international business world - fast-paced, knowledge-based and interconnected across the globe. GCU's MSc International Business Management equips you with successful strategies, policies and practices key to managing these challenges. Further, it prepares you for responsible leadership, cross-cultural awareness and global citizenship so that you can find success in your work while contributing to the common good.
GCU's community brings together a culturally diverse group of classmates and colleagues to foster collaboration, innovation and growth. You'll learn from accomplished professors and industry professionals, alongside entrepreneurial and talented classmates from all over the world. You'll expand your knowledge, leadership skills and interpersonal skills - as well as your perspective. At GCU, the process of becoming a leader is academic, practical and social.
The curriculum brings together theoretical knowledge and real-world skills in international business.
Through a practical, career-focused curriculum, the MSc International Business Management will prepare you for a highly successful career in international business management.
As a responsible business person, an ethical decision-maker, and a strong leader with integrity, you will contribute to the common good and make a positive impact in your community.
International Economics and Finance
Equips you with the analytical tools and theoretical concepts of economics and finance.
Managing People and Performance
Develops your critical understanding of challenges relating to the effective Ensures you develop the skillset to manage international organisations and achieve sustainable performance.
Brand Value – Inception to Delivery
Explores the role of technology and the creative process in the development of brands, combining the study of theory, technology and professional practice, you will develop and virtually produce a new brand concept.
Global Strategy – Challenges and Choices
Enables you to develop a critical understanding of challenges and choices in the global business environment and implications for strategic management.
Contemporary Issues for Business and Society
Explores the geopolitical, economic, social and technological environments in which businesses operate and encourages you to critically reflect upon these issues. Personal and Professional Development Enables you to identify, understand, develop and articulate your personal abilities in the context of your future career aspirations.
Develops advanced skills related to a range of research methods needed for academic and practical research at Masters level. Dissertation
The final element of the programme is the dissertation, which provides you with an opportunity to design and undertake a piece of original research in a selective area of international business.
A range of assessment methods are used which are designed to develop your intellectual, professional and transferable skills in relation to the programme. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include: individual reports, group presentations, portfolios, blogs, class tests, exams and projects.
This programme is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Students are eligible for Associate Membership whilst studying on the programme, and subject to CMI approval, may also be awarded a CMI certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership.
GCU graduates rate highly on their business knowledge and skills. They're strong leaders. They're culturally aware with a global perspective. For these reasons, our graduates find career success both in the UK and across the world.
MSc International Business Management graduates are competitive candidates for business roles in public, private and third sector organisations.
At GCU, we understand how the international tourism sector is constantly evolving, from advances in destination management and sustainability to the dynamic influence of global events. That's why we designed our MSc International Tourism Management to prepare you to not only keep up with industry change - but to lead the way.
GCU's Moffat Centre for Travel and Tourism Business Development is the UK's largest university-based consultancy and research centre in the field. Our close relationship to industry ensures your programme will be relevant, comprehensive and career-focused.
You'll take trips, attend guest lectures from industry experts and learn from researchers who make active contributions to best practices in international tourism. You'll be equipped to pursue management careers in a range of industry sectors, both nationally and internationally.
During your studies, you'll join GCU's thriving, friendly and diverse community - giving you a global network of like-minded professionals who share your belief in social responsibility and serving the common good.
Tourism Destination Management
You will examine the concept of strategicsustainable destination development from amanagement and marketing perspective. Thismodule includes a live project. In 2016 this wasfor the Culture Division, Ministry of CommunityDevelopment, Culture and the Arts, Governmentof the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, wherestudents had to formulate in groups, two realisticrecommendations aimed at embedding cultureso as to enhance the islands tourism competitiveadvantage. Previous projects include working withpartners such as Love Loch Lomond, Glasgow CityMarketing Bureau and Visit Scotland.
Throughout this module you will widen yourunderstanding of the relationship between heritageand tourism through examination of culturalresource management concerns in a global contextas well as at the individual heritage operation level.
Sport Event Tourism
This module will examine the interconnectionsof these three expanding fields of study byrecognising the variety of experiences throughparticipation and spectator relationships.You will also investigate the influence of policyand examine the challenges of contemporarywork in the area.
Global Strategy - Challenges and Choices
You will learn how to develop a criticalunderstanding of challenges and choicesin the global business environment andimplications of management.
Contemporary Issues for Business and Society
Explores the geopolitical, economic, social andtechnological environments in which businessesoperate and encourages you to reflect criticallyupon these issues.
Personal and Professional Development
Enables you to identify, understand, developand articulate your personal abilities in thecontext of your future career aspirations.
This module develops advanced skillsrelated to a range of research methods neededfor academic and practical research atMasters level.
The final element of the programme is thedissertation, which provides you with anopportunity to design and undertake a pieceof original research in a selective area oftourism management.
A range of assessment methods are usedwhich are designed to develop your intellectual,professional and transferable skills in relation to theprogramme. Assessment methods vary betweenmodules and may include: unseen examination,class tests, written course work, presentations andgroup work.
Your MSc International Tourism Management, accredited by the Tourism Management Institute (TMI), opens doors to new career opportunities across a range of sectors and specialities. With GCU's global reputation for academic excellence and focus on promoting meaningful positive change, industry leaders know our graduates will help them stay ahead and serve as leaders in this dynamic and exciting field.
The MSc in Global Management is offered as a single degree in Reims, or as a double degree with the prestigious D'Amore Mc Kim School of Business, Northeastern University Boston. In addition, it is a partner of the International Partnership of Business Schools [IPBS] Master of International Management [MIM].
Single Degree Option
From the NEOMA Business School you will earn a Master of Science in Global Management (MSc).
Two-Year Degree Option
This adapted curriculum offers students who want to gain or enhance their business management knowledge and skills the opportunity to earn a Master of Science in two years.
From the NEOMA Business School you will earn the Master of Science of your choice:
Double Degree Option
Bringing together their respective complementary expertise in entrepreneurship and leadership, D’Amore McKim School of Business and NEOMA Business School thrive to deliver a curriculum that will equip you with the mindset and the tools to raise global and complex challenges, and become global leaders.
If you choose to study at NEOMA Business School in France and D’Amore-McKim School of Business in Boston, you will earn two master's degrees from two elite business schools across two different continents.
From the D’Amore-McKim School of business you will earn a MS in International Management.
From the NEOMA Business School you will earn a MSc in Global Management.
In an increasingly uncertain environment, the key to a solid career is the capacity to navigate increasingly complex ethical dilemmas and take intelligent risks in a globalised and localised arena.
The curriculum provides hard and soft skill training, it is strongly experiential and case study based. Advanced seminars cover the main corporate functions: business statistics, finance, accounting, marketing, strategy, innovation, supply chain management, human resources. Particular attention is given to developing soft skills: cross-cultural awareness, communication and negotiation, team management and leadership.
More importantly, beyond standard business modules the curriculum pays particular attention to current socio-economic and geopolitical events, and how they guide business and management practices. Specialised modules highlight the responsibility of business managers toward the great global concerns: the environment, technology, human rights, peace.
The programme is designed to form agile and operational managers, who are aware of the global forces that drive business as well as the future of humanity, and who are prepared to face them with bold action.
For a detailed description of the Single degree, Double degree and Two-Year Option curriculum, please visit the website
An obligatory end-of-studies internship or other professional experience in France of abroad concludes the programme. The duration of this internship ranges from min 4 to max 6 months ending 31st December.
The NEOMA BS Teaching and Learning Center and Career Center support students during in their internship search with specialised workshops and face-to-face meetings. The NEOMA BS Corporate Club and Alumni Association provide internship opportunities across the globe.
To complete their degree, students present a Master’s thesis under the supervision of NEOMA BS staff.
Following graduation students may apply for an extension for their visa for 12 month sunder conditions in order to search for a job in the EU.
The M.Sc. in Global Management is geared to providing you with advanced professional skills to become an international manager with solid practical experience and an expert in intercultural business relations with a global vision and outlook.
A variety of international corporate functions to which you can aspire:
Global business operations are more complex than ever, drawing on intricate networks of providers and carefully orchestrated systems of delivery. GCU's MSc International Operations and Supply Chain Management will help you develop the skills for success in this field.
Your programme is double-accredited, designed in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), the and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). Created with leading-edge professional insight and the needs of employers in mind, the programme offers a highly respected credential and industry-leading certification.
In fact, our programme is the only MSc that offers students the opportunity to gain Yellow Belt recognition. This recognition certifies that students are qualified to contribute to a Lean Kaizen improvement team, using data-driven methods to build better systems and processes in the workplace.
The curriculum covers the essentials of management theory and up-to-date best practices in the industry.
When you graduate, you will be well-prepared to make meaningful contributions in your workplace by improving efficiency and enhancing day-to-day systems. You can help create a better workplace for your colleagues, deliver a better experience for your customers and contribute to sustainability - practical, real-world ways of bringing people together and contributing to the common good.
Operations and Quality Management
Develops your knowledge and critical understanding of the strategic importance of managing sustainable operations on a global scale.
Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management
Covers the concepts and principles of supply chain management, including supply chain strategies, processes,supply chain integration, the application of innovative technologies and building strategic partnerships.
Project Management and Risk
Introduces you to the key aspects and fundamental activities that take place within project management, including how to analyse and manage risk within business operations and supply chain projects.
Global Strategy Challenges and Choices
Develops your critical understanding of challenges and choices in the global business environment and implications for management.
Personal and Professional Development
Enables you to identify, understand,develop and articulate your personal abilities in the context of your future career aspirations.
Contemporary Issues for Business and Society
Explores the geopolitical, economic,social and technological environments in which businesses operate and encourages you to critically reflect upon these issues.
Develops your advanced skills related to a range of research methods needed for academic and practical research at Masters level.
The final element of the programme is the dissertation, which provides you with an opportunity to design and undertake a piece of original research in a selective area of business operations and supply chain.
A range of assessment methods are used which are designed to develop your intellectual, professional and transferable skills in relation to the programme. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include: unseen examination, class tests, written coursework, presentations and both individual and group work.
Providing you with the essential management theory and practice, our programme is double-accredited by leading professional bodies:
Working in partnership with these professional bodies, we've built industry leading certification into our programme. Our programme is the only MSc which will provide you with 'Yellow Belt Recognition' on graduation.
'Yellow Belt Recognition' certifies students as being qualified to participate and contribute as full members of a Lean Kaizen improvement team, and promote a lean work environment.
Student membership of both bodies is free and once graduated you will be exempt from the academic element for becoming a chartered member with 3 years experience.
Graduates bring the knowledge and best practices of two professional organisations to their workplaces. With Yellow Belt recognition, you'll have an acknowledged professional credential - and the skills to make a positive impact in any operations role. You'll be a competitive candidate for jobs in international operations and supply chain management.
In partnership with HM Forces, GCU has identified this programme is being particularly suited to military and ex-military men and women. Visit the HM Forces Careers Zone for more information on the services we provide.
This programme explores how conflict occurs across a variety of countries and landscapes in the late 19th and 20th centuries, and how such conflict is managed and presented through media and propaganda.
Visit the website: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/84/war-media-and-society
This course takes in different types of conflict, from conventional trench warfare and geopolitical stand-offs to guerrilla tactics and civil defense initiatives. It also examines the application of technology, the impact of the media on public opinion, along with the increasing importance of the home front in 20th-century warfare. The core module provides a strong interpretative and conceptual backbone and introduces you to the demands of postgraduate study in history.
The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year:
- Methods and Interpretations of Historical Research (30 credits)
- War, Propaganda and the Media (30 credits)
- Testimonies of War: Oral History in Theory and Practice (30 credits)
- Ireland and the First World War (30 credits)
- Landscapes of the Great War: Interpretations and Representations (30 credits)
- Landscapes of the Great War: Public Histories (30 credits)
- Work Placement (30 credits)
- Geiger Counter at Ground Zero: Explorations of Nuclear America (30 credits)
- The British Army and the Great War (30 credits)
- Home Front Britain, 1914-18 (30 credits)
All courses are assessed by coursework, and the dissertation counts for half the final grade (comprising one third assessed preparation, two thirds actual dissertation).
As the job market becomes increasingly competitive, postgraduate qualifications are becoming more attractive to employers seeking individuals who have finely tuned skills and abilities, which our programmes encourage you to hone. As a result of the valuable transferable skills developed during your course of study, career prospects for history graduates are wide ranging. Our graduates go on to a variety of careers, from research within the government to teaching, politics to records management and journalism, to working within museums and galleries – to name but a few.
How to apply: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/apply/
We have a scholarship fund of over £9 million to support our taught and research students with their tuition fees and living costs. Find out more: https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/
If you need to improve your English before and during your postgraduate studies, Kent offers a range of modules and programmes in English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Find out more here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/international/english.html