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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Geography

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    Full-time: 1 year

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    £8,950

  • Last Updated

    05 April 2019

Our Globalization and Cities MSc explores the intersections of globalization and urbanization by examining the changing nature and roles of cities within wider processes of global transformation relating to the global economy, global culture and media, and international politics.

Our Globalization and Cities MSc critically evaluates theories, processes and outcomes of globalization and globalized urbanization, drawing on the strength of Loughborough University’s research specialisms, notably its founding role in the establishment of the highly acclaimed Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Research Network.

At Loughborough University we are recognised as world leaders for research in this field, with this ground-breaking, multi-disciplinary master’s programme combining the expertise of geographers, social and political scientists, and business analysts to provide students with a unique opportunity to examine globalized urbanization.

The Globalization and Cities MSc explores the intersections of globalization and urbanization by examining the changing nature and roles of cities within wider processes of global transformation relating to the global economy, global culture and media, and international politics. This holistic approach to understanding globalization and cities gives the programme its unique appeal.

It is relevant for a wide variety of careers within public, private or third-sector companies, ranging from national and international businesses to city governments, urban consultancies and thinktanks and non-governmental organizations. The Globalization and Cities MSc is also designed for those of you who wish to progress to a research degree in this field.

On this programme you will gain:

  • An understanding of processes of contemporary globalization as manifest in geographies of globalized urbanization
  • A thorough understanding of the relationship between globalization, urbanization, and issues relating to the global economy, global culture and media, and international politics
  • A detailed appreciation of globalized urbanization and its impacts at local, regional, national and global scales
  • An awareness of the way forms of governance shape the political economy
  • Experience of research techniques and methods used to undertake original research in this field
  • An ideal multi-disciplinary grounding to inform business and policy practice and to pursue doctoral research in the social sciences

What you'll study

Our Globalization and Cities MSc aims to prepare you for employment in diverse professional environments through cultivating initiative, decision-making and independent learning.

Modules

Globalization and Cities MSc covers a wide range of topics; to give you a taster we have expanded on some of the core modules affiliated with this programme and the specific assessment methods associated with each module.

Compulsory:

  • Cities in Globalization (30 credits)
  • Globalization: Key Debates and Issues (30 credits)
  • Global Outsourcing and Offshoring of Services (15 credits)
  • Doing Global Research (30 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Optional:

  • Global Communications (15 credits)
  • International Politics: Issues and Policies (15 credits)

How you'll be assessed

Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations, coursework and group work including a dissertation of up to 50 pages on an agreed topic.

How you'll study

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Independent study
  • Group work
  • Practical sessions

Your personal and professional development

We are committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully into your chosen career.

Future career prospects

Our Globalization and Cities MSc is relevant for a wide variety of careers within public, private or third-sector companies, ranging from national and international businesses to city governments, urban consultancies and think-tanks and non-governmental organizations. The programme is also designed for students wishing to progress to a research degree in this field.

Your personal development

On successful completion of this programme, you should have developed your:

  • communication skills: writing, dissemination and media skills
  • oral presentation skills for seminars, workshops and conferences
  • research management and time management skills

Visit the Globalization and Cities MSc page on the Loughborough University website for more details!

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