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Understand how global security and development are interconnected in our interdependent world. Discover how and why underlying issues such as poverty, environmental degradation, societal inequities and politics create the international framework in which security conflicts emerge. Read more
Understand how global security and development are interconnected in our interdependent world. Discover how and why underlying issues such as poverty, environmental degradation, societal inequities and politics create the international framework in which security conflicts emerge. Gain a sophisticated understanding of the dynamics that drive global politics, and the ability to use this knowledge in fields as diverse as diplomacy, journalism, finance, industry, public relations and risk analysis.

Key features

-Gain a understanding of such topical issues as global politics, the rise of religious fundamentalism, human rights, world trade, poverty and climate change.
-Take the opportunity to study the politics of several world regions – Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia – and critically debate their different perspectives.
-Attain invaluable research skills – by studying this programme you will be able to conduct and present an extended piece of research.
-Tailor your masters to match your career aspirations by choosing the subjects that most interest you from a range of elective modules.
-Become part of a lively research community with the opportunity for interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration. We work with the Centre for Research in Sustainable Leadership, Governance and Policy and Plymouth International Studies Centre and several of our students have gone on to work as research assistants.

Course details

You'll look at both the theory and practice of international relations in terms of the threats to, and vulnerabilities of, global security and development. Three compulsory modules will give you a basis for understanding global security, global governance and how to conduct advanced research. You'll then choose three specialised modules, giving you the opportunity to shape your degree to suit your interests. The certificate and diploma are available for those only completing part of the progression route. For the masters degree, you’ll complete a final dissertation on a specific aspect of the current security and/or development problems confronting policymakers in world politics. You’ll undertake a research and methodology module to support your masters research and equip you for your career. Learn through lectures, seminars and, in some cases, simulation exercises. Assessment of modules will be by a mixture of essays, seminar presentations, report writing, exams, and the dissertation.

Core modules
-IRL700 MA Dissertation in Global Security and Development
-IRL701 Research, Professional Skills and Methodology
-IRL702 Strategy and Security Studies
-IRL703 Critical Approaches to Global Governance

Optional modules
-IRL707 Crisis Points: America in the Middle East since 1945
-IRL705 International Relations in the Middle East: A Critical Approach
-IRL704 Sub-Saharan Africa in the Global Political Economy
-IRL706 International Relations in Practice
-IRL708 International Trade Policy and Politics

Every postgraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the programme aims, the programme structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.

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Do you want to find gaps in the market and discover opportunities for launching creative, new products? This programme is designed to harness your talent, ambition and entrepreneurial flair. Read more
Do you want to find gaps in the market and discover opportunities for launching creative, new products? This programme is designed to harness your talent, ambition and entrepreneurial flair. You'll cultivate new ideas and inspire those around you to use innovation to discover new opportunities and create growth. On this one year programme you will develop an understanding of the factors that inform strong entrepreneurial business decisions and innovative business and marketing strategies.

Key features

-Put the knowledge gained from your undergraduate degree into the broader enterprise context, leverage your existing skills and kick-start your creative-thinking, inner drive and passion to succeed.
-Learn to close the gap between ideas and innovation and identify viable market opportunities.
-Develop your entrepreneurial spirit for a wide spectrum of career opportunities including starting and running your own business, consulting on business start-ups or working in an established organisation delivering innovation, value and growth.
-Engage with entrepreneurial activities and Entrepreneurs in Residence through the Futures Entrepreneurship Centre
-Automatic enrolment on the BETA Enterprise Programme which provides workshops, advice and one-to-one mentoring. Students also have the opportunity to pitch for start-up funding from the BETA programme consisting of a grant of up to £1,500.
-Access to the Formation Zone for business start-up incubation space and support at a reduced rate.

Course details

Core modules
-ENT700 Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy
-STO700A International Business Environment
-ENT702 Entrepreneurship in Developing and Emerging Economies
-STO701 Knowledge Management and Decision Making
-HRL710A Leadership and Management Essentials
-ENT703 Futures Perspectives in Entrepreneurship
-ENT704 Opportunity Identification, Launch and Growth

Optional modules
-STO707SU Sustainable Supply Chains
-ENT706 Finance for Start-ups and Growth: Resourcing the Strategy
-ENT705SU Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth

Every postgraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the programme aims, the programme structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.

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Do you want to work for an international or local charity or NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation), and help people change their lives? Or perhaps work with… Read more
Do you want to work for an international or local charity or NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation), and help people change their lives? Or perhaps work with local or central government to create policies and environments that support and enhance entrepreneurship? By completing this programme, you will cultivate the necessary skills to shape and deliver sustainable entrepreneurship programs, and help a new generation of entrepreneurs transform lives and empower communities.

Key features

-Allow your entrepreneurial skills to shine as you close the gap between ideas and innovation and identify viable market opportunities that have the potential to transform lives.
-Develop the skills to help you access a variety of career paths such as consulting or working in an established development focused, local or global organisation, or starting and running your own social enterprise or development agency.
-Learn with an internationally diverse and culturally rich group of talented and motivated students and professionals.
-Engage with entrepreneurial activities and Entrepreneurs in Residence through the Futures Entrepreneurship Centre

Course details

Core modules
-ENT700 Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy
-STO700A International Business Environment
-ENT702 Entrepreneurship in Developing and Emerging Economies
-STO701 Knowledge Management and Decision Making
-HRL710A Leadership and Management Essentials
-ENT701 Project Management: Diversity in Entrepreneurship
-ENT703 Futures Perspectives in Entrepreneurship

Optional modules
-ENT706 Finance for Start-ups and Growth: Resourcing the Strategy
-ENT707 Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
-ENT705SU Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth

Every postgraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the programme aims, the programme structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.

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In today's global economy, the ability to think and work across geographic and political boundaries is imperative to not only conduct business in an international context but also to survive in such a competitive, globalised environment. Read more
In today's global economy, the ability to think and work across geographic and political boundaries is imperative to not only conduct business in an international context but also to survive in such a competitive, globalised environment. This MSc is designed to give you the essential skills for professional and practical development, covering topics such as competitive marketing strategy, global supply chain management, leadership and management and international business environment.

Key features

-We are happy to welcome students from a broad range of undergraduate disciplines. We want to work with you if you are keen to place your discipline knowledge into an international business context or if you are a professional wanting to expand your experience and enter the world of multi-national enterprises.
-This programme will be underpinned by a firm practical orientation.
-Each module will reflect current practice and apply theories outlined to real world problems and scenarios
-The programme will have its own dedicated seminar series delivered by executives from local, national and international companies.

Course details

Core modules
-STO702 Global Supply Chain Management
-STO700A International Business Environment
-ACF703 International Finance
-STO703 International Strategic Management
-STO701 Knowledge Management and Decision Making
-HRL710A Leadership and Management Essentials
-MKT700A Marketing and Strategy

Optional modules
-MKT708SU International Marketing
-ACF716SU International Environmental Economics
-HRL714SU International HRM

Every postgraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the programme aims, the programme structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.

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Our masters programme will empower you to confidently meet the challenges of working in complex and unpredictable situations; overseas, on expedition, in low resource settings or within your UK practice. Read more
Our masters programme will empower you to confidently meet the challenges of working in complex and unpredictable situations; overseas, on expedition, in low resource settings or within your UK practice. Following comprehensive preparatory modules we provide you with the unique opportunity to undertake a placement in a global or remote environment as part of your immersive learning experience. Discover, discuss and debate with our expert faculty.

Explore the interactions between global, environmental and human factors that influence health and welfare. Learning in the field will demonstrate the multi-factorial aspects associated with remote and global medicine. Gain the advanced knowledge, skills and leadership qualities to deliver quality medical care, use evolving medical technologies and interact with health care professionals in multicultural settings, ensuring the best possible health outcomes for your unique patient population.

Key features

-Rise to the challenge on this part-time, one year masters programme – become a health professional ready to meet the unique challenges of providing care in complex and challenging global and/ or remote environments
-Experience teaching from faculty staff and visiting experts that have an active role in shaping healthcare systems locally and globally; working in global health partnerships, and leading expeditions to arctic, jungle, desert and mountainous terrains.
-Equip yourself with the advanced skills necessary to critically analyse and combine a range of information to make safe and effective decisions in unpredictable situations, demonstrate leadership qualities and contribute to improvement science in your placement setting.
-Benefit from a blended learning environment with delivery ranging between practical scenario-based training in the field, lectures and seminars, and supported distance learning.
-Take advantage of a collaborative educational partnership between local NHS services, higher education, clinical services and experts including the military.
-Enhance your learning with our established links to the British Antarctic Survey Medical Unit, Diving Diseases Research Centre, THET Health Links Partnerships, and the South West Global Health Collaborative.

Course details

During this programme you’ll have the opportunity to develop a comprehensive understanding of remote medicine and of the distinct environmental, physical and psychological factors associated with working as a remote clinical practitioner. You will plan, research and complete the dissertation associated with the masters programme. The dissertation is designed to enable you produce a project under supervision, and to demonstrate project design, development, evaluation and synthesis skills.

Core modules
-DIS731 Dissertation
-REM713 Global Health
-REM711 Remote Practitioner
-REM714 Remote & Global Placement Medicine

Optional modules
-PDD721DL Project Design, Development and Knowledge Transfer
-PDD721 Project Design, Development and Knowledge Transfer

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