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Governance and Sustainable Development, MA

Course Description

Sustainable development implies new directions in the government and management of society: ‘bottom-up’ approaches instigated by communities as well as ‘top-down’ government, market forces harnessed for the needs of all, localisation as well as globalisation. This award explores the interface between sustainable development and international relations with reference to the government and management of trade, South-North interaction, international decision-making and local coping.

Intakes twice a year in September and January/February.

Visit the Governance and Sustainable Development, MA page on the Staffordshire University website for more details!

Student Profiles

International Merit Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

The Merit scholarships will be awarded automatically on application to the University as follows:Applicants with results equivalent to UK First Class degree: £2,000
Applicants with results equivalent to UK 2:1 degree: £1,500
Applicants with results equivalent to UK 2.:2 degree: £1,000

Value of Scholarship(s)

International Merit Scholarship


Available to international students enrolling for the first time on campus in September 2015 are are domiciled in one of the following countries:Africa: Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda
Europe: Norway and Turkey
East Asia: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam
Middle East Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE
South Asia: Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka
South East Asia: Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand

Application Procedure

For information on how to apply, please refer to the Staffordshire University website.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Normally, an honours degree in a related subject such as geography, politics, environmental studies/ science, environmental management, law, sociology or development. But candidates with Lower Second degrees (or equivalent) in other subjects will also be considered. In addition we also encourage applications from those individuals who have related employment or substantial voluntary experience, with a demonstrable interest in or a commitment to sustainable development issues. Normal University arrangements for accreditation of prior (experiential) learning also apply.

Course Fees

2014/15 Academic Year: Part-time Home and EU students: £30 per credit. International students: £35 per credit.

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