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Applied Global Practice (Management) (MSc)

Course Description

Applied Global Practice (Management) at Winchester uses key skills within international management, international relations and global studies to identify solutions to key global issues. Students explore global issues and management skills common in international business, international organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations, charities, and public and voluntary bodies.

Programme Content

Students explore a range of global issues covering the world economy, international institutions (such as the UN System), development, security, markets, the environment, aid, peacekeeping, diplomacy (commercial and political) and corporate social
responsibility. The emphasis is on the management of global issues - corporate governance, energy insecurity, food insecurity, poverty reduction and international security.

Students use international project management as a tool to manage a range of global issues. Projects include international aid relief, conflict resolution and regeneration projects.

Students can specialise, for example, in climate change, country risk analysis, economic development, regeneration and poverty reduction by electing to focus on a subject specialism.

A number of subject specialisms are offered. These include:
- Health and/or Environment
- Growth and/or Development
- Governance and/or Economics
- Commercial Diplomacy and/or Country Risk Analysis

See the website http://www.winchester.ac.uk/Studyhere/Pages/msc-applied-global-practice-management.aspx


- Research Methods in Business
- Managing in a Global Environment
- The Health of Nations: International Health Policy and Systems
- Governance: Regulation, Compliance and International Law
- Growth, Development and Inequality
- Professional Practice
- Dissertation

Learning and Teaching

The teaching team has wide-ranging experience of working both in the UK and overseas. In addition, a variety of guest speakers, professionals and practitioners contribute to the delivery of the modules.


A range of assessment methods is used including management reports, project reports, software analysis, essays, presentations, role-play debate and panel viva. Students can undertake a traditional dissertation of 20,000 words, an international project management report or a professional portfolio.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.


Graduates have secured positions in international commercial companies, international development organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations, government departments, embassies, the entertainments industry, charities, consultancy, and international development teams.

Visit the Applied Global Practice (Management) (MSc) page on the University of Winchester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree in a related subject or professional experience in the area of study. If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (including 6.0 in academic writing) or equivalent.

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