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MPA Global Diversity Governance

Course Description

Diversity within very local communities is growing as our world becomes more interconnected and our markets more globalised. Within this increased complexity the need to understand diversity, its impact and consequences is ever more crucial. The way we deal with differences between people is a key variable in almost every sphere of modern life and of particular relevance for public and private management. Managing diversity and capturing its benefits is a key challenge for contemporary societies. It is as important for secure and stable cities as for successful and profitable companies, and especially critical for public services managers with heavily constrained expenditures.

The MPA Global Diversity Governance builds upon the global understanding and practical expertise that Coventry University, through the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR), has developed in the fields of intercultural relations, social cohesion and diversity around the world. It is a programme that rises to the challenges of managing diversity and is designed to support professionals from around the world who are responsible for service design and delivery that must take full account of an unprecedented level of diversity in their communities, workplaces and families.

The MPA brings together experienced, mid- and senior-career professionals from different countries and regions, as a collaborating and diverse group with global and local perspectives, to learn from leading experts and active researchers from across the social and political sciences. The programme is open to professionals with the requisite qualifications looking to more effectively understand and confront the challenges of diverse societies and manage lasting, positive social change in their own local areas.

The global political and economic environment is changing and a new and very different geo-political reality is emerging. The MPA has been designed to explore in detail the nature and implications of these changes, providing professionals with the skills and mind-sets that will allow them to manage cultural diversity and lead the organisations of the future, whether in education, health, security or other areas of service delivery.


This course is a unique, pioneering programme of study that prepares practitioners and leaders from across the world to more effectively confront one of the prime responsibilities of our time: the successful governance of diversity.

The MPA represents the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations’ ambition to equip those who work with, for and in diversity communities with the latest and most innovative tools, evidence and thinking. Joining the MPA means becoming a part of a network of professionals who have the enthusiasm, theoretical and conceptual knowledge and practical skills required to create positive social change in their own contexts.

The course is designed and delivered by leading, active scholars in the field who have assembled the most powerful contemporary thinking from across the social sciences to inform your study. If you are interested in global diversity, cultural difference and their governance, Coventry University is the place to learn more.

We will provide you with:
•An opportunity to achieve an MPA via distance learning in the period of 15 months;
•Access to all the same resources that would be available to you on campus, including library resources and access to relevant speakers;
•The possibility to enhance your CV;
•Recognition of your professional experience and prior learning, which enables you to obtain a postgraduate qualification based on your experience, rather than necessarily previous academic experience; and
•Access to a professional network of individuals working in various roles related diversity governance all over the world, with an opportunity to benefit from their perspectives and experiences, which allows for robust and informative learning beyond formal study.

Visit the MPA Global Diversity Governance page on the Coventry University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a honours degree at 2:2 or above (or equivalent), from a recognised University, preferably in a social science subject. Applications from those not possessing this level of qualification will also be considered.PLUS•Applicants must have a minimum of five years evidenced working experience in a relevant field and be operating in a relevant mid-management role or above at the time of application, or have operated within a relevant role within 12 months of the time of application. •For non-native English speakers, the entry requirement is English language proficiency at IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course Fees

£6,930 (Home.EU), £12,068 (International)

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