Birkbeck, University of London
Global Governance and Emerging Powers
This degree aims to foster an advanced understanding of 2 increasingly interconnected phenomena in world politics: The response of states, international institutions and non-governmental actors to the opportunities and challenges of globalisation; the enhanced international economic and political influence of emerging powers such as Brazil, Russia, India and China. It uses concepts, theories and evidence from the study of international relations, comparative politics and public policy to understand real-world policy problems across different sectors of the global economic and political system. This programme will appeal to students who wish to learn more about cutting-edge issues in the study of world politics and international public policy. It is ideal for those who aspire to a career in government, international organisations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), public affairs and research or for those who wish to advance their careers in these fields.
Good degree in a social science or other relevant subject. Other qualifications may also be considered. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
The core modules are supplemented by option modules and completion of a dissertation on an agreed subject. Option modules are normally available in: British and US government and politics; international relations, international security and US foreign policy; politics of globalisation and international political economy; political theory and political sociology; war, conflict, nationalism, politics and religion; public management and public sector reform; research methods. Core modules: Emerging powers in world politics; global governance.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 6,950 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 13,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 6,950 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time evening||£ 3,975 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time evening||£ 6,875 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time evening||£ 3,975 per Academic year (EU fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||Bloomsbury||WC1E 7HX||South East|
Department of Politics
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