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University of Dundee

Devolution and Global Governance (PGCert)

This course explores the lessons of Scotland's experience of devolution and the debate on independence. Scotland has had a devolution process devoid of civil conflict. The programme is designed for researchers, professional development and activists.

Entry requirements

You will normally be expected to have a 2:1 honours degree in a relevant discipline. Applicants with alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience may also be considered. Please check our website for English language requirements.

Course modules

; Scottish national identities since 1807 (20 credits, distance learning); Scotland before the union (20 credits, distance learning); the Scottish highlands and islands - clearances and land settlement (20 credits, distance learning); introduction to historical theory (20 credits, distance learning); government in early modern Scotland (40 credits, on campus); revolution, civil war and nationalism: the historiography and politics of Irish state formation, 1912-2005 (40 credits, on campus); from Jim Crow to Black Power: the African American freedom struggle, 1945-1980 (40 credits, on campus); human rights in international relations (40 credits, on campus); terrorism and counter-terrorism in Europe (40 credits, on campus); international security of drugs and organised crime (40 credits, on campus); international business strategy (20 credits, on campus); global risk analysis (20 credits, on campus).

Assessment methods

Essays; symposium; case study.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 3 months
PgCert Full-time September 2017 - 3 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Dundee City Campus Dundee DD1 4HN Scotland

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