University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Globalisation and Development

Increase your understanding of globalisation � one of the most important challenges currently facing nation states. You�ll focus on issues like financial instability, poverty and famine, war and insecurity, the rise of new economic world powers, climate change, and human trafficking and immigration. Graduates work in government, NGOs, the private sector, consultancies and think tanks. They are directors, private secretaries, managers, political advisers, barristers, parliamentary clerks, senior civil servants and administrators.

Entry requirements

You'll need a 2.1 honours degree, plus references from previous tutors. If you have different qualifications, we'll look at your application on its individual merits. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, 6.5 in writing, 5.5 in listening and 5.5 in speaking, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: the political economy of globalisation; the politics of development; dissertation in globalisation and development. Optional modules include: the political economy of globalisation; the politics of international law; contemporary ethnic conflict; europeanisation; the politics of global migration; contemporary global security.

Assessment methods

All modules except the dissertation are taught in seminars. You�ll be assessed continuously through essays.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 15,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 6,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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