The Global Corporations and Policy (Online) programme from SOAS University of London aims to prepare students for a variety of roles in government departments, regulatory agencies, international organisations (such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) or World Trade Organization (WTO)) industry bodies and NGOs and as advisors, managers, researchers or project professionals with multinational corporations, trade unions and advocacy organisations.
The MSc programme has a multi-disciplinary structure and draws on the teaching and research strengths of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) and of the SOAS departments of International Politics, Law, Economics and area studies (especially of Asia, Africa and the Middle East) as well as a wide range of languages. The programme is delivered by the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) in association with the FCO's Diplomatic Academy, using a combination of multi-disciplinary teaching, cutting-edge research and public discussion of diplomacy and international politics in a globalised world. Students will gain an excellent understanding of the development and activities of Multinational Enterprises (MNE) and their regulation from economic and legal perspectives.
The MSc will provide knowledge of economic, legal and public policy approaches to researching MNE organisation, impact and regulation in the global economy and an ability to critically analyse and design solutions to regulatory and public policy challenges related to MNE activities in both the global North and South. Students will develop practical skills including policy analysis, project management, advocacy, negotiation and strategic communication. We welcome applications from academically strong individuals from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds; however, is not necessary to have a first degree in a discipline directly related to globalisation and multinational corporations. Each application is assessed on its individual merits and entry requirements may be modified in light of relevant professional experience and where the applicant can demonstrate a sustained practical interest in the international field.
Students from SOAS’s Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) develop an in-depth understanding of international affairs, contemporary diplomatic practice and policy-makers. Graduates leave with a portfolio of transferable skills such as critical analysis, problem solving, negotiation and communication, all of which are valued by employers across a number of sectors.
Recent CISD graduates have been hired by:
- Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Ernst & Young
- European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights
- Government of India
- International Rescue Committee
- Medical Aid for Palestinians
- The Commonwealth
- UK National Commission for UNESCO
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- Multinational Enterprises in a Globalising World
- Cultural Diplomacy
- Diplomatic Systems
- Finance Sustainabilty and Climate Change
- Foundations of International Law
- Global Citizenship and Advocacy
- Global Challenges: Science Diplomacy
- Global Economic Policy Debates and Analysis
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesInternational Development Corporate Social Responsibility Public Policy View 46 other Masters in Public Policy in United Kingdom
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A minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent). We welcome applications from academically strong individuals from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds. Candidates with a lower class degree but with degree-relevant work experience may be considered.
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International6000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12000 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
National6000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12000 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.