Global Governance and Emerging Powers at Birkbeck, University of London 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.
Core modules examine two increasingly interconnected phenomena in world politics: the responses of states, international institutions and non-governmental organisations to the opportunities and challenges of globalisation; and the enhanced international, economic and political influence of emerging powers such as Brazil, Russia, India and China.
You also choose two option modules from a wide variety of topics including international security, American foreign policy, globalisation, political theory and sociology, war and conflict, nationalism and religion, and international political economy. The culmination of the programme is applying the concepts and methods you have learnt to writing a dissertation on the subject that interests you most.
Careers and Employability
Graduates go in to careers in government, international organisations, NGOs, public affairs and research, the diplomatic service, journalism and the voluntary sector. Possible professions include Civil Service fast streamer, government social research officer, or Diplomatic Services operational officer. This degree may also be useful in becoming a researcher, newspaper journalist, or politician’s assistant.
- 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.
- 12 months
- 24 months
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- A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above in a social science or other relevant subject.
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International16380 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16380 GBP per year during 12 months.
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- Part-time home students: £4515 pa
- Part-time international students: £8190 pa
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