MSc Global Corporations and Policy (Online) SOAS University of London
Mode of Attendance: Online learning
The MSc Global Corporations and Policy (GCP) programme specifically addresses the requirements of those seeking a comprehensive theoretical and practical understanding of the role and dynamics of large corporations in the global economy and international affairs. The programme aims to prepare students for a variety of roles in government departments, regulatory agencies, international organisations (such as the OECD or WTO) industry bodies and NGOs and as advisors, managers, researchers or project professionals with multinational corporations, trade unions and advocacy organisations.
The programme has a multi-disciplinary structure and draws on the teaching and research strengths of 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.
Who is this programme for?
The MSc Global Corporations and Policy (GCP) programme is designed for those engaged in, or aspiring to, professional careers in the public, corporate or not-for-profit sectors related to the political and economic management and regulation of multinational corporations.
By studying online, students will also have the flexibility to integrate studies into working life without having to take a career break.
Students will study two core modules and a range of elective modules on offer each session. There are also four research mini-modules.
- 1 x core modules (30 credits each)
- 3 x elective modules (30 credits each)
- 4 x research mini-modules
- 1 x dissertation (60 credits)
- Multinational Enterprises in a Globalising World (Core)
- Cultural Diplomacy (Elective)
- Diplomatic Systems (Elective)
- Finance Sustainability and Climate Change (Elective)
- Foundations of International Law (Elective)
- Global Citizenship and Advocacy (Elective)
- Global Challenges: Science Diplomacy (Elective)
- Global Economic Policy Debates and Analysis (Elective)
- Global Energy and Climate Change (Elective)
- Global International Organisation: United Nations in the World (Elective)
- Human and Critical Security Studies (Elective)
- International Economics (Elective)
- Sport and Diplomacy (Elective)
- Strategic Studies (Elective)
- Trade Diplomacy (Elective)
The information on the programme page reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session.
English Language Requirements
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