MSc Global Corporations and Policy (Online)
Duration: 2 years
Entry Requirements: 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.
Start of programme: April / October
Mode of Attendance: Online Learning
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.
This 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.
- Excellent understanding of the development and activities of Multinational Enterprises (MNE) and their regulation from economic and legal perspectives
- Excellent knowledge of economic, legal and public policy approaches to researching MNE organisation, impact and regulation in the global economy
- Ability to critically analyse and design solutions to regulatory and public policy challenges related to MNE activities in both the global North and South
- Development of 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 take four modules comprising two core and two elective modules (30 credits each) and complete a dissertation (60 credits).
- Global Public Policy
- Multinational Enterprises in a Globalising World
- International Economics
- Politics of Corporations
- Trade Diplomacy
- Diplomatic Systems
- Global Energy and Climate Policy
- Global Citizenship and Advocacy
- Global International Organisation: UN in the World
- International Security
- The Art of Negotiation