The programme requires a first degree, second-class Honours degree or professional equivalent (experience in international business, international Law or international relations desirable but not compulsory). Applicants over the age of 21, who do not satisfy the normal entry requirements, may be admitted to the course provided that they can submit evidence of previous serious study and demonstrate their attainments.
If English is not your first language:
IELTS 6.5 (including 6.0 in academic writing) or equivalent
Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years
Start dates: September and January
Teaching takes place: Evenings and the occasional Friday/Saturday (one per semester)
Distance learning available: For some modules, with extensive use of a programme blog for the Professional Practice modules
Fact: The programme enables students to focus on specific areas to increase expertise, through supportive taught class modules.
Location: Taught elements of the course take place on the King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester.
Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs
UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man
September 2017 Entry Full-time | £6,600
September 2017 Entry Part-time | £3,300 p/a
Total Cost | £6,600
September 2017 Entry Full-time | £12,750
September 2017 Entry Part-time | £6,375 p/a
Total Cost | £12,750
- Printing and binding: The cost of printing and binding the dissertations will need to be covered by the student. Cost £10-£20.
- Core texts: Multiple copies of core text are held within the library and e-books are identified where possible, however due the popularity of some books, there will not be enough copies for every student. It is advised that students seek to purchase their own books - second hand copies are often available. Cost £350.
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Terms and Conditions
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Students explore a range of global issues covering the world economy, international institutions (such as the UN System), development, security, markets, the environment, aid, peacekeeping, diplomacy (commercial and political) and corporate social responsibility. The emphasis is on the management of global issues - corporate governance, energy insecurity, food insecurity, poverty reduction and international security.
Students use international project management as a tool to manage a range of global issues. Projects include international aid relief, conflict resolution and regeneration projects.
Students can specialise, for example, in climate change, country risk analysis, economic development, regeneration and poverty reduction by electing to focus on a subject specialism.
A number of subject specialisms are offered. These include:
- Health and/or Environment
- Growth and/or Development
- Governance and/or Economics
- Commercial Diplomacy and/or Country Risk Analysis
- Research Methods in Business
- Managing in a Global Environment
- The Health of Nations: International Health Policy and Systems
- Governance: Regulation, Compliance and International Law
- Growth, Development and Inequality
- Professional Practice
The teaching team has wide-ranging experience of working both in the UK and overseas. In addition, a variety of guest speakers, professionals and practitioners contribute to the delivery of the modules.
A range of assessment methods is used including management reports, project reports, software analysis, essays, presentations, role-play debate and panel viva. Students can undertake a traditional dissertation of 20,000 words, an international project management report or a professional portfolio.
At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.
Graduates have secured positions in international commercial companies, international development organisations, Non-Governmental
Organisations, government departments, embassies, the entertainments industry, charities, consultancy, and international development teams.