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Please note this programme is closed for September 2019 entry. Applications will be accepted from October 2019, for September 2020 entry.

  • Learn to identify solutions to complex global problems
  • Develop management skills with a consideration of cross-cultural issues
  • Choose a specialism such as climate change or poverty reduction
  • Prepare for a range of careers including work in politics or NGOs 

Applied Global Practice (Management) at Winchester is an exciting course addressing important global issues from a management perspective. How should we be working internationally to combat climate change, food insecurity, energy insecurity, and poverty? How can international businesses, organisations, charities, and public and voluntary bodies apply management skills to these problems? 

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, and corporate social responsibility. You can specialise in climate change, country risk analysis, economic development, or regeneration and poverty reduction, for example, by choosing one of these topics as your particular focus. 

Increase your expertise in your fields of interest with modules such as Managing in a Global Environment, Health of Nations: International Health Policy and Systems, and Growth, Development and Inequality. Subject specialisms are also available, including Health and/or Environment, Growth and/or Development, Commercial Diplomacy and/or Country Risk Analysis. 

Complete projects on the management of global issues – such as international aid relief, conflict resolution and regeneration projects. Produce management reports, project reports, and participate in presentations, role-play debates and panel discussions. Choose between a 20,000-word dissertation, an international project management report or a professional portfolio. 

The programme is taught by a globally experienced team, and contributions from a variety of guest speakers, professionals and practitioners add to the range of expertise available. 

A wide range of career opportunities are open to our graduates. Course alumni work in international commercial companies, international development organisations, non-governmental organisations, government departments, embassies, the entertainment industry, charities, consultancy, and international development teams.


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.

Pre-approved for a Masters

If you study a Bachelor Honours degrees with us, you will be pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible, you will need to apply by the end of March in the final year of your degree and meet the entry requirements of your chosen Masters degree.


Suitable for applicants from:

UK, EU, World

Learning and teaching

Start dates: September and January
Teaching takes place: Evenings, daytime 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. 

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. 


Taught elements of the course take place on campus in Winchester.


Our validated courses 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.

We ensure 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 on the course you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day or Open Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.


We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.

Further information 

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures


Normally a first or second-class Honours degree or professional experience in the area of study. 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 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent.  

Course enquiries and applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
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International students

International students seeking additional information about this programme can email or call +44 (0) 1962 827023 

Applications need to be submitted before the 31 May 2019. Late applications can be accepted throughout the remainder of the application year, for more information see our How to Apply section. 

Visit us 

Explore our campus and find out more about studying at Winchester by coming to one of our Open Evenings.

Year 1 (Level 7)

Modules Credits

Academic Development and Research 20
Managing in a Global Environment 20

Empowering students who may not have a management background to rapidly adopt awareness of international management and the tools at its disposal. This module critical reflects on the various demands impacting on management in a global context. Commercial, statutory, charities, NGOs, voluntary bodies and individual agents are assessed to examine in-depth a range of management issues active in the global environment. Tools and techniques available to managers such as models of decision-making, professional negotiation, problem solving, data management and statistical analysis provide the basis for students to develop sophisticated skills for managing in global risk environments. To support learning in this area, students will engage in a range of in-depth management seminars using case studies and problem solving techniques, which will cover all aspects of management and managing in a global environment.

The Health of Nations: International Health Policy and Systems 20

This module is geared to the principle of transferable learning across countries in respect of health policy and systems development, regardless of relative economic and political status. It combines didactic sessions on such as the key statements over time of the WHO and World Bank with practice opportunities in respect of the management of emerging international health issues. These include the role of regulation at continental levels, the use of managed care market mechanisms and the tension between scientific and relational medicine.
A broad based understanding of the concept of Health is adopted allowing for economic, cultural and environmental topics to be addressed, for each of which contemporary conceptual developments are examined. This is done against the backcloth of Primary Health Care as the key global theme over the past fifty years, and a sevenfold typology of primary care agency models is offered as the basis for comparative assessments of national health services globally. The module includes the opportunity for students to identify, individually and in groups, specific countries as targets for transferable learning, and updates on recent research in such as Integrated Care and Community Governance, with supporting case studies.

Governance: Regulation, Compliance and International Law 20

This module examines the increasing import of international regulations to governments, organisations and individuals. It considers the role of responsible management, sustainability and ethics in organizations. The content of the module will be grounded in literature and case examples populating International Relations, International Law and International Institutions. The module will assess the increasing import of governance, regulation and compliance evolving at a regional and international level. This will be linked to country risk analysis and risk management models. As well as covering the key generic developments in the field, students will explore the legal and compliance issues animating their specific area of interest.

Growth, Development and Inequality 20

Understanding the range of dynamics influencing growth, development and inequality is crucial to assessing and formulating policies, programmes and projects. The challenges prevalent in modern, emerging and subsistence economies require in-depth study to improve interventions and decision-making. Growth and development is fundamental to well-being. Inequality persists due to a range of impediments: for example knowledge, health and resource scarcity. The module considers areas such as international development, economic development policy, regional development, demographics, human geography, microfinance, health and the environment to make clear the complex field of growth, development and inequality.

Professional Practice 20

The module Professional Practice directs students to focus on a specific sector, industry or field to become knowledgeable in the execution of professional duties in a management role. Combining a taught element and independent research study the module prepares each student for the dissertation. The module develops management skills, independent learning and problem solving, which are fundamental to employability and career success. Issues such as CSR, ethics and sustainability are considered in a management context.

The module operates in two parts: Part 1 Students cover generic management practice; Part 2) Students focus on their specific field or nominated pathway (generic students select an issue, for example managing ethics in the media; this may result in a report on the impact of Leveson Inquiry; a report into Disaster Management techniques and implementation might also be a topic for a management report)

Part 1) Students explore the nature of management theory, practice and performance.
Part 2) In the nominated pathway, students study management issues relating to a specific field (for example, health).

Academic Development and Research 20

The aim of this module is to develop student understanding of the skills and competencies required in academic study and research at postgraduate level. The module is designed to provide students with the knowledge and tools required to develop and undertake research in the area of international business. Students will evaluate and synthesise research philosophies, develop research strategies, and select research methods using secondary and/or primary sources appropriate to particular research questions, relating these to existing international business theories.

The module provides the foundation for further development of research skills through a dissertation by independent study.

Dissertation 60

Students will pursue independent study and research, culminating in a dissertation of between 15,000 and 20,000 words in a specific area of agreed study. Students electing a pathway award must elect to undertake a topic in the area nominated. Students electing to undertake a MSc award must also produce a science based document.

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at
The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above.

Progression from one level of the programme to the next is subject to meeting the University’s academic regulations.

2019 Course Tuition Fees

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

Full-time entry | £8,000
Part-time entry | £4,000 p/a

Total Cost | £8,000

International Students

Full-time entry | £13,300
Part-time entry | £6,650 p/a

Total Cost | £13,300



As one of our students, all of your teaching and assessments are included in your tuition fees, including, lectures/guest lectures and tutorials, seminars, laboratory sessions and specialist teaching facilities. You will also have access to a wide range of student support and IT services.

There might be additional costs you may encounter whilst studying. The following highlights the mandatory and optional costs for this course:


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. Indicative cost: £350.


Printing and binding

  • We are proud to offer free printing for all students to ensure that printing costs are not a potential financial barrier to student success. The University of Winchester and Winchester Student Union are champions of sustainability and therefore ask that all students consider the environment and print fairly. Students may be required to pay for the costs of dissertation binding. Indicative cost is £1.50-£3.


We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course. To see if you’re eligible, please see our Scholarships and Awards.

Key course details

Full time: 1 year; Part time: 2 years
Typical offer
Normally a first or second-class Honours degree
On campus, Winchester