The department is a lively community that is recognised internationally as one of the top centres for research and teaching in development studies.
The degree will teach you about the sources, mechanisms, processes, and practices of global governance at the international, transnational, state, and sub-state levels, focussing on issues such as globalisation, regional integration, international organisation, and multilateralism. It will also provide you with substantive knowledge and theoretical background concerning the institutions and processes of international diplomacy, including diplomatic practice, international negotiation, conflict mediation, and public diplomacy, as well as the conduct of diplomacy in international and regional bodies.
You can choose from a rich menu of options to deepen your knowledge about specific aspects of global governance and diplomacy.
You will write a dissertation on a topical issue of your choice, under the close supervision of a resident scholar, and receive training in research methods, enabling you to apply to proceed to doctoral studies if you so wish. Alternatively, the course will prepare you for a professional career in global governance and diplomacy, as well as civil society and business.
Applicants to this degree who are interested in progressing onto doctoral study are eligible to apply for an ESRC 1+3 Studentship which could provide them with four years of full funding. These studentships, previously only available for UK and EU students, are now also available to non-EU students. See the Fees and Funding page for more information.
The Course Director for 2022/23 is Professor John Gledhill.