MA/PgDip International Relations and Globalisation
- Part-time study available
- Distance Learning
- Industrial Placement
- International students can apply
- Overseas study available
- Work placement opportunity
This is the kind of degree that people obtain when they intend to work in the Foreign Office, the British Council, in policy research think tanks, as well as in education, training, and consultancy. Individuals with an MA in International Relations and Globalisation may aim to work for a non-governmental organisation such as Amnesty International, or an inter-governmental organisation such as the United Nations.
This MA allows students to take a hands-on Practicum in International Organizations. This Practicum involves 12 week internships in international organizations (IGOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Geneva. Students who undertake these placements are entitled to Erasmus funding. This is an excellent chance to work in the field in the last phase of your MA, to network across relevant sites in Geneva, and to gain the experience of the real work of global governance as conducted by international/intergovernmental organizations.
This is an excellent chance to work in the field, to network across relevant sites in Geneva, and gain the experience of the hands-on work of global governance as conducted by international/intergovernmental organisations. Potential placement providers include international trade unions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, and agencies within the UN like UNCTAD, UNAIDS, UNDP, and so on.
Graduates from the MA in International Relations and Globalisation pursue a range of careers, which typically include teaching, working for an NGO or government agency, the media, writing and publishing, consultancy work and employment in the private sector. The MA is also an excellent foundation for further postgraduate study. The written presentation, oral communication, social media, and analytical skills developed by the course are transferable to a wide variety of careers.
Examples of graduate job titles include policy researcher; civil servant; educator; trainer; policy consultant and/or analyst; NGO employee; political activist; public relations and United Nations officer.
Alumni have pursued a number of careers and roles after obtaining the MA in International Relations and Globalisation. Various alumni have furthered their higher education by deciding to pursue PhDs at the University of Salford or elsewhere. One alumnus has taken a post with the EU Commission in Brussels.
This course has links with Cooperatives UK (http://www.coop.uk/) in Manchester and students may choose to take an internship with this organisation.
You may also apply for the Practicum in International Organisations, which is an unparalleled chance to undertake a learning work placement in an international/inter-governmental/non-govermentalorganization in Geneva
You can continue your studies with a PhD which enables individuals to become career academics, meaning that you will undertake teaching and research activities at institutions of higher education.