If you feel like the world has taken a worrying turn, an MA in Diplomacy, Law and Global Change could set you on the path to changing it. Are you interested in the nature of the world in which we live, the problems it confronts and how to respond to these problems?
- Focusing on the emerging global order of the 21st century, this course provides an understanding of the development and contemporary practice of diplomacy and the rules of international law and helps prepare students with useful skills for careers in diplomatic services, international organisations, non-governmental organisations or international business.
- You will have the option to apply for a ‘professional experience’ opportunity2 designed to further develop your skills and knowledge with the aim of maximising your employability prospects. See modules for more information.
- You will have the opportunity to study the changing environment and challenges globalization presents, such as gender equality, climate change, modern slavery, terrorism and organised crime.
- The course attracts students from across the globe, offering a multicultural learning experience drawing on the experience of students from diverse cultures, which will prepare you to work in an increasingly globalised job market.
- The School of Humanities and Coventry Law School maintain an outstanding network of professional contacts spanning diplomats and diplomacy specialists in a range of prestigious external organisations, both private and public. Our network includes Chatham House, the International Slavery Museum, the Royal African Society. These links are reflected in regular talks and events. Past examples include workshops facilitated by the assistant district attorney of Sicily; a senior anti-trafficking prosecutor from Nigeria; the CEO of the NHS Counter-Fraud Authority; a senior manager from the UK’s National Crime Agency and a forensic accountant from the Italian national police (talks and events are subject to availability)
- The relevance of course content is reinforced by our staff’s (subject to change) current involvement in professional organisations, such as the British International Studies Association (BISA), the Political Studies Association (PSA), the University Association for Contemporary European Studies, the African Studies Association of the UK (ASAUK) and the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).
This course includes the Global Professional Development module1. Each of the participating postgraduate courses have an individually tailored version of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Global Professional Development module. Modules Critical Thinking - 15 credits Diplomacy and the International System - 15 credits International Organisations and Development Law - 15 credits Trafficking in Human Beings - 15 credits Threats to Global Security - 15 credits Law of Diplomatic Relations - 15 credits International Security Praxis - 15 credits Changing Character of War and Terrorism - 15 credits Global Professional Development – Leading Diverse Workforces - 10 credits Dissertation in the Humanities and Social Science - 50 credits
This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include: TestsEssaysGroup workPresentationsReportsProjectsCourseworkExamsIndividual Assignments The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.
Successful applicants must normally hold a 2:2 honours degree in a relevant discipline. Applicants who can demonstrate considerable experience at an appropriate professional level but who do not have the formal academic entry qualifications may also be admitted, subject to an application and assessment. We recognise a breadth of qualifications; speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you. English language requirements IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.
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