University of Exeter: Global Governance

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Department Politics
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The MSc Global Governance equips you with the necessary tools to understand how key global challenges are addressed by numerous global actors and institutions in the absence of a world government. The programme is a pathway to a range of academic and non-academic careers, but is particularly suitable for individuals who hope to pursue international careers as policy makers, evidence providers, policy analysts, advisers, advocacy workers, public management consultants and administrators in the wide array of institutions that are involved in addressing global problems.

The programme combines the strengths of the Politics Department at Exeter and builds on Exeter’s tradition of offering postgraduate programmes with a strong applied bias.

You will learn to use theories and empirical research findings from the fields of international relations, public policy and politics in order to understand the role of, as well as the way in which global institutions and actors deal with global problems. The different perspectives will be put to work, illustrated and evaluated against the backdrop of crucial challenges constituting today’s global policy environment:

- Democratization and Human Rights

- International Institutions of Global Finance

- World Trade & Tariffs

- Economic Development, Poverty and Global Inequalities

- Public Health in a Global Context

- Climate Change and Migration

- Global (in)security


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