Study Programmes: Centre for Global Studies

At Buckingham, the Centre has become the home of the MA programme in Global Affairs and will form part of a group of Centres which the research and graduate teaching interests of members of the Economics and International Studies Department have created.1 The centre offers the following graduate programmes:

MA Global Affairs

The MA in Global Affairs is a broad based, multi-disciplinary programme unique to Buckingham. The original programme was innovatively designed and founded as a gift to the University of Buckingham by alumnus Charles Henn L.Arts(Hons)(Buckingham), M.Sc.[Econ.] (LSE), LL.M., Ph.D (Cantab.) who was Consultant Professor and who continues in an honorary capacity as the programme’s Founding Director.  Dr Henn is also a Senior Visiting Fellow of the Beloff Centre for the Study of Liberty.

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MA Global Affairs and Diplomacy

The MA in Global Affairs and Diplomacy combines elements from our existing Global Affairs MA and our new MA in Diplomacy. Like all of our MA programmes, it aims to help to prepare graduates for careers in foreign and other ministries, international organisations, international journalism and global civil society organisations or for further research. Areas of study include the history of the international system; international law and diplomacy; global governance; foreign policy analysis; global diplomacy; security challenges and other global issues and security challenges: flashpoints and hotspots.

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MA Security, Intelligence and Diplomacy

The MA in Security, Intelligence and Diplomacy combines elements from our existing Security and Intelligence MA and our new MA in Diplomacy. Like all of our MA programmes, it aims to help to prepare graduates for careers in foreign and other ministries, international organisations, international journalism and global civil society organisations or for further research.

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MA Diplomacy

The MA Diplomacy aims to help to prepare graduates for careers in foreign and other ministries, international organisations, international journalism and global civil society organisations or for further research. Its modules have been carefully chosen to give students an opportunity to develop their academic skills as well as their practical knowledge of crucial areas of diplomacy such as negotiation and protocol.

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MA Diplomacy by Research (London based)

This will involve students writing a 20-40,000 word dissertation on a topic agreed with their supervisor. In addition to individual supervision sessions and three general research skills sessions, students will attend a series of guest seminars and dinners at which some of the most eminent names in the field present papers. Seminars begin at 19.00 and are followed by a formal post-seminar dinner at which students can engage in a general discussion with the speaker. Further details from Professor David Armstrong (david.armstrong@buckingham.ac.uk)

MPhil/DPhil Economics and International Studies

We offer two different programmes of postgraduate study, each in either full-time or part-time mode. These are degrees by research which require an original contribution to the body of knowledge in a particular academic or professional discipline.

  • DPhil – 3 academic years of full-time study or 6 years of part-time study.
  • MPhil – 2 academic years of full-time study or 4 years of part-time study.

Postgraduate students wishing to register for a DPhil must first register for the MPhil and seek conversion at a later stage.

References

  1. University of Buckingham (2011) Centre for Global Studies (BUCSIS) [online] Available from: http://www.buckingham.ac.uk/research/global []