Taught course

Global Diversity Governance

Coventry University · Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

All applications will be evaluated individually with admissions decisions made by CTPSR. Admission decisions are based on the entry criteria elaborated below and an evaluation of the required application documents. Ordinarily, the minimum entry criteria for the MPA Global Diversity Governance are as follows:

Applicants should hold a 2:2 or above degree (or equivalent international grade/qualification), from a recognised University, preferably in a social science subject (e.g. Sociology, Psychology, Security Studies, International Relations, Politics, Peace and Conflict Studies, Development Studies, etc.).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Diversity is a defining characteristic of our time, affecting every element of our society, from politics and press to education and the economy. In our globally connected world, the need to understand the impact and dynamics of diversity in local areas is more important now than ever before.

Our Master of Public Administration in Global Diversity Governance is an international master’s programme for public, private and voluntary sector professionals who are working in diverse contexts and who aim to deepen their knowledge, become more effective in their work and further their career. This course provides you with the opportunities to develop the skills, understanding and global perspectives that should enable you to successfully manage cultural diversity and create lasting, positive change in your own communities and organisations.

“The MPA offers a powerful and pioneering programme of study that prepares professionals from across the world to confront one of the prime responsibilities of our time: the successful governance of diversity.”

Professor Mike Hardy CMG OBE, Executive Director, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Qualifications available:

Master of Public Administration Global Diversity Governance (16 months Fast-Track AP(E)L*).

*The course only accepts students through the AP(E)L route. Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning (AP(E)L) is the process by which Coventry University awards credits towards a qualification based on a student’s prior learning and experience in, for example, their career, previous qualifications and other, relevant life experience. For this course, Coventry University is able to award a third of the credits of the qualification based on a student’s reflection on the outcomes of their prior experience and learning, providing an opportunity to complete a master’s degree in 16 months rather than 2 years.

Information for international students

For non-native English speakers, the entry requirement is English language proficiency at IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. Where applicants do not hold up-to-date IELTS certification, CTPSR will look at whether an applicant has previously studied and successfully completed a Higher Education qualification in English.

Where an applicant does not hold such a qualification entry will be at the discretion of the CTPSR, ordinarily decided by the relevant Course Director. Here CTPSR will assess English language proficiency through multiple means, potentially including but not limited to, a review of application documents, references, a writing sample, and via a telephone/Skype interview.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,600 (MA) | £7,066 (PG Dip) | £3,533 (PG Cert)
International students
£16,950 (MA) | £11,300 (PG Dip) | £5,650 (PG Cert) (per year)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPA
    part time
    16 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
+44 (0) 2477659059