A minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent). We welcome applications from academically strong individuals from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds. Candidates with a lower class degree but with degree-relevant work experience may be considered.
Months of entry
The MA Globalisation and Multinational Corporations (GMC) programme is designed for those engaged in, or aspiring to, professional careers in the public, corporate or not-for-profit sectors related to the political and economic management and regulation of multinational corporations.
GMC specifically addresses the requirements of those seeking a comprehensive theoretical and practical understanding of the role and dynamics of large corporations in the global economy and international affairs. The programme aims to prepare students for a variety of roles in government departments, regulatory agencies, international organisations (such as the OECD or WTO) industry bodies, NGOs, as advisors, managers, researchers or project professionals with multinational corporations, trade unions and advocacy organisations.
The programme has a multi-disciplinary structure and draws on the teaching and research strengths of CISD and of the SOAS departments of International Politics, Law, Economics and area studies (especially of Asia, Africa and the Middle East) as well as a wide range of languages. In addition to the three core modules of Multinational Enterprises, Global Public Policy and Project Management, students choose other modules to meet their specific professional needs and personal interests.
Students on this course will have the opportunity to participate in CISD's Study Tour of Geneva and Paris. This is an additional, optional, part of the course with an approximate cost of £1500.00.
- Excellent understanding of the development and activities of Multinational Enterprises (MNE) and their regulation from economic and legal perspectives.
- Excellent knowledge of economic, legal and public policy approaches to researching MNE organisation, impact and regulation in the global economy.
- Ability to critically analyse and design solutions to regulatory and public policy challenges related to MNE activities in both the global North and South.
- Development of practical skills including policy analysis, project management, advocacy, negotiation and strategic communication.
We welcome applications from academically strong individuals from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds; however, is not necessary to have a first degree in a discipline directly related to globalisation and multinational corporations. Each application is assessed on its individual merits and entry requirements may be modified in light of relevant professional experience and where the applicant can demonstrate a sustained practical interest in the international field.
Contact: The Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) at SOAS, University of London
Phone: +44 (0)20 7898 4840
Information for international students
Information, including English language requirements, can be found here: International students
Fees and funding
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Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Student Recruitment Office
- +44 (0)20 7898 4700