Taught course

Applied Global Practice (Management)

University of Winchester · Winchester Business School

Entry requirements

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree in a related subject or professional experience in the area of study. **Applicants should apply for the Master of Arts (MA) programme of the same title if they do not wish to write a science based dissertation.**

Months of entry


Course content

MSc Applied Global Practice (Management) at Winchester uses key skills within international management, international relations and global studies to identify solutions to key global issues. Students explore global issues and management skills common in international business, international organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations, charities, and public and voluntary bodies.

Students explore a range of global issues covering the world economy, international institutions (such as the UN System), development, security, markets, the environment, aid, peacekeeping, diplomacy (commercial and political) and corporate social
responsibility. The emphasis is on the management of global issues - corporate governance, energy insecurity, food insecurity, poverty reduction and international security.

Students use international project management as a tool to manage a range of global issues. Projects include international aid relief, conflict resolution and regeneration projects.

Students can specialise, for example, in climate change, country risk analysis, economic development, regeneration and poverty reduction by electing to focus on a subject specialism.

A number of subject specialisms are offered. These include:

  • Health and/or Environment
  • Growth and/or Development
  • Governance and/or Economics
  • Commercial Diplomacy and/or Country Risk Analysis


  • Research Methods in Business
  • Managing in a Global Environment
  • The Health of Nations: International Health Policy and Systems
  • Governance: Regulation, Compliance and International Law
  • Growth, Development and Inequality
  • Professional Practice
  • Dissertation**

**In order to achieve a Master of Science (MSc) students are required to write a science based dissertation, consistent with the QAA benchmark. Applicants should apply for the Master of Arts (MA) programme of the same title if they do not wish to write a science based dissertation.

The teaching team has wide-ranging experience of working both in the UK and overseas. In addition, a variety of guest speakers, professionals and practitioners contribute to the delivery of the modules.

A range of assessment methods is used including management reports, project reports, software analysis, essays, presentations, role-play debate and panel viva. Students can undertake a traditional dissertation of 20,000 words, an international project management report or a professional portfolio.

Graduates have secured positions in international commercial companies, international development organisations, Non-Governmental
Organisations, government departments, embassies, the entertainments industry, charities, consultancy, and international development teams.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (including 6.0 in academic writing) or equivalent approved test. International students seeking additional information about this programme can email International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0) 1962 827023.

Fees and funding

UK students
(and EU) £4,900 (Jan entry) £6,400 (Sept entry)
International students
£10,900 (Jan entry) £12,400 (Sept entry)

Limited bursaries, scholarships and discounts are available - please see our website: Students and Money for more details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries and Applications
+44 (0) 1962 827234