Taught course

Applied Global Practice (Management) - MA

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 Science (MSc) programme of the same name if they wish to write a science based dissertation.**

Months of entry


Course content

MA 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

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.

**Applicants should apply for the Master of Science (MSc) programme if they wish to write a science based dissertation, consistent with the QAA benchmark.**

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
September 2017 Entry Full-time | £6,600
International students
September 2017 Entry Full-time | £12,750

Home and EU tuition fee: £4,900 (Jan entry) £6,400 (Sept entry)
International tuition fee: £10,900 (Jan entry) 12,400 (Sept entry)

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

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries and Applications
+44 (0) 1962 827234