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Global Leadership and Peacebuilding MSc

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Full time | Strand Campus | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Peace Studies Leadership

Course type


Course Summary


Our Global Leadership and Peacebuiding MSc looks at the mutually reinforcing links between global leadership, peace and society, especially in developing nations. Through this blended learning programme, which offers both face-to-face and online modules, you will learn to understand the huge significance of global leadership processes and outcomes in peacebuilding efforts in the developing world and the impacts they have on society. Innovative approach to the interdisciplinary study of global leadership and peacebuilding: only MSc programme in the UK where Global Leadership is studied in relation to peace and security, peacebuilding and societal development. Blended learning format allows for a range of learning experiences and options: core modules are a mix of online learning and intensive face to face classroom experiences; with flexible learning optional modules.

Course detail

Next generation leaders must be able to thrive across different socio-cultural contexts while achieving success in organisations. In a dynamic global context with a wide array of diverse actors and stakeholders, global leaders need a unique set of skills and must be uniquely prepared. The Global Leadership and Peacebuilding programme seeks: (i) To deepen students' understanding of the different patterns of global leadership that have underlined social, political, economic and peace processes and outcomes in developing societies and across the world; (ii) To advance peacebuilding knowledge - conceptually and operationally - on the process of leadership and global problem-solving in developing societies and across the world; (iii) To develop in students deep analytical skills on responses to global challenges in the 21st century. Students learn to understand how the enormous complexity of global leadership – the multiple cultures, multiple actors operating across different levels and the interconnections among all of this. What will this mean for those trying to respond across all of these levels to build peace in multiple ways? What are the situations, contexts and cases that best reflect this complexity? Who are the actors that demonstrate capacity to manage this complexity? What are the tools for achieving this?

Teaching and assessment

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessments. We assess our 15-credit modules in different ways according to the modules. They typically contain one piece of written work and an additional component. This additional component may typically include another written assignment, a presentation, or group work activity. This format may be different for modules from other departments.

Career prospects

Graduates of our MSc course use the skills and knowledge that they develop to build careers in further academic research, teaching, the public and private sectors, transnational corporations, international organisations (UN, EU, AU and worldwide regional organisations), international business and non-governmental organisations.


Global Leadership Dissertation (60 Credits)
Leadership Research Methods (15 Credits)
Natural Resource Governance (15 Credits)
Practising Leadership (15 Credits)
Global Leadership, Peace & Society (30 Credits)
The Governance of Security (15 Credits)

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Entry requirements

A minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above. If you have a lower degree classification, or a degree in an unrelated subject, your application may be considered if you can demonstrate significant relevant work experience, or offer a related graduate qualification (such as a Masters or PGDip).