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Globalization and Cities MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Globalisation Urban Studies Human Geography

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Globalization and Cities MSc explores the intersections of globalization and urbanization by examining the changing nature and roles of cities within wider processes of global transformation relating to the global economy, global culture and media, and international politics. Our Globalization and Cities MSc critically evaluates theories, processes and outcomes of globalization and globalized urbanization, drawing on the strength of Loughborough University’s research specialisms, notably its founding role in the establishment of the highly acclaimed Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Research Network. At Loughborough University we are recognised as world leaders for research in this field, with this ground-breaking, multi-disciplinary master’s programme combining the expertise of geographers, social and political scientists, and business analysts to provide students with a unique opportunity to examine globalized urbanization.

The Globalization and Cities MSc explores the intersections of globalization and urbanization by examining the changing nature and roles of cities within wider processes of global transformation relating to the global economy, global culture and media, and international politics. This holistic approach to understanding globalization and cities gives the programme its unique appeal. It is relevant for a wide variety of careers within public, private or third-sector companies, ranging from national and international businesses to city governments, urban consultancies and think tanks and non-governmental organizations. The Globalization and Cities MSc is also designed for those of you who wish to progress to a research degree in this field. Globalization and Cities MSc has been designed for recent graduates as well as business people, government and voluntary sector employees, planners, teachers and local community representatives who are interested in extending their knowledge and skills in this field.

Our Globalization and Cities MSc is relevant for a wide variety of careers within public, private or third-sector companies, ranging from national and international businesses to city governments, urban consultancies and think-tanks and non-governmental organizations. The programme is also designed for students wishing to progress to a research degree in this field. On successful completion of this programme, you should have developed - communication skills: writing, dissemination and media skills; oral presentation skills for seminars, workshops and conferences; research management and time management skills.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

In this module, students will produce an original piece of research, using appropriate theoretical material, research methodologies and skills in data collection, analysis, interpretation and writing-up.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,950

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have an honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in geography or other social sciences/ humanities discipline. Applicants with appropriate professional expertise will also be considered.

University information

Loughborough University is in the top 10 of every UK league table, has an award-winning student experience and was voted University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. Our research has impact. We are a top 10 research-led university in England (REF 2014) and we have been awarded seven prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in recognition of our world-class excellence in areas of service and benefit to the UK – only Oxford...more