Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

This new degree offers a framework for exploring the changing relationship between states and markets, politics of development, foreign direct investment, international institutions of global political-economic governance, global working lives, economic restructuring, migrant labour, multinational companies, work, geo-politics, industrialization and development. This programme: will help you to develop advanced and critical understandings of the development of international business from various intellectual perspectives. From neo-liberal and mainstream business studies approaches, through to more critical approaches which engage with questions of power and resistance; will give you an advanced theoretical grounding in the core aspects, and history and politics of, business and its growing internationalisation; will equip you with the skills to conduct rigorous empirical analysis and enquiry; offers distinctive opportunities to conduct independent field-based research in diverse locations; will prepare you for a broad range of careers but will specifically deliver the research skills and substantive knowledge required by NGOs, development organisations and national government departments.

The direction of your individual study will be guided by the formal study sessions you attend, along with your reading lists and assignments. However, we expect you to demonstrate an active role in your own learning by reading widely and expanding your own knowledge, understanding and critical ability. Independent study will foster in you the ability to identify your own learning requirements and determine which areas you need to focus on to become proficient in your subject area. This is an important transferable skill and will help to prepare you for the transition to working life. Assessment on each of the modules is through a variety of coursework assignments ranging from extended essays to reviews.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,150 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,150 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £16,350 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £4,575 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £4,575 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £8,175 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have an upper second class honours degree or higher in a relevant subject from a UK university (or an equivalent international qualification), together with one supportive academic reference is usually required. Relevant work experience may also be taken into account and non-academic references can be considered in specific circumstances. It is not necessary to have a first degree in geography and we welcome applicants from different backgrounds in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
  • International entry requirements: The minimum English Language requirements for entry to postgraduate degree programmes within the School of Geography are: IELTS: 7.0 overall including 6.5 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; TOEFL: 100 overall including 24 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking; PTE Academic: 68 overall including 62 in Writing, and 51 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; Trinity ISE: Trinity ISE III with Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking; C2 Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 overall including 176 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; C1 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 overall including 176 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
  • IELTS score: 7