The non-governmental sector has been growing exponentially across the world, generating over £38 billion a year in the UK alone. NGOs operate to improve lives by coordinating civil action on a wide range of issues, encompassing education and human rights, sustainability, economic development and peace-building. They offer immense professional opportunities for motivated individuals looking to marry their personal values, passions and career paths.
The MA in International Nongovernmental Organisations (INGO) programme educates students interested in understanding the nature of world affairs through the activities of NGOs. Courses in this programme integrate information and theories from the international relations discipline and skill-based education from the disciplines of management, business, human resources, and marketing. The objective of this program is to develop students into broadly educated INGO and international relations specialists.
Key skills, aims and objectives
Identify the theories, history, and major actors that govern the modern operations of INGOs
Written and oral communication skills
Ability to critically analyse and evaluate the roles and activities of INGOs in international affairs
Managerial and operational skills relevant to the activities of INGOs
Ability to evaluate the consequences of the political and moral choices of INGOs
You will develop as a broadly educated INGO specialist who will have the appropriate skills for working in international governmental and non-governmental organisations.
There are wide-ranging career opportunities in the non-governmental and social entrepreneurship sector, in the UK and internationally.
Previous graduates have founded their own NGOs while others have been recruited by top international organisations.
The unique depth of knowledge and practical skills acquired throughout this programme will provide you with a robust tool-box for entering the workplace, whether focusing your efforts on development projects, community empowerment, sustainable environments or human rights.
This degree is recognised by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Students on this programme are provided with access to CMI resources during their studies, and can apply for membership to the CMI on degree completion.
Merit-based scholarships are available for this programme and can cover up to 50% of tuition fees.
This degree is awarded by Webster University, St. Louis, USA.