COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

Global Diversity Governance

M.P.A.  |  Placement Year:   No

Diversity within very local communities is growing as our world becomes more interconnected and our markets more globalised. Within this increased complexity the need to understand diversity, its impact and consequences is ever more crucial.

The way we deal with differences between people is a key variable in almost every sphere of modern life and of particular relevance for public and private management.

Managing diversity and capturing its benefits is a key challenge for contemporary societies. It is as important for secure and stable cities as for successful and profitable companies, and especially critical for public services managers with heavily constrained expenditures.

 
Programme description

Diversity within very local communities is growing as our world becomes more interconnected and our markets more globalised. Within this increased complexity the need to understand diversity, its impact and consequences is ever more crucial.

The way we deal with differences between people is a key variable in almost every sphere of modern life and of particular relevance for public and private management.

Managing diversity and capturing its benefits is a key challenge for contemporary societies. It is as important for secure and stable cities as for successful and profitable companies, and especially critical for public services managers with heavily constrained expenditures.

 
Key Modules

Working effectively with diversity and cultural difference is a core requirement of almost every career path in public, private and voluntary sectors around the world – as important for charity managers in Africa and Asia as it is to senior police teams in Europe. Our MPA is designed to enhance the skills and understanding of professionals working in, with and for diverse communities; our aim is for students to leave the Programme with not only an enhanced CV and career prospects but with the networks, confidence and competence to create positive change in the communities they serve.

The MPA offers professionals an unparalleled opportunity to build their understanding of the challenges and opportunities presented by global diversity. We aim for each course member to graduate with stronger analytical abilities in assessing the challenges posed by cultural difference as well as a set of tools for responding to these challenges – essential prerequisites for any senior career in public administration.

The MPA provides professionals with:

  1. a greater ability to assess the local relevance of national policies and global trends in diversity governance
  2. improved comparative analytical skills in understanding diversity governance contexts around the world
  3. enhanced capabilities in designing and delivering services which meet the needs of diverse societies
  4. advanced skills in dialogue facilitation and communication with people from different cultures;

Whilst also gaining a formal, accredited postgraduate qualification, the MPA offers the opportunity to broaden your professional networks and study alongside people in similar roles around the world. The course ultimately seeks to create a learning community, where ideas can be interchanged and debated amongst academic staff, alumni, and current students, lasting well beyond the timespan of the academic programme itself. 

The MPA is ideally suited for professionals looking to progress their careers in senior management where an ability to work effectively with the complexity of diverse communities is of paramount importance. The MPA equips you with the skills and knowledge necessary to take up roles within a broad spectrum of organisations including international non-governmental organisations, national and local government agencies, supranational government organisations like the United Nations, regional communities such as the European Union or the Economic Community of West African States, local and national charities and, indeed, also academia – a number of our Centre’s alumni have gone on to join our team as PhD candidates.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a 2:2 or above degree (or equivalent international grade/qualification), from a recognised University, preferably in a social science subject (e.g. International Relations, Politics, Development Studies, Sociology, Psychology).

Applications from those not possessing a first degree at 2:2 or above in a relevant subject area are also considered and decisions are based on a careful evaluation of their capacity to complete the programme successfully, including assessment, where appropriate, through an admissions interview.

Plus

Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years evidenced working experience in a relevant field to Global Diversity Governance and be operating in a relevant role at the level of mid-management or above at the time of application, or have operated within a relevant role at the level of mid-management or above within 12 months of the time of application. Decisions are based on a careful evaluation of the applicant’s Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning portfolio, an Admissions Interview, and their capacity to complete the programme successfully.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS of 6.5 or above. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

 
 
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 1 year
Course Fee:  7350.00
Course Level:  POSTGRADUATE
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Coventry University ,Priory Street,Coventry, United Kingdom
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER