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MSc Global Governance and Ethics

The economic, social and political benefits of good governance

MSc Global Governance and Ethics

This programme at a glance

Programme title
MSc Global Governance and Ethics
Combines normative and empirical approaches to international justice, organisations and processes, and applies them to the analysis of global political institutions and policies
12 months (full-time) or 24 months (part-time)
£9,550 (full-time EU students) or £16,750 (full-time International students) See fees tab for more details.
Application deadline
Apply from October 2013 to start in September 2014
Programme Director
Dr Avia Pasternak

Programme introduction

Global Governance and Ethics have great relevance for policy makers. For example, the economic, social and political benefits of good governance, and the need for codes of ethics for politicians and business, have been high on the agenda of organisations such as the World Bank, the World Health Organisation and the UN as well as many multinational corporations. This MSc programme combines normative and empirical approaches to international justice, organisations and processes, and applies them to the analysis of global political institutions and policies.


By the end of the programme students will:

  • Be aware of the variety of ethical issues raised by the structures of global rule, and the effects of globalisation, and normative questions of accountability and responsibility in international affairs.
  • Be equipped with the theoretical tools and empirical evidence necessary for an in-depth understanding of normative theories of international justice, democracy and public ethics, on the one hand, and of empirical theories and studies of globalisation, governance and international policy-making, on the other.
  • Possess the skills essential for the analytical study of politics and for the development of a normative assessment of the main issues currently facing the design of global institutions and policy making at the international level.

The programme is made up of the following elements, to total 180 credits:

1.   You are required to take the following five compulsory modules:
2.   Choose one of the following 15 credit modules (the others remain options to choose in step 3):
3.   Choose any two further modules worth 30 credits in total (the following is a list of all courses available within the department):

at the School of Public Policy

Students may take graduate modules from cognate subjects available elsewhere in UCL but must seek approval from the Programme Director in the first instance.

UK/EU students (Full-time) Overseas students (Full-time) UK/EU students (Part-time) Overseas students (Part-time)
MSc in Public Policy £10,765 £17,250 £5,560 £8,755
MSc in European Public Policy £9,835 £17,250 £4,890 £8,755
MSc in International Public Policy £10,765 £17,250 £5,560 £8,755
MSc in Democracy and Comparative Politics
£9,835 £17,250 £4,890 £8,755
MA in Human Rights £10,765 £17,250 £5,560 £8,755
MA in Legal and Political Theory £9,835 £17,250 £4,890 £8,755
MSc Global Ethics and Governance £9,835 £17,250 £4,890 £8,755
MSc in Security Studies £10,765 £17,250 £5,560 £8,755

Please note: Part-time fees are per year.

Applications for Masters 2014/15

We will be accepting new applications for entry in 2014/15 from the 8th of October 2013.

Closing date: 1st of August 2014

For further details and to apply online, please click on the following link:

Applications for the Doctoral programme

Closing Date:  June 2014

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School of Public Policy,
The Rubin Building,
29/31 Tavistock Square,
London, WC1H 9QU.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 4999,
Fax: +44 (0)20 7679 4969,

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