This programme considers the dynamics of global transformation and their policy implications as well as their interrelations with national and regional institutional and social responses to the global political and economic order.
You are encouraged to analyse the impacts of economic globalisation, examine relationships between global governance and inequality and understand that analysis and resolution of many of the key problems that confront humanity in the 21st century require new and interdisciplinary academic approaches, innovative methods and policy agendas.
Research training on the pathway follows the standard South West Doctoral Training Centre (SWDTC) interdisciplinary format.
Three core research training modules will be selected from the consortium's offerings in research design, data collection and data analysis. There will be one pathway specific module and two modules will be selected from an open list.
* Advanced Interdisciplinary Research Design
One of the core research training modules, this mandatory core unit addresses the characteristics and challenges of 'doing' interdisciplinary research in a globalised world.
* Global Transformations - Issues and Trajectories
This pathway-specific module introduces you to key concepts and debates in the field including the different forms of globalisation, global governance, global inequalities, and the developmental implications of the 'rising powers' of Asia.
You will also produce a research thesis.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
A Masters qualification (or equivalent) with appropriate research training (or equivalent).
IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.
The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
The SWDTC has been allocated 41 ESRC studentships per annum to be distributed over all the available SWDTC pathways for applicants from the UK/EU. Please see the ESRC website for more details.
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students is available at Student funding