We live in an increasingly globalised world, and learning should reflect this reality. The NTU-Warwick Double Masters Programme thus seeks to provide an educational platform articulating the economic, political, social and strategic influences impacting on Asia and the Western world.
The Warwick-NTU Double Masters Programme represents an innovative programme of study offering students the opportunity to live and study in two culturally diverse countries/regions, thus experiencing the ‘best of both worlds’ in conceptual training, empirical relevance and policy application. The specific programme objectives aim to equip students with:
- A strong portfolio of theoretical and empirical skills in international and strategic studies
- An understanding of the practical skills appropriate for professionals operating in a dynamic 21st century international environment
- Deep insights into the multiple and cross-disciplinary influences affecting contemporary public and private decision-making
- An appreciation of the cross-cultural theoretical and policy-oriented international challenges facing the policymaking community
- Opportunities to develop and exploit powerful global networks
The Warwick-NTU Double Masters Programme enjoys unique differential advantages, including the learning benefits derived from studying in the diverse and stimulating European and Asian environments, the blending of Warwick’s strong emphasis on research and theoretical/ methodological issues with RSIS’ competence in professional and applied skills, and the provision of top flight post-graduate qualifications critical to the needs of public and private organisations operating in a demanding and complex international community.
Students in Year 1 at Warwick will be exposed to its acclaimed expertise in the political and methodological aspects of international studies, providing a foundation for RSIS’ global security focus in Year 2 studies. Additionally, there will be opportunities to enhance language skills, including the acquisition of Asian language competencies. Finally, Double Degree graduates will benefit from the acquisition in a condensed period of time of two Masters degrees from two globally respected universities.
The Warwick-NTU Double Masters programme is a 22-month programme. Students undergo the first year of their studies at the University of Warwick, starting in October each year, finishing in July the following year. Students will then proceed to RSIS for their second year at the end of July, finishing their degree the following June. The duration of the whole programme spans 22 months.
Students will read core subjects in fields such as international relations, international political economy, international security and globalisation and development. There will also be research methodology courses and the opportunity to take electives and a focused research project in relevant subject-areas. Flexibility is in place to ensure that learning across Years 1 and 2 at Warwick and RSIS proceeds in a progressive and structured way.
NTU-Warwick Double Degree students have the opportunity to acquire global perspectives and develop their ability to integrate effectively in multicultural environments by living and studying in both Europe and Asia. They may pursue careers in a wide range of sectors, including media, public relations, consulting, finance, foreign affairs, policy-making or corporate strategy and recruitment depending on their interests and areas of specialisation.
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Last updated on 13/09/2019