Not ready to commit to a full postgrad degree? Try an Individual Professional Award

By bd18|December 6, 2016|Centre for Financial and Management Studies, Environment and Policy, Individual Professional Awards, Professional Development|91 comments

An Individual Professional Award (IPA) is the academic qualification you receive after the completion of one module. You can study up to three modules under the IPA qualification. The modules you have access to as part of the IPA qualification are the same modules offered as part of our postgraduate certificates, diplomas and masters’ degrees. They are academically rigorous and have been designed to complement the skills you have gained

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Discovering Sport and Diplomacy on the Beach

By bd18|September 13, 2016|Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy|0 comments

By Dr J Simon Rofe Copacabana Beach and Sugar Loaf Mountain provided a stunning backdrop to the Beach Volleyball at the Rio 2016 Olympics.  It is a sport, which perhaps more than any other, has the greatest cultural resonance with Rio de Janeiro, and so it was entirely appropriate that Bruno Schmidt and Alison Cerutti should win gold for Brazil in the men’s event; whilst Ágatha Bednarczuk and Bárbara Seixas won

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Ban the Burkini, or, How to Make a Good Muslim

By bd18|September 12, 2016|CISD|0 comments

By Simon Perfect France’s burkini bans have reminded us that laïcité today is not just about the separation of church and state. It’s also about actively reconstructing religion in line with state values. Following the terrorist attack on Nice in July, a number of French towns prohibited the wearing of ‘conspicuously’ religious beachwear, with the full-body burkini worn by some Muslim women being the explicit target. Most of the bans

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SOAS and FCO offer new Global Diplomacy online programme this autumn

By bd18|September 2, 2016|Uncategorized|1 comments

SOAS University of London will be offering a new online programme, MA Global Diplomacy (South Asia), from this autumn. The programme was developed in association with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) Diplomatic Academy. It was officially launched at the FCO in Whitehall on 6 June 2016 and will be welcoming its first cohort of students in October 2016. The programme is being offered as a joint initiative between the

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CeFIMS comes to Nigeria

By bd18|August 5, 2016|CeFIMS|2 comments

In July Dr Richard Alexander, of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies, had a flying visit to Nigeria where he visited CeFIMS distance learning students and alumni in Abuja and Lagos.

Brexit and banking: boom or bust?

By bd18|July 21, 2016|CeFIMS|0 comments

In this post Dr. Maurizio Fiaschetti discusses the implications of Brexit on the UK banking industry. There is no doubt that 23 June will be considered as a singular event able to change the economic perspective for UK and Europe as a whole. How this perspective will evolve is hard to say as there are far too many variables involved and uncertainty is the only sure driving issue.