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Diplomacy and Religion MA

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Full time | Lancaster University | 1 year | 06-OCT-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Diplomatic Studies Religion

Course type


Course Summary

Course Overview

Through this programme we encourage you to consider the practical processes, ideological dynamics and theoretical dimensions involved in the interface of diplomacy/foreign policy and religion. You have the opportunity to develop analytical skills in the field of religious studies and international relations and will also be encouraged to engage in cross-disciplinary research, notably with the MA dissertation.

Our programme may be especially relevant if you currently work in, or are thinking about working in, diplomacy, international NGOs, and international policy and politics. Core modules are supported by selected Politics modules.

Previously, we have also invited practitioners with experience in the field to contribute to elements of the programme. Where possible we also aim to include trips that are relevant to the topics being covered that year, for example, in the past, students have visited the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. Where trips are offered, students are normally expected to cover their own travel expenses.


The module involves the negotiation, design and delivery of a research project whose precise topic will be determined by you and your project supervisor. The dissertation will be 20,000 words in length and is designed to provide you with the opportunity to both consolidate and enhance your existing knowledge and skills through engaging with an extended piece of project-orientated research and writing.

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Entry requirements

Students need to have 2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in a relevant background. We may also consider non-standard applicants.