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Diplomacy, Law and Global Change MA

Diplomacy, Law and Global Change MA

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Diplomatic Studies International Business Studies International Law

Course type


Course Summary

This course aims to provide an understanding of the development and contemporary practice of diplomacy and the rules of international law and helps to prepare students with useful skills for careers in diplomatic services, international organisations, non-governmental organisations or international business. This fascinating course explores the emerging global order of the 21st century from the perspectives of diplomacy and international law. Rapid change at both the domestic and international levels - globalization - is transforming the policy environment and context in which both are constrained to operate. You will study the changing environment and new challenges it presents, such as gender equality, climate change, modern slavery, terrorism and organised crime. The course focuses on two sets of inter-related issues which are central to an understanding of this changing environment. Firstly, we will look at the role and nature of diplomacy as a key mode of communication between states and other actors on the international stage. Secondly, we examine the development and adaptation of the norms and rules of international law, which have traditionally constituted the main sources of order in the international system.

As well as giving you the opportunity to achieve two additional awards (Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Management and a Level 7 Award in Professional Consulting), the CMI accredited Global Professional Development module may set you apart in a competitive job market. Students should gain practical leadership skills to critically evaluate and develop solutions for complex, inter-related, multi-faceted issues that you will experience in your future organisations. The course aims to provide both an academically demanding experience and one which will be of practical use in a future career. We encourage you to gain first-hand experience through volunteering and placement opportunities. The course aims to prepare students for roles such as public administration within a Foreign Service or other government department, international civil service (such as the United Nations or European Union), international agencies and non-governmental organisations, as well as multinational corporations, the international media, teaching and research.

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Full time


1 year

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Entry requirements

Students must normally hold a second class honours degree in a relevant discipline. Students who can demonstrate considerable experience at an appropriate professional level but who do not have the formal academic entry qualifications may also be admitted, subject to an application and assessment.

University information

Coventry University is famed for its top-class student support facilities, including the Jaguar Centre, which was designed specifically to support postgraduate students. Postgraduate courses are offered in an array of subjects like Creative Writing, Social Work, Financial Management, Aerospace Engineering and Psychology. You can gain a postgraduate qualification through teaching, online learning or research. Options include: Certificate...more

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