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Diplomacy and World Order MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Diplomatic Studies

Course type


Course Summary


Reasons to study Diplomacy and World Order at DMU:

This course is designed to provide a detailed understanding of the evolution of diplomacy and the way in which diplomacy is practised in the contemporary world. It tackles a number of broader issues that impact on diplomatic processes, such as the way in which states operate in regional organisations such as the European Union, the threat of organised crime and terrorism and the role of multinational corporations and companies.

  • A wide variety of modules
  • The course offers the opportunity to study a wider variety and greater number of modules than comparative degree programmes in other UK universities
  • Add international experience to your CV
  • You will have the opportunity to take part in #DMUglobal overseas study trips.
  • Learn from internationally renowned staff
  • You will be part of a research-rich academic environment with the opportunity to learn from internationally renowned staff and participate in research seminars, conferences and annual lectures
  • Excellent student experience
  • Students benefit from the input of high-profile visiting scholars, academic staff with wide geographical subject coverage and the opportunity to participate in study trips abroad.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching will be delivered through formal lectures, informal seminars, tutorials, workshops, discussions and e-learning packages. Assessment will usually be through a combination of individual and group work, presentations, essays, reports and exams.

Graduate careers

The course prepares you for
 senior roles in public and private organisations such as the United Nations or the EU parliament, 
where you can influence major decisions that affect us all.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Fundamentals of Empirical Social Research – introduces you to the basic elements of research methodology and the complete range of research methods suitable for research in international relations and diplomacy. It will help you to define a research topic and produce a suitable research proposal for your dissertation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification.