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Diplomacy and World Order MA

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Diplomatic Studies

Course type


Course Summary

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. The course offers the opportunity to study a wider variety and greater number of modules than comparative degree programmes in other UK universities.

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. 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 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.

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. There is real demand for suitably qualified managers who are interested in making a difference and who understand the implications of the global financial crisis, climate change, diplomacy and sustainable development, healthcare and other issues affecting contemporary society.

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Full time


1 year

Start date



Globalisation affects business and society at all levels. In this module you will explore the historical background to globalisation and look at the economic, political and commercial contexts of globalisation. You will study globalisation debates and look at the effects of globalisation on various actors. You will also examine the relationship between globalisation and business.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students will normally hold an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification. Applications from those with significant professional experience in politics and international relations will be considered individually.

University information

De Montfort University (DMU) postgraduate courses receive continual input from leading employers and professional bodies and are underpinned by excellent research. DMU strives to build what employers need: work-ready graduates with professional experience and industry skills on the CV. Your career will be in focus from minute one, with UK and overseas placements, internships, targeted training, coaching and research opportunities part of DMU...more

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