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Diplomacy and Foreign Policy MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Diplomatic Studies Policy Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Course Overview

Diplomatic relations, international negotiations, foreign-policy decision-making processes, and the conduct of foreign policy constitute important features of international politics.

Our programme is designed to introduce you to theories, issues and processes connected with diplomacy and foreign policy. It could be especially relevant if you are thinking about, or currently working in, diplomacy, international NGOs, and global policy and politics.

We aim to provide you with opportunities to participate in debates and mock negotiation exercises. Previously, we have also invited practitioners with experience in the field to contribute 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 programme culminates in the writing of a 20,000-word dissertation in a subject area of your own choosing that has been agreed together with your academic supervisor.

Different course options

Full time | Lancaster University | 1 year | 02-OCT-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module aims to consolidate postgraduate research and learning support by enabling you to engage with theories, methods, and skills relevant to your studies. The module is core for all PPR PGT politics students and should complement core subject and discipline-specific provision in religious studies and philosophy. Through this module we aim to equip you with the ability to reflect upon the processes and implications of research project planning, design and execution in Politics, Philosophy and/or Religion.

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

Students need to have 2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in a relevant background.