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Diplomacy and International Relations (by Distance Learning) MA

Diplomacy and International Relations (by Distance Learning) MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Diplomatic Studies International Relations

Course type


Course Summary

This online MA programme is designed to introduce you to theories, issues and processes connected with diplomacy, foreign policy and international relations. It is especially relevant if you are thinking about, or currently working in, diplomacy, international NGOs, and global policy and politics. Diplomatic relations, international negotiations, foreign-policy decision-making processes, and the conduct of foreign policy constitute important features of international politics. Delivered entirely online this distance learning course offers convenience and flexibility in terms of study time and location. It employs a wide variety of online learning tools to enhance your learning experience. Study throughout the whole programme is comprehensively supported through recorded lectures, online collaboration and group discussions, mock negotiation exercises, web seminars and individual academic supervision to ensure an engaging and enjoyable distance learning experience.

Different course options

Online | Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode



1 year

Start date



This module provides the knowledge and skills to help students understand and analyse why conflict happens within and between religious groups, and to assess the positive and negative contributions that religions make to wider struggles – from local disputes through to global terrorism. The module is designed to introduce students to key concepts and issues in scholarship on religion and conflict: e.g. on the relationship between conflict and violence, religion and ethnicity, the ‘clash of civilizations’, intra-religious as well as inter-religious conflict, jihad and martyrdom. Equal attention will be given to the importance of context – historical, social, geographical and political. Analysis and debate about religion and conflict will be situated in particular cases, from the UK and Europe, the US, the Indian sub-continent and sub-Saharan Africa. Lecture podcasts and online discussion activities will be complemented by online talks by experts and short films. There will be plenty of opportunities for online interaction with peers and tutors.

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 an upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent. Relevant professional qualifications and experience will also be considered.