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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Diplomatic Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This Master’s Degree is ideally suited to anyone aspiring to a diplomatic career or professional diplomats requiring additional training. This degree will provide you with the knowledge, language, and transferable skills necessary to prepare you for entry to practical training in diplomacy or a related profession. By taking the MA in Diplomatic Studies you will develop your understanding of the key modes and functions of diplomacy, in both contemporary and historical contexts. The course will provide you with an advanced understanding of diplomacy as a political activity of central importance to the peaceful, stable and productive conduct of relations between states.

E-tivities take the form of a combination of non-credit bearing and credit-bearing assessments designed to complement and support the learning objectives for your particular module. Credit-bearing assessments for each module include an article analysis and 5,000-word end of module essay. Our postgraduate degrees are an excellent way to enhance your expertise and career prospects. A postgraduate course in politics and/or international relations provides a foundation for a wide range of career options. You may seek to use your knowledge to work in government service, international organisations or areas of political research and journalism. Or you may opt to look for employment in an unrelated field such as banking, business or teaching where your MA will be respected as a postgraduate qualification.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

24 months

Start date

MAR

Modules

This module begins with three introductory sessions, the first two of which take the form of lectures. The first deals with certain key concepts of diplomacy, the second with its institutional development from the Renaissance to World War II, and the third with the ministry of foreign affairs. The main part of the module then looks closely at the art of negotiation. Beginning with a consideration of strategy and tactics, it proceeds through the main stages of negotiations, takes in diplomatic momentum en route, and concludes with an examination of the 'packaging' of diplomatic agreements.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£8,520

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£8,520

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need 2:1 degree or its equivalent in Politics, History, International Relations or other related subjects. Equivalent relevant professional experience may be considered.

University information

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