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Diplomacy & International Security MSc/PgDip

Diplomacy & International Security MSc/PgDip

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Diplomatic Studies Security

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc Diplomacy & International Security gives graduates from a range of academic backgrounds the opportunity to gain expertise in a vital area of international engagement. It will also appeal to professionals interested in moving into positions requiring a breadth of knowledge on diplomacy, history and security issues. The practice of diplomacy is vital to international negotiations and this practice has distinguished and established lineage. Additionally security, broadly defined, includes areas such as terrorism, cyber security and climate change. This Master’s programme offers a genuinely interdisciplinary experience. Drawing on the academic expertise in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, you will be able to select classes from History, the School of Government and Public Policy, and the Law School. The Masters in Diplomacy & International Security has links with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Consular Missions in Edinburgh. Distinguished diplomatic and foreign policy practitioners will contribute to the programme and you will have the opportunity to visit the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. The MSc in Diplomacy & International Security introduces and familiarises you with contemporary and historical issues relating to the course topics, examining them through historical, political and legal viewpoints. Students can progress into the MSc after successful completion of the PgDip.

Different course options

Full time | University of Strathclyde | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This course provides an advanced study of the evolution of diplomacy. While giving an historical overview it asks questions throughout about the current relevance of various diplomatic practices such as the appointment of ambassadors and the elite nature of policy-making in the diplomatic field. The class will also discusses the broader issues about the definition and purpose of diplomacy.

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 should have first or upper second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in social sciences/law subjects or substantial professional experience.

University information

Located in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, the University of Strathclyde offers a fantastic experience, where you will enjoy flexible, innovative learning and excellent facilities. Many of their courses can be studied part-time or by distance learning, where you can carry out most of your studies off campus using their virtual learning environment, MyPlace. Their campus offers excellent facilities including state of-the-art...more

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