SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme is designed for those engaged in, or planning to embark upon, a professional career requiring international expertise in government, not'for'profit, corporate or academic environments. The programme also suits those engaged in or considering research roles within a policy think tank, risk analysis organisation or doctoral programme and seeking to deepen their academic and practical understanding of international affairs and contemporary diplomatic practice. Students choose a combination of courses to meet their specific professional needs and personal interests.

Course Modules

General diplomatic studies and practice; international politics of transitional justice; international relations 1 (foundations of world politics); international relations 2 (contemporary world politics); international law 1 (foundation); international economics; international security; sport and diplomacy ("more than a game"); history and future of the United Nations; global advocacy.

Course Additional Entry

Minimum upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent); applications from academically strong individuals from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds are encouraged; it is not always necessary to have a 1st degree in a discipline directly related to the programme.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £19,290  Whole course. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £15,540  Whole course. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,645  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,770  Academic year. First year home fees
1 year
Full Time
PgDip
2 years
Part Time
PgDip