City, University of London

Course Introduction

The MA in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy is designed for those planning, or already engaged in, a career in the diplomatic service, journalism, international organisations (such as the United Nations or the European Union) or non'governmental organisations (such as Amnesty and Oxfam). It will also prepare you for a career in political risk, international finance and think tanks.

Course Modules

Core modules:

Strategy, Diplomacy, and Decision Making (30 credits);

Economic Diplomacy (15 credits);

Foreign Policy Analysis (15 credits);

Dissertation (60 credits);

Research Workshop.

Elective modules:

Typical modules offered by the Department of International Politics:

US foreign policy (15 credits);

Theories of International Politics (30 credits);

Understanding Security in the 21st Century (15 credits);

International Organisations in Global Politics (15 credits);

Development and World Politics (15 credits);

Religion in global politics (15 credits);

Global Capitalism: Past, Present and Future (30 credits);

Political Economy of Global Finance (15 credits);

The Politics of Forced Migration (15 credits);

International Politics of the Middle East (15 credits);

Global Governance (15 credits);

Global Financial Governance (15 credits);

Global Political Economy: Contemporary Approaches (30 credits);

Global Ethics: Power and Principle (30 credits); and

Human Rights and the Transformation of World Politics (15 credits).

Typical modules offered by the Sociology Department:

Developments in Communication Policy (30 credits);

Transnational Media and Communication (30 credits);

Criminal Minds (15 credits); and

Crime News (15 credits).

Typical modules offered by The City Law School:

Arbitration (30 credits);

Civil Dispute Resolution Options – Strategy, Risks and Costs (30 credits);

Energy, Environment and Security (30 credits);

Law and war (30 credits);

Mediation and Negotiation (30 credits);

International Dispute Settlement (30 credits); and

Law of Treaties (30 credits).

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA £9,500 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA £15,000 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA £4,750 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA £7,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • You should have (or expect to achieve) a first or upper second class honours degree in politics, the social sciences or humanities, business or law.
  • We will also consider your application if you have an equivalent degrees in another subject along with significant professional experience in a related field of employment or research.
  • We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from universities outside the UK.
  • Postgraduate Preparatory Courses for International Students
  • If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City, University of London offers an academic preparation programme - the Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Science. The course offers a route to City, University of London through an excellent teaching and learning experience, located in purpose built study facilities. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma at INTO City, University of London to the standard required provides guaranteed progression to this Masters degree.