City, University of London

Course Introduction

Who is it for?

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 International and Oxfam). It will also prepare you for a career in political risk, international finance and think tanks.

Objectives:

In this Diplomacy and Foreign Policy MA, you will develop your analytical capacities and your ability to examine and critically evaluate the role of foreign policy, diplomacy and decision-making in relation to complex issues such as:

the capacity of states to meet their economic and political foreign policy goals

the role of foreign policy and diplomacy in global conflict

the relationship between human rights, foreign policy, and diplomacy

the evolution of international organisations as diplomatic and foreign policy forums.

You will explore the significance of risk and change in contemporary foreign policy and diplomacy, and develop your ability to critically evaluate foreign policy tools and diplomacy in the contemporary world.

Career prospects:

The skills you will take away from this programme ? those of research, analysis and presentation ? are highly valued by employers. From government agencies to NGOs and human rights organisations, the course gives you the perfect foundation to prepare for a career in a wide range of fields. You will graduate with the ability to undertake in-depth research, challenge received explanations of topics in social and political life and to examine and critically evaluate the complex structure of relationships between governments, transnational actors, transnational networks and intergovernmental or governmental organisations.

Start Date:

Part-time - 24 months (with an additional 3 months to submit dissertation if required).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,690 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £15,300 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,690 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,845 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,650 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,690 European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have at least an upper second-class honours undergraduate degree in law (roughly equivalent to a B or B+) from a recognised international institution. Students with a good undergraduate degree in another subject will also be considered.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have at least an upper second-class honours undergraduate degree in law (roughly equivalent to a B or B+) from a recognised international institution. Students with a good undergraduate degree in another subject will also be considered. Students whose first language in not English will need the following qualification: IELTS: an overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 for each sub-test).