M.A. Global Affairs and Diplomacy

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR15700 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
University of Buckingham | Buckingham, United Kingdom
The MA in Global Affairs and Diplomacy combines elements from our existing Global Affairs MA and our new MA in Diplomacy. Like all of our MA programmes, it aims to help to prepare graduates for careers in foreign and other ministries, international organisations, international journalism and global civil society organisations or for further research.

Description of Global Affairs and Diplomacy

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The MA in Global Affairs and Diplomacy combines elements from our existing Global Affairs MA and our new MA in Diplomacy. Like all of our MA programmes, it aims to help to prepare graduates for careers in foreign and other ministries, international organisations, international journalism and global civil society organisations or for further research. Areas of study include the history of the international system; international law and diplomacy; global governance; foreign policy analysis; global diplomacy; security challenges and other global issues and security challenges: flashpoints and hotspots. The courses are taught intensively in lectures, seminars and small group tutorials; they assume little prior knowledge but rapidly bring students to an advanced level of understanding. Buckingham is a small academic community and students have personal and frequent access to their instructors. The programme is also suitable for those without a specific career aim in mind but who wish to acquire an advanced understanding of global affairs.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline There are no set deadlines, but it is recommended to send your application as early as possible prior to the start of the term
Tuition fee
  • EUR 15700 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 9470 Year (EEA)

UK/EU: £7, 600; International: £12,600

Start date September  2015, January  2016
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Assessment will take the form of written assignments and examinations and an individually supervised 12,500 word dissertation. Candidates whose total average mark is above 70 are awarded the MA with Distinction; those whose total average mark is between 60 and 69 are awarded the MA with Merit; those whose total average mark is between 50 and 59 are awarded the MA and those whose total average mark is between 40 and 49 are awarded the Diploma.

English Language Requirements

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6.5
CAE score
180(Grade C)
TOEFL paper-based test score (read more)
570
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)
90

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Global Affairs and Diplomacy

First or Second Class degree or relevant work experience

Work Experience for Global Affairs and Diplomacy

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

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University of Buckingham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom Buckingham is unique. It is the only independent university in the UK with a Royal Charter, and probably the smallest with around 1000 students. Honours degrees are achieved in two intensive years of study. We keep class sizes small, with a student:academic staff ratio of 8:1 and the Oxbridge style tutorial groups are often personalised and always exhilarating.