Diplomacy and International Relations, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    14750 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    6500 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #150 (WUR) Online
This programme introduces students to theories, issues and processes connected with diplomacy, foreign policy and international relations. The programme is especially relevant to those thinking about or currently working in diplomacy, international NGOs, and international policy and politics.

About

The programme aims to help students to realise their academic potential, by encouraging choice and independence in their studies. Based on the distance learning pedagogical principles, it employs a wide variety of online learning tools to enhance students’ learning experience.

The programme is delivered entirely online and begins in early October, with an online orientation session conducted through a virtual learning environment (VLE) and web conferencing system. This introduces students to course tutors, familiarises students with the requirement of the programme and online learning tools and resources (eg VLE, discussion forum, e-library etc.)

The programme consists of five taught distance learning modules and a dissertation. For each module, learning activities consist of compulsory key readings, lecture podcasts, as well as participation in presentation, web seminars and online discussion forums.

Each module is to be completed within a 10-week period and assessed by the participation in weekly learning activities and a 5,000 word essay (to be submitted after the end of the module). The final component of the course involves a dissertation of 20,000 words, on a research topic of students’ own choice. Study throughout the whole programme is comprehensively supported through supervised online group discussions, web seminars and individual academic supervision to ensure an engaging and enjoyable distance learning experience.

The programme has proved very popular and we recommend you submit your application and all supporting documentation as early as possible.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Theory and Method in Postgraduate Studies
  • Major Approaches to the Study of International Relations
  • Theorising Security and War
  • Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
  • Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Entry requirements: An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent. Relevant professional qualifications and experience will also be considered.

IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    6500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Part-time tuition fee:
  • EU: £3,250
  • International: £7,375

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.