Diplomacy and International Relations, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    14750
    Tuition (Year)
    6500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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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.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

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.
  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
    • 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
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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

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.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 14750 International
  • GBP 6500 EU/EEA
Part-time tuition fee:
  • EU: £3,250
  • International: £7,375

Funding

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