Diplomatic Studies MA, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    7805
    Tuition (Full programme)
    7805
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #172 Online
If you’re heading for a diplomatic career or you’re a professional diplomat requiring additional training, this is the course for you. The aim of the Diplomatic Studies MA and diploma is to skill those wishing to pursue careers in government, defence work, international organisations, journalism, teaching and those wishing to proceed to a research degree.

About

This degree will provide you with the knowledge, language, and transferable skills necessary to prepare you for entry to practical training in diplomacy or a related profession. By taking the MA in Diplomatic Studies you will develop your understanding of the key modes and functions of diplomacy, in both contemporary and historical contexts.

The course will provide you with an advanced understanding of diplomacy as a political activity of central importance to the peaceful, stable and productive conduct of relations between states. You will be encouraged to consider international institutions and areas of the world with which professional diplomats might reasonably be expected to be familiar - such as the European Union.

You will complete one core module - 'The Art of Negotiation' - then choose three option modules from an extensive list of interdisciplinary subjects which, along with your dissertation, allow you to specialise in areas relevant to your profession or career aims.

The course will develop your ability to think both analytically and critically and to produce reasoned arguments encompassing your increased knowledge and understanding of the key issues surrounding diplomatic studies.

This Masters Degree is ideally suited to anyone aspiring to a diplomatic career or professional diplomats requiring additional training. Depending on the choice of options, it is also appropriate if you wish to pursue a career in Government, defence-related work, international organisations, journalism or teaching - or to proceed to a research degree.

Programme Structure

Core Modules:

  • The Art of Negotiation

Option Modules (choose 3):

  • American Interventionism after the Cold War
  • Democracy and Legitimacy in the European Union
  • Diplomatic Systems
  • Intelligence and Security
  • International Security
  • Post Cold War World Order
  • Theories of International Relations
  • The International Politics if Protection
  • EU Enlargement and Democratic Consolidation in Post-Communist Europe
  • The Politics of Human Rights
  • Strategy in the Modern World
  • Governance and Corruption
  • The Politics of European Integration
  • Euroscepticism
  • The Politics of Conflict and Violence
  • Gender in a Global Perspective
  • The Transformation of Modern Warfare
  • The Politics of Global Nuclear Order
  • The Politics of Violent Conflict and its Legacies in Northern Ireland

(Please note: due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website (www.le.ac.uk) or/and Terms and Conditions (http://www2.le.ac.uk/legal) for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: March and September each year
  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months

      2 years, by distance learning

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request

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

Either a first or a good second class honours degree from a British university or its equivalent, in Politics, History, International Relations or other related subjects.

We also welcome applicants with relevant professional experience and qualifications.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You don’t need a visa to study in this programme.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 7805 International
  • GBP 7805 EU/EEA

*Please note, these are the fees for September 2016/March 2017 entry to the whole course.

Funding

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