Be on the frontline of global affairs with our expert-led Diplomacy and International Relations master’s.
Navigate diplomatic theory and build practical skills with our Diplomacy and International Relations master’s. You’ll cover topics like:
- public diplomacy
- unconventional diplomacy
- international relations theory
- global governance.
Expert teaching and support
You will learn from leading academics committed to your wellbeing. Our student, Aikaterini, tells us that they were “always encouraged and fully supported”.
Contributions from senior diplomats
Senior figures within international politics contribute to our Diplomacy and International Relations MA. As a result, you’ll access unique learning and networking opportunities.
Learn in the capital
We are only 30 minutes from central London and its embassies, international organisations, and think tanks. You’ll be able to visit significant sites, such as:
- Houses of Parliament
- City Hall
- Home Office
- Speakers’ Corner.
A diverse community
You will learn with a diverse community, providing various perspectives and an unrivalled network.
Dr Christopher Wylde
Senior Lecturer - Politics and International Relations
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The modules listed below are the modules that were available to students in the 2023/24 academic year and are illustrative of what may be offered for 2024/25.
Please note: it is possible that a module listed on the website will not be able to run due to reasons beyond our control. For more information please refer to our course information disclaimer.
The expected entry requirement for the programme is a 2:2 undergraduate degree in any subject.
Additional requirement information
Applicants without a degree, but with relevant work experience, for example as a government official or an employee in an international organisation, or applicants with other relevant work experience, such as journalism or in NGOs, will also be considered.
International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any section.
We now accept IELTS Indicator test results as proof of your English language level.
For more information about entry requirements please email email@example.com.
Fees & funding
Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your programme. Additional costs could be incurred depending on optional modules chosen and other projects undertaken.
A 20% tuition fee discount is available for our alumni (undergraduate and PGCE) planning to study this Master's degree. Those studying for a PGDip of PGCert are not eligible for the discount.
Government-funded loans of over £11,000 are available to many home postgraduate students. Home and international students may also be eligible for external sources of funding. International students should check their eligibility for our International Scholarship.
For more information, please look at our postgraduate funding page.
How the degree is taught
Assessment is based on written coursework and includes assignments specifically designed to build key analytical and communication skills. These include preparing policy briefings, engaging with the media and delivering presentations and speeches.
Your dissertation or professional practice is an independent project that you will complete between June and September.
With our Diplomacy and International Relations master’s, you will develop essential transferrable skills, such as communication, collaboration, and critical thinking.
Some examples of job roles and areas of work for graduates of Diplomacy and International Relations MA, PGDip, PGCert include:
Make sure to check our step-by-step guide to application process.