What Will You Study

This programme is designed to introduce students to theories, issues and processes connected with diplomacy and foreign policy. The programme is especially relevant to those thinking about or currently working in diplomacy, international NGOs, and international policy and politics.            

Distinguished diplomatic and foreign policy practitioners contribute to the programme and student trips are planned to, for example, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, European Union organisations in Brussels and international organisations in Geneva.

Students take five taught modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay.

Core modules:

  • Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
  • Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
  • Theory and Method in Postgraduate Studies
  • Dissertation (20,000 words)

Optional Modules: For a complete list of optional modules please see our Departmental pages.