What Will You Study

This MA programme in Diplomacy and International Relations is designed to introduce 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. Building on our already very successful campus-based programme, this distance learning master course offers convenience and flexibility in terms of study time and location.

This programme is delivered entirely online. It 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.

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. 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.

Core modules:

  • Theory and Method in Postgraduate Studies
  • Dissertation
  • 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