Diplomacy and Religion MA - 2020 Entry
Full time 12 Month(s), Part time 24 Month(s)
Through this programme we encourage you to consider the practical processes, ideological dynamics and theoretical dimensions involved in the interface of diplomacy/foreign policy and religion. You have the opportunity to develop analytical skills in the field of religious studies and international relations and will also be encouraged to engage in cross-disciplinary research, notably with the MA dissertation.
Our programme may be especially relevant if you currently work in, or are thinking about working in, diplomacy, international NGOs, and international policy and politics. Core modules are supported by selected Politics modules.
Previously, we have also invited practitioners with experience in the field to contribute to elements of the programme. Where possible we also aim to include trips that are relevant to the topics being covered that year, for example, in the past, students have visitited the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. Where trips are offered, students are normally expected to cover their own travel expenses.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- Conflict Management and Contemporary Conflicts
- Faith Debates: Religion, Society and Politics (distance learning)
- Globalisation and Democratisation
- Independent Study Module
- Major Approaches to the Study of International Relations
- Media, Religion and Politics
- Politics and International Relations of the Middle East
- Reading Buddhism
- Religion and Conflict (distance learning)
- Religion and violence
- Sources of Indian Religion and Philosophy
- Theorising Security and War
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
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