MSc Diplomacy and International Relations

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

    MSc Full-time 1 year, Part-time up to 4 years

Course Description

Our MSc Diplomacy and International Relations programme provides an umbilical link between theory and practice, providing training in the concepts and applications of research appropriate for the study of diplomacy and international relations in the world today.

Students of the Diplomacy and International Relations master’s programme will be provided with a specialised, systematic and in-depth knowledge of diplomacy deploying appropriate theories, concepts and methods associated with practice in the field. You will be challenged to acquire a critical awareness of the New World Order and how this concept relates to current issues involved in the study of diplomacy, learning from the past to deal with the challenges of the future.

The Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance offers masters programmes that keep pace with the changing realities of today’s world. The Institute works with our students to develop tools to grasp these facts of international life, and to prepare our students for careers across many professions.

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 honours degree (50% in final year), or equivalent international qualification, in any subject area.

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Programme Funding

There are lots of options available to you to fund your master’s programme, from alumni bursaries to school and department scholarships and government loans.

Student Destinations

The Institute offers high-quality masters programmes taught by outstanding teaching staff and professionals that are well connected within their field. You will benefit from the guidance and tuition of an internationally renowned academic team with expertise in the teaching of diplomacy and other related disciplines.

The careers and employability support on offer at Loughborough University London has been carefully designed to give you the best possible chance of securing your dream role.

Graduates of this programme will be equipped with the advanced skills and expertise in order to pursue a career in diplomacy, negotiations, advocacy, lobbying, political analysis, communications or other related fields in state and non-state organisations. Graduates will also have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and career prospects further by undertaking a PhD programme.

Module Details

Semester 1

Compulsory modules

  • Diplomacy in the Digital Age
  • Foreign Policy Analysis

Optional modules

One of:

  • Disaster Risk Management
  • International Security
  • International Negotiations
  • International Business and Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies

Choose one of:

  • Sport, Politics, and Diplomacy
  • Learning from the Global South: Field Trip
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Semester 2

Compulsory modules

  • Collaborative Project
  • Global Cities in Diplomacy and International Governance
  • The BRICS and the Changing World Order
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

One of:

  • Peace-Building
  • Research Approaches in Development and Social Change


Compulsory modules

  • Dissertation

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