MSc Diplomacy and Sport

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    MSc Full-time 1 year, Part-time 3 years

Course Description

Our MSc Diplomacy and Sport is a pioneering postgraduate programme designed for students from diverse academic and professional backgrounds who share a curiosity in unravelling the intricate relationship between diplomacy, international affairs, and the world of sports.

In today’s fast-evolving global landscape, the convergence of diplomacy and sports is undeniable. From individual athletes championing gender equality to nation states competing to host prestigious sporting events for diplomatic prestige, these realms intersect in profound ways. Our programme is your gateway to understanding and mastering this dynamic nexus.

At Loughborough London, we pride ourselves on our unparalleled expertise and unrivalled opportunities at the intersection of international diplomacy and sports. Our esteemed faculty boasts excellence in diplomacy, international relations, and sport studies. Nestled in London’s iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, we offer a wide spectrum of core and specialised subjects, ranging from digital diplomacy to sports leadership, international negotiations, and ethics in diplomacy and sport.

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 sport, diplomacy and other related disciplines.

You will emerge as a professional with the competitive skills to enhance your career prospects wherever you are in the world, and whatever your cateer ambitions.

Module Details

Semester 1

Compulsory modules

  • Diplomacy in the Digital Age
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • International Negotiations
  • Sport, Politics, and Diplomacy

Semester 2

Compulsory modules

  • Collaborative Project
  • Sport Integrity
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

  • The BRICS and the Changing World Order
  • Research and Insight in the Sport Industry
  • Peace-Building
  • Sport Ecology


Compulsory modules

  • Dissertation

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