University of Birmingham

Master in International Relations (Diplomacy) - Máster en Relaciones Internacionales (Diplomacia)

University of Birmingham
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  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en Birmingham
  • Precio:
    £6,570 FT (Home/EU students)
    £3,285 PT (Home/EU students)
    £14,850 FT (Overseas students)
    Postgraduate diploma:
    £4,380 FT (Home/EU students)
    £2,190 PT (Home/EU students)
    £9,990 FT (Overseas students)
  • Comienzo:
    Septiembre 2017
  • Lugar:
    Birmingham B15 2TT
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    1 Año
  • Idioma:
    El Curso se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    International Relations (Diplomacy) MA/PGDip
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    Diplomacy is at the heart of International Relations and ranges from peaceful negotiations to coercion and economic sanctions. It is often key to the prevention or resolution of conflict and plays a strategic role in other key international issues such as trade and security.

    This degree offers insight into both the mechanisms of dialogue between states and the instruments of statecraft commonly employed. It is particularly suitable for students interested in a career in diplomacy, including mid-career students.


    For the MA programme you require a good Honours degree or its equivalent. For those whose first language is not English, an IELTS Certificate is required.

    International students:

    Academic requirements
    We accept a range of qualifications

    English language requirements

    You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:

    by holding an English language qualification to the right level
    by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students


    This programme is for students looking for a career in diplomacy, as well as those who seek a clearer understanding of both the mechanisms of the dialogue between states and the instruments of statecraft commonly employed.


    This pathway is designed for flexibility, allowing you to choose over half of the MA content from a wide range of optional modules. This degree comprises the following modules:

    Compulsory core module:

    40 credits - Diplomacy and Statecraft
    60 credits - Dissertation MA students to submit a 13,500 word dissertation (not applicable to Diploma Students)
    You´ll take at least 40 credits from the optional modules A list. These are modules that we believe best fit this degree. We recommend that you also take some or all of your remaining credits from this list.

    Optional Modules A (at least 40 credits from the following)

    40 credits - Diplomatic History of the Twentieth Century
    40 credits - Globalisation and Governance
    We also offer you the opportunity to choose from our much longer list of Optional Modules B.

    Optional Modules B (up to 40 credits from the following)

    40 credits - Asia Pacific Security
    20 credits - Civil War, Conflict Management and Peacekeeping
    20 credits - Developments in Contemporary Political Analysis
    40 credits - Diplomatic History of the Twentieth Century
    20 credits - Ethical Dimensions of Terrorism, Political Violence and War
    20 credits - Gender and Global Governance
    20 credits - The Geopolitical Economy of Energy
    20 credits - Global Environmental Governance
    40 credits - Globalisation and Governance
    20 credits - Global Ethics 1
    20 credits - Global Ethics 2
    40 credits - International Political Economy
    40 credits - International Relations Theory
    20 credits - The Politics of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
    20 credits - Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and International Order
    20 credits - Rising Powers and Global Order
    40 credits - Security Studies
    20 credits - Sex, Death, Gender and (in) Security
    20 credits - Social Theory and Critique: Contested Knowledge
    20 credits - Social Theory: From Marxism to Post Marxism
    20 credits - Terrorism and Political Violence
    20 credits - Terrorism and Contemporary Conflict
    20 credits - Theory and Ethics of Terrorism and Political Violence
    40 credits - US and Foreign Defence Policy
    20 credits - Migration, Superdiversity, Policy and Practice (IASS)
    20 credits - Globalisation, International Migration and Citizenship (IASS)
    The optional modules listed on the website for this programme may unfortunately occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.

    Salidas profesionales

    Graduates from the School have gone on to work in a range of careers, with recent graduates working with organisations such as the United Nations, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, local authorities in the UK and overseas and the Department for International Development.

    The School takes employability very seriously and as well as linking students to the central careers services, also incorporates opportunities to enhance their employment prospects, including highlighting work experience opportunities, encouraging volunteering in extra-curricular projects (such as student seminars and events) and by inviting backgrounds for students to meet.


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