Entry requirements

Students should hold a good honours degree or overseas equivalent, in any subject. Applications from those with significant professional experience in politics and international relations will be considered individually.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is designed to provide a detailed understanding of the evolution of diplomacy and the way in which diplomacy is practised in the contemporary world. It tackles a number of broader issues that impact on diplomatic processes, such as the way in which states operate in regional organisations such as the European Union, the threat of organised crime and terrorism and the role of multinational corporations and companies.

  • A wide variety of modules
    The course offers the opportunity to study a wider variety and greater number of modules than comparative degree programmes in other UK universities
  • Add international experience to your CV
    You will have the opportunity to take part in #DMUglobal overseas study trips.
  • Learn from internationally renowned staff
    You will be part of a research-rich academic environment with the opportunity to learn from internationally renowned staff and participate in research seminars, conferences and annual lectures
  • Excellent student experience
    Students benefit from the input of high-profile visiting scholars, academic staff with wide geographical subject coverage and the opportunity to participate in study trips abroad

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

Fees and funding

UK students
£6,000 (full-time)
International students
£13,600 (full-time)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)116 2 50 60 70