Taught course

Dialogue Studies

Keele University · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Students should have a good degree of a 2:2 from an awarding UK institution, or its equivalent. It is not necessary to hold the degree in politics or international relations. For students who fall short of this requirement, relevant work experience, or evidence of experience in the field, can be considered as an alternative.

Months of entry


Course content

The context underpinning this MA is the need to understand and respond to the problems and challenges generated by the UK’s diverse society. Cultural and religious diversity is capable of promoting a culturally rich, open-minded society able to draw on a wide range of perspectives in confronting social, economic and political challenges at local, national and international levels. Conversely, a diverse society has the capacity to harbour deep divisions which can lead to problems of ghettoisation, social and political disengagement, inequality, resentment, mistrust, insecurity and discrimination. The need to address such difficulties and the aspiration to achieve a thriving diversity demands dialogue to increase interaction and understanding between different sectors of the community.

The MA in Dialogue Studies will provide Masters level teaching and experience catered to the demands of such efforts. It is intended to the equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to effectively engage in and lead meaningful dialogue advancing intercultural interaction, community cohesion and proactive citizenship. It aims to develop reflective practitioners and students of dialogue equipped to examine and evaluate theories of dialogue and carry them forward with appropriate adaptations and innovations.

Information for international students

Keele offers a safe and supportive campus environment. SPIRE is one of the leading centre's in Britain for the study of Politics and International Relations. International students are welcomed as valued members of a lively and diverse community.

Fees and funding




Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations4
Written coursework / continuous assessment30
Professional practice33
Dissertation33 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Kathryn Ainsworth
+44 (0) 1782 733347