Taught course

Masters in Dialogue Studies

Keele University · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Students will typically have a 1st or 2nd class BA Degree in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Dialogue Studies is designed for graduates who wish to examine and understand theories of dialogue and their applications in peacebuilding and in developing intercultural understanding and social cohesion. The course fills a gap in postgraduate provision by not only exploring the use of dialogue in conflict and post-conflict situations but also its use in combating discrimination, ghettoisation and extremism in countries such as the UK. The main core module accordingly both introduces dialogue for peacebuilding and explores the UK context for dialogue, drawing on the fields of sociology and history as well as politics.

The degree has a practical outlook and will equip students with knowledge, understanding and skills to effectively engage in and lead dialogue to advance intercultural interaction and understanding and social cohesion. It includes a work placement with the Dialogue Society. Practical elements will be supported by rigorous, reflective examination of the approaches of governmental and nongovernmental agencies to dialogue, social cohesion and reconciliation.

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

Funding may be available from Keele University and the Dialogue Society.

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
+44 (0) 1782 733592