Taught course

Diplomacy and International Law

Lancaster University · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent. Relevant professional qualifications and experience will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Collaboratively delivered with the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR) and the Law School, this programme has three core taught modules, which examine different aspects of diplomacy, foreign policy, and international law, providing a strong introduction to the field.

Teaching draws upon distinguished practitioners with experience in the field and may include student trips to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, European Union organisations in Brussels and international organisations in Geneva.

A student is awarded either an LLM or an MA degree dependent on the weighting of law and politics courses studied. A major factor will be the department responsible for the supervision of the final dissertation.

Core Modules

· Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

· Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

· International Law (from the Law School)

· Dissertation (20,000 words)

Optional modules:

· A combination of optional modules from Law and PPR: leading to at least an overall minimum of 180 credits.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7540 per year
International students
£16,120 per year


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0) 1524 594262