Taught course

Diplomacy and International Relations (Distance Learning)

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

This online MA programme in Diplomacy and International Relations is designed to introduce students to theories, issues and processes connected with diplomacy, foreign policy and international relations. The programme is especially relevant to those thinking about or currently working in diplomacy, international NGOs, and international policy and politics.

The programme aims to help students to realise their academic potential, by encouraging choice and independence in their studies. Based on the distance learning pedagogical principles, it employs a wide variety of online learning tools to enhance students’ learning experience. Study throughout the whole programme is comprehensively supported through supervised online group discussions, web seminars and individual academic supervision to ensure an engaging and enjoyable distance learning experience.


Core Modules

· Theory and Method in Postgraduate Studies

· Dissertation

· Major Approaches to the Study of International Relations

· Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

· Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

Optional Modules:

· Theorising Security and War OR Religion and Conflict

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

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

See more information on funding.

Qualification and course duration


12-24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0) 1524 594262