Taught course

Diplomacy and Religion

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 programme is designed to encourage students to consider the practical processes, ideological dynamics and theoretical dimensions involved in the interface of diplomacy and religion.

The programme is relevant to those thinking about or currently working in diplomacy, international NGOs, and international policy and politics, and core modules are supported by selected Politics modules.

Distinguished diplomatic and foreign policy practitioners directly contribute to elements of the programme. Students may also opt to participate in trips to, for example, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, European Union organisations in Brussels and international organisations in Geneva.

Students take five taught modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay.

Core Modules

· Studying Religion

· Theory and Method in Postgraduate Study

· Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

· Dissertation (20,000 words)

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0) 1524 594262