Taught course

Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

Institution
Lancaster University · Politics and International Relations
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK or equivalent) in a relevant background.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Diplomatic relations, international negotiations, foreign-policy decision-making processes, and the conduct of foreign policy constitute important features of international politics.

Our programme is designed to introduce you to theories, issues and processes connected with diplomacy and foreign policy. It could be especially relevant if you are thinking about, or currently working in, diplomacy, international NGOs, and global policy and politics.

We aim to provide you with opportunities to participate in debates and mock negotiation exercises. Previously, we have also invited practitioners with experience in the field to contribute elements of the programme. Where possible we also aim to include trips that are relevant to the topics being covered that year, for example, in the past, students have visited the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. Where trips are offered, students are normally expected to cover their own travel expenses.

The programme culminates in the writing of a 20,000-word dissertation in a subject area of your own choosing that has been agreed together with your academic supevisor.

Information for international students

We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 6.5, and a minimum of 5.5 in each element of the test. We also consider other English language qualifications.

If your score is below our requirements, you may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes.

Fees and funding

Learn more on our fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Politics, Philosophy and Religion Admissions
Email
pprpg@lancaster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1524 594262