Department profile

Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance

Loughborough University London
2016/17 edition

About Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance

The Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance is aiming to become the leading centre for the world’s new generation of diplomats and leaders. It distinguishes itself by responding to the professional needs of governments, organisations and multinational corporations.

The Academy offers high-quality masters programmes that have been developed by leading professionals in the diplomatic service and taught by outstanding teaching staff that are well connected within their field.



The campus is ideally located within one of the world’s major capital cities, meaning students are within easy reach of all principal diplomatic missions, as well as major government departments and multinational media and financial headquarters.

The Academy also maintains close partnerships and cultural exchange opportunities with a number of leading diplomatic academies and institutes. In turn, the programmes will enable students to develop a network of associates as well as build a unique, pertinent learning experience at Loughborough in London.

Unrivalled Programmes

Our programmes are designed to give students an unrivalled insight into the challenges and opportunities surrounding modern diplomacy, international security, international business and trade, global communication and information management.

MSc Diplomacy, Business and Trade
MSc Diplomacy, Communication and Information Management
MSc Diplomacy, Statecraft and Foreign Policy
MSc Security, Peace-Building and Diplomacy


Active research underpins our ability to deliver an outstanding teaching experience at the forefront of our discipline. The Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance adopts an interdisciplinary approach to research.

Current research focuses on national and global issues and their relevance to diplomatic practice, international security, trade and finance and communication, such as: economic diplomacy, the role of religion in international relations, environmental diplomacy and energy security.

Loughborough University London is offering 25 studentships to fund research projects in design, enterprise, sport business, media and creative industries, and digital technologies.

The studentships will cover the full cost of tuition fees, as well as a competitive, tax-free stipend of £16,057 (inclusive of London weighting) for UK, EU and International students. The stipend will be paid in monthly instalments for the duration of your PhD.

Each Institute will allocate three studentships to UK/EU applicants, and two studentships to international applicants.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Our Scholarships and Bursaries have been created to celebrate academic excellence, support ambition and reward meaningful contributions to local communities.

  • Dean's Award for Enterprise

The Dean's Award for Enterprise offers 90% off the full cost of tuition fees, for students who submit an inspiring business idea to the University.

Applicants are asked to produce a one-page submission of their business idea, and those that are shortlisted will be asked to complete a short video interview.

Winners of the award are under no obligation to start a new business, though winners who are serious about launching their own business will receive professional support and advice to turn their idea into a reality.

  • East London Community Scholarship

The East London Community Scholarship offers 50% off the full cost of tuition fees for students who obtained GCSE or A-level (or equivalent) qualifications from the East London Growth Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.

  • Loughborough University Alumni Bursary

The Alumni Bursary offers graduates from Loughborough University 20% towards the full cost of their tuition fees, regardless of their programme or nationality.

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

The Academic Excellence Scholarship automatically awards high achieving UK, EU and international students 20% off the full cost of their tuition fees.


Loughborough University London is located on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, within a new innovation quarter known as Here East.

Overlooking the Lee Navigation Canal in the north west of the Olympic Park and surrounded by unrivalled green space, Here East was developed from the former Press and Broadcast Centers hosting the world’s media during the London 2012 Games. Now the site is a hub for the UK’s thriving creative and digital industries.

Loughborough University London is ideally located, with easy and affordable transport connections to and from central London, the UK and various European destinations.