Department profile

Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance

Loughborough University London
2018/19 edition

About Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance

As old paradigms and models continue to expose their limitations, there has never been a greater need for a new understanding of how the international arena works.

Programmes within the Institute have been designed to expose students to the many different aspects of diplomacy and international governance. Experts from academia and industry will share their insights to guide and support student discoveries and learning. Students will work collaboratively with academic staff to enrich their studies and will support local organisations in search of subject expertise and advanced academic skills.


Unrivalled Programmes


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.


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 Centres 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.

Fees and funding

Studying for a postgraduate programme at Loughborough University London is a significant but incredibly rewarding investment in your career and your future. Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services, and vary between courses. We have a range of scholarships and bursaries on offer; these are worth up to 100% towards fees!