Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Advanced.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

This MA course is designed by a senior diplomat and the teaching will draw on experts in public diplomacy, journalism and advocacy including former diplomats. It combines an innovative mix of theory and practice, inter-disciplinarity, diplomacy and communication, combining courses from different departments (Anthropology and Political Science) and engagement with both academics and practitioners.

This degree addresses a key professional need - to create highly aware and trained individuals, capable of working with the widest range of researchers to influence public opinion, both overseas and domestically.

You will learn to:

  • master key skills and knowledge involved in making effective public diplomacy and communication interventions
  • analyse international political and social currents to determine options for public diplomacy and communication in a given situation.
  • understand the usage of concepts such as hard and soft power, public diplomacy and StratComms and their differences and overlaps.

You will have access to a wide breadth of research across UCL drawing on the disciplines of Anthropology, Political Science, International Relations, Public Policy, Law and Computer Science from this world class University.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


The MA will require extensive independent research and be taught in lectures and seminars plus practical training. Assessment will take multiple forms including eg. reports, essays, project diaries, policy documents or podcasts.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214