Taught course (will run subject to approval)

EU International Relations and Diplomacy

University of Kent · School of Politics and International Relations

Entry requirements

A first or upper-second class UK honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

As the flagship Master’s programme of Kent’s Global Europe Centre, This programme will provide students with invaluable knowledge for understanding and analysing contemporary policy practices of the European Union. This includes not only the theoretical accounts of the European Union’s contested roles in global politics, but also its practical implications in the ‘real world’. The programme relies on modules that take a hands-on approach by engaging European policy practitioners which allows students to explore various elements of policy construction and its challenges, especially as they may inform new approaches to governance.

Course structure

Full-time students complete the MA in EU International Relations and Diplomacy – worth 180 Kent credits (90 ECTS credits) – over twelve months. Study is divided between taught modules, which last for one term each, and dissertation work.

For full-time students, a total of six modules must be taken over the first two terms. Supervised dissertation work, on a relevant agreed subject, is then undertaken during the remainder of the academic year.

Full-time students complete the PDip in EU International Relations and Diplomacy – worth 120 Kent credits (60 ECTS credits) – over nine months. The PDip comprises six taught modules only – i.e. without a dissertation.

Both the MA and the PDip can be taken on a part-time basis, typically over two years but flexible arrangements are also possible. When taking it over two years, part-time students choose three modules in each academic year, and – in the case of the MA – write a supervised dissertation thereafter.

Information for international students

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please see our funding web pages for the most current information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

School of Politics and International Relations
+44 (0)1227 827307