Taught course

MA Global Governance and Diplomacy

University of Leeds · School of Politics and International Studies

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Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or a non-UK equivalent in a social science, humanities, or other related discipline. Relevant experience will also be taken into account.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is designed for those wishing to pursue a career within an international organisation and their member states, or a non-governmental organisation operating within global politics.

The practical focus of the course allows you to gain training in the practices, institutions and processes that address today's global challenges such as migration, poverty, security and conflict, climate change and beyond. You will also develop the skills required to work within the field such as campaigning, report writing, negotiating and lobbying, and will have an understanding of the governance regimes which seek to address global challenges, the reasons behind their success or failure and the politics underpinning current practices and obstacles to change.

Information for international students

As an international student you will be joining a strong international community of staff and students, not only in the School of Politics and International Studies, but at the University of Leeds.

The University has over 7,000 international students from over 150 countries. You can chat to our current international students through Link to Leeds and ask any questions you might have about Leeds or studying in the UK.

If English isn't your first language you will need an English Language qualification such as IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any subject.

Fees and funding

The School of Politics and International Studies and the University of Leeds offer a number of scholarships. Check our scholarships pages for further details.

There are also a number of alternative funding options including postgraduate loans.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate admissions
+44 (0) 113 343 1741