Entry requirements

2:1 degree or its equivalent in Politics, History, International Relations or other related subjects. Equivalent relevant professional experience may be considered.

Months of entry

September, March

Course content

This degree will provide you with the knowledge, language, and transferable skills necessary to prepare you for entry to practical training in diplomacy or a related profession. By taking the MA in Diplomatic Studies you will develop your understanding of the key modes and functions of diplomacy, in both contemporary and historical contexts.

The course will provide you with an advanced understanding of diplomacy as a political activity of central importance to the peaceful, stable and productive conduct of relations between states. You will be encouraged to consider international institutions and areas of the world with which professional diplomats might reasonably be expected to be familiar - such as the European Union.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations11
Written coursework / continuous assessment55

Course contact details

Social Science Distance Learning Hub
0116 252 5164