Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Diplomacy and Religion

This programme is designed to encourage students to consider the practical processes, ideological dynamics and theoretical dimensions involved in the interface of diplomacy and religion. The programme is relevant to those thinking about or currently working in diplomacy, international non-government organisations (NGOs), and international policy and politics, and core modules are supported by selected politics modules. Distinguished diplomatic and foreign policy practitioners directly contribute to elements of the programme. Students may also opt to participate in trips to, for example, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, European Union organisations in Brussels and international organisations in Geneva.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent. Relevant professional qualifications and experience will also be considered. Students whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Theory and methods in postgraduate studies; dissertation; theory and concepts in diplomacy and foreign policy; studying religion. Optional modules: Independent study module; major approaches to the study of international relations; politics and international relations of the Middle East; conflict management and contemporary conflicts; theorising security and war; public policy; issues and practice in diplomacy and foreign policy; international relations and politics of South Asia; conflict, culture and toleration; religion and psychoanalytic thought.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on coursework (participation in weekly learning activities and a 5,000-word essay) and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,750 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01524 510880