SOAS, University of London

SOAS, University of London

International Studies and Diplomacy

This programme is designed for those engaged in, or planning to embark upon, a professional career requiring international expertise in government, not-for-profit, corporate or academic environments. The programme also suits those engaged in or considering research roles within a policy think tank, risk analysis organisation or doctoral programme and seeking to deepen their academic and practical understanding of international affairs and contemporary diplomatic practice. Students choose a combination of courses to meet their specific professional needs and personal interests.

Entry requirements

Minimum Upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent); applications from academically strong individuals from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds are encouraged; it is not always necessary to have a 1st degree in a discipline directly related to the programme.

Course modules

General diplomatic studies and practice; international politics of transitional justice; international relations 1; foundations of world politics; international relations 2; contemporary world politics; international law 1; foundation; international law 2; contemporary problems of world order; international economics; international security; sport and diplomacy: 'more than a game'; the united nations in the world.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,800 per Whole course (home fees) 1 calendar years
MA Full-time £ 17,500 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 calendar years
MA Part-time £ 7,400 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 8,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
MA Part-time £ 4,935 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MA Part-time £ 5,935 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
School of Oriental and African Studies Camden WC1H 0XG South East

Key information

Student Recruitment Office
Telephone number: 
020 7898 4700