University of Buckingham

University of Buckingham

Global Affairs and Diplomacy

This course aims to help to prepare graduates for careers in foreign and other ministries, international organisations, international journalism and global civil society organisations or for further research; areas of study include the history of the international system; international law and diplomacy; global governance; foreign policy analysis; global diplomacy; security challenges and other global issues and security challenges: flash points and hot spots. The courses are taught intensively in lectures, seminars and small group tutorials. They assume little prior knowledge but rapidly bring students to an advanced level of understanding.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd Class degree, or relevant work experience; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 or above in each component).

Course modules

Modules include: commercial diplomacy; diplomacy; diplomatic tools of conflict resolution and crisis management; dissertation; evolution of diplomacy; foreign policy analysis; global governance 1; global governance 2; international law and diplomacy; security challenges and other global issues.

Assessment methods

Assessment takes the form of written assignments and examinations and an individually supervised 12,500 word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,320 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 13,860 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
The University of Buckingham Buckingham MK18 1EG South East

Key information

Postgraduate Humanities
Telephone number: 
01280 820188