University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Diplomatic Studies

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. 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.

Entry requirements

At least a 2.1 degree or its equivalent, in politics, history, international relations or other related subjects. Equivalent relevant professional experience may be considered. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent required if English is not your 1st language.

Course modules

Core module: the art of negotiation. Dissertation plus 3 options from a choice of approximately 20.

Assessment methods

Teaching is based upon use of the university's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) 'Blackboard'. This allows for a range of engaging teaching techniques to be used, as well as 1 to 1 contact through conventional channels. Modules are assessed by a traditional end of module essay and a range of online activities.
Please note: due to regular enhancement of the university's courses, please refer to Leicester's own website or/and terms and conditions for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.

Sponsorship information

ESRC.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning

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Key information

Contact: 
College of Social Science Distance Learning Team
Telephone number: 
0116 252 7575