University of Reading

University of Reading


* Academic training for prospective and practising diplomats, civil servants, staff of NGOs or academics * Combines the theory and practice of contemporary diplomacy * Benefit from practitioners who contribute valuable insight into current challenges and processes * Develop transferable skills, including research, policymaking, and interpersonal skills * Specialist research dissertation in consultation with an expert supervisor **Politics and International Relations at Reading** Study with academics who have personal experience of public policy, government departments and international organisations, or of working as advisers to government. You will benefit from the high level of our research, which has been recognised worldwide by visiting professorships at leading universities. We were ranked within the top 10 in the UK for research intensity in the latest national assessment.[1] Our research is cited regularly as well as translated into other languages. Seminars are taught in small groups, giving you maximum exposure to leading scholars. Leading practitioners contribute to the programmes as guest speakers. We also have close relationships with other departments with converging interests in international relations, strategic studies, wars and their origins, public policy, and the resolution of conflicts. [1] Research Excellence Framework, 2014.

Course modules

Sample modules may include: * Contemporary diplomacy * International security studies * Terrorism in a globalising world * Building peace after civil war * Governance, security, development

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Mixed mode September 2018 GBP 15,650 per (Whole course) 6 Years
MA Mixed mode September 2018 GBP 7,360 per (Whole course) 6 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 15,650 per (Whole course) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 7,360 per (Whole course) 12 Months
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 15,650 per (Whole course) 24 Months
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 7,360 per (Whole course) 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading RG6 6UR South East

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