MA International Diplomacy
MA/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate in International Diplomacy
International Diplomacy has been more important than ever with the rapidly changing nature of economic, political, and security issues within the international environment.
The MA in International Diplomacy, offered by the London Academy of Diplomacy (LAD), University of East Anglia London, aims to serve the needs of members of the London Diplomatic Corps, staff of various Ministries including Foreign Affairs, Defence, Interior and Development, staff of multinational corporations, NGOs, the media and graduates aspiring to an international career. The course is a blend of academic studies and professional training which is designed to give you the opportunity to choose from a range of modules to broaden your knowledge in the respective fields of study which will enhance your career advancement and maximise your employability chances.
Diplomacy is a central and integral part of the conduct of a variety of international relations between states, states and other actors, and individuals acting in international society. In this module the diplomatic aspects of modern international relations are reflected in the wide nature of the syllabus, covering areas such as trade, the international financial crisis and recession, global development issues, consular questions, transnationalism and security, as influencing factors, and, part of the evolution of diplomacy.
This module covers the essentials of modern diplomatic needs and practice, the qualities and skills required for the formation of the international diplomat, diplomatic practice and the concept of policy capability. Areas studied within this module include diplomatic and consular practice, diplomatic missions and the media, diplomatic practice in the information age, foreign policy analysis, strategic public diplomacy; and international-relations theory
Course Structure: MA degree (180 credits)
1 year full time or 2 years part time
You will be required to attend the following compulsory modules:
- Diplomacy: Theory & Practice (40 credits)
- Research Methodology (10 credits)
- Dissertation (50 credits)
and choose three optional modules from the following:
- Management (20 credits)
- Cultural Awareness (20 credits)
- Public International Law (20 credits)
- Foreign Policy Formulation and Assessment (20)
- Media Communication Strategies (20 credits)
- International Protocol and Etiquette (20 credits)
- Science, Technology and International Policy (20 credits)
- European International Market/Policy (20 credits)
- Translation: Theory and Practice (20 credits, in addition to English, students attending this course must be fluent in one of the following languages, French, Arabic, Spanish or Chinese. Other languages may be included subject to demand.)
- A choice of any other module offered by the Academy (20 credits)
In addition, the course involves a one week optional educational European field trip to visit international and regional organisations such as NATO, EU, International Court of Justice and International Criminal Court.
The diplomacy programme benefits from the experience and expertise of the Academy's Director Professor Nabil Ayad and a team of academics, experts and professionals with proven track records in running courses and training programmes for members of the London Diplomatic Corps, staff of overseas Ministries for Foreign Affairs and other government departments, and staff of multinational corporations as well as graduates aspiring to an international career.
You will be assessed on coursework, oral presentation and written examination. You will also be required to submit a dissertation of about 12,000 words on an approved topic.
The above courses will help you to develop independent investigation, reporting, conceptual analysis and research skills which are necessary requirements for those who wish to read for an MPhil and PhD degrees in the future.
Normally, students must have either: a degree from a recognised UK or overseas institution, a postgraduate degree, or professional qualification in a relevant discipline, or knowledge and skills at a university degree standard, normally through five years' relevant work experience.
Applicants should be fluent in written and spoken English to study at postgraduate level.
For applicants whose first language is not English,attainment of at least IELTS 6.5 or its American equivalent Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 600 is required, unless they meet one of the following criteria:
- They have studied in English for at least one year.
- They are members of the diplomatic staff who have been given prior courses in English to qualify them to work in an English speaking environment.
INTO UEA London offers pre-sessional summer programmes if students need to improve their English before starting the course. Some may be required to attend an interview and pass a language test. Alternatively applicants may enrol on English for Postgraduate Study which is a year-round course of intensive academic English language study, which prepares international students (whose first language is not English) for study at postgraduate level. The course covers English language, academic study and subject specific postgraduate research skills – all that is needed for successful study at postgraduate level.
LAD Brochure 2012 - 2013
Tuition Fees for 2013/2014
Home/EU/Accredited Diplomats and their dependents (full-time) = £9,450
Home/EU/Accredited Diplomats and their dependents (part-time) = £4,750 per year
International students (full-time) = £13,050
Tuition Fees for 2014/2015
Home/EU/Accredited Diplomats and their dependents (full-time) = £9,700
Home/EU/Accredited Diplomats and their dependents (part-time) = £4,850 per year
International students (full-time) = £13,400
How to apply
30 August 2013 for the Autumn Session - International students
20 September 2013 - UK and EU students
13 December 2014 for the Spring Session
How to apply
There are several formats which you could use:
London Academy of Diplomacy
University of East Anglia, London
102 Middlesex Street
London E1 7EZ
Tel: 0207 0594437
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org