MA International Business and Diplomacy
MA/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate in International Business and Diplomacy
Recently governments and multinational corporations have been paying close attention to the promotion of international business and trade. Thus, the link between international business and diplomacy is particularly timely "The job description for Britain's ambassadors is to be rewritten to include tough targets for trade promotion and a requirement for the country's top diplomats to tour the UK's regions to showcase commercial opportunities abroad", The Financial Times, 05 August, 2010.
The MA in International Business and Diplomacy which is awarded by the University of East Anglia and offered by the London Academy of Diplomacy , University of East Anglia - London Campus - aims to serve the needs of members of the London Diplomatic Corps, staff of Ministries for Foreign Affairs, staff of multinational corporations 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 and maximise your employability potential. It is organised around a combination of compulsory modules which provide subject-specific and research skills, and options which reflect the chosen fields of specialism.
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:
- Dynamics of International Business (20 credits)
- 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)
- Economic Diplomacy (20 credits)
- Economic Global Governance (20 credits)
- Media Communication Strategies (20 credits)
- Science Technology and International Policy (20 credits)
- European International Market/Policy (20 credits)
In addition, the course involves a one week optional educational European field trip to visit international and regional organisations such as NATO, the European Union, the International Court of Justice and the 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) = £9,200
Home/EU/Accredited Diplomats and their dependents (part-time) = £4,600 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