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Global Diplomacy

Central and South America | Europe | North America | Russia and Eastern Europe

The global diplomacy MA programmes provide both wide-ranging intellectual skills, and direct practice-based experience for the analysis of solutions to many of today's global problems.

Diplomacy forms the centre of international relations, and these programmes are designed to support those interested in careers in foreign service, transnational organisations and global non-governmental organisations.

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By studying a regional pathway you'll gain a greater understanding of that area's unique characteristics, history and future.

You will have the opportunity to engage with rigorous practical skills and a thorough conceptual understanding of the challenges to global society.  With inputs from leading academics as well as international practitioners with experience in the UK FCDO, US State Department, other Ministries of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations. This will allow you to influence professional situations in providing well founded solutions to challenging global issues.

You will join one of four programmes: Central and South America; Europe; North America; or Russia and Eastern Europe, allowing you to focus on diplomacy practices and policies within a specific region set against a global context. By studying these programme pathways, you will gain a historical understanding and contemporary awareness of the practice of Global Diplomacy and the diplomacy of their chosen region.

The academic team are committed to the promotion of excellence in teaching, scholarship and research and are hugely experienced in working with online learners.

By studying the global diplomacy programmes, you will gain:

  • the ability to demonstrate an in-depth critical understanding of the nature and development of global and regional diplomacy, as applicable, drawing on a variety of contributing disciplines.
  • an advanced understanding of changes in global and/or regional diplomacy and procedures and the relationship of those changes to contemporary international politics.
  • a sound grounding in both theoretical and empirical approaches to debates in global diplomacy and regional differentiations so that you will have the competencies and skills to analyse global events using a mixture of theoretical and empirical tools.
  • a detailed knowledge of issues in global diplomacy and/or the region in historical and contemporary contexts. By providing a thorough grounding in the subject, you will be made aware of the importance of relevant topics to a sophisticated understanding of global events and political developments.

In some countries, qualifications earned by distance and flexible learning may not be recognised by certain authorities or regulators for the purposes of public sector employment or further study. We advise you to explore the local recognition status before your register.

The global diplomacy programmes create opportunities to take your career further. You will have the opportunity to blend a strong conceptual understanding with rigorous practical skills. This combination will enable you to enhance your place in the workforce as an expert in global diplomacy.

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