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Diplomacy and Foreign Policy MA

City, University of London

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Northampton Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Key information

Build a unique knowledge base in global governance and develop relevant professional competencies to support your employability. Our Diplomacy and Foreign Policy MA is designed to improve your analytical abilities and your capacity to critically evaluate foreign policy, diplomacy and decision-making.

Course overview

Benefits of this course

You will benefit in various ways from this Diplomacy and Foreign Policy MA. Your analytical capacity and ability to critically evaluate connections between complex issues and foreign policy and diplomacy will be significantly enhanced.

We will help you to develop confidence in addressing how states meet their economic and political foreign policy goals, how foreign policy and diplomacy impacts global conflict, and how diplomatic and foreign policy forums have evolved.

Confidence in your critical abilities will allow you to make an immediate impact in the workplace after you graduate.


You can select to apply for one of the available exit points for this course.

Master of Arts (MA)

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal if you are aiming for employment in the diplomatic service, journalism or international organisations such as the United Nations or the European Union. You might also be targeting non-governmental organisations (NGOs) including Amnesty International and Oxfam.

You may already be employed by such an organisation and seeking to develop your skills and knowledge.


Our Diplomacy and Foreign Policy MA will give you transferable skills that are highly valued by employers.

You will graduate with the ability to undertake in-depth research and challenge received explanations of social and political life. You will know how to effectively examine relationships between major global organisations.

We also prepare you for a career in political risk, international finance and think tanks.

Graduates from our programme have been recruited by the following organisations:

Amnesty International
International Crisis Group
Ministry of Economy and Finance
The Open Rights Group
The United Nations
US Embassy.


You may undertake a placement but this is not a formal requirement. Our Careers Service can help you make relevant connections.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,920per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

City, University of London

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  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    44th out of 86 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    116 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.74 75%



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