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Diplomacy and International Relations (by Distance Learning) MA

Lancaster University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Lancaster University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Overview

Diplomatic relations, international negotiations, foreign-policy decision-making processes, and the conduct of foreign policy constitute important features of international politics.

This online MA programme is designed to introduce you to theories, issues and processes connected with diplomacy, foreign policy and international relations. It is especially relevant if you are thinking about, or currently working in, diplomacy, international NGOs, and global policy and politics. The course is also suitable for graduates with an academic interest in diplomacy and international relations who would like to develop knowledge and skills to pursue an academic career in research in this area.

Delivered entirely online, this distance learning course offers convenience and flexibility in terms of study time and location. It employs a wide variety of online learning tools to enhance your learning experience. Throughout the programme your studies will be comprehensively supported through recorded lectures, online discussions and group collaboration, mock negotiation exercises, web seminars and individual academic supervision. We aim to ensure that your distance learning experience is engaging and enjoyable.

This degree carries the same award as an on-campus programme. The Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion aims to offer the same quality of experience in its distance learning provision as we do on campus and has extensive experience of supporting distance learners.

Online learning

This MA programme consists of five taught modules and a dissertation. Each distance learning module counts for 20 credits and the dissertation counts for 80 credits. Students are assessed through formative and summative assessment including formative assignments, online participation, group project, essay, and a dissertation.

A two-week online induction programme is provided for our new distance learning students before the course starts in October. The online induction programme will introduce you to the online learning environment, available digital services and software, e-library and e-resources. It also provides an opportunity for you to meet your tutors online and start communicating with your peers.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,940per year

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

University information

Lancaster University

  • University League Table

    11th

  • Campus address

    Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YW, England

Students from over one hundred countries study at the Lancaster campus. An open and welcoming community, equality and diversity are valued.
Lancaster University offers students a range of award-winning, high-quality, safe and comfortable accommodation.
Lancaster University has a vast array of facilities including shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and a sports centre and swimming pool.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 86 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    144 70%

    25th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    26th

    15
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    38th

    2

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