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Global Governance and Diplomacy MA

University of Leeds

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Leeds

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary


Our MA Global Governance and Diplomacy provides the expertise and skills required to pursue a fruitful career within an international organisation and their member states, or a non-governmental organisation operating within global politics. The skills-based teaching throughout the course will allow you to gain training in the practices, institutions, and processes that address the key global challenges of our time such as: health, food security, climate change, migration, gender equality, humanitarian assistance, health, poverty, economic stability, development and education.

Throughout the programme you will gain a deeper understanding of the transnational nature of these issues, and how the interrelated and global scale of these challenges requires a fresh approach beyond the nation state. You will gain a deeper understanding of the governance regimes that seek to address global challenges, why such regimes succeed or fail, the politics underpinning current practice and the obstacles to change.

The practical focus of the course will ensure you are well-equipped and practiced in the skills required to succeed in this field, such as lobbying, report writing, negotiating, and campaigning.

You will also benefit from the research expertise and experience of staff contributing to the programme. Our staff have experience working with major international bodies such as the United Nations (UN), the Joint Office for Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and beyond.

Learning and teaching

Teaching methods will include traditional lectures and seminars, as well as practice-based workshops to develop skills such as report writing, presentation and campaign skills, media training, and negotiation.


You will be assessed through a range of academic and practice-based assessments including: essays, a dissertation, reports, presentations, and group-based / work-placed projects.

Career opportunities

This course provides students with the skills, experience and expertise required to pursue a fruitful career within international organisations and their member states, or non-governmental organisations. The combination of an academic and practical focus will allow you to develop both the knowledge and skills to succeed in global governance.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,250per year

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

University information

University of Leeds

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  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

A global community, the university’s staff and students come from over 170 countries. There will be chances to meet and work with people from across the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus, from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
With a history of welcoming international students for over 100 years, students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 85 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    160 73%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%



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