What will I learn?

About this course

Understanding the interplay between international diplomacy and security.

This 100% distance learning programme is delivered in partnership KNECT365/Informa.

  • Provides a distance learning programme in Diplomacy and Security Studies for full-time employees
  • Encourages an advance understanding of the principles and developments of Diplomacy and Security Studies
  • Enables students to make an original contribution to the disciplines of Diplomacy and Security Studies and the advancement of professional security practice
  • Produces competent, informed reflectively and ethically competent students who have a developed academic understanding the key issues within Diplomacy and Security Studies and the theories which underpin the disciplines

This programme aims to introduce students to emerging paradigms within security studies, security, and diplomacy at both local and global levels. It will account for what we mean by the concept of ‘Security’ and explore some justifications for the increasing ‘securitisation’ of social life.

You will examine, among other questions, the growing diplomatic presence on the world stage of international organisations, non-governmental organisation and other actors, thanks in large part to developments in information and communication technology, and how this development impacts the formulation of treaties and international conventions.

The programme aims to provide an overview of important security events and issues of the 20th and 21st centuries including the evolving tensions of the Cold War. Finally, the modules will connect the conceptual basis of the discipline to some of the practical issues facing the international system and to some of the emerging security threats and issues pertaining to law enforcement, government agencies and the private sector. These include a critical view of threats from terrorism, organised crime, radicalisation, international negotiation and decision-making.

Assessment

How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

Students can also exit with PGDip or PGCert Awards.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

Study options

Online/Distance (2 years)

Tuition fees
To be confirmed

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2021

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require a four-year bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA: 2.5/4.0 (equivalent to 2:2) or 3.0/4.0 (equivalent to 2:1). IELTS 6.0 Overall with 5.5 in each component.

For international students

You will need: a relevant honours degree - minimum 2:2 (such as in criminology, social or political science) or an overseas equivalent qualification or a graduate level professional qualification of comparable standard and suitable work experience (such as policing, security or military work). Additional requirements: Minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 575. In some cases applicants who do not possess the standard entry requirements may be permitted to enrol at the discretion of the programme leader.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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