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Diplomacy, Business and Trade MSc


What will I learn?

Our Diplomacy, Business and Trade MSc provides an extensive overview of the practices of international business diplomacy. The challenges of trading in the global village, and the multiple communities and markets driving world commerce through new and old trade routes are dissected in this programme.

You will learn in an environment tailor-made for the development of the skills needed to critically understand globalisation, as well as the knowledge of the current issues characterising relations between diplomacy, international business, and international trade. Our master's in Diplomacy, Business and Trade will provide specialised, systematic and in-depth knowledge of the study of and the relationship between diplomacy and international business and trade deploying appropriate theories, concepts and methods associated with the specific subject area.

How you'll be assessed

You can expect to complete essays and reports of varying lengths, as well as presentations, proposals and pitches in some cases. Time-limited assignments may form a small part of the assessment mix.

Your future career

The Institute offers high-quality masters programmes taught by outstanding teaching staff and professionals that are well connected within their field. You will benefit from the guidance and tuition of an internationally renowned academic team with expertise in the teaching of diplomacy and other related disciplines.

The careers and employability support on offer at Loughborough University London has been carefully designed to give you the best possible chance of securing your dream role.

Graduates of this programme will be equipped with the skills and knowledge required to pursue careers in international business, business and corporate diplomacy, negotiations and political analysis for government, international organisations, non-governmental bodies, and business alike. Graduates will also have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and career prospects further by undertaking a PhD programme.

Which department am I in?

Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£22,100.00 (US$ 27,189) per year
For Jan-23:£22,100 full-time degree per annum. For Oct-23: £24,000 full-time degree per annum.

This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

9 January 2023, 2 October 2023


Loughborough University (London Campus)

Here East,

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park,


E20 3BS, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who have studied at undergraduate level in the USA would be expected to achieve a GPA between 2.8 and 3.5 depending on programme requirements.

For international students

A 2:2 honours degree (50% in final year), or equivalent international qualification, in any subject area. Overall score of 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in each test

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


About Loughborough University

Loughborough University might be famous for sport, but it has exceptional technology and facilities for a huge range of schools of learning.

  • Considered the best university for sport in the world
  • Outstanding teaching facilities across a range of subjects
  • Highly ranked in the UK for graduate employability
  • Voted WhatUni’s University of the Year 2020

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