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What will I learn?

Our MA Diplomacy course provides academic training for prospective and practising diplomats, civil servants, staff of NGOs or academics.

You will benefit from practitioners who contribute valuable insight into current challenges and processes, as you combine the theory and practice of contemporary diplomacy.

Over the course of the programme you will develop transferable skills, including research, policy making, and interpersonal skills and will complete a specialist research dissertation in consultation with an expert supervisor.

Collaborate with academics who have personal experience of public policy, government departments and international organisations (including NATO), or working as advisers to government (including in the UK, the US, France, Italy and Germany).

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

Our MA Diplomacy course aims to prepare our international and versatile student body both for the application of academic ideas to pressing real-world problems and for further graduate study.

Our graduates have gone into many walks of life, from UK Ambassador, military officer, members of the SAS or intelligence analyst, to banker, political analyst, university lecturer, staff college lecturer, journalist, official in an international organisation, or policeman. Others have gone into industry, teaching, local government administration, work for charitable foundations or parliament. Our courses give both a deep understanding of the specific subject matter and a range of transferable skills that can be utilised in a wide variety of future careers.

Which department am I in?

Politics and International Relations

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£16,450.00 (US$ 23,071) per year
This fee covers the cost of tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources.

This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

Expected September 2021

Venue

University of Reading

Whiteknights House,

PO Box 217,

Reading,

Wokingham,

RG6 6AH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have four year Bachelor degree from a recognised institution with GPA of 3.0. Please refer the university website for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual postgraduate degree programmes.

For international students

You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

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

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About this uni

The University of Reading has great links to businesses and an international reputation for high-quality research and teaching.

  • Ranked among the top 20% of universities worldwide
  • Approximately 500 undergraduate and postgraduate courses
  • 98% of the research rated internationally
  • Over 21,000 students from over 165 countries