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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Politics & Government

  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time, 2 years part time, 6 years flexible learning

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    Please see website

  • Last Updated

    11 January 2019

Course content

  • Academic training for prospective and practising diplomats, civil servants, or academics
  • Combines the theory and practice of contemporary diplomacy
  • Benefit from British diplomats and officials who contribute valuable insight into current challenges and processes
  • Develop transferable skills, including research, policymaking, and interpersonal skills
  • Select from a range of optional modules to suit your individual interests

What will you study?

Sample modules:

  • Contemporary diplomacy (core)
  • Terrorism in a globalising world
  • Building peace after civil war
  • Governance, security, development
  • Dissertation

Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.

What career can you have?

We provide lots of opportunities for you to develop transferable skills for your future career. Our graduates move on to a wide range of roles, including UK ambassadors, military officers, members of the SAS or intelligence analysts, bankers, political analysts, university lecturers, staff college lecturers, journalists, officials in international organisations or police officers.

Others have gone into industry, teaching, local government administration, charitable foundations or Parliament.

Visit the Diplomacy MA page on the University of Reading website for more details!




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