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International Diplomacy and the Digital State - MSc


GCU London GCU London

Full time & Part time January, September MSc 1 year full-time; 2-3 years part-time

About the course

Recent advances in the globalisation of communications technology - particularly the Internet, direct broadcast satellites and telecommunications have mutated the world in which traditional diplomacy was conceived and developed.

Social Media including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube have a tremendous impact. US President Donald Trump utilises Twitter on a daily basis to comment on national events in the US and international events in other parts of the world. Making the situation even more complex is the phenomena of "fake news” - where false reports are tweeted and retweeted globally to the extent that many find it difficult to distinguish what is factual from what is totally false.

While globalisation had provided an ethos and the context, it is the tragic events of 9/11, the

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Entry Requirements

UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent).

Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.


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