University of Leicester

Department of Politics and International Relations

Diplomatic Studies MA/ Postgraduate Diploma



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Diplomatic Studies MA/ Postgraduate Diploma

Format: Online

Program Description:

Diplomatic Studies is concerned principally with the modes of diplomacy (for example, the resident ambassador and summitry) and its functions (for example, negotiation and information-gathering). The subject deals not only with contemporary events but also with the origins of diplomatic institutions and the development of diplomatic law. Diplomatic studies thus embraces those from different disciplines such as history, international law, as well as political science and the range of fields within international relations. Diplomatic Studies has long been an important element in teaching and research in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Leicester. This Master’s degree programme has been partly designed for those aspiring to a diplomatic career and for professional diplomats requiring additional training. However, depending on choice of options, it is also appropriate for those wishing to pursue careers in government, defence related work, international organizations, journalism, or teaching; or, of course, for those wishing to proceed to a research degree. Course modules Core: - The Art of Negotiation - Dissertation Option modules (three from the following – subject to availability): - Post-Cold War World Order -International Security - America and the World: The Making of US Foreign Policy - Democracy and Legitimacy in the European Union - Intelligence and Security - South African Foreign Policy: The Diplomacy of Isolation - International Migration: Political and Social Aspects - Human Rights, Ethics and War in the Post-Cold War Order - EU Enlargement and Democratic Consolidation in Post-Communist Europe - American intervention since 1993Ethics and International Relations - Diplomatic Systems - Strategic Studies - The International Politics of Protection - Theories of International Relations - The Ascent to Pre-Eminence: The United States’ Emergence as a Global Power 1898-1948 - Visions of the Modern American Presidency - The Politics of Human Rights - The British Way of Warfare: Counter Insurgency since 1945


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