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International Relations and Diplomacy

University Teknologi Mara

18 months
1812 USD/year
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Public and private sector managers, policy-makers and captains of industries today must be skilled, competent, sophisticated and market sensitive to thrive in the new globalised world. The Master of the International Relations and Diplomacy is offered at the Universiti Teknologi Mara.


The Master of  International Relations and Diplomacy Introduction

The survival of both sectors in an increasingly competitive national and international environment is dependent on the availability of skilled human resources with the necessary competencies to steer, lead and manage organizations through these complex and highly competitive scenario.

The Master in International Relations and Diplomacy programme from the Universiti Teknologi Mara is designed to produce public and private sector managers, administrators and practitioners that could address these challenges in the context of a rapidly changing national and international environment. The course content combines key concepts and ideas with applied knowledge and practices in the fields of international relations and diplomacy to achieve this objective.  The curriculum is thus designed and developed through extensive consultation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, other public and private sector agencies and observations of former diplomats to enhance students’ knowledge and understanding of the key forces driving national and international developments today and in the future. 

The core courses provide for generic competencies while the electives allow candidates to acquire specialized knowledge and skills in their area of interest and preferences. The dissertation will allow candidates to demonstrate their ability to undertake research on issues and problems related to their field of interest or that of their respective organisations.

To ensure good value, the programme will be taught by a combination of academics, senior public managers, accomplished executives, former and serving diplomats and a corp of internationally renowned visiting Professors.A comfortable and conducive learning environment will be provided with computing facilities and discussion areas to make the experience enriching and professionally rewarding to the students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Method & Data Analysis
  • International Relations:theory And Practice 
  • Diplomacy: Theory And Practice 
  • International Law And Organisations: Theory And Practice
  • Diplomacy, Security And Cooperation In Asean

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications for postgraduate studies are open throughtout the year with no closing dates but, there are still cut-off date which are as below:                                             

September Intake - 30 May (Current year)

March Intake - 30 November (Previous year)


40 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants (Bumiputras only) must have a recognised honours degree in Social Sciences or other related disciplines with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.00 and attend an interview with the Faculty Post Graduate Committee.
  • Less than 3.00 or equivalent, 2 years of working experience and attend an interview with the Faculty Post Graduate Committee.
  • Any other recognized qualifications by UiTM and attend an interview with the Faculty Post Graduate Committee.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1812 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 906 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • International Tuition Fees Per Semester (RM): 3940

Living costs for Kuala Lumpur

2210 - 3815 MYR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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