University of the West of Scotland

Cultural Diplomacy and International Events, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language
The UWS Cultural Diplomacy and International Events programme allows you to graduate with an appreciation of useful strategies, policies and practices for advancing cultural diplomacy, and be able to apply these to a range of different circumstances. The programme is delivered in partnership with the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) in Berlin. 

About

The Cultural Diplomacy and International Events programme is offered at University of the West of Scotland. Delivered in partnership with the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) in Berlin, the MA in Cultural Diplomacy & International Events course will teach you the necessary contexts with which events are located: 

  • Political 
  • Economic 
  • Cultural 
  • Social

In addition, you will also learn the most effective strategies and tactics to secure sought after benefits and to acknowledge the potential drawbacks or negative consequences that can accompany the bidding, hosting and legacy resulting from these events.

Having been exposed to real-life professional practice you will be well-versed in presenting your work to a range of stakeholders.

Programme Structure

Our Cultural Diplomatic & International Music course has its first trimester at our Paisley campus followed by a second studied at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin. 

Although the MA Cultural Diplomacy pathway has some core features, you will also benefit from a degree of specialisation that will prepare you for a career in your chosen area of events, sport or music.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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    176

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Academic Requirements

Honours degree or equivalent in any discipline.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Paisley

  • 700 - 1400 GBP/month
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Funding

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