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This Global Governance and Diplomacy programme at the University of Leeds  provides the expertise and skills required to pursue a fruitful career within an international organisation and their member states, or a non-governmental organisation operating within global politics. 

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The skills-based teaching throughout the course will allow you to gain training in the practices, institutions, and processes that address the key global challenges of our time such as: health, food security, climate change, migration, gender equality, humanitarian assistance, health, poverty, economic stability, development and education.

Throughout the programme you will gain a deeper understanding of the transnational nature of these issues, and how the interrelated and global scale of these challenges requires a fresh approach beyond the nation state. 

You will gain a deeper understanding of the governance regimes that seek to address global challenges, why such regimes succeed or fail, the politics underpinning current practice and the obstacles to change.

Career opportunities 

This Global Governance and Diplomacy programme at the University of Leeds  provides students with the skills, experience and expertise required to pursue a fruitful career within international organisations and their member states, or non-governmental organisations. 

The combination of an academic and practical focus will allow you to develop both the knowledge and skills to succeed in global governance.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Diplomatic Practice
  • Global Governance 
  • Dissertation
  • Engaging the Modern City: The Civic Researcher
  • Global Governance through Law
  • Conflict, Complex Emergencies and Global Governance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or a non-UK equivalent in a social science, humanities, or other related discipline. Relevant experience will also be taken into account.


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