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Diplomacy and Security Studies

11 months
8995 GBP/full
8995 GBP/full
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The postgraduate course in Diplomacy and Security Studies at Liverpool John Moores University is designed to provide you with the understanding of inter-disciplinary links between diplomatic studies and security, alongside counter-terrorism and international relations. Analyse new theories and paradigms and learn to engage critically with the topic.


What you'll learn in the Diplomacy and Security Studies course at Liverpool John Moores University

  • The debates between those seeking to retain the discipline’s focus purely on military conflict and those who argue that in a globalised world Security Studies needs to be expanded to a consideration of economic, environmental as well as social issues.
  • What intelligence and analysis really mean, their overall role, and their application to security-related issues of criminology and the domain of public protection.
  • The central debate about the nature of diplomacy in the twenty-first century.
  • Counter-terrorism and other responses by the state, the security services and the police.
  • The increasingly cross-border interactions that are reshaping regions, states and societies.
  • The emerging paradigms within counter-terrorism safety and security at both local and global levels, and to explore some justifications for the increasing ‘securitisation’ of social life

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass each module. Assessment will incorporate coursework, online examinations, research assignments and essays. You will also be expected to participate in the virtual learning environment with tutors and fellow students. There will be no examinations requiring attendance at a venue.



Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Security Studies
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Theory and Practice of Modern Diplomacy
  • Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
  • International Relations in the Contemporary World
  • Contemporary Issues in Crime, Safety and Security
  • Diplomacy and Security Studies Dissertation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 11 months

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A relevant second class honours degree or above (such as in criminology, social or political science), or an overseas equivalent qualification is normally required. 
  • Alternatively a graduate level professional qualification of comparable standard and suitable work experience (such as policing, security or military work) may be accepted. 
  • Proficiency in English – where English is a second language you will be required to demonstrate a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 575. 
  • In some cases applicants who do not possess the standard entry requirements may be permitted to enrol at the discretion of the programme leader.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8995 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8995 GBP for the full programme during 11 months.
  • National

    8995 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8995 GBP for the full programme during 11 months.
Until 22 July 2022
  • Postgraduate Certificate
£3,295 / US$4,450
  • Postgraduate Diploma
£6,195 / US$8,365
  • Masters

£8,995 / US$12,145

After 22 July 2022

  • Postgraduate Certificate
£3,495 / US$4,720
  • Postgraduate Diploma
£6,595 / US$8,905
  • Masters
£9,795 / US$13,225


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