Diplomacy and International Security

12 months
15800 GBP/year
6800 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc Diplomacy and International Security at The University of Strathclyde gives graduates from a range of academic backgrounds the opportunity to gain expertise in a vital area of international engagement.

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The MSc Diplomacy and International Security at The University of Strathclyde  will also appeal to professionals interested in moving into positions requiring a breadth of knowledge on diplomacy, history and security issues.

The practice of diplomacy is vital to international negotiations and this practice has distinguished and established lineage. Additionally security, broadly defined, includes areas such as terrorism, cyber security and climate change.

This Master’s programme offers a genuinely interdisciplinary experience. Drawing on the academic expertise in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, you will be able to select classes from History, the School of Government and Public Policy, and the Law School.


The programme will equip students with the skills and knowledge to pursue professional careers in areas including:

  • government (whether domestically or in supra-national organisations such as the EU or UN)
  • non-governmental organisations
  • international agencies
  • journalism
  • think-tanks
  • law firms

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Skills, Sources & Methods for Historians
  • Principles of Research Design
  • Legal Research Skills
  • Contemporary Security Challenges & Responses
  • Embassies in Crisis
  • Britain, France & the United States 1945-1955 Diplomacy, Strategy & Alliance
  • Contemporary International Relations
  • Terrorism & the Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Institutions & Regimes

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There’s no formal closing date for postgraduate applications




180 alternative credits
  • Postgraduate Diploma - 120


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

  • First or upper second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in social sciences/law subjects or substantial professional experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15800 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6800 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


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Diplomacy and International Security
University of Strathclyde