Master On Campus

Diplomacy and International Security

University of Strathclyde

12 months
16000 GBP/year
7100 GBP/year
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The Diplomacy and International Security course 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.


The Diplomacy and International Security course 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. This Masters 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 a number of our schools.

Study with us:

  • deepen your understanding of contemporary and historical issues relating to diplomacy and security
  • gain skills to design advanced research projects
  • benefit from a unique multidisciplinary experience Public Policy, and the Law School.
Assessment is conducted with a mixture of presentations, written assignments and exams that vary module by module.


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

The strong research focus means this course will also act as a route to advanced postgraduate study in:

  • history
  • politics
  • international relations
  • law
  • security studies

For those who wish to pursue a career outside academia, this research component will be beneficial for various research and policy roles, and the public and third sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Diplomacy: Evolution, Theory and Practice
  • Embassies in Crisis
  • Contemporary Security Challenges & Responses
  • Britain, France & the United States 1945-1955 Diplomacy, Strategy & Alliance
  • Contemporary International Relations
  • Terrorism & the Law

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
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16000 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 16000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7100 GBP per year during 12 months.

Rest of UK £7,100

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /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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