International Public Policy and Diplomacy, M.Sc. | University College Cork | Cork, Ireland
M.Sc. On Campus

International Public Policy and Diplomacy

12 months
18800 EUR/year
7630 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc in International Public Policy and Diplomacy at University College Cork is an innovative, interdisciplinary, taught master’s course that provides graduates with the expertise required for successful careers in international policy environments.


The International Public Policy and Diplomacy course is offered by University College Cork’s Departments of Government and Politics, History, Law and Management and Marketing and will give you access to expertise across a diverse range of subjects. The MSc International Public Policy and Diplomacy is strongly orientated toward vocational skills training, through coursework and the opportunity to undertake a work placement.


The course will be of interest to you if you aspire to a career in, or are already working in, departments of foreign affairs and other government ministries, international political and financial organisations, the armed forces, aid agencies, non-governmental organisations, think-tanks, and international businesses.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • the contemporary global challenges facing policymakers
  • processes of government decision-making in relation to international affairs
  • international economic policies and institutions
  • international law
  • the institutions and policies of the European Union (EU).

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum requirement for applicants is a 2H1 honours degree in any subject;
  • Candidates who hold a 2H2 honours degree will also be considered subject to their 'personal statement' and references;
  • In Exceptional circumstances, substantial professional experience in a relevant field may be accepted as compensating for the absence of an undergraduate degree, subject to approval by the programme director and the College of Arts Celtic Studies and Social Science
  • All applicants will be required to submit a 'personal statement' (indicating why they are interested in taking the MSc (International Public Policy and Diplomacy) and why they think they would be suited to the programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18800 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7630 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7630 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 EUR /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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