Delivered entirely online, Lancaster University’s Diplomacy and International Relations course offers convenience and flexibility in terms of study time and location. It employs a wide variety of online learning tools to enhance your learning experience. Throughout the programme your studies will be comprehensively supported through recorded lectures, online discussions and group collaboration, mock negotiation exercises, web seminars and individual academic supervision. We aim to ensure that your distance learning experience is engaging and enjoyable.
Teaching staff are internationally renowned researchers with a wealth of experience and knowledge on a range of diplomacy and international relations issues. The department was first in the UK for research impact in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014).
This degree carries the same award as an on-campus programme. The Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion aims to offer the same quality of experience in its distance learning provision as we do on campus and has extensive experience of supporting distance learners.
This MA programme consists of five taught modules and a dissertation. Each distance learning module counts for 20 credits and the dissertation counts for 80 credits. Students are assessed through formative and summative assessment including formative assignments, online participation, group project, essay, and a dissertation.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Theory and Method in Postgraduate Studies
- Major Approaches to the Study of International Relations
- Theorising Security and War
- Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
- Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies International Relations View 65 other Masters in International Relations in United Kingdom
- 2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.
International22100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22100 GBP per year during 12 months.
National10500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10500 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: £5,250
- International: £11,050
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