MA Global Diplomacy: MENA (Online Learning)

Duration: 2 years

Entry Requirements: A minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent). We welcome applications from academically strong individuals from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds. Candidates with a lower class degree but with degree-relevant work experience may be considered.

Start of programme: April / October

Mode of Attendance: Online

Deepen your understanding of international affairs and contemporary diplomatic practice with a regional focus on the Middle East & North Africa. This programme will give you a theoretically and historically informed understanding of the practice of international diplomacy, broadly conceived, and its applications in the Middle East & North Africa.

Research is a key component of this programme upon completion will give students the skills to:

  • think critically, with reference to theoretical and empirical (historical and/or contemporary) content about international studies, diplomacy, and political economy in the Middle East & North Africa.
  • develop and practice the ability to see – and to comment on – the strengths and the weaknesses of others’ ideas and arguments.

The programme is delivered by the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) and the University of London International Academy (UoLIA) in association with the FCO's Diplomatic Academy, using a combination of multi-disciplinary teaching, cutting-edge research and public discussion of diplomacy and international politics in a globalized world.

This programme is available as a Masters, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate level. Please see the Structure tab for more information.

Who is this course for?

This course is for those engaged in or embarking on a career in diplomatic or related fields in the Middle East & North Africa requiring international expertise in government, not-for-profit, corporate or academic environments.

This course is for those engaged in or embarking on a career in diplomatic or related fields in the Middle East & North Africa requiring international expertise in government, not-for-profit, corporate or academic environments.

Structure

There are two core modules and a range of elective modules on offer each session. There are also four research mini-modules a Masters

  • 2 x core modules (30 credits each)
  • 2 x elective modules (30 credits each)
  • 4 x research mini-modules
  • 1 x dissertation on a topic related to South Asia (60 credits)

Of the taught modules, one core module and one elective module must be from the South Asia list, while one core module and one elective module must be from the Diplomacy list.

The Middle East & North Africa modules

Core Modules

  • Economy, Politics, and Society in the Middle East & North Africa

Elective Modules

  • Israel, The Arab World, and Palestine
  • Iran: History, Culture, and Politics
  • Arab Spring: The Context Causes and Consequences
  • Iraq since 1980
  • Issues in Contemporary North Africa
  • Muslim Minorities in a Global Context

Diplomacy modules

  • Art of Negotiation
  • Diplomatic Systems
  • Global Citizenship and Advocacy
  • Global Public Policy
  • Global Media
  • International Economics
  • Islam and Political Ideology
  • International Relations and International History
  • International Security
  • Strategic Studies
  • Religion and Politics
  • Trade Diplomacy
  • Economics, Politics, and Society: Africa
  • Economics, Politics and Society: South Asia
  • Sport Diplomacy
  • Global Energy and Climate Policy
  • Global International Organisation: UN in the World
Program taught in:
English

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