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To enhance your knowledge and skills in international affairs and diplomacy.

The Master's in International Affairs and Diplomacy allows both junior diplomats and students to complement and enhance their knowledge and skills in international affairs and diplomacy. This Master's Degree will provide diplomats, government officials, students and other major actors of the diplomatic sphere with the possibility to upgrade their studies and training with a formally recognised degree by combining the best of university education and UN executive training.

The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya is delighted to offer the Master's in International Affairs and Diplomacy in collaboration with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). Our online programme offers an academic programme to diplomats and government officials involved in international affairs, as well as anyone who is involved in international relations and seeks a future career in this field. With over 20 years of experience as an online university, UOC has achieved a strong reputation for the quality of its teaching using Information and Communication Technologies.

Our University has taught over 60,000 graduate and postgraduate students from 87 countries, which has been a key contributor to the global scope and value of our academic work. The curriculum outlined in this brochure aims to provide students with a general introduction to international affairs and specific geopolitical issues, as well as to develop and strengthen the diplomacy skills required to effectively and efficiently support governments, universal and regional organisations, non-governmental actors and the private sector. This aim of this Master's degree is to develop the next generation of leaders within international public service, business and non-governmental organisations.

Upon successful completion of the Master's UOC-UNITAR programme, you will be able to approach issues related to foreign engagement across a variety of geographical locations through multiple academic disciplines in order to advance your professional career. We sincerely hope you enjoy learning with us and that your academic expectations are met.


  • To develop a critical understanding of key issues and concepts in world politics.
  • To demonstrate a comprehensive, substantive and practical knowledge of international relations and diplomacy.
  • To develop analytical skills and critical thinking.
  • To perform both efficiently and effectively in bilateral and multilateral working environments with increased confidence.


The Master's in International Affairs and Diplomacy is aimed at junior diplomats who seek to gain knowledge in their fields, as well as governmental and non-governmental organisations. Additionally, the Master's Degree is open to graduate students, young researchers and other academics interested in understanding diplomacy and international relations, acquiring skills to excel in their careers.

Admission requirements and qualification

In order to be considered for the Master's in International Affairs and Diplomacy, candidates must be fluent in English, possess a valid passport or national identity card and have completed an undergraduate degree.


Once the overall assessment process has been completed successfully, the UOC will issue a Master Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma/Specialization Certificate to those participants with an accredited university qualification that is valid in Spain.

Should you not have such a qualification, a Certificate will be issued.

Program taught in:
  • English

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