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NEW - MA in Diplomacy and International Relations (Distance Learning)
Date: 15 January 2013
The new MA in Diplomacy and International Relations programme offered by the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University, introduces students to theories, issues and processes connected with diplomacy, foreign policy and international relations.
Who is it for?
This programme is especially relevant to those thinking about or currently working in diplomacy, international NGOs, and international policy and politics.
What is the advantage of distance learning?
Building on a very successful campus-based programme, this distance learning course offers convenience and flexibility in terms of study time and location. The programme aims to help students realise their academic potential, by encouraging choice and independence in their studies. Based on the distance learning principles, it is delivered entirely online and employs a wide variety of online learning tools to enhance students' learning experience.
Course structure and learning
The programme consists of 5 taught modules and a dissertation.
ˇTheory and Method in Postgraduate Studies
ˇMajor Approaches to the Study of International Relations
ˇTheorising Security and War
ˇTheories and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
ˇIssues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
Each module lasts 10 weeks and is assessed by weekly learning activities and an essay. The final component involves a dissertation on a research topic of the students' own choice. Study throughout is comprehensively supported through supervised online group discussions, web seminars and individual academic supervision to ensure an engaging and enjoyable distance learning experience.
When does the course start?
The programme is offered full-time (12 months, October start) or part-time (24 months, October start) from the 2013-2014 academic year.
An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent. Relevant professional qualifications and experience will also be considered.
MA Bursaries of £1000 each are available for a 2013 entry.
How to Apply
Tel: +44 (0) 1524 594262
Associated departments and research centres: Politics, Philosophy and Religion PPR
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