International Diplomacy - MSc

Diplomacy is the foundation of all international relations; a discipline which Keele has specialised in for over 50 years. Drawing on our long-standing expertise in the history and politics of Britain, Europe, China, the Middle East and USA, this course prepares you to lead the development of global policy and relations. It combines the latest research and theories underpinning contemporary diplomacy with in-depth analysis of real-world diplomatic crises and their consequences. You can learn a modern foreign language or delve deeper into issues of interest like global security and evolving diplomatic practice.

Month of entry

  • September and January

Mode of study

  • Full time, Part time


Subject area

  • Politics and International Relations

Fees for 2023/24 academic year

  • UK - Full time £8,900 per year. Part time £4,900 per year.
    International - £17,700 per year.

Duration of study

  • Full time 1 year, Part time 2 years

Please note: this course is no longer accepting applications from international students for September 2023 entry

This course is open for January 2024 entry for UK and International students

Why study International Diplomacy at Keele University?

Broad focus includes traditional formalised diplomatic relations and newer, non-traditional engagement with non-state groups, such as cultural institutions and civil society organisations.
Benefit from leading expertise, from security studies and environmental protest movements, to international political economy and development, and international history.
Specialist knowledge of Britain, the European Union, Western and Central Europe, Eurasia, the Balkans, USA and Middle East, has led to staff advising governments and testifying in Parliament.
Wide choice of optional modules with the opportunity to study a modern foreign language or develop your English skills.
High staff-to-student ratio enhanced by small-group tutorials and a strong, inclusive research community with opportunities to engage with the Keele Model United Nations society.
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Keele Postgraduate Association

Keele University is one of a handful of universities in the UK to have a dedicated students' union for postgraduate students. A fully registered charity, Keele Postgraduate Association serves as a focal point for the social life and welfare needs of all postgraduate students during their time at Keele.

KPA interior

Hugely popular, the KPA Clubhouse (near Horwood Hall) provides a dedicated postgraduate social space and bar on campus, where you can grab a bite to eat and drink, sit quietly and read a book, or switch off from academic life at one of the many regular events organised throughout the year. The KPA also helps to host a variety of conferences, as well as other academic and career sessions, to give you and your fellow postgraduates the opportunities to come together to discuss your research, and develop your skills and networks.

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