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MADiplomacy, Law and Global Change

Coventry University
United Kingdom, Coventry
Tuition fee £11,846 per year
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This course focuses on the emerging global order of the twenty-first
century.  You will study two core areas: Diplomacy and the
International System and International Law in the Contemporary World

It aims to provide an understanding of the development and
contemporary practice of diplomacy and the rules of international law
and prepares students for a career in diplomatic services,
international organisations, non-governmental organisations or
international business.

The course focuses on two sets of
inter-related issues which are central to an understanding of this
changing environment:

  • The role and nature of diplomacy as a key mode of communication
    between states and other actors on the international stage.
  • The development and adaptation of the norms and rules of
    international law which have traditionally constituted the main
    sources of order in the international system.

It explores the emerging global order of the twenty-first century
from the perspectives of diplomacy and international law.

You will need to complete two mandatory modules:

  • Diplomacy and the International System focuses on the changing
    nature of the international system, the character of diplomacy and its
    role in contemporary world politics.
  • International Law in the Contemporary World Arena examines the
    role of international law and institutions, with particular emphasis
    on the United Nations.

In addition you will study two further modules. Optional modules
currently available include:

  • Law of Diplomatic Relations
  • Threats to Global Security
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Governance for Security in the Developing World

Career opportunities

Career prospects exist in:

  • International business
  • Public administration
  • Diplomatic service
  • International agencies and non-governmental organisations
  • Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe
  • International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Teaching and research

Many of our graduates are now members of national diplomatic services
(some have been seconded to us from their home diplomatic services).

Graduates have also been successful in securing employment in the
foreign services of a range of countries from Ethiopia to the United
Kingdom, as well as working in government departments in Barbados, the
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and the United Kingdom.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020
Apply now! Spring semester 2019/20
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Feb 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States