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Master in International Affairs and Diplomacy and Related Qualifications

Course

Facilitated e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

United Nations Institute for Training and Research

The Open University of Catalonia

Course details

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Length
Full Time: 12 months; Part Time: 24 months.
Effort
15-25 hours per week
Level
Intermediate
Language
English
Certificate
Yes
Price
USD 8,850.00 or EUR 7,408
Start date
16 March 2022
End date
15 March 2023
Registration deadline
25 February 2022

Course summary

This Master’s programme targets students and professionals interested in developing essential knowledge for understanding international affairs, and strengthening their capacities in the practice of diplomacy. It combines the best of university education and UN executive training.

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This Master’s Programme will strengthen your performance in multilateral settings, foster your understanding of international relations and leverage your career perspectives by connecting with high-level representatives, diplomats, academics, and other experts. To receive the Master’s Degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy, issued by the UOC in partnership with UNITAR, students must complete the following courses equivalent to 60 ECTS.

UNITAR COURSES

  • Introduction to the UN System
  • Conflict Resolution and Crisis Management
  • International Diplomacy – Theory and Practice
  • Overcoming Negotiation Deadlocks
  • Public Diplomacy in a Multipolar World
  • Field visit to Geneva, Switzerland (optional)

UOC COURSES

  • International Law and Institutions
  • International Relations System and Theories
  • International Political Economy
  • European Union in World Politics
  • Latin America in World Politics
  • Eastern Asia in World Politics
  • Africa in World Politics
  • Middle East in World Politics
  • Research Methods Course
  • Master Thesis
  • Internship (optional)

Students will also have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the very heart of diplomacy. An optional field trip to Geneva, Switzerland (5 days) will be organised for those who wish to gain expertise as well as skills in the domain of multilateral diplomacy.

Start date:

  • 17 March 2021

· End date

  • 16 March 2022 (Full Time)
  • 15 March 2023 (Part Time)

Registration deadline:

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Target audience

The Master in International Affairs and Diplomacy is aimed at diplomats as well as staff of governmental and non-governmental organisations. Additionally, the Master’s Degree and related qualifications are open to graduate students, young researchers and other academics interested in gaining a thorough understanding of diplomacy and international relations and acquiring soft skills to thrive in their careers.

Learning objectives

At the end of the Master’s Programme, students should be able to:

  • Develop a critical understanding of key issues and concepts in world affairs;
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive, substantive and practical knowledge of international relations and diplomacy;
  • Develop analytical skills and critical thinking;
  • Improve research and drafting skills;
  • Perform in both bilateral and multilateral working environments with increased confidence.