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- Full-time itinerary: 12 months; Part-time itinerary: 24 months
- Full-time : 35-40 hours per week; Part-time: 20-25 hours per week
- Master’s programme : $ 8,300; Participants can also opt for the Postgraduate Certificate in World Studies or Postgraduate Certificate in Diplomatic Practice for $ 4,300
- Start date
- 21 October 2020
- End date
- 7 July 2021
- Registration deadline
- 14 September 2020
This Master’s programme is designed to suit the needs of students and professionals interested in both developing essential knowledge for understanding international affairs, as well as strengthening their capacities in the practice of diplomacy.
About this course
To receive the Master’s Degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy, issued by the UOC in partnership with UNITAR, students must succesfully complete the following courses equivalent to 60 ECTS in no more than two years (1 year for full-time and 2 years for part-time).
Working professionals are strongly encouraged to apply for the part-time programme due to the heavy workload (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 (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 organized for those who wish to gain expertise as well as skills in the domain of multilateral diplomacy.Download syllabus
The Master in International Affairs and Diplomacy is aimed at diplomats as well as staff of governmental and non-governmental organizations. 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.
The objective of the admission process is to select students with great potential and who can make a significant contribution to the learning experience. We seek candidates who are dynamic, motivated, creative, and who have not only an excellent academic background and/or professional experience, but also have interpersonal skills enabling the participants to make the most out of this programme.
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.
Mr. Rabih El-Haddad, Director, Division for Multilateral Diplomacy, UNITAR
United Nations Institute for Training and Research
Professor Paul Berkman, Professor Maria Ivanova, Professor Larry Susskind
UNITAR, PON, Harvard, MIT, Pardee School, McCormack UMass, SDC, swissnex Boston
Mr. Rabih El-Haddad, Director, Division for Multilateral Diplomacy, UNITAR United Nations Institute for Training and Research
Professor Paul Berkman, Professor Maria Ivanova, Professor Larry Susskind UNITAR, PON, Harvard, MIT, Pardee School, McCormack UMass, SDC, swissnex Boston