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Diplomacy and Security Studies: Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma / MSc

Study the interplay between modern diplomacy and security - tutored online course with Liverpool John Moores University

Starts 24 September 2018

Online Learning

Your Qualification in Diplomacy and Security Studies

Why Diplomacy & Security Studies?

The role of diplomacy in international security cannot be overstated, and a strong understanding of global governance and international affairs is increasingly vital for security professionals. With new resolutions adopted by United Nations members to provide and share tools used to detect terrorism, the rise of globalisation creates a need for an international diplomatic approach to security.

Our postgraduate course in Diplomacy and Security Studies is designed to equip students with an industry-specific toolkit of international relations and foreign policy, as applicable to security and counter-terrorism. This unique course allows you to apply diplomatic theory to current issues in global crime and gives you a practical toolkit to approach real world scenarios. Students use an online classroom to learn alongside a global community, giving you first hand experiences from other countries and organisations.

 

When: 24 September 2018
Where: Delivered online via Liverpool John Moores University
Duration: 11-28 months dependent on route chosen

 

Training in diplomacy and security is required for international relations and negotiations to prevent global conflict. Long gone are the days of two competing power blocs – today’s political landscape is complex, and requires skilled professionals to navigate the new dynamics. Discover the interlaced nature of diplomacy, intelligence, and counter-terrorism in this online course.

Who studies the MSc in Diplomacy and Security Studies?

This programme is perfect for those looking to start a career in diplomacy and international relations, or those wishing to accelerate their career prospects. This includes positions within national foreign ministries, multi-national enterprises, and counter-terror organisations. It is particularly valuable for those interested in policy issues, and whose job role involves dealing with diplomatic or international security affairs, and who would benefit from enhancing their knowledge and critical thinking through postgraduate study.

 

Course Modules | About Online Learning | Tuition Fees


7 MODULES AVAILABLE

The course syllabus is designed to provide you with the understanding of inter-disciplinary links between diplomatic studies and security, alongside counter-terrorism and international relations. Analyse new theories and paradigms and learn to engage critically with the topic.

  • Security Studies
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Theory and Practise of Modern Diplomacy
  • Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
  • International Relations in the Contemporary World
  • Contemporary Issues in Crime, Safety and Security
  • Diplomacy and Security Studies Dissertation

Download the full course syllabus to find out more about each module and what you will learn on the course.


Choosing your level of study

The course is available at Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and Master of Science level. Those studying the PGCert will take the first three modules, whereas PGDip students will take the first six modules. Those choosing to study the course at MSc level have the opportunity to complete a dissertation on a topic of interest, allowing students to engage in an industry-focused research project to apply their knowledge and skills to their own career aspirations.

Download the prospectus for more information.


Learn online with the support of industry experts

During your study, you will have access to the faculty at Liverpool John Moores University. Learn from experienced counter-terrorism professionals, academics, and subject experts, including: Sir Jon Murphy, Dr Nick Ridley, Dr Rex Li and Dr Xin Liu.

To find out more about your course tutors, click here.


Give yourself the toolkit to progress in your career with Liverpool John Moores University’s specialist vocational postgraduate study. Distance learning allows you to gain a Master’s degree in Diplomacy and Security Studies without having to take time from work and personal commitments. Ideal for those working with international organisations or foreign policy to gain an understanding of the disciplines and developments within diplomacy and security.

This is a Liverpool John Moores University programme and qualification, with enrolment and delivery administered by Knect365 Learning. The course is taught, assessed, quality assured and awarded by Liverpool John Moores University.