The Master of Arts in International Law and Diplomacy (hybrid) is a graduate program permitting students to specialize in the interface between international law and diplomacy. It will not only broaden students' knowledge in the field of international law and its various foundational dimensions but will also equip them with knowledge and skills to work in the field of diplomacy and related international careers.
During this program, students will analyze the different dimensions of international law including those related to law-making, armed conflicts, human rights, economic relations, territorial and maritime disputes, environmental disputes as well as those related to the theory and practice of diplomacy in the 21st century including dispute settlement and conflict resolution. Students will also attend skills development sessions that are designed to support their professional careers and employability. This master’s degree offered by two UN entities (University for Peace and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research) combines the best of academic and executive-style education. Students will also gain first-hand experience of the work of the United Nations (UN), as they will have the opportunity to participate in a field trip to Geneva and The Hague, where the UN maintains a significant presence.
The hybrid model of the M.A. in International Law and Diplomacy is offered jointly by UPEACE and UNITAR. The duration of the progrmmes is for 2 years and caters to those applicants who would like to combine an on-campus experience at the UPEACE headquarters in el Rodeo de Mora, Ciudad Colon - San Jose in Costa Rica with the convenience and flexibility of the online modality.
This programme is taught in English and in el Rodeo, in Ciudad Colon and costs $13,000 USD. Contact us at email@example.com if you are interested in applying of if you have any additional questions.
The University for Peace is characterized by its diversity and multiculturalism. For 2020-2021, we had 102 students from 38 countries. As a result, our campus ws always full of student activities, most of them organized by the students themselves. In past years, we have had yoga classes, conversation classes in different languages, the celebration of cultural nights (Asian night, Latin night, European night, etc.), as well as institutional activities open to students (Zumba classes, academic "brown bag" lunches, etc.) The current situation has forced students to become more creative with regards to socializing and ensuring a rich student life at UPEACE.