PREPARING YOU FOR PUBLIC LEADERSHIP
This highly competitive one-year MA in Diplomacy and International Law offers you an interdisciplinary degree in partnership with Oxford University’s summer certificate program in International Human Rights Law. Through the program, you will acquire both the fundamental knowledge and practical skills necessary for careers in international law, diplomacy and international advocacy.
The program enables you to think critically about complex diplomatic and international legal issues in real-world contexts. By applying theory to practice, you will address some of the key questions facing public and non-governmental institutions around the world, such as “Why do states participate in international institutions that promote global cooperation?” or “How do states and institutions interact when cooperation breaks down and conflict ensues?”
GAIN A GLOBAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE
The goal of this program is to produce strong analytical thinkers and practitioners ready to be of service across cultures and national boundaries.
Coursework in diplomacy and international law includes elements of international relations, economics, law, and political science to examine the problems of our day—and search for the best way to administer and manage innovative solutions. You will develop expertise in negotiation, strategic diplomatic thinking, and legal analysis to support your next career step.
UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS TO PRESTIGIOUS PROGRAM PARTNERS
A core component of the Master’s program in Diplomacy and International Law is the opportunity to work with our prestigious partners, applying classroom theory to challenging practical environments:
- Students in the MA program partner with the French War College in the annual Coalition Exercise, a polyvalent simulation of a military intervention during a humanitarian crisis. AUP students join the more than 500 officers and diplomatic participants to play the role of UN and international NGO humanitarian aid workers on the ground in a conflict zone, elaborating a humanitarian aid plan that provides relief to the tens of thousands of civilians caught in the crossfire.
- You will also earn a certificate from the University of Oxford International Human Rights Law Summer Program. Preparation for the certificate includes a practicum on international justice at The Hague, where you will engage in trial reporting and briefings with high-level experts.
- As part of the MA in Diplomacy and International Law program, you will participate in exciting, interactive modules with leading experts and practitioners from some of today’s most engaged NGOs.
Graduates from the MA in Diplomacy and International Law go on to meaningful careers within the fields of international law and advocacy. The interdisciplinary and rigorous nature of the program produces professionals and scholars equipped to critically approach complex diplomatic and international legal issues.
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