Master of Diplomacy

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific

Program Description

Master of Diplomacy

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific

The Master of Diplomacy is your pathway to professional advancement, equipping you with knowledge about practices of international affairs and real-world skills to effectively represent your country or organisation at an international level.

The degree provides exciting study and career options in the important and prestigious arena of diplomatic practice. You will be taught by internationally recognised research scholars from the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy and senior diplomats from Australia and elsewhere, and you will graduate from a world-class university, positioning you firmly in the centre of a global network of leading scholars and policy-makers.

Employment Opportunities

Ideal for careers in the foreign ministries and in the international sections of other ministries - for example, Australia Awards, Defence, Prime Minister and Cabinet, Immigration, Trade, Environment; IGOs - United Nations, World Bank and International Monetary Fund; Journalism and NGOs such as the Red Cross.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of a Master of Diplomacy, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of transnational diplomacy and its contemporary challenges, from the perspective of multiple actors, such as a civil service department, multilateral body, international corporation or non-government organisation;
  2. Display effective diplomatic skills with the ability to engage with transnational issues in a globalised environment with the use of negotiation, persuasion, advocacy and protocol
  3. Use theories of diplomatic studies to reflect upon the global management of the world’s problems through diplomatic dialogue, and the role of the use of force, and design multi-stakeholder processes that lead to solutions;
  4. Use high-level research and writing skills to undertake self-directed study in diplomacy and communicate findings in academic and practical contexts, justifying their approach and methods as appropriate.
  5. Use their knowledge and skills to analyse new areas of concern in both scholarly and policy-relevant terms

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7.
  • All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students
  • Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit.
  • Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.

Cognate disciplines

International Relations, Public Policy and Administration, Strategic or Security Studies, Political Science, History, Sociology, Economics and Development Studies, Social Science, Law, Regional Studies

Fees

Domestic Tuition Fees

Annual indicative fee for domestic students: $30,096.00

International Tuition Fees

Annual indicative fee for international students: $42,960.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

Program Requirements

The Master of Diplomacy requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

  • DIPL8002 Contemporary Challenges in Diplomacy
  • INTR8069 Writing International Relations 12 units

24 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

  • DIPL8001 Transnational Diplomacy
  • DIPL8004 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

24 units from completion of diplomatic studies courses from the following list:

  • DIPL8000 Research Methods in Diplomacy
  • DIPL8003 Case Studies in Diplomacy
  • DIPL8006 Diplomacy, Politics and the United Nations
  • DIPL8008 The United Nations and Peace
  • DIPL8009 Diplomacy in a Globalising World
  • DIPL8010 Harnessing Diplomacy for International Development
  • DIPL8012 Special Topics in Diplomacy
  • DIPL8013 Pacific Diplomacy

24 units from completion of foreign affairs courses from the following list:

  • ANIP6503 Australian National Internships Program Internship A (Graduate)
  • DIPL8000 Research Methods in Diplomacy
  • DIPL8002 Contemporary Challenges in Diplomacy
  • DIPL8003 Case Studies in Diplomacy
  • DIPL8006 Diplomacy, Politics and the United Nations
  • DIPL8008 The United Nations and Peace
  • DIPL8009 Diplomacy in a Globalising World
  • DIPL8010 Harnessing Diplomacy for International Development
  • DIPL8012 Special Topics in Diplomacy
  • DIPL8013 Pacific Diplomacy
  • ASIA8049 International History from Asia and the Pacific: Framing Critical Perspectives
  • INTR8011 International Relations Theory
  • INTR8013 International Political Economy
  • INTR8032 Global Security
  • INTR8036 World Politics
  • INTR8045 Global Governance
  • INTR8053 Ethics of Peace and War
  • INTR8060 China: Global Engagement and Domestic Transformation
  • INTR8062 Humanitarianism in World Politics
  • INTR8064 Gender, War, and Justice in South and Southeast Asia
  • INTR8067 U.S. Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific
  • INTR8068 Making Foreign Policy
  • INTR8070 International Organization
  • STST8001 – Strategic Studies
  • STST8051 – Great and Powerful Friends: Strategic alliances and Australian security
  • STST8052 – The Resort to Force: Understanding Military Power
  • LAWS8182 Principles of International Law
  • LAWS8183 Advanced Principles of International Law
  • MEAS8111 Islam, the West and International Terrorism
  • MEAS8112 Dynamics of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
  • MEAS8115 Islam in World Politics
  • NSPO8004 National Security Leadership and Risk Management
  • NSPO8006 National Security Policymaking
  • NSPO8007 National Security: Concepts and Challenges
  • NSPO8010 Civil-Military Relations
  • NSPO8013 Disease, Security and Biological Weapons
  • NSPO8015 Asian Regionalism and Security: Implications for Australia
  • NSPO8016 Governance, State Weakness and Human Security in Asia
  • NSPO8017 Malicious Networks: Transnational Terrorism and Crime
  • NSPO8019 Sectarianism and Religiously Motivated Violence
  • POGO8115 International Negotiations
  • SOCY8004 Interest Groups, Advocacy and Public Policy

Study Options

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This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 31, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Start date
Jan. 2019
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
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30,096 AUD
Annual Indicative Domestic Tuition Fee; $42,960 Annual Indicative International Tuition Fee
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Australia - Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Start date : Jan. 2019
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