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Security, Peace- Building and Diplomacy MSc

  • Entry requirements: 2:2 (or above)
  • Year of entry: 2017
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Location: London
  • Part-time: Up to 4 years
  • School: Loughborough University London

Programme information

This programme explores the link between national and global security and the role of peace-building in developing multi-layered communities and nations.

You will benefit from specialist teaching and professional guidance on the relationship between diplomacy, international security and peace-building.

You will uncover appropriate theories, concepts and methods associated with this work, while exploring the relationships between development and peace-building, civil-military relation, cyber security, global identity and security.

Programme aims

  • To provide specialised, systematic and in-depth knowledge of the study of and the relationship between diplomacy and international security and peace-building deploying appropriate theories, concepts and methods associated with the specific subject area
  • To enable students to acquire a critical awareness of the current issues involved in the study of the relations between diplomacy, international security and peace-building
  • To provide training in the concepts and applications of research appropriate for the study of diplomacy, international security and peace-building
  • To offer opportunities for independent study and research within the related fields of diplomacy, international security and peace-building
  • To equip students with the skills to pursue careers as trained specialists in diplomacy with particular reference to international security and peace-building

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in a social sciences, humanities or associated subject. Overseas qualification equivalencies can be found here.

English Language requirements

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not. Find out more here


Modules are assessed by a combination of essays, group exercises, presentations and time constrained assignments. Subject to your choices, there may also be exams. Take a look at our modules to see what assessments you can expect to undertake. 

Future Career Prospects

This programme will equip you with the skills to pursue a career as a trained specialist in diplomacy, with particular reference to international security and peace-building.

Graduates will also have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and career prospects further by undertaking an MRes or PhD programme.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

London taught programmesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band (Diplomacy) £10,000 £18,500

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.


A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

Find out more about the support available for international students and UK/EU students undertaking a research degree or a taught programme.