Online Master in Diplomacy (International Relations)
Overview and Related Programs
EUCLID (Pôle Universitaire Euclide | Euclid University), an international intergovernmental organization with university mandate, offers to select students from the general public its flagship external (distance or online) degree program called the EUCLID Master in Diplomacy and International Affairs (MDIA).
It is the only Master's degree program in diplomacy organized by an international intergovernmental organization and officially used by active diplomats over 4 continents.
The MDIA is an advanced program delivered by a treaty-based and treaty-practicing institution, and as stated by the United Nations in a rare instance of explicit confirmation, "both IAU/UNESCO and the UN Secretariat recognize Euclide- Pole Universitaire Euclide and the other four UN institutions ... as being accredited."
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This unique Master's degree focuses on diplomatic practice and the actual application of theoretical knowledge, rather than the advancement of academic knowledge for its own sake.
The MDIA is used by professional diplomats working for EUCLID Participating States and can be considered an excellent route to pursue a career within governmental bodies, NGOs and international organizations.
Thanks to its low tuition and institutional relationships, it is of special interest to European and African students.
Within certain parameters, the EUCLID Online Master in Diplomacy (similar in contents to what other institutions present as an Online Master in International Relations) is customizable, with elective courses focusing on:
Regional diplomatic affairs
Small islands issues
Inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations
Sustainable economic development
International Law and Treaty Law
This degree program is distance-based only and requires fluency in the English language.
Program Brochure and video
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Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree or its international equivalent, issued by an institution listed in the latest edition of the UNESCO-IAU handbook or a similar official directory.
Government-sponsored applicants (who are already government staff) may be admitted without a Bachelor’s degree if their level of education and experience is deemed sufficient. EUCLID may require these participants to complete bridge courses prior to enrolling in the program.
Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required and will be tested.
Students are expected to be in position to dedicate 10 to 15 effective hours of study on a weekly basis.