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Online Master's in Diplomacy and International Affairs
(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's 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."

Note: For information about our Online Master Degree in International Public Health (EUCLID MIPH), please visit this page.

Note: For information about our Online Master Degree in Sustainable Development and Diplomacy (EUCLID MSDD), please visit this page.

Note: For information about our Online MBA in International Organizations (EUCLID MBA IO), please visit this page.

Note: For information about EUCLID as an institution, including Participating States, scholarship programs, inter-institutional agreements and accreditation, please visit this page.

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Academic Presentation:

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. Also, international relations are examined from the unique perspectives of various actors including developing countries.

The EUCLID 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 Masters in Diplomacy (similar in contents to what other institutions present as an Online Masters in International Relations) is customizable, with elective courses focusing on:

  • Regional diplomatic affairs
  • International Relations: from theory to practice
  • Small islands issues
  • Inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations
  • E-government
  • Sustainable economic development
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • International Law and Treaty Law

Note: This degree program is distance-based only and requires fluency in the English language.

Program Brochure and video:

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Video to the right:

Daryl Copeland:

What is Diplomacy? Why does it fail?

 

Admission Requirements:

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.

Curriculum / Program Courses:

EUCLID Online Master in Diplomacy (Diplomatic Studies) courses (from EUCLID database):

PRIMARY ASSOCIATED COURSES
Code
Course Name
US Credits
-ACA-401 International Academic and Professional Paper Writing
1
-TPH-499 Argumentation and Critical Thinking
2
-DIP-401 Diplomacy: Theory and Practice
4
-LAW-INT1 International Law and Treaty Law (1)
5
-DIP-801 Introduction to the UN System
2
-DIP-413 International Relations + Fifty Key Thinkers in IR
4
-DIP-411 International Conflicts: Theory and History
4
-DIP-502 Negotiation and Conflict Management
3
-DIP-405 Multilateral Diplomacy (United Nations)
2
-DIP-406A International Organizations I
4
-DIP-607 Diplomatic Protocol and Immunities
2
 
Total Credit Hours (US):
33

Elective Courses:

STANDARD DEGREE ROADMAP - SUGGESTED ELECTIVES
Code
Course Name
US Credits
Race and Ethnic Relations
2
Writing and Speaking at Work
1
The Cultural Dimension of International Business
2
International Management: Managing Across Borders and Cultures
2
Foreign Affairs Review
1
Master's Capstone Paper or Thesis
6
Diplomacy and Religion / Inter-Religious Diplomacy
3
Diplomacy, Oil & Energy
2
Diplomatic History Module
3
International Organizations II
2
International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues
2
International Humanitarian Law and the Law of Armed Conflict
1
Logistical Support of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations
1
Foreign Service, Careers in International Affairs
2
Operational Logistical Support of UN Peacekeeping Missions
1
Advanced Topics in UN Logistics
1
Mine Action: Humanitarian Impact, Technical Aspects, and Global Initiatives
1
Peacekeeping and International Conflict Resolution
1
Peacekeeping In The Former Yugoslavia
1
Principles For the Conduct of Peace Support Operations
1
Security Measures for United Nations Peacekeepers
1
Commanding UN Peacekeeping Operations
1
Conduct of Humanitarian Relief Operations
1
Ethics in Peacekeeping
1
Global Terrorism
1
United Nations Peacekeeping: 1945-1987
1
United Nations Peacekeeping: 1988-1997
1
United States and the Middle East: 1914 to 9/11
4

For more information:

Faculty Profiles

Institutional and Programmatic Accreditation

About EUCLID: Institutional Background

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EUCLID: International Relations in Practice:

Photo above: EUCLID's Institutional High Steward, the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Burundi to the United Nations, holds a press conference following the historic Security Council vote of 13 February 2014.

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Photo above: EUCLID's Robin van Puyenbroeck, panel speaker at the Eurozone in Crisis event at the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium, May 2013.

 


   

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