University of Reading
Diplomacy MA
University of Reading

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts


Salary of all UK Graduates of

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22820 £18460 £20799
25-75 percentile range £17528 - £26934 £13130 - £23882 £14555 - £27277

Course Description

Aimed at prospective and practising diplomats, civil servants, staff of NGOs, and academics, this programme combines the theory and practice of contemporary diplomacy. Develop your research, policy-making and interpersonal skills, and study topics such as international security, terrorism in a globalising world, and public ethics. Your learning will benefit from external speakers from diplomacy and international organisations.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 5.5
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 7.0
    • Graduate Degrees Arts and Humanities/Economic and Social Science Subjects
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees Science/Life Science Subjects
    • 7.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees Arts and Humanities/Economic and Social Science Subjects
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees Science/Life Science Subjects
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Diplomacy, MA, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Diplomacy MA

Channel Islands £8100
Ireland £8100
EU £17100
England UK £8100
Northern Ireland £8100
Scotland £8100
Wales £8100
International £17100

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of University of Reading in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Reading in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #29 
    • #176 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]
    • #30 
    • #286 
    Social Sciences
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]

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About University of Reading

The University of Reading is a publicly funded university in Reading, Berkshire, England. Reading has four major campuses; London Road and Whiteknights campus which are located in Reading itself, with Greenlands campus being found on the banks of the River Thames. The fourth campus is known as Iskandar Puteri, in Malaysia.

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