The MBS in International Public Policy and Diplomacy is an innovative, interdisciplinary, taught masters course that provides graduates with the expertise and work experience required for successful careers in international policy environments.
The course is offered by UCCs Departments of Government, History, Law and Management and Marketing and will give you access to expertise across a diverse range of subjects. The MBS International Public Policy and Diplomacy is strongly orientated toward vocational skills training, through coursework and the opportunity to undertake a work placement.
The work placement will give you a unique opportunity to develop important professional skills and to immediately apply your learning to the professional world.
The course will be of interest to you if you aspire to a career in, or are already working in, departments of foreign affairs and other government ministries, international political and financial organisations, the armed forces, aid agencies, non-governmental organisations, think-tanks, and international businesses.
The taught part of the course runs from mid-September to the end of the following March. You will take the work placement or research dissertation between the beginning of April and the end of September. The length of the work placement may vary from three to five months.
During the taught part of the course, students have approximately 8-10 hours per week of lectures/seminars. This is supplemented by recommended reading, preparation of presentations and other group work and time spent completing assignments (essays, policy reports, research projects, etc). During the taught part of the course you will also take classes in preparation for the work placement.