University of Leeds: Global Governance and Diplomacy

InstitutionUniversity of Leeds
Department School of Politics and International Studies View department profile
Telephone 0113 343 1741
Study type Taught


The MA in Global Governance and Diplomacy is a 12-month programme designed to provide high-quality education in the practices, institutions and processes that address the key global challenges of our time: security and conflict, climate change, migration, gender equality, humanitarian assistance, health, poverty,
economic stability, development, and education.

On completion of this degree, students will have an indepth knowledge of the challenges faced by humanity, the current global regimes that regulate human practices, why those regimes succeed or fail, the politics underpinning current practices and the obstacles to change. The MA also builds on the academic study of governance and contemporary diplomatic practice. It is vocationally-orientated and is designed to prepare students for careers working in international organisations and their member states, as well the non-governmental organisations that operate within global politics. To this end, our graduates will be familiar with, and practiced in, the key skills (e.g. report writing, policy analysis, policy brief writing, presentation and communication tactics, evidence-based policy, negotiating, campaigning and lobbying) that are necessary to work in global governance.


University of Leeds
School of Politics and International Studies

Why study Politics and International Studies at Leeds?
The School of Politics and International Studies at Leeds brings together research and teaching in the areas of politics, international relations and global development.

Part of the prestigious Russell Group of research-led universities in the UK, the School has a thriving postgraduate community with over 200 students studying on postgraduate programmes, and many of these coming from overseas.

The University of Leeds is ranked in the top 100 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020) and the School of Politics and International ...

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