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Diplomacy and Security Studies: Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma / MSc Liverpool John Moores University

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Diplomacy and Security Studies: Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma / MSc

Study the interplay between modern diplomacy and security - tutored online course with Liverpool John Moores University

Starts 16 September 2019

Online Learning


Your Qualification in Diplomacy and Security Studies

Why Diplomacy & Security Studies?

The role of diplomacy in international security cannot be overstated, and a strong understanding of global governance and international affairs is increasingly vital for security professionals. With new resolutions adopted by United Nations members to provide and share tools used to detect terrorism, the rise of globalisation creates a need for an international diplomatic approach to security.

Our postgraduate course in Diplomacy and Security Studies is designed to equip students with an industry-specific toolkit of international relations and foreign policy, as applicable to security and counter-terrorism. This unique course allows you to apply diplomatic theory to current issues in global crime and gives you a practical toolkit to approach real world scenarios. Students use an online classroom to learn alongside a global community, giving you first hand experiences from other countries and organisations.


When:  16 September 2019
Where: Delivered online via Liverpool John Moores University
Duration: 11-28 months dependent on route chosen


Training in diplomacy and security is required for international relations and negotiations to prevent global conflict. Long gone are the days of two competing power blocs – today's political landscape is complex, and requires skilled professionals to navigate the new dynamics. Discover the interlaced nature of diplomacy, intelligence, and counter-terrorism in this online course.

Who studies the MSc in Diplomacy and Security Studies?

This programme is perfect for those looking to start a career in diplomacy and international relations, or those wishing to accelerate their career prospects. This includes positions within national foreign ministries, multi-national enterprises, and counter-terror organisations. It is particularly valuable for those interested in policy issues, and whose job role involves dealing with diplomatic or international security affairs, and who would benefit from enhancing their knowledge and critical thinking through postgraduate study.


The course syllabus is designed to provide you with the understanding of inter-disciplinary links between diplomatic studies and security, alongside counter-terrorism and international relations. Analyse new theories and paradigms and learn to engage critically with the topic.

Security Studies

Intelligence Analysis

Theory and Practise of Modern Diplomacy

Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

International Relations in the Contemporary World

Contemporary Issues in Crime, Safety and Security

Diplomacy and Security Studies Dissertation


The course is available at Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and Master of Science level. Those studying the PGCert will take the first three modules, whereas PGDip students will take the first six modules. Those choosing to study the course at MSc level have the opportunity to complete a dissertation on a topic of interest, allowing students to engage in an industry-focused research project to apply their knowledge and skills to their own career aspirations.

During your study, you will have access to the faculty at Liverpool John Moores University. Learn from experienced counter-terrorism professionals, academics, and subject experts, including: Sir Jon Murphy, Dr Nick Ridley, Dr Rex Li and Dr Xin Liu.

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