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Key information
University UOC / UNITAR
Country Online
Learning mode Online
Pace Full-time, Part-time
Duration 12 to 24 months
Application deadline(s) 27 September 2024
Official Website Click here

Applications for the Online Master in International Affairs and Diplomacy offered by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) are being accepted!

In an increasingly interconnected, globalized, and complex world, this innovative Online Master in International Affairs and Diplomacy, as well as the Specialization Diploma in Regional Studies and International Institutions, the Specialization Diploma in Multilateral Diplomacy and International Institutions, the Expert Diploma in Regional Studies, the Expert Diploma in Multilateral Diplomacy, and the Expert Diploma in International Institutions offered by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the Open University of Catalonia (UOC), hold great significance.

These specially designed programmes are perfectly suited to the needs of students and full-time professionals interested in both developing essential knowledge about contemporary international affairs and strengthening their capacities in diplomacy to advance their careers.

The degree/certificates will enable diplomats, government officials, students, and other stakeholders to enhance their skills and knowledge with a formally recognized degree – combining a high-quality university education with executive training from the United Nations.

By the end of the programme, participants will:

  • Gain a critical understanding of key issues and concepts in world affairs and international relations, as well as practical knowledge that can be leveraged in their professional careers
  • Master analytical skills and critical thinking
  • Be able to perform in both bilateral and multilateral working environments with increased confidence
  • Advance their career trajectory with newly acquired skills, and join a broad group of alumni across the world

Important Information

If taken full-time*, the Master Programme will last one academic year and run from October 2024 to July 2025.

The Master is 60 credits (ECTS) and it is estimated each credit equals 25 study hours.

*Please note that part-time is recommended for working professionals due to the intensity of the programme. Please visit our website for more details.

To be considered for the programme, candidates must be fluent in English (although no language test is required), possess a valid passport or national identity card(s), and have completed an undergraduate degree.

The programme takes place entirely online and is asynchronous so that participants can set their own pace within the timeframe of each course (and within course-specific deadlines).

For more information on the Master and Related Programmes, please visit our website or email mdp-elearning@unitar.org

Apply by 27 September 2024.

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