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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) 29 September 2023
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 Post-Graduate Certificate in Regional Studies and International Institutions, and the Post-Graduate Certificate in Multilateral Diplomacy and International Institutions offered by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) holds 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, as well as strengthening their capacities in the practice of diplomacy to advance their careers.

The degree/certificates will enable diplomats, government officials, students, and other stakeholders to enhance their skills and 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 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 18 October 2023 to 19 July 2024.

The Master is 60 credits (ECTS) and it is estimated each credit equals 25 study hours for a total of 1,500 credits.

*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 cards, and have completed an undergraduate degree.

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

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

Apply by 29 September 2023.

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