MA Diplomacy and International Studies

2-year Master of Arts program where students can choose from two different study plans

The program is open to students with or without prior knowledge of politics and international studies who wish to increase their understanding of globalization and current events in international affairs. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of various aspects of diplomacy and international relations, and also have the option to write a thesis in their chosen area of research.

Study Plan A
8 core courses
IDS699 Thesis

Study Plan B
8 core courses
2 elective courses
IDS697 Comprehensive Examination
IDS698 Independent Studies

Core courses
IDS603 International Politics and Security
IDS604 International Law and International Organizations
IDS605 International Economics and International Business
IDS606 Global Perspectives on Public Diplomacy
IDS607 Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
IDS608 Political Economy of Asia
IDS609 ASEAN Integration
IDS661 Research Methodology

Elective courses include (for example)
IDS602 Foreign Policy Analysis
IDS642 Contemporary Political Economy of Southeast Asia
IDS645 Human Rights and Transnational Social Issues
IDS693 Seminar on Global Issues

Thesis (Plan A) or Independent Studies (Plan B)
IDS697 Comprehensive Examination
IDS698 Independent Studies
IDS699 Thesis

Additional course
ENG500 English for Graduate Studies