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.


Applications to join our BA and MA programs can be made online via the Rangsit University International College website.

How to apply

Online application form

Tuition fees

Study Plans

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 (examples)

IDS602 Foreign Policy Analysis

IDS642 Contemporary Political Economy of Southeast Asia

IDS645 Human Rights and Transnational Social Issues

IDS693 Seminar on Global Issues

Additional course

ENG500 English for Graduate Studies

English Language Entry Requirements

Applicants must have one of the English language qualifications listed below, with the required score, and the results must be within the last two years.

TOEFL (Paper-based Test) required score of 500

TOEFL (Computer-based Test) required score of 173

TOEFL (Internet-based Test) required score of 61

IELTS required score of 5

CU-TEP required score of 60

TOEIC required score of 550

CEFR required score of B2 level