MA Diplomacy and International Studies

2-year Master of Arts program

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

3 elective courses

IDS697 Comprehensive Examination

IDS698 Independent Study

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

ENL500 English for Graduate Studies

English Language Requirements

Accepted English language qualifications and required scores (results must not be older than two years prior to commencement of study):

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 (in all bands)
CU-TEP required score of 60
TOEIC required score of 550
CEFR required score of B2 level

Applicants may be accepted onto the program without one of the above qualifications. However, those students must either (i) pass one of the above tests with the required score or (ii) take and pass ENL500 English for Graduate Studies before graduating.