International Relations and Diplomacy (MIRAD)(Master's by Coursework)

Programme Code 

AM701

About Courses

Public and private sector managers, policy-makers and captains of industries today must be skilled, competent, sophisticated and market sensitive to thrive in the new globalised world. The survival of both sectors in an increasingly competitive national and international environment is dependent on the availability of skilled human resources with the necessary competencies to steer, lead and manage organizations through these complex and highly competitive scenario.

The Master in International Relations and Diplomacy programme is designed to produce public and private sector managers, administrators and practitioners that could address these challenges in the context of a rapidly changing national and international environment. The course content combines key concepts and ideas with applied knowledge and practices in the fields of international relations and diplomacy to achieve this objective.  The curriculum is thus designed and developed through extensive consultation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, other public and private sector agencies and observations of former diplomats to enhance students’ knowledge and understanding of the key forces driving national and international developments today and in the future. The core courses provide for generic competencies while the electives allow candidates to acquire specialized knowledge and skills in their area of interest and preferences. The dissertation will allow candidates to demonstrate their ability to undertake research on issues and problems related to their field of interest or that of their respective organisations.

To ensure good value, the programme will be taught by a combination of academics, senior public managers, accomplished executives, former and serving diplomats and a corp of internationally renowned visiting Professors.

A comfortable and conducive learning environment will be provided with computing facilities and discussion areas to make the experience enriching and professionally rewarding to the students.

Mode of Program

Full Time/ Part Time

Duration of Study

  • Full Time : 3-6 Semesters 
  • Part Time : 4-8 Semesters 

Entry Requirements

  • Academic Qualification
    • Applicant must have a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in a relevant field of study from a university that is recognized by the University Senate and the Malaysian government.
  • English Language Proficiency
    • a TOEFL certificate with a score of at least
    • 550 for (paper based), or
    • 213 (computer based), or
    • 79-80 (IBT), or
    • an IELTS certificate with at least Band 6.0

 *Any other English language certificates other than TOEFL and IELTS are NOT accepted by the university.

 Courses Offered

  • RESEARCH METHOD & DATA ANALYSIS 
  • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS:THEORY AND PRACTICE
  • DIPLOMACY: THEORY AND PRACTICE 
  • INTERNATIONAL LAW AND ORGANISATIONS: THEORY AND PRACTICE
  • DIPLOMACY, SECURITY AND COOPERATION IN ASEAN
  • INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY IN A GLOBALISED WORLD
  • SEMINAR IN CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS & DIPLOMACY
  • ELECTIVE 1
  • DISSERTATION 
  • ELECTIVE 2

Elective

  • SEMINAR IN GLOBAL AFFAIRS
  • REGIONALISM & REGIONAL ORGANISATIONS: THEORY AND PRACTICE
  • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS IN THE POST COLD WAR ERA
  • ASEAN’S INTERACTION WITH MAJOR & REGIONAL POWERS
  • MALAYSIAN IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
  • INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT RESOLUTION

 

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