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MSc International Diplomacy and the Digital State


The International Diplomacy and the Digital State from Glasgow Caledonian University programme is designed to address the growing global market needs in the areas of diplomacy, international business, international security and international communication.

Recent advances in the globalisation of communications technology – particularly the Internet, direct broadcast satellites and telecommunications have mutated the world in which traditional diplomacy was conceived and developed. Learn more at the International Diplomacy and the Digital State programme from Glasgow Caledonian University.

Quick Facts

Duration: 1 year (full-time)
Starting Date: January, May 
Tuition Fee: £13,500 (intl. students)
Location: Glasgow, UK

Key facts:

Social Media including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube have a tremendous impact. US President Donald Trump utilises Twitter on a daily basis to comment on national events in the US and international events in other parts of the world. Making the situation even more complex is the phenomena of “fake news” – where false reports are tweeted and retweeted globally to the extent that many find it difficult to distinguish what is factual from what is totally false.

While globalisation had provided an ethos and the context, it is the tragic events of 9/11, the subsequent fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen and the proliferation of violent non-state actors, as well as the proliferation of immigrants which together have prompted the vital need to identify a new form of diplomacy.

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What I have enjoyed most about studying at GCU is the lectures given by professors who are helpful and most importantly are professionals in each of the chosen fields. This made us look forward to the lectures where we learned a lot of relevant and up to date information. The way professors include students into the lesson was very motivating as well.

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Course Contents

  • Diplomacy, Practice, Procedures and Dynamics
  • Cross-Cultural Communication: Projection and Perception
  • Digital Nation State: Strategies and Implementation
  • Economic Diplomacy
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Research Project

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