Master in Diplomacy and International Affairs (Online)

Program Type

Program Type: MSc

School / Institute

School of Diplomacy and Global Affairs

Study Mode

Online + Full Time and Part Time


EUCLID, an international intergovernmental organization with university mandate, offers to select students from the general public its flagship program which is an online master in diplomacy and international affairs (MDIA).

It is the only Master’s degree program in diplomacy organized by an international intergovernmental organization and officially used by active diplomats over 4 continents.

The MDIA is an advanced program delivered by a treaty-based and treaty-practicing institution, and as stated by the United Nations in a rare instance of explicit confirmation, “the UN Secretariat recognizes Euclide- Pole Universitaire Euclide and the other four UN institutions … as being accredited.”

Academic Presentation

This unique Master’s degree focuses on diplomatic practice and the actual application of theoretical knowledge, rather than the advancement of academic knowledge for its own sake. Also, international relations are examined from the unique perspectives of various actors including developing countries.

The EUCLID MDIA is used by professional diplomats working for EUCLID Participating States and can be considered an excellent route to pursue a career within governmental bodies, NGOs and international organizations.

Thanks to its low tuition and institutional relationships, it is of special interest to European and African students.

Within certain parameters, the EUCLID Online Masters in Diplomacy (similar in contents to what other institutions present as an Online Masters in International Relations) is customizable, with elective courses focusing on:

  • Regional diplomatic affairs
  • International Relations: from theory to practice
  • Small islands issues
  • Inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations
  • E-government
  • Sustainable economic development
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • International Law and Treaty Law

Photo above: EUCLID’s Under-Secretary-General, Winston Dookeran, previously served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago.

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Photo above: EUCLID’s Under-Secretary-General in New York, Robin van Puyenbroeck, panel speaker at the Eurozone in Crisis event at the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium, May 2013.


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Applicants should have a relevant Bachelor’s degree issued by an institution listed in the UNESCO-IAU handbook/database or otherwise duly recognized/accredited. Similar or related backgrounds with adequate professional experience may be considered for Government-sponsored applicants (who are already government staff) who may be admitted without the required educational credential if their level of education and experience is deemed sufficient. EUCLID may require these participants to complete bridge courses prior to enrolling in the program. Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required and will be tested. Students are expected to be in a position to dedicate 10 to 15 effective hours of study on a weekly basis.

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Program Outline

Course Name

International Academic and Professional Paper Writing


Argumentation and Critical Thinking


Diplomacy: Theory and Practice


International Law and Treaty Law (1)


Introduction to the UN System


International Relations + Fifty Key Thinkers in IR


International Conflicts: Theory and History


International Negotiations


Multilateral Diplomacy (United Nations)


International Organizations I


Diplomatic Protocol and Immunities

Total Credit Hours (USCH):

Employment Outlook

The EUCLID MDIA provides outstanding professional and academic preparation to its students for a successful career in global affairs at the international, regional, national and local levels. Our alumni have been successful in securing employment and promotions in government service and international organizations, including at the level of ambassador and minister.

Why Study @ EUCLID?

EUCLID is the only intergovernmental, treaty-based university with a UN registered charter and recognized expertise in diplomacy. Join the alma mater of ambassadors and senior officials globally.