Programme information

Loughborough will be the first University to offer this opportunity to develop the future leaders and forward thinkers in government administration in the UK and beyond. The programme will be run jointly with Loughborough’s reputable Institute for Digital Technologies

Students enrolled on this programme will be introduced to the practice, procedures and dynamics of diplomacy, as well as the relevance of the emerging technologies to the effective functioning of the nation state, including the economy, public services and cyber security. 

They will have the opportunity to engage with the very latest cyber security principles, practices, tools, and techniques through practical application, analysing and evaluating problems and responding to challenges in real time; to examine the internet as a way of democratising diplomacy and government and the proliferation of influence on policy through ICT concerning governments, the media, NGOs, Non-State Actors, and the Citizenry.

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Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:2 or above), or an equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University in electronics, computing, physics, mathematics or a related discipline. Consideration will be given to exceptional candidates from other disciplines.

English Language requirements

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not.

English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each subtest (Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking) or equivalent.

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Fees and funding

This programme will prepare you for a career in both public and private sectors as a diplomat, other civil servant, or an analyst/researcher to fill the increasing demand for specialist knowledge on the emergence of the digital state and global governance.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

  • £10,000 (UK/EU)
  • £18,500 (International)

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

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