Loughborough University London introduce exciting new Master's in Diplomacy and Sport

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Loughborough University, the number one university for sport-related subjects and renowned for its innovative academic programmes and commitment to excellence, is delighted to announce the launch of its latest sport-related offering on the London campus – the MSc in Diplomacy and Sport.

Dedicated to promoting a comprehensive understanding of the complex intersection of diplomacy and sport, this new programme provides a unique and enriching educational experience for students passionate about sport and international relations. The curriculum is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to work in diplomacy, policy, and planning roles for international sport organisations, government agencies, or NGOs, among others.

Now open for applications, the Diplomacy and Sport MSc equips students with a profound understanding of how sports and diplomacy interconnect on the global stage. Exploring an array of topics, including the role of sport in diplomacy, international relations, and the global sport industry, the programme also focuses on the societal and cultural impact of sport on diplomacy.

Key features of the programme include:

  • Cutting-edge curriculum: The programme features a well-structured curriculum with a contemporary approach, covering both theoretical and practical aspects of diplomacy in the context of sport.
  • Expert faculty: Students will learn from distinguished academic staff and renowned guest lecturers who bring experience in both sport and diplomacy.
  • Real-world experience: The programme offers opportunities to undertake a collaborative project providing students with practical experience and allowing students to apply their knowledge in real-world situations. Students will also encounter professionals ready to share their experiences, secrets, and tips.
  • Outstanding facilities: We provide state-of-the-art facilities, libraries, and research resources, offering an ideal environment for learning and academic growth.
  • Networking Opportunities: Students will have access to a global network of alumni and industry connections, enhancing their career prospects and opportunities.

Professor Helen Drake, Director of the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance, expressed enthusiasm about the new programme, stating:

"This is a novel masters that bridges the gap between sport and international diplomacy. As sport continues to gain importance on the global stage, our Diplomacy and Sport MSc equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to thrive in this dynamic field."

Loughborough University London invites prospective students who are enthusiastic about sport and diplomacy to explore the Diplomacy and Sport MSc programme. Join our postgraduate community on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, for a unique opportunity for academic and career advancement in an exciting and growing field.

Visit the Diplomacy and Sport MSc course page for more information, including admissions requirements and how to apply.