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Executive MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy

A Unique Programme, for High-flyers

The Executive MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy is a unique programme designed to enhance the strategic vision of future leaders. Participants learn not only how to use strategy to deal with adversaries, but also to cooperate with others in solving common problems, be they military, diplomatic/political, economic or business.

Lectures will focus on strategic trends, the emergence of new strategic actors (e.g. China), the international environment within which they operate, and global flash-points. Challenging seminars and workshops provide additional concrete insights into what has been learned from the lectures. Learn more about our courses here.

The 1 year course is intended for professionals with at least four years of work experience, who are aiming to proceed to senior positions in the public or private sector. 

The programme is taught via a combination of four intensive weeks, weekly evening sessions, and two policy weekends. This programme structure allows time-pressured professionals to combine work, life and studies.

Enrolment is deliberately restricted to ensure high calibre discussion and intellectual engagement. The programme also offers a unique networking opportunity with LSE IDEAS's academics, practitioners, and the other participants. Learn more about our past participants.

In a Leading Centre

You will be studying in a leading world centre for the subject with both renowned LSE academics and senior policy practitioners.

The Executive MSc in International Strategy and Diplomacy is managed by LSE IDEAS the centre for the study of international affairs, diplomacy and strategy. This allows course participants to directly profit from the centre’s events and research initiatives.

After the Executive Programme

The majority of graduates have continued to work in their previous posts, though very often at a higher level after having completed their studies. Others have changed direction entirely with some moving into government, international organisations, foreign policy consultancy, and full-time education. Learn more about careers after the programme.

Questions? See the answers to our Frequently Asked Questions.