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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 structure allows time-pressured professionals to conciliate 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.


Application code:
L2UJ (check availability)

Start date:
21 September 2015

12 months
(Note: This is a full-time programme at LSE. However, the unique teaching calendar has been designed to allow working professionals to attend all sessions.

Intake/applications in 2013:

Minimum entry requirement:
This is a master's degree for mid-career level professionals/civil servants who have spent several years in full time employment and have previously achieved a good first degree in politics, history, international relations or similar disciplines at undergraduate leave.

Please do not apply if you have less than 4 years of work experience.

English requirement:

GRE/GMAT requirement:

Fee level:
2015-2016: £26,997 

Financial support:
This programme is not eligible for the Graduate Support Scheme

Application deadline:
None – rolling admissions