News MSc in Diplomacy & International Security awarded Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

The Foreign Office has awarded the MSc in Diplomacy and International Security a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship (CSS) for 2022-23.

These scholarships are offered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) in partnership with UK universities and offer support to candidates from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries for full-time Masters study on selected courses.

The scholarship to study the MSc in Diplomacy and International Security was awarded under the themes strengthening global peace, security and governance.

A multi-disciplinary programme bringing together academic expertise in Humanities and Social Sciences (History, GPP, Law), the MSc examines key developmental goals such as conflict prevention and resolution; security, stability and resilience; as well as strengthening the role of women.

Programme Director Dr Rogelia Pastor-Castro has developed links with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, the Consular Missions in Edinburgh, the Royal United Services Institute, as well as embassies in the UK, the US and Europe.

Diplomats and foreign policy practitioners contribute to the Practitioner Masterclass seminar series in order to share their insights and engage with students. Recent contributors include Lord Ricketts, former National Security Advisor, and Ambassador to France; Deputy Ambassador Sharon Bar-Li from the Israeli Embassy in London, and officials from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

Applications are open now for the scholarship, which will support the successful candidate with tuition fees, living costs, travel and other expenses.

The closing date is 20 December 2021 and applications will be considered according to the academic merit of the candidate and the potential impact of the study on the development of the candidate’s home country.