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Call for UPeace M.A. International Law and Diplomacy 2024 is open now!!! 


The Master of Arts in International Law and Diplomacy (hybrid and online formats) is a graduate programme permitting students to specialize in the interface between international law and diplomacy. It will not only broaden students’ knowledge in the field of international law and its various foundational dimensions but will also equip them with the knowledge and skills to work in the field of diplomacy and related international careers.

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During this programme – offered both in a Hybrid Format (asynchronous classes online and face-to-face on the UPEACE campus in Costa Rica), and an Online Format – students in this programme will analyze the different dimensions of development, including environmental, social, economic, and human dimensions, as well as the theory and practice of diplomacy in the 21st century. These include dispute settlement and conflict resolution.

In addition, students will attend skills development and coaching sessions designed to support their professional careers and employability.


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Students will have an opportunity to participate in an optional field visit to Geneva (Switzerland) and/or The Hague (Netherlands), immersing themselves in the heart of diplomacy and international law.

The University for Peace was established as a Treaty Organization with its own Charter in an International Agreement adopted by the United Nations, pursuant to General Assembly resolution 35/55 of

5 December 1980, with the mission “to provide humanity with an international institution of higher education for peace and with the aim of promoting among all human beings the spirit of understanding, tolerance and peaceful coexistence, to stimulate cooperation among peoples and to help lessen obstacles and threats to world peace and progress, in keeping with the noble aspirations proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations.”

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Benefits

  • M.A. in International law and Diplomacy:

    Online

    • Students can obtain the MA in International Law and Diplomacy (online) upon successful completion of 42 credits, including 36 credits for course work and 6 credits for a final independent research project (IRP).
    • In order to graduate from the programme, students must undertake the courses marked as ‘Mandatory’ (29 credits) in the list below.
    • In addition, students must take optional courses (7 credits) from the list, before completing their final graduation project (IRP).
  • M.A. in International Law and Diplomacy:

    Hybrid

    • Students can obtain the MA in International Law and Diplomacy (Hybrid) upon successful completion of 42 credits, including 36 credits for course work and 6 credits for a final independent research project (IRP). 
    • In order to graduate from the programme, students must undertake the first semester courses marked as ‘Mandatory’ in the list below on the UPEACE main campus in Costa Rica from August to December. 
    • Students in the hybrid modality must complete the rest of the programme online within 3 semesters.
    • In the hybrid modality, students will complete on-campus mandatory courses (14 credits) and online mandatory courses (13 credits), for a total of 27 credits of mandatory courses. In addition, students must take optional courses (9 credits) from the list, before completing their final graduation project (IRP).
  • Pura Vida Fellowships

    • In 2023, the University for Peace (UPEACE) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) collaborated on the “Art for Peace” NFT collection, featuring Costa Rican artist Gussa’s digital artwork under the title “Pura Vida.”
    • This initiative gave rise to the “Pura Vida” Fellowship Programme, offering fellowships for UPEACE-UNITAR joint Master’s and Certificate Programmes, as well as Field Visits to Geneva and The Hague. 
    • The fellowships aim to enhance inclusion, by empowering nationals from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
    • Eligibility: To be considered for the Pura Vida Fellowship, applicants must be nationals from the LDCs or SIDS included on the official UN lists.

Eligibilities

The programme is designed for the following individuals willing to strengthen their knowledge in international law, dispute settlement, international affairs management and diplomacy

  • graduate students
  • diplomats
  • government officers
  • NGO representatives
  • international civil servants 
  • private law practitioner
Eligible Regions: Open for all.

Application Process

  • The following documentation is required to complete the application process. Please have them ready and on hand before beginning the online application process, as they will need to be uploaded into the system.

    • English Proficiency Test Scores Report: TOEFL (PBT, CBT or IBT), IELTS, Duolingo English Test, Pearson Test of English or Cambridge English Language Assessment
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Letters of Recommendation
    • Official Undergraduate (Bachelor’s Degree) Transcripts and Degree Certificate
    • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
    • Copy of Passport (front page with photo only)
    • One passport-size photos for ID purposes
  • The online application requires electronic (PDF) scans of required documents. Should admission be granted, the following documents will be eventually be required in official hard copy:

    • English Proficiency Test Scores Report: TOEFL (PBT, CBT or IBT), IELTS, Duolingo English Test, Pearson Test of English or Cambridge English Language Assessment (if applicable)
    • Official Undergraduate Transcripts and Degree Certificate (and English translations if applicable)
    • Three (3) passport-size photos.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024 (44 Days Remaining)

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