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MA in Security & Diplomacy Studies

Tel Aviv University International
10 months
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Tel Aviv
Fall 2021
MA in Security & Diplomacy Studies

Program description

MA in Security & Diplomacy Studies

Our Security and Diplomacy program is one for the Next Gen of leaders, those of you looking to stamp your diplomat skill-set and security knowledge on an ever-challenging world.

The program provides you with advanced knowledge and analytical tools in order to take onboard key strategy, diplomacy, and decision-making skills. These skills ensure you have what it takes to shape a security and foreign policy on a global level - with a focus on the Middle East, probably the world’s most fiery spot to practice those newly acquired skills. 

Expect to be tutored by internationally renowned scholars and leading practitioners in both security and diplomacy, providing a fascinating and truly exceptional learning experience. You’ll also go on educational tours and meet with Israeli and foreign officials as part of the curriculum, an inspirational way to get a real hands-on feel for diplomacy on the ground.

You’re undoubtedly already aware of the world’s focus on Israel and its immediate neighbors, in both security and diplomacy matters; this is your chance to enroll in a unique, localized program with internationally renowned scholars and leading practitioners in the region.

Program Highlights

  • Enjoy a multidisciplinary approach to studies, with a compelling curriculum.

  • Complementexcellent classroom theory with security field trips and extracurricular activities for some incredible “on the ground” insights into security and diplomacy in the region.

  • Equip yourself with some advanced knowledge and analytical tools for the study of strategy, diplomacy, decision-making and the shaping of security and foreign policy. 

  • Apply your studies to a global outlook, but with a special focus on Israel and the Middle East, one of the world’s “hottest” diplomatic regions. 

  • Take the opportunity to engage with high-ranking diplomats and decision-makers in a weekly ambassador forum.

  • An optional1-year thesis track is available. 

Admission requirements

Bachelor's degree in any field with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or 80 on a 100 scale.

English Language Requirements:

All applicants applying to TAU International English-medium programs who are from non-English speaking countries or are non-native speakers of English must provide proof of English proficiency. Applicants can do so in one of the following ways:

  • By submitting an official and original test scores for IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge exams. The English proficiency tests scores must show that the applicant is at the B2 level on the CEFR:
    • IELTS Academic: 6.5, all test components need to be in the B2 range
      • We don't accept IELTS General Training
    • TOEFL (paper): 550 */ TOELF iBT (internet): 79**, all test components need to be in the B2 range
      • We don't accept TOEFL ITP
    • Cambridge B2 First / C1 Advanced/ C2 Proficiency - Passing grade (A, B or C).

By submitting an official and original letter written by an English language expert from a recognized academic institution testifying that the applicant is at the B2 level or higher on the CEFR.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Scholarships & funding

Both international students and Israeli residents studying at Tel Aviv University International may be eligible for a range of scholarships and financial supports. We encourage you to review the different options available to you via our site as well as your home communities and institutions.

Program delivery

In case of restrictions connected to the COVID-19 situation, please note that this program has put in place an alternative of long-distance learning. If physical presence is not possible, you will be able to participate in your courses remotely and once permitted, resume them in person without this affecting your ability to complete the program.

During the fall semester, the program will be operating under a hybrid model offering in-person/online classes. If physical presence is not possible, you will be able to participate in your courses remotely and complete your program within the scheduled timeframe.

Tuition fees

Application Fee (Non Refundable): $150

Annual Tuition: $16,500

Career opportunities

Our Security and Diplomacy graduates are prepared for some fascinating careers in the international arena, including defense bodies, international organizations (both governmental and NGOs) and international economic organizations.  

Alumni and current students have gone on to secure jobs and internships at Israel’s preeminent think tanks, embassies, media and advocacy organizations, the United Nations, private security companies, and other public and private employers. 

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Tel Aviv University International

Tel Aviv University (TAU) - Israel's largest and most comprehensive institution of higher learning, is home to over 30,000 students studying in nine faculties and over 125 schools and departments across the spectrum of sciences, humanities and the arts. Tel...

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P. Korvah, Liberia
Studying for my MA in Security and Diplomacy at Tel Aviv University has been an incredible experience. From the pace of a rigorous start, to the amazing experience of being taught by dedicated professors who are experts in their respective fields, I can confidently say I have been prepared for a solid career in defense, and even Foreign Service....
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Tel Aviv University International

P.O. Box 39040
6997801 Tel Aviv

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