Dual Master in IR&D / Diplomacy and Strategic Negotiation

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

While working toward the Master's degree in International Relations and Diplomacy at AGS, students may undertake a second degree program in Diplomacy and Strategic Negotiation, and simultaneously earn two Master's degrees over the course of two years:

  • A U.S.-accredited M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy

  • A Europe-accredited Master's degree in Diplomacy and Strategic Negotiation

This double-degree program is offered by AGS in partnership with French University Paris-Sud (UPS), located in Sceaux, in the greater Paris area.

Organization of the program of the dual program

  • Students in this dual program complete the full M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy curriculum at AGS, and follow additional courses at UPS alongside the AGS coursework during two of the four semesters of the program.

  • The Master's program at UPS lasts one year, and starts in the second or third semester of the AGS Master's program, which allows students to acquire the necessary proficiency in French.

  • The coursework at UPS consists of part-time classes scheduled throughout the year in a way that is compatible with the AGS courseload, and an end-of-year simulation trip that usually takes place at the end of April. Additional field trips or other special projects support the program.

  • AGS courses are held at AGS, on boulevard Raspail in Paris, and UPS courses are held at the UPS campus in Sceaux, in the greater Paris area, 20 minutes from Paris.

Overview of the M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy at AGS

The curriculum of the M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy teaches the cornerstone theories that explain interactions between countries, and also examines current world affairs through the various lenses of international relations: political, diplomatic, economic, environmental, cultural, and social. A range of area electives supplements this global approach allowing each student to gear the program towards his or her field of interest and professional goals.

Courses take place at AGS in Paris. They are taught in English and follow the American system of higher education while taking advantage of the school’s location in France, with guest speakers and visits to embassies, international organizations headquartered in Paris and European Union institutions.

Small seminar-style classrooms allow for close dialogue with professors and offer a forum for debate. The students and faculty in the program come from diverse national backgrounds, each adding a different perspective to the subjects taught.

See the full program description

Overview of the Master in Diplomacy and Strategic Negotiation at Université Paris-Sud

  • The objective of the Master's program at UPS is to provide students with the necessary practical tools and abilities to develop strategies of negotiation in diplomacy, which can be applied to both the public and the private sector.

  • The Master's program at Université Paris-Sud has a dual focus: French and European Diplomacy, and Negotiation.

  • The coursework consists of negotiation working groups, occasional guest speakers, and a simulation trip conducted with the participation of an international organization.

  • Courses at UPS are taught in French–though assignments can be written in English.

More information on the Diplomacy and Strategic Negotiation program on the UPS website


More information on the partnership between AGS and Université Paris Sud 

Who’s eligible and how to apply

Tuition and fees

Note: AGS offers this dual program in partnership with Université de Paris-Sud. AGS is not responsible for the operations and contents of the Master in Diplomacy and Strategic Negociation part of this dual program, which remain under the sole responsibility of the partner institution.

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