MA Diplomacy

Level: Master (MA&MSc)
Start years: 2023
Start month: September
Semesters: 2
Application start date: March 1, 2023
Application deadline: April 30, 2023
Language certificate requested: Cambridge FCE, IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 65, TOEFL iBT 72, TOEIC 785, Duolingo 100
Type of Entrance Exam: Competency test, Written Exam, Oral (interview) – online
Price: 8 800
eur/year (2 semesters)
University: Corvinus University of Budapest
City: Budapest

Course Description

Entry qualification        

Undergraduate diploma (or higher)

To be eligible for a 1-year Master programme, you must meet minimum credit requirements obtained purely from previous academic studies. Please make sure you meet the minimum requirements for this programme before applying.

If you do not meet the requirements described above, consider MA International Relations (2-years).

With the 2-year programme, you can apply for validation (credit exemption) if you have below the minimum credit requirements stated below and/or work experience and/or informal academic experience (e.g. completing a relevant online training course).

You will need a minimum of 36 ECTS constituted from any of the following areas: 

– Political science

– Social sciences and humanities (e.g. sociology, psychology, communication)

– Economics (e.g. statistics, macroeconomics, microeconomics, finance)

– Law and legal governance studies

Tip: to quickly calculate your credits in ECTS, divide learning hours by 30!

If your qualifications are not in English or Hungarian, official translations will be required for all diplomas and transcripts into English or Hungarian.

You must take verified copies of the entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.


Language requirements             

Applicants must have a minimum B2 level of English.

The following secured English language tests with the minimum scores stated are accepted as proof:

Cambridge, FCE

IELTS, 6.0



TOEIC, 785

Duolingo, 100



If you dream about a diplomatic career, then your place is here!

This Master’s programme in Diplomacy is the only one of its kind in Hungary!

Diplomacy explores negotiation between governments and conflict resolution. It is an interdisciplinary programme (related to international relations) that also incorporates law, humanities, psychology and sociology.

You will learn about how international governments influence, work together or against each other and the impact this has on matters like the global economy, trade, security, epidemics, climate and other social issues!

You will explore the latest diplomatic hot topics and examine landmark events in the history of international diplomacy.

In this one-year study programme, we arm our students with all the theoretical and practical skills they will need for almost any career or as specialised diplomats. In addition to the intensive quarterly syllabus and mandatory internship, this will be facilitated by our support of shorter study trips abroad.


Entry requirements:

Undergraduate degree meeting minimum credit requirements (see above)

B2 Level English (see above)

Entrance exam: Yes

Type of entrance exam: Competency test, Written Exam, Oral (interview) – online

Entrance exam location: Online

Entrance exam description: We will evaluate your online application and supporting documents. Subject to paying the application fee, applicants will be contacted to participate in a competency test, then a written exam and finally, an online oral exam (interview).


Career opportunities

Our graduates progress to roles including:

-Consular Officer

-Public Affairs Consultant

-Intelligence Analyst

-Diplomatic Service Officer

-International Aid and Development Operative

Program CV

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