Master in International Relations and Diplomacy (MIRAD) – AM701


Public and private sector managers, policy-makers and captains of industries today must be skilled, competent, sophisticated and market sensitive to thrive in the new globalised world. The survival of both sectors in an increasingly competitive national and international environment is dependent on the availability of skilled human resources with the necessary competencies to steer, lead and manage organizations through these complex and highly competitive scenario.


The Master in International Relations and Diplomacy programme is designed to produce public and private sector managers, administrators and practitioners that could address these challenges in the context of a rapidly changing national and international environment. The course content combines key concepts and ideas with applied knowledge and practices in the fields of international relations and diplomacy to achieve this objective.  The curriculum is thus designed and developed through extensive consultation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, other public and private sector agencies and observations of former diplomats to enhance students’ knowledge and understanding of the key forces driving national and international developments today and in the future. The core courses provide for generic competencies while the electives allow candidates to acquire specialized knowledge and skills in their area of interest and preferences. The dissertation will allow candidates to demonstrate their ability to undertake research on issues and problems related to their field of interest or that of their respective organisations.


To ensure good value, the programme will be taught by a combination of academics, senior public managers, accomplished executives, former and serving diplomats and a corp of internationally renowned visiting Professors.


A comfortable and conducive learning environment will be provided with computing facilities and discussion areas to make the experience enriching and professionally rewarding to the students.


Entry Requirements

Applicants (Bumiputras only) must have a recognised honours degree in Social Sciences or other related disciplines with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.00 and attend an interview with the Faculty Post Graduate Committee.


Less than 3.00 or equivalent, 2 years of working experience and attend an interview with the Faculty Post Graduate Committee.


Any other recognized qualifications by UiTM and attend an interview with the Faculty Post Graduate Committee.

International Applicants

Applicants must have a good honors degree recognized by Malaysian Government and TOEFL score IBT 35-45/ CBT107-131/Paper Based 417-450 or IELTS = Band 5. Foreign applicants can only register as full-time candidates. For more information, please visit



Full-Time                : 1½ -2 years (3 - 4 semesters)

Part-Time               : 2 - 4 years (4 - 8 semesters)

The candidates must complete 40 credit hours of courses including 6 credits of electives and 9 credit hours dissertation.


Learning Sessions

Classes are conducted on weekends for part-time students.