Course Start Date
01 August 2021
Course End Date
31 July 2023
Programme Fee (Yearly)
Rs. 3 Lacs
The two-year MA in Diplomacy, Law and Business programme is intended to be neither a totally academic nor a fully vocational one. It stresses theoretical research but insists on relating it to empirically rich phenomena from the social world. Unlike mainstream MA programmes in International Relations, which are loaded in favour of theoretical research or ‘professional’ course work and internships, MA DLB strikes a balance between the two and requires students to be versed in both domains.
A number of core and elective courses in this MA programme’s curriculum have research essay assignments, which are expected to be at the frontier of ongoing scholarly debates and simultaneously accessible to policymakers in India and abroad
Applicant to the M.A (DLB) at JSIA must hold a Bachelor’s degree from any recognised university. This course is open to students from all disciplines there are no pre-requisites in terms of the courses undertaken at the Bachelor’s level.
Admission is based on performance in undergraduate degree and in the entrance examination. Students completing their Bachelor’s degree in 2020 can also apply.
The M.A. (DLB) degree requires the completion of 83 credits over 4 semesters.
International Relations Theory and Praxis
Political and Business Risk Management
International Law and Organisations
Foreign Language (Spanish, German, French and Mandarin)
Social Science Research Methods
Foreign Language: Dari and Arabic
Foreign Languages: Spanish, German, Mandarin and French
Advanced Academic Writing
Foreign Languages: Dari and Arabic
2 Electives worth 4 credits each
Mandatory Summer Internship/ Summer School
Students are offered a number of elective courses from their second semester of study. These courses are often interdisciplinary, involving elements of law as well as other disciplines in social science and management. Successful completion of electives will lead to the awarding of credits, which are ascertained per elective, based on the number of instructional hours. For example, a three credit course will have atleast three hours of classroom lectures per week and one or more hours of tutorial instruction per week.
The curriculum of the M.A. (DLB) includes a mandatory Guided Internship that prepares students for careers in the multiple opportunities afforded by ever-expanding career streams like Peace and Conflict Resolution, Area Studies Experts, Political Journalism, International Justice, International Economic Development, Humanitarian Relief, Human Rights Advocacy, Political and Economic Risk Analysis etc.
Graduates of JSIA go on to become versatile international affairs professionals. Students who aim at academic careers are trained in social science theory and methods of the highest quality, so that they become eligible for admission to Ph.D. programmes at top international universities.