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    I'm in my last year of Arabic and Middle East Studies at Exeter and I'm on track for a first, which I'm really happy about. I chose this degree as I thought it could take me around the world, as well as being very interested in Middle Eastern culture.

    I was never intending to do postgraduate study, but I've come into a lot of money from an inheritance (which makes it kind of bittersweet ) so I could fund a Masters and living costs very easily. I've looked into going into diplomatic service as I think it would be a great career. I think doing a MA would help me as my undergrad degree is pretty specialised.

    I'm just clueless to what I should do to help me achieve this. International relations seems the obvious choice, but I was wondering if maybe History or postgrad Law would be better?

    Thank you.

    international relations?
    and similar areas I would say are useful given the nature of a diplomats work

    First of all, my condolences.

    If you're on track for a first, why not look at this:

    You might be interested in the Global Governance and Diplomacy MSc programme, just scroll down.

    Good luck!
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