United Kingdom, London

Global Diplomacy in the Modern World

when 29 June 2020 - 17 July 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 15 EC
fee GBP 1750

Global Diplomacy in the Modern World is a unique course that brings together cutting-edge research in the broad fields of Diplomatic and International Studies, with award-winning blended pedagogic delivery to address a range of relevant issues such as Gender, Human Rights and the role of International Organisations.

Providing a panoptical view of diplomacy in the 21st Century, the course offers students the opportunity to develop and enhance their practice in communication and negotiation in a professional setting, while engaging directly with practitioners. Taking advantage of London’s positioning as a hub of Diplomatic activity, students will engage with practicing diplomats and have the opportunity to visit a number of London’s sites of Diplomacy including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Whatever your circumstances in taking this course you will benefit from increased exposure to leader research in the broad fields of Diplomatic and International Studies, and the experience of learning with others through our innovative approach to learning about diplomacy.

Course leader

Dr. Simon Rofe

Target group

A university student or a graduate at the time of attending the summer school, and 18+ years of age. Professional experience can be acknowledged as equivalent to a university qualification.

Course aim

On successful completion of the course, a student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

-Demonstrate a critical understanding of the nature and development of global diplomacy, drawing on a variety of relevant contributing disciplines in the broad field of International Studies
-Grasp changes in diplomatic practices and procedures and the relationship of those changes to contemporary politics
-Have a grounding in both theoretical and empirical approaches to debates in diplomacy so that students have been exposed to the skills needed to analyse global diplomacy
-Demonstrate knowledge of how issues concerning issues in global diplomacy in historical and contemporary contexts

Credits info

15 EC
Courses are worth 15 SOAS credits, which is equivalent to 4 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system. If you intend to transfer credit to your home institution, please check the requirements with them before you apply. We will be happy to assist you in any way we can, however please be aware that the decision to transfer credit rests with your home institution.

Fee info

GBP 1750: Credit assessed - if you have opted to study for credit, you will be required to complete all course assessments. Should you complete the assessments with success, you will receive a transcript confirming your marks and credits.
GBP : Non-assessed - if you have not chosen to study for credit, you will be exempt from any course assignments and not receive a mark.

There is a 10% early bird discount for applications received by 31st March 2020.


The SOAS Academic Summer School is delighted to offer four tuition-fee waiver scholarships to passionate students with a desire to make a difference in the world.

The scholarships will cover the tuition fee for one Academic Summer School course in 2020

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