London, United Kingdom

Global Diplomacy in the Modern World

online course
when 29 June 2020 - 10 July 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 15 EC
fee GBP 1200

Global Diplomacy in the Modern World is a unique online 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. .
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 1200: - Save £200 if you apply by 30th April
- 10% discount if you apply for two courses over 6 weeks
- 15% discount for SOAS alumni (including Academic Summer School alumni)
- 20% discount for our partner institutions

Other discounts are available for groups, please contact us for further information.


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

Deadline: 13th March 2020