London, United Kingdom

The United Nations and Global Advocacy

online course
when 20 July 2020 - 31 July 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 15 EC
fee GBP 1200

This is an opportunity to work alongside world-leading advocates within the UN system. The key live cases are Southern women in the history and future of the UN; more effective means of holding war criminals to account; a global system of weapons elimination and control, finance for a green New Deal, and the creative origins of the United Nations will be studied along with an opportunity to engage in real-time advocacy on one of these themes and learn from the readings.

The summer school will provide an introductory understanding of the UN system. Understanding the heritage, operation, and goals of the UN and its constituent parts will add breadth and depth to the student experience.

Course leader

Dr Dan Plesch

Target group

You will have completed one year of undergraduate study at the time of joining the Academic Summer School. 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:

- An excellent ability to comprehend both conceptually and empirically the United Nations, and the UN system within the conceptual framework of Global International Organisations
- Comprehensive understanding of, and ability to critically review the relevant literature
- Aptitude in constructing and applying an appropriate analytical approach to issues relevant to the subject matter
- Capacity to source, integrate, analyse and summarise relevant research and data in the submission of assessments
- The relevant skills to propose, debate and appraise feasible issues relevant to the subject

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