Diplomacy is at the heart of International Relations and ranges from peaceful negotiations to coercion and economic sanctions. It is often key to the prevention or resolution of conflict and plays a strategic role in other key international issues such as trade and security. This degree offers insight into both the mechanisms of dialogue between states and the instruments of statecraft commonly employed. It is particularly suitable for students interested in a career in diplomacy, including mid-career students. Topics and issues examined include: The methodology and practice of diplomacy, Coercive diplomacy, including economic sanctions, The law and practice of diplomatic immunity, The purpose of protocol, The pitfalls of international summitry and the theory behind different approaches to negotiations, The limits and successes of public diplomacy. This programme is for students looking for a career in diplomacy, as well as those who seek a clearer understanding of both the mechanisms of the dialogue between states and the instruments of statecraft commonly employed.