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Foundations of Diplomacy 2015-16, University Certificate

Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford, the United Kingdom

Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford

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About Foundations of Diplomacy 2015-16, University Certificate - at Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford

Our Foundations of Diplomacy is a pre-master's level course which offers you this unique opportunity. It assumes no previous knowledge of (or experience in) the field of diplomacy/international relations and would be ideal for you if… 

  • you are a new entrant to the profession   
  • you are intending to follow a career in diplomacy   
  • you would like to develop expertise in practical diplomacy   
  • you would like to boost your English language proficiency   
  • you would like to learn more about diplomacy and international relations   
  • you are looking for a rigorous pre-Master's course to improve your academic study and writing skills in English   
  • your first degree is in a different field and you intend to apply for a Master's degree in diplomacy/international relations   

This six-month programme (30 September 2014 - 27 March 2015) consists of: 

  • A pre-sessional course from 30 September to 3 October 2014   
  • An academic module (Diplomacy & International Relations) taught over two terms   
  • An English language module taught over two terms

The Foundations of Diplomacy Course is a highly intensive six-month pre-master's course which is taught over two ten-week terms. Classes run from October to March each year. We are currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 programme. 

Diplomacy & International Relations 

Experience a rigorous and intellectually stimulating programme of study taught by both academic tutors and former senior British diplomats. 

Your academic subject classes (approx 6 contact hours per week) include: 

  • Diplomacy in Practice   
  • Diplomatic Simulations   
  • Foundations of Public International Law
  • International Relations   
  • European Integration   
  • Contemporay European Politics
  • Contemporary US Politics   
  • Politics and Ideology   
  • Skills for Public Diplomacy   

You will also benefit from the following study visits to London: 

  • Foreign & Commonwealth Office   
  • Cabinet Office   
  • A foreign embassy   

English Language 

A team of highly experienced and well-qualified expert language tutors will help you rapidly improve your language skills and media interview techniques. 

Course Aims

The Foundations of Diplomacy Course aims to encourage you to: 

  • develop your expertise in practical diplomacy   
  • deepen your knowledge of European and international affairs   
  • enhance your professional and academic English communication skills   
  • develop assured effective presentation skills   
  • engage successfully in interviews with the media   
  • understand Britain, British society and British culture   

The course provides thorough pre-Master's preparation for further studies in diplomacy and international relations.

 

How to apply

For more information, and to access our application form, please view our website.

http://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/198 http://www.facebook.com/OxfordUniversityPreMastersCourses

Entry requirements

A good first degree and a minimum IELTS score of 6.5

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