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About the Course

The Global Diplomacy course is a unique offering to the MOOC environment. Bringing together cutting edge research in the broad fields of Diplomatic and International Studies, award winning distance learning delivery and the instructors previous experience of delivering a successful MOOC. Please see the volume Global Diplomacy: Theories, Types and Models authored with Dr Alison Holmes, (Westview, 2016), and the Understanding Research Methods MOOC from Coursera. The Global Diplomacy MOOC has a direct heritage in the University of London International Academy/SOAS Global Diplomacy MA Programme launched in April 2013 which have attracted hundreds of students from around the world. The Global Diplomacy MA Programme is provided by the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy which has been teaching postgraduate courses in Diplomacy for over twenty five years. After completing the 'Global Diplomacy' MOOC, learners will have: 1. 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. 2. An understanding of changes in diplomatic practices and procedures and the relationship of those changes to contemporary politics. 3. A sound grounding in both theoretical and empirical approaches to debates in diplomacy so that students have been exposed to the and skills needed to analyse global diplomacy. 4. knowledge of issues in global diplomacy in historical and contemporary contexts....

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May 1, 2020

Absolutely incredible course in diplomacy that gives you a perfect glimpse of understanding how diplomacy works in practice and what achievements you need to posses in order to become a good diplomat.


Oct 31, 2019

Absolutely incredible course in diplomacy that gives you a perfect glimpse of understanding how diplomacy works in practice and what achievements you need to posses in order to become a good diplomat.

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By Tersoo M A

Aug 7, 2017

The course is basic but with deep talks on Diplomacy. I have gained understanding of the term.


Oct 7, 2022

The course gave me a complete new understanding beyond countries and it is well structured.

By Baris V

May 10, 2020

Nice little concise course, wish there were more challenging tasks e.g. debates & analyses.

By Victor P

Apr 23, 2021

Wish this course include more tests and examples of current issues in diplomacy field


Nov 26, 2020

Well structure introduction to the vast field of diplomacy. Thank you for the course!

By Manjunath R

May 5, 2020

Different aspect of a global topic is brought clear, but connection lagged somewhere.

By Stephanie W

Sep 18, 2017

A very enjoyable course. Interesting videos and readings, and reasonable assignments.

By Pedro L

Dec 4, 2020

Good lectures and readings, it lacked a bit of extra concepts to be a 5 star course

By 刘卓岚

Jul 14, 2017

Give general overview of diplomacy, good for entry level student to grasp the idea.

By Alke B

Jan 26, 2021

I found the course very interesting, but the assignments were not very challenging

By M.R. C

Sep 20, 2017

Interesting course. I really appreciate learning more from other participants, too

By Saleem S

Feb 23, 2024

Very informative and enlightening for someone who is not from diplomatic service.

By Loh S K

Jun 28, 2021

The course gives me a good overall of what diplomacy is like in the modern world.

By Sarah L

Mar 7, 2021

Good course, informative and interactive.

Some link to paper did not work anymore.

By Etoroabasi A

Aug 6, 2023

Amazing coursework. I was able to refresh my memory on the basics of Diplomacy.

By Martin O

Jan 10, 2017

I really enjoyed this course. It refreshed the theme and gave me more insight.

By Dr P M

Nov 25, 2023

It is informative and has lots of learnings—good related articles and videos.

By Dayo O

Jun 7, 2021

it is so stress free and i love the vidoes and interactive peer activitites.

By Abby N

Oct 29, 2020

Quizzes will be highly effective in improving the understanding much further.

By Alejandra M

May 6, 2022

Very good overview of what Diplomacy is with interesting video interviews.

By Thomas F

Sep 6, 2019

Very interesting MOOC. This allowed me to deepen my knowledge on diplomacy.

By Silfa A

Sep 23, 2021

Overall it's a great course and I more knew the definition of diplomacy

By Lucrezia C

Apr 8, 2021

I really appreciate the confronting part through the peer-review system.

By Abdel H

Aug 24, 2022

exceptional course for further self-improvement of communication skills

By John H

Jul 9, 2017

Could have used more intense discourse and student peer reviewed items.