SOAS University of London

Distance Learning Masters in Global Diplomacy launched by SOAS

6 March 2013

MA Global Diplomacy, launching in April 2013, is a new distance learning programme offered by SOAS, University of London, combining rigorous theoretical and practical understanding of international affairs and contemporary diplomatic practice.

The programme is delivered by SOAS’ Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD), in conjunction with the University of London International Academy and its heritage of over 150 years of Distance Learning provision.

The degree will enhance its students’ career prospects for roles in Foreign Service or other government departments, international civil service (such as the United Nations or European Union), international NGOs (working in fields such as development, humanitarian assistance and conflict resolution), as well as multinational corporations and the international media.

Dr J Simon Rofe, the Programme’s Director, welcomed the opportunity to share CISD’s global expertise with distance learning students, saying ‘this programme allows us to communicate CISD’s mantra of “thinking globally and acting globally” to a cohort of students who may not have been able to study in London. Our two year Distance Learning programme, the academic equivalent of CISD’s long-established International Studies and Diplomacy campus-based MA, provides a rigorous and engaging course which places the student experience at the heart of our endeavours.’

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For further details please see our programme website or be in touch with Dr Rofe.

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