Sobre este curso

Oxford University
  • Data de início

    2020 - 2021
  • Fees

  • Study mode

  • Ucas Code

  • Campus

    Oxford University
  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

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The information provided on this page was correct at the time of publication (November 2019). For complete and up-to-date information about this course, please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via The Oxford University Diplomatic Studies Programme (DSP), formerly known as the Foreign Service Programme (FSP), is a one-year programme of mixed academic and vocational study of diplomacy and related subjects. Diplomatic Studies Programme The Diplomatic Studies Programme comprises: The Diplomatic Studies Programme aims to equip each of its members with the knowledge and skills required for diplomacy in today and tomorrowâ??s world, and the confidence on which to base a successful diplomatic career within a foreign ministry, international organisation or elsewhere. The programme celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019 and its alumni occupy a large number of senior posts in the diplomatic field. The DSP is a programme for professionals. It is specifically designed for early- to mid-career diplomats, and a large proportion of its members are established diplomats, who return to their diplomatic careers after the course. Some are nominated by their Foreign Ministries to attend. A few non-diplomats with relevant academic background and professional experience are included. Members come from an extremely broad range of countries, and one of the attributes of the course is the extensive opportunity it offers to share and learn from peers' experiences and perspectives. Course structure and content The Master of Studies (MSt) in Diplomatic Studies comprises four taught courses, assessed by four year-end examinations, plus the completion of a substantial research project. Together with the PGDip students, you will undertake an intensive course on aspects of current diplomatic practice, focusing on both diplomatic skills (oral, written and strategic) and on aspects of contemporary diplomacy (political, economic, digital and many others). There are practical exercises, for example, in negotiation, drafting, crisis management, public speaking and handling media interviews. You will also take courses on international politics, public international law and international trade and finance. As well as key issues of the day, the DSP places emphasis on national and regional issues relevant to countries and regions from which the participants come. The course centres on lectures, seminars and tutorials in which you will meet your tutors in small groups and discuss your work. There are many guest speakers, both professional and academic, and there may be occasional lunches or dinners with guests. Contact hours would typically amount to 180 lectures/seminars and 24 tutorials. Preparation for these is self-directed work. In addition to the four taught courses, you will be required to complete a substantial research project leading to a dissertation of up to 15,000 words on a related topic of your choice related to the course. You will have research methods classes to help you with methodology, and will have a supervisor to oversee your private research. The dissertation offers you an opportunity to undertake supervised in-depth research, using Oxfordâ??s generous research facilities, and to write a long paper on a topic you are passionate about. For non-native speakers, advanced English language classes are an integral part of the Diplomatic Studies Programme. One advantage of the course is the opportunity it offers to build up and polish to a very high and sustained standard of effectiveness and fluency your command of the English language, the major international and diplomatic language in today's world.

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