Global Diplomacy: Diplomacy in the Modern World




SOAS University of London




Free (certificate fee: USD$ 29, optional)

Available in

English, Chinese, Arabic, French, Portuguese, Italian, Vietnamese, German, Spanish, Russian


This course presents cutting edge research in the broad fields of diplomatic and international studies. It is offered by SOAS, University of London through Coursera, an online education platform.

The 'Global Diplomacy,' course has a direct heritage in the University of London International Academy/SOAS Global Diplomacy MA Programme launched in April 2013. 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.

Some of the learning outcomes are:

  • Understanding of the nature and development of global diplomacy
  • Learning changes in diplomatic practices and procedures and the relationship of those changes to contemporary politics
  • Analyzing global diplomacy
  • Discussing issues in global diplomacy in historical and contemporary contexts