International Relations

Programme Objectives

Continuing recognition of the importance of cordial relations between nations and the role of international governmental and non-governmental organizations and cross border public and private enterprises has led to an increase in diplomacy career opportunities for those with the relevant knowledge, ability and experience in International Relations.

The programme has been designed for three separate groups:

  • for those seeking a qualification to enhance future employment prospects and career progression in diplomatic circles
  • for those seeking employment with International Development Agencies (IDAs) and non government organisations (NGOs)
  • for those who wish to expand their general knowledge of world affairs

 

The programme provides participants with a body of knowledge and skills that will:

  • Increase their employment opportunities
  • Prepare them for eventual supervisory and management careers in diplomacy and provide them with a qualification which will enable them to progress to higher level diplomacy or specialized subject areas of international relations programme at a later stage in their practice or academic careers
  • This programme is also suitable for those working as humanitarian staff, field workers, supervisors and managers with diplomatic missions and NGOs. It also provides a pathway for those diplomats who require a recognized diplomacy qualification for career advancement or promotion purposes

 

Course Structure

The Certificate in International Relations

  1. International Relations
  2. Political Science
  3. Public Relations
  4. International Organisations

(The Certificate in International Relations is awarded on completion of all subjects)

 

The Diploma in International Relations

  1. English Language
  2. Negotiation
  3. Diplomacy
  4. Foreign Policy Analysis

(The Diploma in International Relations is awarded on completion of all eight subjects)

 

The Advanced Diploma in International Relations

  1. Information Technology Applications
  2. The United Nations
  3. Public International Law
  4. International Language*

*any one from French, Spanish, Arabic, German, Italian, Russian or Mandarin

(The Advanced Diploma in International Relations is awarded on completion of all twelve subjects)

 

The Graduate Diploma in International Relations

  1. The Evolution of International Society
  2. The Cold War, Colonialism and Global Power
  3. The Third World and the New World
  4. Research Project

(The Graduate Diploma in International Relations is awarded on completion of all sixteen subjects)