Master of Diplomacy

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific

Program Description

Master of Diplomacy

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific

The Master of Diplomacy is your pathway to professional advancement, equipping you with the skills you need to effectively represent your country or organisation at an international level.

Relevant to diplomatic practitioners in diverse fields, this unique program draws on the internationally-renowned expertise of the staff of the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, and positions you firmly in the centre of a global network of leading scholars and policy-makers.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of diplomacy as a practice and field of study.
  • Represent their country or organisation effectively at an international level;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of transnational diplomacy and its contemporary challenges, from the perspective of multiple actors, such as a civil service department, multilateral body, international corporation or non-government organisation;
  • Use theories of diplomatic studies to reflect upon the global management of the world's problems through diplomatic dialogue, and the role of the use of force;
  • Understand and engage with transnational issues in a globalised environment; undertake the tasks of persuasion and advocacy;
  • Design multi-stakeholder processes that lead to solutions;
  • Apply diplomatic skills such as negotiation, understanding of protocol and conflict resolution;.
  • Apply knowledge of the dynamics of contemporary diplomacy, especially in the Asia-Pacific region;
  • Develop high-level research and writing skills to undertake self-directed study in diplomacy;
  • Use their knowledge and skills to analyse new areas of concern in both scholarly and policy-relevant terms;
  • Communicate their findings in academic and practical contexts, justifying their approach and methods in appropriate.

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a 70% average
  • All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students
  • Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit.
  • Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.
  • Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 12, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2017
2 years
Full time
34,800 USD
Start date Jan. 2017
Australia Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 34,800 USD

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