Distance Learning 1 Year Programmes

The Advanced Diploma

This qualification requires the successful completion of 4 modules from the following:

Useful information

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European Diplomatic History

Diplomatic Law (compulsory)

Consular Law (compulsory)

Diplomatic Practice (compulsory)

Diplomatic Lobbying of the the European Union

European Union Law

International Human Rights Law

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The Licenciate

Candidates who have completed the Advanced Diploma may submit a dissertation for a Licenciate. The dissertation is developed from an aspect of one of modules, selected by the candidate in consultation with a tutor.
The dissertation topic must be capable of treatment within the word range 15,000 20,000 words.

Stand Alone Modules

The Diplomatic Council welcomes those who wish to study a single module for personal interest.


The assessment of each module is by essays of 1,500 – 2000 words length.

The assessment of the dissertation is based on the structue and quality of the essay and relevant sources

Oxford-based & International Seminars

The Diplomatic Council offers residential seminars in Oxford, and

internationally, in Diplomacy, Diplomatic and Consular Law, and

international human rights law. Annual study tours are also

arranged which include visits to the UN, Geneva; ICC The

Hague; OECD& UNESCO Paris; Council of Europe, EU, ECJ, ECHR, European Parliament, etc.