Postgraduate Certificate in Diplomatic Studies


  • [For students starting before MT 2018: 1. Students for the Certificate may hold that status for no more than six terms.

  • 2. Each student will follow a course of study comprising four core courses. The four core courses are:

    • International Politics;

    • Economics;

    • International Law;

    • Diplomatic Practice.

  • 3. Examinations. All candidates will be required to satisfy the examiners in four separate three-hour written examinations covering each of the core areas listed in the preceding paragraph demonstrating that they have mastered the substance of the subjects listed and (where appropriate), that they are able to apply them in their continuing professional careers in the international field.

  • 4. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Certificate.

  • 5. A candidate whose overall average mark falls below 50 shall be eligible to resit the failed elements during the following academic year.

  • 6. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the written examinations in all four of the core elements of the Certificate course, will not be eligible to qualify for the Certificate.]

  • [For students starting from MT 2018: This programme has been discontinued.]