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at DiploFoundation and the University of Malta, with an option to specialise in Internet Governance.

Accelerate your career with these online diplomacy programmes, offered by DiploFoundation and the University of Malta.

Master in Contemporary Diplomacy: Join experienced practitioners, working diplomats, and other international relations professionals to learn about the theoretical and practical building blocks of diplomacy, with a focus on contemporary issues and challenges.

Master in Contemporary Diplomacy with an Internet Governance specialisation: This unique programme gives current and future Internet policymakers a solid foundation in diplomatic skills and techniques, necessary to engage effectively in international global policy processes.
How the programme works

  • First, you attend a 10-day residential workshop in Malta. Here you will get a clear overview of the programme, meet your classmates and some of the faculty members, and develop skills in critical areas of diplomacy including negotiation, protocol, and language.
  • Next, you participate in five online courses, each lasting ten weeks. Online study involves reading and discussing lecture texts with course lecturers and fellow participants, completing learning activities and assignments, and joining online meetings. Once you have completed these courses, you are eligible to receive a Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy awarded by the University of Malta.
  • If you continue to the Master’s degree, you now write your dissertation under the personal guidance of a faculty member. On successful completion, you will receive a Master’s degree in Contemporary Diplomacy awarded by the University of Malta.

Master in Contemporary Diplomacy: Select your courses from our extensive catalogue: Bilateral Diplomacy, Multilateral Diplomacy, Public Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy, Development Diplomacy, Language and Diplomacy, Diplomacy of Small States, Consular and Diaspora Diplomacy, and more. Courses are kept up-to-date and relevant through discussion of current events and trends.

Master in Contemporary Diplomacy with an Internet Governance (IG) specialisation: Attend three or four required courses in IG-related topics and choose the remaining courses from our wide range of diplomacy topics. Your Master’s dissertation will focus on an IG-related topic.

Faculty members include practising and retired diplomats, academics, and specialists in IG with both theoretical expertise and practical experience in the field.

Online learning takes place in small groups and is highly interactive, drawing on the experience and knowledge of participants as well as lecturers. Course work is flexible: within a weekly schedule, you decide when and where to study. The programme requires 5–7 hours of study per week.

The Master in Contemporary Diplomacy allowed me to increase my knowledge and skills at a tremendous speed and depth, while remaining in and performing stronger in my job.

Angelic Alihusain-del Castilho, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Suriname

For more information and to apply

The next programme begins on 29 January 2014. Apply by 1 October 2013. Read more at

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