Diplomatic Practice

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)

Postgraduate Certificate Online
12 months
4300 USD/year
4300 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This Diplomatic Practice Certificate programme at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) is designed to be perfectly suited to the needs of students and full-time professionals interested in both developing essential knowledge for understanding international affairs, as well as strengthening their capacities in the practice of diplomacy. 


In an increasingly interconnected, globalized and complex world, where the importance of multilateral dialogue and cooperation is ever growing, the demand for training and capacity development in the field of international affairs and diplomacy is constantly rising. In this regard, the establishment of this innovative on-line Post-Graduate Certificate in Diplomatic Practice between the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) holds great significance.

This Diplomatic Practice Certificate programme at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) will allow diplomats, government officials, students and other stakeholders to upgrade their studies and knowledge with a formally recognized degree combining the best of university education and UN executive training.

At the end of the Master's Programme, students should be able to:

  • Develop a critical understanding of key issues and concepts in world affairs
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive, substantive and practical knowledge of international relations and diplomacy
  • Develop analytical skills and critical thinking
  • Improve research and drafting skills
  • Perform in both bilateral and multilateral working environments with increased confidence

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Law and Institutions
  • International Relations System and Theories
  • International Political Economy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines







Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To gain entry to the programme, participants need to have an authenticated university qualification.
  • The course material will be in English and the language used in class will also be English. Therefore, a command of English is required to follow this programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4300 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    4300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4300 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Diplomatic Practice
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)


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