The programme aims to equip its members with the knowledge and skills required for diplomacy in the 21st century, and the confidence on which to build a successful diplomatic career within a foreign ministry, international organisation or elsewhere. It is distinctive in the close relationship it enjoys with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and senior diplomatic practitioners.
Who is the programme for?
The Diplomatic Studies Programme at The University of Oxford is specifically designed for early- to mid-career diplomats. The majority of its members are established diplomats proposed for the course by their governments, who return to their diplomatic careers after the course is over. A few non-diplomats with relevant academic background and professional experience are included.
Geographical representation on the course is extremely broad and you will have the opportunity to benefit significantly from exchange of experience between each other and with alumni. As well as key issues of the day, the DSP places emphasis on national and regional issues relevant to countries and regions from which the participants come.
- A twelve-month (October-September), full-time course requiring residence in Oxford. In addition to the four taught courses and year-end examinations of the Postgraduate Diploma, it entails completion of a substantial research project.
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesInternational Relations International Law Political Science View 391 other Masters in International Law in United Kingdom
As a minimum, applicants should hold or be predicted to achieve the equivalent of the following UK qualifications:
- a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in any subject.
- For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.5 out of 4.0.
- If your degree is not from the UK or another country specified above, visit our International Qualifications page for guidance on the qualifications and grades that would usually be considered to meet the University’s minimum entry requirements.
International26940 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26940 GBP per year during 12 months.
National26940 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26940 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Oxford
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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