E-Learning Program in Cultural Diplomacy for Diplomats

Specialization on Governments (Including all of the work of the government offices domestically as well as in the diplomatic field)

Program Overview

Program Overview

Specialization on Governments (Including all of the work of the government offices domestically as well as in the diplomatic field)

This program focuses on the application of Cultural Diplomacy in the professional work of diplomats. The course provides core knowledge about International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy, presenting innovative strategies for putting these diplomatic tools into practice and examining case studies from around the world which emerge from the both public and private sectors. Core modules include International Politics, International Trade and Diplomatic Practice.

Structure & Methodology

The program is 8 weeks long in duration, consisting of video lectures alongside weekly readings and are all taught in English. Throughout their studies, students will have daily access to the CCDS faculty and will be provided with close guidance. Telephone conversations will be arranged with a faculty advisor throughout the duration of the program, in order to offer advice and guidance to students. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be required to write a 10 page final paper, which needs to be completed within 3 months, and upon which the course grade will be based. However, extensions for all deadlines are possible in order to maintain flexibility with students' professional or other obligations meaning that students can pace themselves according to their preferences.


The program is includes a total of 7 courses. Three of the courses are mandatory (consistent with all of the E-Learning programs) and 4 courses are elective and can be chosen from a selection of four additional courses, which are specifically designed for the thematic focus of the program.

The list below includes a list of mandatory and elective courses for program:

Mandatory Courses

Students of the program must take all courses listed below:
  • A1 - The History and Development of Cultural Diplomacy
  • A2 - Case Studies in Cultural Diplomacy
  • A3 - Future Trends & Applied Cultural Diplomacy

Elective Courses

Below you will find a list of the elective courses for the Program; 7 courses are offered. Students need to choose 4 courses; however students are welcome to take all 7 courses if they wish.

The list of elective courses for each of the programs is as follows:

  • Cultural Diplomacy and National Governments
  • Cultural Diplomacy and Foreign Ministries
  • Cultural Diplomacy in the United Nations
  • Cultural Diplomacy and the Evolving Role of the Diplomatic Mission
  • Cultural Diplomacy, Public Diplomacy and Negotiation
  • Cultural Diplomacy, Nation Branding and International Economics
  • Cultural Diplomacy and the New Media