E-Learning Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy

Specialization on Governments & Parliaments (Including all aspects of the work of governments and parliaments at the national and international level)

Program Overview

Program Overview

Specialization on Governments & Parliaments

The program provides a thorough foundation in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy using a historical and case study orientated approach. The global framework of International Relations will be analyzed as well as the influence of Cultural Diplomacy on foreign policy. The program also explores innovative strategies for strengthening relationships between states at the bilateral and multilateral levels.

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 7 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:
  • National Governments and Cultural Diplomacy
  • National Parliaments and Cultural Diplomacy
  • Cultural Diplomacy and International Law
  • Cultural Diplomacy, International Relations & Global Politics
  • Cultural Diplomacy and Global Governance Institutions
  • Cultural Diplomacy, Economic Inequalities and International Economics
  • Cultural Diplomacy and Conflict Zones Mediation