London Academy of Diplomacy
The London Academy of Diplomacy(LAD)
The London Academy of Diplomacy (LAD) at UEA London has developed a number of postgraduate qualifications to meet the needs of members of the London Diplomatic Corps, staff of various ministries, staff of multinational corporations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the media and graduates aspiring to an international career.
Our diplomacy programmes distinguish themselves by responding to the professional learning needs of governments, organisations and multinational corporations, who need better trained officials to help them achieve their objectives in promoting business and trade. The teaching of economic diplomacy, management, inter-cultural bilingual communication, protocol and etiquette, as well as ethics are essential to the training of diplomats and managers in the corporate sector.
Our professional courses lead to the award of one of the following Masters Degrees:
Short courses and executive programmes in the above disciplines are also available.
London Academy of Diplomacy courses are validated and awarded by the University of East Anglia and all courses at UEA London operate within the same quality assurance framework as those at the main UEA campus in Norwich.
Research & Research Degrees (MPhil & PhD)
LAD staff are involved in a variety of research areas such as diplomacy, culture, the media, religion, political and social history, foreign policy, law, management and international security. The above Masters degrees will help you to develop independent investigation, reporting, conceptual analysis and research skills which are necessary requirements for those who wish to read for MPhil and PhD degrees in the future. Supervisors of the MPhil and PhD research degrees include staff drawn from UEA Schools of Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities.
Some of the PhD Degrees successfully completed and supervised by LAD staff include:
- The Conflict in the Western Sahara
- A Critical Study of Hamlet's Arabic Translations
- The Construction and Representation of the European Union's International Identity
- The Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic and Consular Relations and State Practice: a Critical Analysis
- A New Conceptual Approach to Conflict Resolution in the Post Cold War World with Reference to the Dayton Agreement
- Regional Integration and Co-operation in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Towards an E-Government: The case of Dubai
- Diplomatic Negotiations: Romania's Accession to the European Union, a case study.
- Effective Diplomacy and Nation-Building: A critical study of the Tribal Diplomacy adopted by three Arabian Gulf clans and its contribution to the Establishment of two modern nation states (1716-1826).
- Paradigms in Caribbean Trade Diplomacy: Negotiating the Economic Partnership with the EU
- Sudanese Literature in English Translation: a Historical and Analytical Study
Research Candidates, Supervisors, and Staff at the Post Graduate Research Day, School of Political, Social and International Studies, Norwich, June 13th, 2012.
More Information about Diplomacy Programmes
Our programmes incorporate a blend of academic studies and professional training; providing you with the opportunity to choose from a range of modules to broaden your knowledge in specific fields of study to enhance your career prospects and overall employability. Each programme combines compulsory modules in subject-specific and research skills and options to reflect your chosen fields of specialism.
The inclusion of modules such as, Media Communication Strategies; the Dynamics of International Business; Religion, Diplomacy, and Security; International Liaison and Public Diplomacy; Global Economic Governance; Science Technology and International Policy and Cultural Awareness also provides opportunities for governments and the corporate sector to obtain training in specific areas through the availability of individual CPD modules.
In addition, the course involves a one week optional educational European field trip to visit international and regional organisations such as NATO,the European Union, the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
The London Academy of Diplomacy benefits from the experience and expertise of Professor Nabil Ayad, Director of the Academy and a team of academics, experts and professionals with proven track records in running courses and training programmes in International Diplomacy.
You will be assessed on coursework, oral presentation and written examination. You will also be required to submit a dissertation of about 12,000 words on an approved topic.
The above courses will help you to develop independent investigation, reporting, conceptual analysis and research skills which are necessary requirements for those who wish to read for an MPhil and PhD degrees in the future.
How to apply
Postgraduate Research Degrees (PhD, MPhil):
Use the UEA Online Application Form.
Postgraduate Taught Degrees (MA):
Please download the application form
Print and fill in the application form and send to:
The London Academy of Diplomacy
University of East Anglia , London Campus
102 Middlesex Street
London E1 7EZ
Tel 00 44 (0) 20 7059 4437 / 4481
Fax 00 44 (0) 20 7247 9246
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