lighting, Diplomacy

May 2013 online diplomacy courses

06 May 2013 -


Event description

In May 2013 we introduce our new online course on Economic Diplomacy, developed by expert faculty members Ambassdor Kishan Rana, Professor G. R. Berridge, and Mr Bipul Chatterjee. Other exciting courses scheduled for the May session include the classic Bilateral Diplomacy, and two unique courses in Diplo’s areas of specialization: E-Diplomacy and Diplomacy of Small States.

Who should apply?

Working diplomats, professionals involved in international relations, and others who wish to learn about new topics in the field of diplomacy or expand and refresh their knowledge of more traditional topics. 

How much study time will I need?

Ten weeks of part-time study, around five to seven hours per week.

How does the online course work?

You will work through study materials provided in the online classroom together with other participants, following a weekly cycle. Each week, you read lecture texts, adding questions and comments and responding to those added by other participants and the lecturer(s). Other weekly activities may include self-assessment quizzes, short assignments, discussion forum topics and group tasks. At the end of the weekly cycle, you will meet with other participants and lecturers in an online chat room to discuss the topic for the week.

Apply by 4 March for University of Malta credit courses, and by 1 April for certificate courses.
Please see our online course catalogue for more information about each course, and to apply.


Diplomacy of Small States has further strengthened my knowledge and belief that regardless of constraints, some small states have shown their ability to project formidable foreign policy initiatives. The course has to a large extent helped to broaden my horizon at a global level, thanks to the weekly assignments from colleagues, analysing the different perspectives on how small states practice their diplomacy.

Momodu Wurie, Head of Chancery, Embassy of the Republic of Sierra Leone in Tripoli, Libya