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UPEACE - UNITAR Online Certificate in Development Studies and Diplomacy

Type
Course
Location
Web-based
Date
-
Duration
18 Months
Programme Area
Peace Security and Diplomacy, Multilateral Diplomacy
Price
$3,550.00
Event Focal Point Email
admissions@elearning.upeace.org
Contact Number
+506 2205-9000
Partnership
University for Peace
Registration
Private – by invitation
Mode of Delivery
E-learning
Language(s)
English
Pillar
Multilateral Diplomacy
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The Online Certificate on Development Studies and Diplomacy is an interdisciplinary and holistic programme that will not only broaden student’s knowledge in the field of development studies, sustainability and diplomacy but it will also equip them with the required soft skills for a successful international career in any of these areas of expertise. It is offered both online on the UPEACE campus in Costa Rica. During this programme, students will analyse the different dimensions of development including, environmental, social, economic and human dimensions as well as the theory and practice of diplomacy in the 21st century. Students will also attend skills development sessions that are designed to support their professional career and employability. Careers in this field can be very broad. Prospective employers include governments, international organizations, development agencies, academia and the private sector.

During this programme, students will analyse the different dimensions of development including environmental, social, economic and human dimensions as well as the theory and practice of diplomacy in the 21st century. Students will also attend skills development sessions that are designed to support their professional career and employability. Careers in this field can be very broad. Prospective employers include governments, international organizations, development agencies, academia and the private sector.

At the end of the programme, students should:

• Have a deep understanding on the theory and practice of development studies, international cooperation and sustainable development.

• Be able to evaluate the different dimensions of development.

• Have a deep understanding on the theory and practice of diplomacy.

• Be able to appraise the nexus between diplomacy, the UN System and contemporary challenges.

• Be able to apply key soft skills in an international working environment.

Students can obtain the Certificate in Development Studies and Diplomacy upon successful completion of 11 credits.

The Programme is implemented online. UNITAR will also organize a field visit to Geneva and The  Hague from 28 June - 2 July 2020.

The programme is designed for graduate students, diplomats, government officers, NGO representatives, international civil servants or private sector specialists willing to strengthen their knowledge in development studies, sustainability, international affairs management and diplomacy.