The Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy (APCD) is the only institute in the southern hemisphere designed to enhance the career opportunities and skills-based knowledge of diplomatic practitioners. Enquire now and find out how the Master of Diplomacy is a pathway to professional advancement for students from around the world and from a broad range of backgrounds, such as foreign affairs, policy-making, international law, journalism, trade, the environment and strategic studies, bringing an international and inter-disciplinary perspective to the classroom.

As a student of diplomatic studies you will have access to an internationally-renowned team of teaching staff, including the College’s Professor Geoffrey Wiseman , author of the field’s leading textbook, currently used by some of the world’s most prestigious universities. Staff expertise centres on applied and theoretical diplomacy, including international law, international relations, political science, migration and human rights, UN diplomacy, international negotiation, conflict resolution and nuclear non-proliferation. We are also part of a global network of high-profile practitioners, attracting visits from leading scholars and policy-makers from around the world.

Master of Diplomacy will equip you with the professional skills to represent your country or organisation effectively at an international level. Graduates have gone on to positions with the UNDFAT and foreign ministries, and to work in multilateral bodies, international corporations, and non-government organisations.

The Master of Diplomacy (Advanced) comprises two parts: a coursework component and a research thesis. This program provides a pathway to doctoral programs that have a research thesis as a prerequisite, and/or careers in diplomacy, especially in the research units of organisations focused on diplomacy.

Visit Programs and Courses for full program requirements, study options and course information.


Graduate profile

Shrutidhar Tripathi

Give and take

"Studying the Master of Diplomacy has helped me tremendously in building my experience and knowledge of negotiation, conflict-resolution and diplomatic practices."

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Michele Acuto

Practice makes perfect

"ANU is generally well-regarded in most of the disciplines I work in. The academic staff in IR have a global reputation, and the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy has a key advantage of focusing on the practice of international relations beyond theory."

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