“We want our graduates to go into the world with the practical skills and conceptual learning to help them negotiate a complex, hyper-connected, fast-changing regional and global environment.”
-Professor Geoffrey Wiseman, Director, Asia–Pacific College of Diplomacy
Today’s world is marked by unprecedented complexity and uncertainty. Globalisation, conflict, regional instability, technology, and the changing role of major powers will shape and challenge the world we inhabit. Policymakers are increasingly faced with an infinite range of alternatives and uncertain consequences to choosing each alternative. Diplomacy is the framework through which policymakers communicate, contest and negotiate solutions to govern these tectonic challenge.
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.
The APCD offers two Masters programs:
APCD takes special effort to transcend the latest research in diplomacy, into new courses for students. We strive to keep our approach relevant by teaching our students practical implementation of diplomacy through our various extra-curricular activities.
At APCD, you will be encouraged to actively participate in classes. Our class sizes are usually small and intimate, which boosts the scope for discussions and debates amongst students. The classes comprise of students from diverse backgrounds, stimulating an environment of shared experiences. Additionally, we consider all students and faculty as colleagues and hence have an open door policy. Whenever students require academic help, they can just knock on any of our faculty’s doors and seek help.
As well, in this globalising world, technology has made diplomatic engagements easier and meetings can now take place through a visual medium via the internet. The APCD recognises this and offers 2 post-graduate web courses, for both students on campus and off-shore students. APCD being the only institute that offers diplomatic studies in the southern hemisphere, the web courses help the off-shore students to take advantage of the latest technology and be a part of our circle.
A 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 United Nations, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and other foreign ministries, and to work in multilateral bodies, international corporations, and non-government organisations.
Our Master of Diplomacy will prepare you with the necessary skills to advance your career in a wide range of professions such as:
Each year the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy (APCD) may award up to two scholarships known as the Ruth Dobson Scholarship. The Scholarships are available to domestic or international students who are applying for admission to the Master of Diplomacy program or the Master of Diplomacy (Advanced) program, offered by APCD.
For more information visit Ruth Dobson Scholarship