This module can be taken as a Short Course for Credit or a Standalone Short Course.

Please go to the 'Upgrade to a professional qualification' section for more information.

.To develop a systematic understanding of institutions and processes of diplomacy, regional integration and global governance thus enabling participants to evaluate the dynamics of conflicts and to determine feasible methods of resolution.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 10 - 14 Jan 2022
  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost

    £670 - Short Course for Credit Fee

    £1,750 - Standalone Short Course Fee

What you will learn

On successful completion of the course you will be able to:

    • Identify the historical and contemporary conditions in which particular diplomatic processes and strategies can be assessed
    • Assess major humanitarian and political issues through the application of knowledge of diplomacy
    • Model the evolution of conflicts using relevant data, concepts and models
    • Recognise existing mechanisms for conflict prevention and resolution and evaluate and appraise their limitations
    • Critically evaluate different peace processes
    • Draw conclusions and communicate policy-relevant recommendations for conflict transformation and resolution, individually and by working with others
    • Validate extant theories and practices of conflict prevention
    • Identify and select preventive measures  and means for the non-violent resolution of conflicts
    • Develop and explain conflict prevention plans

Core content

• Historical and comparative approaches to diplomacy,
• Diplomatic theory and practice,
• Conflict dynamics and conflict typology,
• Case study analysis of different regional conflicts and peace processes,
• Theories and practices of peacekeeping,
• Developing a conflict prevention plan and the preventive measures matrix.  

Upgrade to a professional qualification

After successful completion of this course 10 credits can be put towards the Counterterrorism MSc or Counterterrorism, Risk Management and Resilience MSc

Cranfield credits are available for this short course which you can put towards selected Cranfield degrees. Find out more about short course credit points.

Accommodation options and prices

This course is non-residential. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information about our on campus accommodation can be found here

Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.

Location and travel

Situated close to Milton Keynes and Bedford, the Cranfield campus is situated in Wharley End, very close to Cranfield village, and is about 10 minutes from the M1 motorway.  There is rail and road access to most major airports as well as coach and train stations. Cranfield campus also has its own airport for private executive business travel.

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Campus address

College Road
MK43 0AL


How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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