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Introduction to British Diplomacy

Foreign and Commonwealth Office via FutureLearn

Overview

Explore British diplomacy at home and abroad

Designed and developed by the Diplomatic Academy of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), you’ll explore the inner workings of the FCO and learn how the UK diplomatic system works at home and abroad. You’ll discover how a wide range of government departments work internationally with the FCO and learn about the function of Embassies and High Commissions.

As you get an introduction to the legal and historical frameworks of diplomacy, you’ll develop your understanding of the UK’s work abroad.

You’ll also learn more about the FCO’s staff support processes and development opportunities.

This course has been designed as an introduction to the UK’s diplomatic network for any job applicants (UK or overseas), for new starters at any level, and for existing UK government employees moving into international roles or going on an overseas posting for the first time.

However, this course will be suitable for anyone interested in the inner workings of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Taught by

Serwah Adusei

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