The new academic year at the International School of Protocol & Diplomacy is approaching! On the 10th of October, we are starting our one-year programme - the Master’s Degree in Protocol and Soft Diplomacy Skills.The programme has been designed to offer a complete education in the field of Protocol and Soft Diplomacy Skills, and will be delivered by current and renowned experts in either protocol or diplomatic practice such as the former EU Ambassador to the Holy See, the former Chief of Protocol of the European Commission, the former Chief of Protocol of the United Nations, Intercultural Communication experts and many others (for more information please see the "Speakers" section).We offer different study modes to enable our students to balance their studying experience with their work and life commitments. Therefore, our programme can be followed in a full-time, an online, an intensive or a blended mode of study.Our MA consists of 3 thematic modules offering a thorough insight into the basics of protocol, protocol applied and soft diplomacy skills. Module I: Protocol BasicsIntroduction to Protocol and Diplomacy Precedence and its Criteria Seating Arrangements for Events Workshop Symbolism and the World of Flags Invitations and Gifts Protocol at the Table (Workshop) Official Events The Role of the Protocol Officer Organisation of Press Conferences (Workshop) Organisation of Official Visits (Workshop) Organisation of Official Ceremonies (Workshop) Organisation of Conferences and Summits (Workshop)Module II: Protocol AppliedDiplomatic Protocol Titles, Honours and Decorations Protocol in European Institutions Protocol in International Organisations Protocol in the Armed Forces Business Protocol Protocol in Sport Events VIP Security Organisation and Ceremonies in the Monotheistic ReligionsModule III: Soft Diplomacy SkillsPublic Diplomacy Applied Relations with the Media Cross Cultural Awareness Arab Perception of Western Culture The Rise of ChinaRelations with sub-Saharan Africa India InsightsNegotiation SkillsConflict ResolutionThis terminal MA course focuses on gaining knowledge in practical application of research and skills. ISPD’s programmes are professionally oriented and offer direct career preparation or advancement outside of higher education. If your goal is to become a protocol officer, acquire new skills for diplomatic practice, or organise either public or corporate events, this master’s degree is appropriate for you!For more details please contact the ISPD Front Office.