Diplomatic Systems


You will learn about the conditions in which diplomacy is stimulated and the nature of different diplomatic systems that arise as a result of variations in these conditions.

Please note: This module will be available as a part of the MSc Global Energy and Climate Policy from September 2018.

Topics covered

Through this module students will study historical and contemporary case studies from Byzantium to Ancient Greece and from the French system to a transatlantic system of diplomacy.


  • Five written online activities (30% of the module mark)
  • 5,000 word essay (70%).