Cyber Diplomacy Prof Doc

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Professional Doctorate

  • Prof Doc Cyber Diplomacy, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time, 5 years
    • TBC
  • Prof Doc Cyber Diplomacy, international applicant, part time

    • International Applicant
    • Part time, 5 years
    • TBC

Course modules

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Security Management

International Cyber-Conflict

IT & Internet Law

Cyber Defence Diplomacy

Cyber Cross-Cultural Communication

Research Conference

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

Your future career

Your future career

This programme uniquely qualifies students in a world in which more countries are acquiring offensive cyber capabilities, and cyber diplomacy to prevent escalation or wrongful attribution of cyberattacks. It enables existing employed diplomats or those aiming to pursue a career in diplomacy to move into a wide variety of roles and careers as cyber diplomats in government or industry.
Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

Our dedicated and award-winning team provide you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Online jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work.
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you’ve mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

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We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship support 
  • We are ranked 6th for graduate start-ups 
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations 
  • Support in starting a new business, freelancing and self-employment 
  • London on our doorstep

What you'll learn


  • Understand cyber-conflict and violation of territorial sovereignty in cyberspace   
  • Advanced understanding of the different approaches and policies to defend and deter against cyber-attacks

Thinking skills

  • Understanding of the cross-cultural methods and its applications to cyberspace
  • Awareness of the legal, ethical factors, and principles of international cyber norms

Subject-Based Practical skills

  • The ability to Identify the various actors and their motivations for involvement in cyber incidents.
  • The ability to succinctly present rational and reasoned arguments that address a given cyber incident or cyber deterrence opportunity, to a range of audiences (orally, electronically or in writing)

Skills for life and work (general skills)

  • The ability to understand the role of a cyber diplomat in setting direction and taking responsibility for actions and decisions

How you'll learn

This programme includes six taught modules and a Research Thesis. For those studying full time there are two years of research. For those studying part time, there are two years of taught modules and three years of research.

Guided independent study

When not attending timetabled lectures, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will involve textbooks, journal papers, electronic databases and e-learning materials. You’ll also have access to the library and Moodle. Your independent learning will also be supported by a range of fantastic, industry standard facilities.  

Academic support
Our academic support team provides help in a range of support services to students to help you during your study. Our Student Hub is the central point where student can contact to access all services that include academic support, disability support, to mention a few.

Dedicated personal tutor
Our dedicated and specialist staff will support you throughout the course and you’ll be assigned to a personal tutor when you arrive to oversee. This is the member of staff, who will provide academic guidance, be a support throughout your time at UEL and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer.

You will spend around 300 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities during the year. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module.  

The approximate percentages for this course are:

  • Year 1: Scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 228 hours. 

Your timetable

Your individualised timetable is normally available to students within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9am and 6pm. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

Class sizes
To give you an indication of class sizes, this course normally attracts 30-50 students a year (this can vary by academic year). Lecture sizes are normally 40 plus students. However, in the classroom, you will do many of the experiential learning activities in small groups of up to 20 students, so you will have a chance to work closely with your peers, practice everything being learned and get feedback.

How you will be assessed

Each taught module is based on one week's intensive attendance at the Docklands campus, according to an advertised calendar, usually at the beginning of each semester.  
During the remainder of the semester, students can work on their reading, practical components (from a workbook) and coursework. Students will be supported online or on campus depending on individual students' arrangements. 

On successful completion of all taught modules, students will progress to the research component of the programme (stage two). Students will complete a Research Thesis of approximately 50,000 words showing that they have made an original contribution to the Cyber Diplomacy profession and domain as specified in the UEL PGR Code of Practice and the regulations for postgraduate research programmes.

The taught modules on this programme are available to be taken as credit bearing short courses by suitably qualified individuals.

Coursework includes project work, practical reports and case studies.

The approximate percentages for this course are:

  • Year 1: 100% coursework (Case Study Analysis and report)

Feedback is normally provided to students, within 15 working days in line with UEL's assessment and feedback policy.

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering.

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.