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Welcome to the London Academy of Diplomacy (LAD)

We are proud to be London’s longest-standing elite, specialist training and professional development institute for diplomats, world business executives and global non-profit leaders.

We create work-ready, practice-oriented post-graduate degrees in diplomacy, international business administration, intelligence and security, and international trade. Our courses are a unique blend of practical, applied professional  learning and rigorous academic research. Our instructors form a unique network of academic, diplomats and experienced practitioners from the public and private sectors to give an unrivalled blend of academic rigour and practical experience and insights for our students and organisational partners.

We understand the challenges of combining work and study. We offer an exceptionally flexible learning experience for professionals and pre-career graduates, including bespoke, responsive short courses in London and overseas along with three full time MSc degrees at our Centre inside of the Newcastle University London Campus. All LAD MSc degrees are validated by the University of Stirling.

Our students visit leading European diplomatic, business and non-profit institutions, and compete for exclusive internships in these and related organisations.

We are a centre of excellence for international security and diplomacy studies and international business research. Our students and alumni are world decision-makers and influencers. Read what they have to say about their experience at LAD and we look forward to welcoming you to the Academy.