Diplomatic Studies Programme

The Oxford University Diplomatic Studies Programme (DSP), formerly known as the Foreign Service Programme (FSP), is a full time programme of mixed academic and vocational study of diplomacy and related subjects.

The programme aims to equip its members with the knowledge and skills required for diplomacy in the 21st century, and the confidence on which to build a successful diplomatic career within a foreign ministry, international organisation or elsewhere. It is distinctive in the close relationship it enjoys with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and senior diplomatic practitioners.

In 2019 the programme celebrated its 50th anniversary and our alumni, who include royalty and Prime Ministers as well as Ambassadors, now occupy a large number of senior posts in the diplomatic field.

The programme comprises: