PACE335-21X (O) General non-calendar-based 2021 (Off Campus)

Independent Course of Study: EU Diplomacy and Policy Engagement

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 November 2021
End Date: Sunday, 13 February 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 November 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 21 January 2022


Independent Course of Study: EU Diplomacy and Policy Engagement

PACE335 offers students the unique opportunity to examine the European Union and its relationship with New Zealand through direct engagement with the diplomatic and policy community. During the course, participants will take part in a range of face-to-face events and meetings that will enable them to develop a broader understanding of the EU and of its historic and contemporary engagement with New Zealand, and to gain a direct insight into the world of international relations and diplomacy.

Students taking PACE335 take part in a Round Table of experts to consider EU-NZ relations from a local and indigenous perspective, and embark on a three-day visit to Wellington where they will have the opportunity to engage directly with the diplomatic and policy communities.

Participants will explore the European perspective through speaking with representatives of the European Union Delegation and the embassies of various EU Member States (Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Spain etc.). Understanding of the New Zealand view will be gained through visits to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and the New Zealand Parliament. An insight into applied Public Diplomacy and outreach will be further gained by attendance at the European Christmas Carols event at Old St. Pauls, hosted each year by the European diplomatic community.

Through a combination of formal learning, and exposure to the diplomatic and policy communities, PACE335 offers students the important opportunity to learn through direct engagement.

This course includes a trip to Wellington (7 - 9 December) - flights and 2 nights accommodation included. One dinner included - other meals to be covered by the student.

Course restricted to 18 students.

Additional application applies- email to apply by 3 October.

Learning Outcomes

1. Recognise, analyse and apply knowledge within their undergraduate degrees to a real world environment;
2. Describe the origins and history of the European Union, its global role, and its response to global challenges;
3. Understand the institutional architecture of European integration and its global engagement, and evaluate the structures and processes that inform its global role;
4. Generate formal academic and personal reflective analyses informed by engagement in field research;
5. Apply theory critically to analyse the role of the European Union in the world and in EU-NZ relations;
6. Apply specific disciplinary knowledge within the real world experience of engagement with EU and non-EU institutions and officials in New Zealand;
7. Use a self-reflective approach to analyse and evaluate the European Union, its role and functioning on the global stage, and the nature of the EU-NZ relationship.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


150 points, special application and interview, and permission of the Internship Director.


ARTS395, PACE335

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 15:00 Beatrice Tinsley 112 15 Nov - 19 Dec
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 15:00 Beatrice Tinsley 112 15 Nov - 19 Dec
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 15:00 Beatrice Tinsley 112 15 Nov - 19 Dec

Course Coordinator

Mathew Doidge

Contact Person

Fredericka Jefferd


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Pre- Applied Learning Experiece Paper 30%
Attendance and Engagement 10%
Personal Reflection Paper 30%
Public Diplomacy Analysis 30%


Additional application process applies - email to apply.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,570.00

International fee $7,000.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 5 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts.

All PACE335 Occurrences

  • PACE335-21X (O) General non-calendar-based 2021 (Off Campus)