The Degree is offered by the University of Bucharest (UoB) in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy
The Masters of Arts in Globalization Studies and Cultural Diplomacy with a Concentration on International Relations is a Two Year Program offered by the University of Bucharest (UoB) in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy.
The degree provides a comprehensive base of studies in the fields of International Relations & Globalization, Global Politics and Cultural Diplomacy, with a particular emphasis on the theories of globalization as well as its historical evolution, which will be examined with a special emphasis upon cultural diplomacy and its historical and contemporary application within the context of a contemporary globalized world. The core curriculum of the program provides a thorough background and analysis of the most significant theories and practices within the fields of Globalization, International Relations/Politics/Economics and Cultural Diplomacy, using a historical and case study approach. The degree prepares students for careers in diverse fields, such as the field of international relations, the humanities, business, the financial sector, politics and culture, with a special focus on the main agents of globalization and the application of Cultural Diplomacy in the framework of global governance and international organizations. The program addresses contemporary international issues, with classroom seminars and lectures, as well as educational & cultural events, conferences, professional trainings, tours, visits and meetings with foreign officials, which are further incorporated into the curriculum. Students will meet with leading experts working in international organizations, embassies, and academic institutions, and will engage with specialists in the areas of International Relations, Global Governance, Communication, Politics, Human Rights, Culture, Peace Building, Multilateral Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution, and Development.
The program provides students with practical experience for both academic and professional development, preparing students for careers in diverse fields, such as international relations, the humanities, politics, culture, foreign policy and Global Governance. On a practical level, it allows students to create a solid professional network and form a concrete base for future academic and professional career choices, preparing students for engagement in the international arena, civil society, politics, governmental organizations and international economic organizations, as well as the private sector.
The program consists of 120 ECTS credits in total and has duration of four semesters, which take place in both Berlin, Germany and in Bucharest, Romania. The first two semesters of the program are hosted by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin and the third and the fourth semesters are hosted by the University of Bucharest.
This unique structure of the program provides the students with the advantage of learning in 2 different major European cities and thus the opportunity to gain academic, professional and personal experience from living in different cultures. Furthermore, the program’s structure provides a unique opportunity to benefit from the study environment in both an international nongovernmental organization and a traditional public University.
The first 2 semesters will take place in the Center of Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS) in Berlin. The semester will consist of three mandatory modules and two elective courses. The second semester will consist of the professional development program and 2 elective courses. In the second academic year students will continue to the University of Bucharest (UoB) in Bucharest- Romania for the 3rd Semester and the 4th Semester*. The 3rd semester will consist of four mandatory modules and one elective course. The 4th semester will consist of four Mandatory Courses one elective course, and the writing of the Thesis, as the students will produce a final thesis on a related topic of choice. At the end of the forth semesters, the students will be then required to defend their Thesis at the University of Bucharest (UoB).
•Part of the 4th Semester can also be completed from distance.
Further information about the Program’s structure and curriculum is found under:
The Master’s Degree is awarded by the University of Bucharest, which is recognized as a fully accredited institution of higher education with the right to award university degrees. The University of Bucharest is part of the Bologna Process set in place by the European Commission, and uses the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) to award degrees. As part of the Bologna Process, credits obtained through our MA program are equivalent to those of courses at universities in all other 30+ signatory countries. Students will earn 30 credits per semester during our MA program, for a total of 120 credits upon completion.
Enrolments to the Program are possible towards the fall and winter semesters’ start each year.
Next start dates
Winter Semester 2016: February 8th, 2016
Fall Semester: October 1st, 2015
Winter Semester 2016: September 1st, 2015
Fall Semester: August 31st, 2015
For additional information on the Admission Process and the supporting documents required, please visit: http://www.ccds-berlin.de/index.php?en_ba-ma_application-procedure