BA in Political Science with concentration in Cultural Diplomacy (BA)

Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies

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The award
BA

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
EUR 6000

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February, October

International course fees
EUR 6000

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About BA in Political Science with concentration in Cultural Diplomacy at Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies

The Degree is offered by the University of Bucharest in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy

Overview

The program is designed to provide a comprehensive and interdisciplinary background in Political Science, International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy, using a historical and case study approach. The program addresses contemporary political science and international issues, with classroom seminars supplemented by lectures at the university as well as: briefings and visits to at international and non-governmental organizations, educational events, conferences, tours, and meetings with foreign officials, which are further incorporated into the curriculum.

Students will meet with leading experts working in international organizations, governments, embassies, and academic institutions, and will engage with specialists in the areas of Philosophy, Politics, International Relations, Human Rights, Culture, Peace Building, Multilateral Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution, Development, and Economics.

The program provides students with a theoretical and practical experience for both academic and professional development. It allows students to create a solid professional network and form a concrete foundation for future academic and professional career choices. On a practical level, the program prepares students for engagement in the international arena, civil society, politics, governmental organizations and international economic organizations.

Program structure and Curriculum

The program curriculum consists of a total of 6 semesters. The first semester of the program takes place in Berlin at the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy and the remaining 5 semesters take place in Bucharest at the University of Bucharest. This undergraduate degree provides students with a comprehensive interdisciplinary education and, in particular, prepares students for careers in the field of politics and international relations. This BA degree qualifies students for all careers which a BA in political science would qualify them for and, in addition, students obtain the unique skillset of cultural diplomacy, which greatly strengthens the student's educational experience as well as their professional portfolio.

In the framework of the interdisciplinary studies, a special emphasis is given to cultural diplomacy and its contemporary application in the public sector, private sector and civil society. Parallel to the studies, students participate in the professional development program of the ICD in order to gain professional experience, relationships and contacts, and to develop their careers simultaneously to the BA.
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Further information about the program can be found under:

http://www.ccds-berlin.de/index.php?en_ba_pscd_bucarest

Accreditation

The Bachelor’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. As part of the Bologna process, Credits obtained through our BA program are equivalent to those of courses at universities in all other 30+ signatory countries. Students will earn 180 credits upon completion.

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Financials

Tuition Cost - The tuition cost is 6,000 Euros per academic year (18,000 Euros in total). The fees cover only the tuition fees, and do not include housing or any other living costs and related expense.
Personal Costs - The ICD and the University of Bucharest are happy to assist you with advice and support for finding your housing in Berlin and Bucharest and offer you as well possible affordable accommodation solutions.
Scholarships and Financial Aid - Scholarships, equaling up to 10% deduction of tuition costs are available for students based on educational excellence and financial need. Although each scholarship request will be evaluated on an individual basis, students are expected to have an above-average grade point of 4.5 (of 5.0) in order to qualify for a grant and then to prove financial need. The Financial Aid application is a two-step process; Students interested in applying for a scholarship are required to submit their initial aid application request as soon as they have formally applied to the program, completed the first step of the application, and have been accepted into the program. Scholarships are then determined for the second semester.

Entry requirements

Individuals studying for a BA in Political Science, Global Governance and Cultural Diplomacy will represent a diverse range of cultural and academic backgrounds. Candidates will include young people who combine academic background with strong academic achievement.
We do not consider any one element of an application exclusively. Rather, our admissions panel considers academic achievement as well as personal qualities such as strength of character, motivation and the ability and willingness to take on new academic challenges. Our aim is to attract students from a variety of backgrounds and countries that will foster a unique and diverse learning environment.
All courses are taught in English, thus an Evidence of adequate competence in English is required for the applicants who don’t have English as mother tongue. If you have studied at least 1 semester in an English language and/or have extensive working experience in the English language, a certificate/Document which attests this fact will be sufficient as well.

The application form is found under: http://www.ccds-berlin.de/index.php?ba-program-in-political-science-global-governance-and-cultural-diplomacy

Once submitting the online application form, we will then refer to you with an e-mail, indicating your application reference code and will outlining all the next steps, including the supporting documents required for the application.
Applications are being processed on a regular base, as enrolment to the program is possible towards fall, and winter start, each year.

Dates of Next Programs for 2015

Enrolments to the Program are possible towards the Fall and Winter semesters’ start each year. Program's Next Start;

Winter Semester 2016: February 8th, 2016
Fall Semester: October 1st, 2015

 


Application deadline
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

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