Program Details

The program consists of 120 ECTS credits in total and has duration of four semesters, which take place in the Center of Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS) of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy - Berlin, Germany and the University of Bucharest (UoB). This
Location:
Berlin, Germany; Bucharest, Romania
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
The program is offered by the University of Bucharest in partnership with the Cernter for Cultural Diplomacy Studies.The program will educate students in several academic disciplines related to Globalization and Cultural Diplomacy, International Relations & Economics and Global Politics, which will be examined with a special focus on historical and contemporary application. The degree prepares students for careers in diverse fields, such as int.relations, humanities, politics and culture.

The program consists of 120 ECTS credits in total and has duration of four semesters, which take place in the Center of Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS) of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy - Berlin, Germany and the University of Bucharest (UoB). 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 MA program follows the conventional university structure of a two-year course divided into four different semesters. Students are offered an array of elective courses to accompany mandatory courses, work experience opportunities and the final thesis. During the first year the first semester will consist of three mandatory modules and two elective courses as the second semester will consist of the professional development program and 2 elective courses, whilst in the second year students will continue to the University of Bucharest (UoB) for the 3rd Semester and the 4th Semester- the Thesis. Part of the 4th Semester could be completed from distance as well, 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). Benefits: • The degree focuses on several academic disciplines related to Globalization, International Relations, Politics, Human Rights, Culture, Peace Building, Multilateral Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution, Development, and Economics, with a particular emphasis on Cultural Diplomacy and its historical and contemporary application in the public sector, private sector and civil society. The degree prepares students for careers in diverse fields, such as the field of international relations, the humanities, politics, and culture, with a special focus on cultural diplomacy institutions and the application of Cultural Diplomacy in the framework of foreign policy and international economics. • The program provides a thorough background in Globalization and Cultural Diplomacy, using a historical and case study approach. The program addresses contemporary international issues, with classroom seminars supplemented by lectures and briefings at international and non-governmental organizations; educational events, conferences, tours, and meetings with foreign officials 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, Politics, Human Rights, Culture, Peace Building, Multilateral Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution, Development, and Economics. • The program provides students with practical experience for both academic and professional development. It allows students to create a solid professional network and form a concrete base 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. • The international environment of the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies offers students a unique opportunity to interact with leading experts and academics at a wide variety of international organizations and research centers. This exceptional learning environment leads to original research and independent study opportunities. • The 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 Master’s Degree is awarded by the University of Bucharest (UoB), which is recognized as a fully accredited institution of higher education with the right to award university degrees. The University of Bucharest (UoB)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. Credits obtained through the MA program are equivalent to those of courses at universities in all other 30+ signatory countries. Students will earn 30 credits per semester during the MA program, for a total of 120 credits upon completion.
Setting Description:
The program is composed of 4 Semesters (2 Academic Years). Date of commencement: October, May, July each year. Next start dates Fall Semester 2015: October 1st, 2015; Winter Semester 2016: February 8th, 2016; Fall Semester 2016: October 3rd, 2016. Application deadline Fall Semester: August 31st, 2015 Winter Semester 2016: September 1st, 2015 Fall Semester 2016: June 30th, 2016 *** Semester 1 (30 Credits) (Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies; Berlin, Germany) Mandatory Courses for Semester One are: • The History and Evolution of the Field of Cultural Diplomacy • International Case Studies of Cultural Diplomacy • Future Trends in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy Elective Courses for Semester One, two of which each student will be required to undertake, include: • Nation Branding and Unilateral Cultural Diplomacy • Contemporary German Foreign Policy • International Organizations • European Politics Semester 2 (30 Credits) (Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies; Berlin
Cost:
The required tuition fee for the MA in Globalization and Cultural Diplomacy is €12,000 for the full program (€6,000 per academic Year)

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