Program Details

The Doctoral studies represent the third cycle of studies offered by (and awarded by) the University of Bucharest in partnership with the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy with the purpose of expanding knowledge through original scientific research. They a
Location:
Berlin, Germany; Bucharest, Romania
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer, Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:
PhD Program in Cultural Diplomacy & International Relations is a three year program (6 semesters) offered by the University of Bucharest in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy. The Doctoral studies allow the acquisition of a level 8 qualification according to The European Qualifications Framework and to The National Qualifications Framework. The main field of the Ph.D is International Relation, with the subfield in Cultural Diplomacy.

The Doctoral studies represent the third cycle of studies offered by (and awarded by) the University of Bucharest in partnership with the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy with the purpose of expanding knowledge through original scientific research. They allow the acquisition of a level 8 qualification according to The European Qualifications Framework and to The National Qualifications Framework. The main field of the Ph.D is International Relation, with the subfield in Cultural Diplomacy. It consists mainly in a research that you are doing with a direct supervision of a Ph.D. supervisor. The program is a 3 year’s program; as once you've been accepted to the Ph.D., you will be required to start the program with the courses of Cultural Diplomacy for 1 academic year (2 semesters), in Berlin. In course of the semesters, 7 disciplines are conducted followed by exams for each of the courses. In addition, during the first year, a commission of professors will guide the students with their research. At the end of first academic year of the PhD, students will be required to elaborate the first research report on their specific chosen topic and the commission of professors and, in particular, the student’s individual supervisor, will guide the student with the direction of your thesis; During the second and third year of the Ph.D program students are not obliged to attend the doctoral school and are free to choose their location, but are required to stay in close and direct contact with the thesis supervisor and to present twice of each year a progress report with regards to the Ph.D thesis; In the third year of the doctoral program, students are required to complete the thesis, and, once it has obtained the approval of the guiding commission and of the individual supervisor, students will submit their thesis for the public defense, which will take place in about 2-3 months after the thesis has received the approval; Benefits: • The program offers students a core curriculum of International Relations, which will prepare the student for a vast array of career opportunities across the world. • Students will have access to an expert faculty with experience in international politics and diplomacy, and will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to work in a complex global order. • Students will obtain an expertise in cultural diplomacy which is currently a rare yet rapidly increasing and important field within the public sector, private sector and civil society. • Students of this program will be significantly advantaged in the political arena against students who simply obtain a PhD in international relations. • Graduates will discover that the curriculum and faculty prepare them for evolving careers in academia and all public and private international sectors. • Access to all ICD events and programs around the world, providing students with access to prominent experts in the field including various Heads of State, Ministers, and CEOs.

The PhD 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.
Setting Description:
The program is composed of 6 Semesters (3 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 ***The program is a 3 year's program; the first 2 academic semesters are conducted in Berlin and composed of courses on Cultural Diplomacy. In addition, during the first 2 academic semesters, the students will undergo a Professional development program and a commission of professors will guide the students with their research. At the end of first academic year of the PhD, students will be required to elaborate the first research report on their specific chosen topic as the commission of professors and, in particular, the student's individual supervisor will guide the student with the development of the thesis
Cost:
The tuition fee stands on 18,000 Euros for the full program (6 semesters, 6,000 Euros/Academic year) for all students

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