Program Details

Executive Master Program, offered by University of Siena; Siena, Italy in partnership with the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy.
Location:
Berlin, Germany
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Master
Specialty:
International Relations, International Relations

Program Overview

Program Description:
The degree provides a comprehensive academic foundation in the field of Global Governance, International Relations & Economics, Global Politics and Cultural Diplomacy, with a particular emphasis on the theory, the development and the rapid evolution of global governance institutions in the twentieth century, which in the globalized world of the twenty-first century, is of paramount importance for the next generation of leaders. 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 Cultural Diplomacy institutions and the application of Cultural Diplomacy in the framework of foreign policy and international economics. 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, and culture, foreign policy and international economics. 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. 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. Program Curriculum The program consists of 60 ECTS credits in total and has duration of two semesters, which take place in both Berlin, Germany and in Siena, Italy, a Professional Development Training Program, designed individually for each student and a Thesis to be submitted towards the completion of the program. Applications for the program are accepted throughout the year. Next start dates: Spring Semester 2015: March 30th, 2015; or May 11th, 2015 Fall Semester 2015: October 1st, 2015 Application deadline Spring Semester 2015: February 28th, 2015; or April 10th, 2015 Fall Semester 2015: August 31st, 2015

Additional Program Information

Accreditation:
The Master’s Degree is awarded by the University of Siena, 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 MA program are equivalent to those of courses at universities in all other 30+ signatory countries. Students will earn 60 credits upon completion.
Financial Aid:
Yes
Requirements:
Candidates will include recent BA graduates as well as young professionals who combine strong academic backgrounds with significant work experience. Individuals are required to hold a BA degree (or equivalent Degree) of minimum of 3 years studies, as degrees from across the world and from any field are acceptable. To apply for the One Year MA Program in Global Governance & Cultural Diplomacy, individuals should ensure that an online application form is submitted to the ICD (the online application can be found on the ICD's website). All courses will be taught in English, and proficiency in English is therefore a pre-requisite for application. Test (TOEFEL or similar) or a proof attests that the applicant has studied at least one semester in English is sufficient for proving the level of English.
International Requirements:
Non EU Students are required to submit their High School Certificate and Birth Certificate. For the official enrollment process at the University and registrations as a student, all copies must be certified. If the original document is written in any other language then English, French, Romanian or German, then a certified translation in English, together with a copy of the original is required. For the first application stage, regular copies sent via E-Mail are sufficient.

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