BA Program in Political Science

The Institute For Cultural Diplomacy
In Berlin (Germany)

€ 18 - (Rs 1,320)
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Important information

  • Bachelor
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Duration:
    6 Semesters
  • Credits:

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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Where and when

Starts Location
On request
207 Ku'damm Karree, Kurfurstendamm, 10719, Berlin, Germany
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Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

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.

· Requirements

All courses are taught in English, thus an evidence of adequate competence in English is required for the applicants whose mother tongue is not English. 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.

· What happens after requesting information?

Once submitting the online application form (found on our website), 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 enrollment to the program is possible towards fall, winter and spring start, each year.

What you'll learn on the course

Civil Rights
Human Rights

Teachers and trainers (1)

University of Bucharest Academy for Cultural Diplomacy
University of Bucharest Academy for Cultural Diplomacy

Course programme

Semester 1 (30 Credits)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 must select), include:
  • Nation Branding and Unilateral Cultural Diplomacy
  • Contemporary German Foreign Policy
  • International Organizations
  • European Politics
Semester 2 (30 Credits)Mandatory Courses for Semester Two include:
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • History of Political Thought I
  • Politics and Society in Modern Europe
  • Introduction to Political Communication
  • Government and Politics in Romania, in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Academic Writing
  • Computer Skills 1
  • English for Political Science I
  • Pedagogical Counseling I
Elective Courses for Semester Two include:
  • Physical Education 1
Semester 3 (30 Credits)Mandatory Courses for Semester three are:
  • The Romanian Political System
  • History of Political Thought, II
  • Politics and Society in 20th Century Europe
  • Introduction to the Study of International Relations
  • Political Sociology
  • Political Regime of the EU
  • Computer Skills 2
  • English for Political Science 2
  • Pedagogical Counseling 2
Elective Courses for Semester Three include:
  • Physical Education 2
Semester 4 (30 Credits)Mandatory Courses for Semester four are:
  • Comparative Constitutionalism
  • International Organizations
  • Research Methods for Political Science
  • Political Science. Scope and Concepts
  • Theories of Democracy
  • International Politics
  • Political Parties and Ideologies
  • Statistics
  • Politics of the Middle East
  • Latin American Politics and Society
  • Comparative Political Analysis
  • Applied Research Methods in Political Science
Semester 5 (30 Credits)
Mandatory Courses for Semester five are:
  • Economic Theories and Policies
  • Social Choice
  • Politics of Memory and the Democratization Process in the Aftermath of WW2
  • Political Science and Open Source Analysis
  • The Romanian Legal System
  • Public Policies
  • American Political Thought
  • Political Elites
  • Comparative legislative process
  • Quantitative Data Analysis
  • International Political Economy
  • Revolution and Social Conflict in history
  • Foundations of Political Order
Semester 6 (30 Credits)Mandatory Course for Semester six are:
  • Methodology Seminar
Elective Courses for Semester six are (select 5):
  • Elements of International Law and Human Rights Law
  • European Political Cultures
  • Electoral Strategy
  • Design and Innovation Processes in Political Science
  • The Romanian Parliament. Traits, Role and Veto Power
  • The History of European Universities
  • American Presidency
  • Public law and modernity
  • Nazi Dictatorship and the Holocaust
  • Populism in Europe and US
  • The liberal Tradition

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