The MA Degree in Globalization Studies and Cultural Diplomacy with a Concentration on International RelationsThe Institute For Cultural Diplomacy
€ 12,000 - (Rs 8,69,792)
- Berlin (Germany)
- Credits: 120
Frequent Asked Questions
· What are the objectives of this course?
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, culture, foreign policy and Global Governance. 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.
· Who is it intended for?
Individuals studying for the MA will represent a diverse range of cultural and academic backgrounds. 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*. 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. * Current undergraduate students are able to submit an application and participate in the pre-enrolment process, by submitting a confirmation of their current studies and their transcripts.
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 you'll learn on the course
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The first semester in Berlin begins with a Preliminary Studies and Orientation component to prepare students for their academic graduate program. The main priority of the curriculum for the first semester is to provide students with a solid foundation and understanding of the history of Cultural Diplomacy, the contemporary practice of Cultural Diplomacy and the future applications of Cultural Diplomacy.
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
- Nation Branding and Unilateral Cultural Diplomacy
- Contemporary German Foreign Policy
- International Organizations
- European Politics
During the second semester, students will undertake a professional development and training program at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy as well as two 2 elective courses. The professional development program is designed individually with each of the students and is composed of part or all of the following main components:
- Development of Cultural Diplomacy Initiative
- Participating in and Contributing to ICD’s Projects, Activities and Conferences
- Models of Cultural Diplomacy
- Religion and Cultural Diplomacy
- Soft Power, Hard Power, and Smart Power
- Cultural Diplomacy in Conflict Zones
- The Private Sector and Cultural Diplomacy
Mandatory Courses for Semester three are:
- Globalization and anti-globalization: theories and realities
- Theories of International Relations
- Resources and Development in the Global Word
- Cultural and Intercultural Communication
- Cultural Change and Human Rights
- Writing and Argumentation Methods
Following three semesters of academic study, students will be qualified to write an in-depth analysis, in the form of a final thesis, on a topic of their choice related to the theme of the program. Students are required to complete a Master's dissertation during their fourth semester of study, and will be provided with guidance on how to choose an appropriate topic and how to identify and locate the relevant sources. The topic, structure, and length of each dissertation will be subject to individual review and faculty mentor approval. The students will be asked to defend their dissertation before a panel of faculty members prior to receiving a final grade.
In addition to writing the Master's dissertation, students will be required to take four mandatory courses and one elective course, which will also guide them in the completion of their thesis.
Mandatory Developmental Workshop Courses for Semester Four are:
- Global Ethics
- The Classical Culture in Contemporary Intercultural Dialogue
- Guidelines in Research of the Topic of Dissertation
- Development, Culture and Ethical Responsibility
- Public Diplomacy
- Global Culture - Local Cultures, Sustainable Development
- International Organizations and the Globalization Process