MA Program in Cultural Diplomacy and International SportThe Institute For Cultural Diplomacy
€ 9,000 - (Rs 6,35,867)
- Berlin (Germany)
- Credits: 90
Frequent Asked Questions
· What are the objectives of this course?
The program provides students with expertise in the field of International Sport and Cultural Diplomacy, a new and attractive field of studies, which is currently offered as an academic field only through the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. This particular emphasis on Cultural Diplomacy and its historical and contemporary application in the public sector, private sector and civil society, provides students with expertise in three distinct academic fields, thus with an academic and practical advantage in the European and Global Arena. The program addresses contemporary international issues, with classroom seminars and lectures, as well as online resources including vodcasts, recorded lecturers and presentations. Additionally, educational & cultural events, conferences, professional trainings, tours, visits 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 Events, Sport, Sport Media, Sport Policy, Culture, Communication, Politics, Human Rights, Culture, Peace Building, Multilateral Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution, and Development.
· 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.
The University has achieved a prestigious national accreditation for the quality of its Careers Service to students. The University’s Careers Service has achieved accreditation against the Matrix Standard. This external national quality standard for information, advice and guidance services was developed by the Guidance Council. The Matrix Standard ensures organisations review, evaluate and develop their service. It also encourages take up of professionally recognised qualifications and that organisations are committed to the continuous professional development of their staff. Eight performance measures were assessed by the Guidance Council with the University’s provision at its campuses in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley all receiving accreditation as a result.
What you'll learn on the course
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Mandatory Courses for Trimester One are:
- Module: Global Events Policy: critical perspectives
Event Implementations (International Event Cases)
- Module: Sport and Society
Sport, Theory and Culture
Sport and Contemporary Society
Sport, Politics and Government
Sport, Peace and Development
- Module: Research Methods
Analysis and evaluation
Mandatory Courses for Trimester Two are:
- The History and Evolution of the Field of Cultural Diplomacy
- Future Trends in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy
- Nation Branding and Unilateral Cultural Diplomacy
- International Case Studies
- Soft Power, Hard Power and Smart Power
- Development of Cultural Diplomacy Initiative
- Participating in and Contributing to ICD’s Projects, Activities and Conferences