The MA Degree in Globalization Studies and Cultural Diplomacy with a Concentration on International Relations

The Institute For Cultural Diplomacy
In Berlin (Germany)

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Important information

Typology Master
Location Berlin (Germany)
Duration 2 Years
Credits 120
  • Master
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Duration:
    2 Years
  • Credits: 120

The degree provides a comprehensive base of studies in the fields of International Relations &  Globalization, Global Politics and Cultural Diplomacy, with a particular emphasis on the theories of globalization as well as its historical evolution, which will be examined with a special emphasis upon cultural diplomacy and its historical and contemporary application within the context of a contemporary globalized world. The core curriculum of the program provides a thorough background and analysis of the most significant theories and practices within the fields of Globalization, International Relations/Politics/Economics and Cultural Diplomacy, using a historical and case study approach. 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 the main agents of globalization and the application of Cultural Diplomacy in the framework of global governance and international organizations. 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. 


Where and when

Starts Location
On request
207 Ku'damm Karree, Kurfurstendamm, 10719, Berlin, Germany
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Starts 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 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.

· 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 you'll learn on the course

Cultural Diplomacy
Relations with institutions

Teachers and trainers (1)

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

Course programme

Semester 1 (30 Credits)(Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies; Berlin, Germany)

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
* Elective Courses for Semester One (two of which each student must undertake), include:
  • Nation Branding and Unilateral Cultural Diplomacy
  • Contemporary German Foreign Policy
  • International Organizations
  • European Politics
Semester 2 (30 Credits)(Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies; Berlin, Germany)

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:
  • Research
  • Development of Cultural Diplomacy Initiative
  • Participating in and Contributing to ICD’s Projects, Activities and Conferences
* Elective Courses for Semester Two (two of which each student must undertake), include:
  • 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
*Elective Courses - The decision of the offered elective courses is made by the CCDS faculty, in accordance with the timing period of the Semester, logistical issues as well the planned activities of the ICD during the prospective period. Based on this decision, it is possible that only two courses will be offered in the given semester and students will need to take these courses.Semester 3 (30 Credits)(University of Bucharest; Bucharest, Romania)

Mandatory Courses for Semester three are:
  • Globalization and anti-globalization: theories and realities
  • Multiculturalism
  • Theories of International Relations
  • Resources and Development in the Global Word
Elective Courses for Semester Three (one of which each student must undertake), include:
  • Cultural and Intercultural Communication
  • Cultural Change and Human Rights
  • Writing and Argumentation Methods
Semester 4 (30 Credits)(University of Bucharest; Bucharest, Romania)

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
Elective Courses for Semester Four (one of which each student must undertake), include:
  • Public Diplomacy
  • Global Culture - Local Cultures, Sustainable Development
  • International Organizations and the Globalization Process

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