MA in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy: Babes-Bolyai University (BBU) in cooperation with the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD)
The degree is offered and awarded by Babes-Bolyai University (BBU) in cooperation with the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD)
Where: Germany: Berlin; Romania: Cluj-Napoca When: Year Round Overview: Offered by the BBU in partnership with the ICD, the program will combine the traditional academic components of International Relations with a focus on the role of soft power and cultural diplomacy in contemporary global affairs.
The Key Objectives of the program are:
•To provide students with an in depth understanding of the theory and practice of international relations within the contemporary interdependent world placing a particular emphasis on cultural diplomacy within this framework
•To educate students about cultural diplomacy within the context of the political, economic and cultural pillars upon which sustainable international relations are based.
•To analyze soft power and hard power strategies within the international relations discourse in the recognition that each element is mutually important and compatible in what Prof. Joseph Nye has characterized as “smart power. ”
The MA in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy is a 4 semesters´ year program. The program is consists of two semesters at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (Berlin, Germany), a semester (three months) at Babes-Bolyai University (Cluj, Romania) and a Thesis semester, which could be completed either onsite or as a distance semester. The unique combination of studying at two different institutions provides the vital support and experience that a student needs in order to succeed in the academic, political and professional fields.
Program Cost: Tuition for the program is €12,000 (€3,000 per semester).
Dates & Deadlines:
Spring Semester 2013:
Enrollment Day: February 4th, 2013
Late Submissions: December 10th, 2012
Key words: graduate program, graduate degree, MA course, culture, cultural diplomacy, soft power, smart power, inter-cultural affairs, nation branding, peace, civil society, conflict, resolution, sustainability, economy, international relations, politics, awareness, crisis, European studies, cross-cultural research, international trade, market orientation, political economy, integration, human rights, entrepreneurship, education,
ICD link: www.ccds-berlin.de