The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS)

BA Program in International Relations & European Studies (Three Year Program)

BA Program in International Relations & European Studies

Introduction

The BA Program in International Relations & European Studies is a three-year program offered by Babeş-Bolyai University in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy.

Credits - 180 ECTS

Length - 6 Semesters

Locations - Berlin, Germany and Cluj, Romania

Professional Development - The Professional Development Training Program provides students with the opportunity to apply in practice what they learn in theory in their studies and gain valuable professional experience. The program is completed during the second semester of studies.

Tuition - €18,000

The BA in International Relations and European Studies in English is an internationalized program, based on an interdisciplinary curriculum and compatibility with prominent universities across the European Union. The courses have a strong practical focus and include political science, history, economics, law, communication, project management etc., along with the study of at least one foreign language. Our students come not only from Romania, but also from many other EU and non-EU countries, which makes the learning environment multicultural, in keeping with the area of international relations. No fewer than 62 Erasmus Plus partnerships are attached to the exchange programs of this BA, accounting for a large number of incoming and outgoing students each year. Moreover, the double degree opportunities provided to our students with our partner universities from Nottingham and Padua enable the former to earn a degree from Babeş-Bolyai University and another from the British/Italian Ministry of Education. EU-funded projects, scientific conferences, NGO activities and national or international internships are just some of the appealing extracurriculars our students benefit from.

Dates of Next Program for 2017 »

Enrolments to the Program are possible towards the fall, winter and spring semesters’ start each year.  To learn about the possible Start Dates of the program for the academic year 2017, please click HERE.

Program Structure

The program consists of 180 ECTS Credits in total and has duration of six semesters, which take place at Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj, Romania, and in the Center of Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS) in Berlin, Germany. This unique structure of the program provides the students with the advantage of learning in 2 different major European cities and thus the opportunity to gain academic, professional and personal experience from living in different cultures. Furthermore, the program’s structure provides a unique opportunity to benefit from the study environment in both an international nongovernmental organization and a traditional public University.

The program follows the conventional university structure of a three academic year program divided into six semesters. Students are offered elective courses to accompany mandatory courses, professional development experience and the final thesis.
The first 2 academic years will take place at Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj - Romania. In the third academic year, students will continue at the Center of Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS) in Berlin, for the final two semesters.

Program Curriculum

Semester 1 (30 Credits)

(Faculty of European Studies; Babeş-Bolyai University; Cluj, Romania)

Mandatory Courses for Semester One are:
  • History of European Integration
  • Introduction to the Study of Political Sciences
  • Introduction to the Study of International Relations
  • Europe: History and Modernity
  • Institutional Communication in the EU
  • Modern Language Applied to the Public Sector (I) - 1
  • Sports 1

Semester 2 (30 Credits)

(Faculty of European Studies; Babeş-Bolyai University; Cluj, Romania)

Mandatory Courses for Semester Two are:
  • EU Institutions                                                              
  • International Negotiations
  • History of International Relations
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • The European Idea. Introduction to European Studies
  • IT Applied to Social Sciences
  • Modern Language Applied to the Public Sector (I) - 2
  • Internship
  • Sports 2

Semester 3 (30 Credits)

(Faculty of European Studies; Babeş-Bolyai University; Cluj, Romania)

Mandatory Courses for Semester Three are:
  • World Economy
  • Introduction to Geopolitics
  • Political Ideologies in the Contemporary Era
  • Decision Making Process in the EU
  • Europeanization of Romania
  • Modern Language Applied to the Public Sector (I) - 3
Elective Courses for Semester Three (1 of which each student must undertake) include:
  • Comparative Studies on the Public Office in the EU
  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Globalization and Economic Development
  • Historical Memory and Cultural Diplomacy

Semester 4 (30 Credits)

(Faculty of European Studies; Babeş-Bolyai University; Cluj, Romania)

Mandatory Courses for Semester Four are:
  • European Negotiations
  • European Union Law
  • Common EU Policies
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Sociology of International Relations
  • Modern Language Applied to the Public Sector (I) - 4
Elective Courses for Semester Four (1 of which each student must undertake) include:
  • Constitutional Law                                                        
  • Public Finances                                                              
  • Area Studies
  • Cultural Diplomacy - Exploitation of Cultural Heritage and Regional Development

Semester 5 (30 Credits)

(Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies; Berlin, Germany)

Mandatory Courses for Semester Five are:
  • International Institutions and Organizations (special seminar)
  • Foreign Policy and Diplomacy
  • Analysis of International Relations
  • Theories of International Relations
  • Theories of European Integration
  • Techniques for Writing Scientific Papers (special seminar)
Elective Courses for Semester Five (1 of which each student must undertake) include:
  • European Social Space (special seminar)
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Security Studies
  • Instruments of Cultural Diplomacy

Semester 6 (30 Credits)

(Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies; Berlin, Germany)

Mandatory Courses for Semester Six are:
  • Anthropology of Europe
  • Contemporary Economic Systems
  • Public Management
  • International Public Law
  • Management of European Projects
Elective Courses for Semester Six (1 of which each student must undertake) include:
  • Civil Law
  • Economy of European Integration
  • European Strategy on the Danube and the Black Sea
  • Cultural Diplomacy - Institutional Networks and Lobby