The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies
MA Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy (One Year Program)
MA Program in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy (Short Track)
IntroductionThe MA Program in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy is a one year program (3 semesters’ program) offered by the Furtwangen University in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy.
Credits - 90 ECTS Credits
Length - 2 Study Semesters + Master Thesis writing semester
Location - Berlin, Germany
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 - €9,000
The program provides a foundation in International Relations, and Cultural Diplomacy, using a historical and case study approach in the framework of international relations theory and political science. The degree focuses on several academic disciplines related to International Relations, International Economics, International Communications, Management and Leadership, with a particular emphasis on Cultural Diplomacy and its historical and contemporary application in the public sector, private sector and civil society. The program guarantees to provide students with additional expertise in the field of 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 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 & Economics, Business, Communication, Politics, Human Rights, Culture, Peace Building, Multilateral Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution, and Development.
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, and culture, foreign policy and international economics. On a practical level, the international environment of the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies offers students a unique opportunity to interact with leading experts and academics at a wide variety of international organizations and research centers. This exceptional learning environment leads to original research and independent study opportunities. 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.
Program StructureThe program consists of 90 ECTS credits in total and has duration of two semesters, a Professional Development Training Program, designed individually for each student and a Thesis to be submitted towards the completion of the program.
The program follows the conventional university structure of a one year academic program divided into two study semesters, where Students are offered facultative courses to accompany mandatory courses, a professional development experience and the final thesis to be submitted after the 3rd semester, which is dedicated to the Thesis writing.
*The program is structured as a 3 Semesters’ program, however Students who wish to finalize the program after 2 semesters, are able to register to their thesis towards the beginning of the second study semester.
Semester 1 (30 Credits)The main priority of the curriculum for the first semester is to provide students with a solid foundation and understanding of the history and contemporary practice of Cultural Diplomacy, as well as future applications of the field.
Mandatory Courses for Semester One are:
Semester 2 (33 Credits)Mandatory Courses for Semester Two are:
* Based on the starting point of the studies during the academic year (Fall, Winter or Spring time), students will undertake either the first or second semester firstly.
Professional Development Training Program (12 Credits)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 can be completed simultaneous to the students’ studies or before or after the second semester. The professional development program is designed individually with each of the students and is composed of part or all of the following main components:
Master Thesis (15 Credits)Following the completion of the 2 study semesters, students will start preparing for their Thesis, which is due to be submitted towards the completion of the program.