International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy

Posted in Master's degrees

General information

  • Limba de predare: Engleza/ English
  • Domeniul de studiu: Relații Internaționale și Studii Europene / International Relations and European Studies
  • Forma de invatamant: Zi- Taxă / Day – Tax
  • Durata studiilor: 2 ani / 2 years
  • Numarul de credite necesare pentru obtinerea diplomei de master: 120 ECTS
  • Numar de locuri bugetate: –
  • Numar de locuri cu taxa: 50
  • Taxa de școlarizare: 3000 RON / an, RON 3000 / year
  • Contact details of the coordinator of the specialization: Conf. univ.dr. habil. /Assoc. Prof. Ph.D. habil. Gabriela Ciot
    E-mail: gabi_ciot[at], ciot.gabriela[at]
  • Compatibility with other masters programs in other countriesi:
    University of East England, The London Academy of Diplomacy, MA in International Business and Diplomacy
    University of Kentucky, The Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce
    University of London, Center for International Studies and Diplomacy, MA in Global Diplomacy
    Rangsit University, The Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies, MA in Diplomacy and International Studies
    Norwich University, Master of Arts in Diplomacy
  • Institutional partnerships: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Europa Info Center

The mission of this MA programme is to train future diplomats, able to respond to the challenges of nowadays diplomacy, of international development and of global markets.

The programme aims to offer the essential skills to practice diplomacy, especially cultural diplomacy and the practical skills needed to negotiate, to take decisions, to communicate, to evaluate the context of international political, economic and strategic relations where diplomacy is taking place.

Oportunități pentru studenții noștri /  Opportunities for our students
The MA students will have the opportunity to meet and engage with a wide range of international professionals from the world of diplomacy and business.

The MA students will benefit from friendly and open discussions with our academic staff, and will also have the opportunity to interact with and learn from leading practitioners in the diplomatic field through our conferences, debates and workshops, where they will participate in simulations and project work, recreating real life diplomatic situations in which they will play a part.

The possibility to specialize in the field of politic-diplomatic negotiations in the Center for International and European Negotiations and to obtain the Certificate of specialization according to the number of hours spent in the simulations.

The possibility to visit leading European institutions in diplomacy and business.

Who benefits of this MA Programme
Graduates of BA level, from universities from Romania and abroad, especially in the field of international relations and European studies, law, social sciences, political sciences, economics, history.

Diploma and Qualifications

Diploma of Master Studies in the field of International Relations and European Studies .

Discipline obligatorii / Compulsory disciplines
Negotiations and Intercultural Relations
Concepts and approaches in International Relations Theory
Theories of Economic Globalization
Idiosyncrasies and Foreign Policy Decision-Making
Geo-Economics and Geo-Culture
Cultural Diplomacy – Power, Influence and Reputation
Fundamentals of International Management
Nation Branding and Cultural Diplomacy
Management of International Communication
Management and security of information
Cultural Globalization
Religion in World Politics
Cultural Policies
Literature and Diplomatic Communication
Cultural Values and Negotiations Stiles
Future Trends in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy
Professional development and practical training programme
Optional disciplines
Black Sea Region
Cultural Stiles and Diplomacy
Balkan Region
Public speaking and writing

Teaching Staff

Conf. univ. dr. habil. Gabriela Ciot – coordinator of MA programme, Faculty of European Studies
Prof. univ. dr. Nicolae Păun – Dean of Faculty of European Studies
Prof. univ. dr. Vasile Pușcaș – Chief Negotiator with European Union (2000-2004), Minister of European Affairs (2009)
Cristian Diaconescu – Chief of Presidential Administration (2012-2014), Minister of Foreign Affairs (2009), Minister of Justice (2004)
Prof. univ. dr. Dan Dungaciu – Director of the Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations of Romanian Academy, Director of University Foundation Black Sea
Prof. univ. dr. Ovidiu Pecican – Faculty of European Studies
Conf. univ. dr. Alina Branda – Faculty of European Studies
Conf. univ. dr. Mircea Maniu – Vice-dean, Faculty of European Studies
Conf. univ. dr. Sergiu Mișcoiu – Faculty of European Studies
Lect. univ. dr. Adrian Corpădean – Faculty of European Studies
Lect. univ. dr. Delia Flanja – Faculty of European Studies
Lect. univ. dr. Gabriel Gherasim – Faculty of European Studies
Lect. univ. dr. Raluca Moldovan – Faculty of European Studies

Career opportunities
The graduates could be absorbed by the following structures:

European institutions: European Commission, European Parliament;
National institutes: central and local administration at departments for foreign affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
Private companies.