Transatlantic Studies

Postat în diverse
  • Teaching Language: English
  • Field of Study: International Relations and European Studies
  • Type of learning: Regular – Tax
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Credits required for graduation: 120 ECTS
  • Coordinator contact: Lector dr. /PhD Lecturer Raluca Moldovan
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Based on a Central European perspective, in the exciting multicultural and academic capital city of Transylvania, the Master program of Transatlantic Studies creates excellent opportunities of deepening knowledge and doing research on European – North American complex relations.

Offered by the Faculty of European Studies in Cluj-Napoca, the Transatlantic Master is a two-year MA program in English, in the field of International Relations and European Studies, focusing on providing students with a fine and multidisciplinary understanding of Transatlantic relations.

From international relations to politics and diplomacy, and from economic approaches to cultural affairs, the curriculum is balanced, attractive and pragmatically oriented

Admission to the MA program in Transatlantic Studies consists in:

  • an Interview during which the candidate will discuss with the commission his/her
    interest in any topic pertaining to the broad field of Transatlantic studies.
  • knowledge of English (attested by a Language Proficiency Certificate)

The admission process takes place every year in July and September. The number of places is limited, so early admission (i.e. in July) is advised!

The interview is meant to help the interview commission assess the candidate’s interest in and commitment for pursuing a degree in this challenging contemporary subject. There is no compulsory bibliography for the interview, the candidates being free to consult whatever sources they consider relevant.

Knowledge of English is a prerequisite for applying to this program. The language proficiency certificate can also be obtained after applying for a place in the program and filed before the beginning of the academic year.

The list of accepted language certificates is available on the faculty webpage, masters admission section here:

Romanian and candidates from EU member states can apply for budgeted places (i.e., they do not have to pay tuition fees).

Overseas candidates who wish to enroll in this program will pay a monthly tuition fee of 300 EUR, subject to change each academic year.

For more information about the interview and admission procedure, please contact
Dr. Raluca Moldovan (

The courses proposed focus on current topics of the international and transatlantic agenda, from an International Relations perspective.

First year:

  • Contemporary concepts and approaches in international relations theory: a transatlantic dialogue
  • Comparative institutions and politics in Europe and North America
  • Liberal democracy and society in Europe and North America
  • Negotiations and Intercultural Relations
  • Relations between Washington and Moscow during and after the end of the Cold War
  • Populism, radicalism and extremism in Europe and North America
  • Methods of Research and Analysis in Social Sciences
  • Migration in the trasatlantic area: dynamics and impact
  • Conflict management in the transatlantic world
  • Societal and environmental security in the Euro-Atlantic world

Second year:

  • Contemporary international politics
  • Non-state actors in international relations
  • Relations between the West and the Middle East since 1945
  • NATO: tradition, concepts, contemporary developments
  • Cultural Diplomacy – Power, Influence and Reputation
  • Professional Development and Applied Training Programme
  • Transatlantic economic relations
  • Terrorism and security threats în the Euro-Atlantic world

Valentin NAUMESCU – Program Director, PhD Associate Professor, Department of International Relations and German Studies.

Vasile PUȘCAȘ – PhD Professor, Department of European Studies and Governance, Director of the Institue of European Research.

Sergiu MIȘCOIU – PhD Associate Professor, Head of the Department of International Relations and German Studies. 

Radu NECHITA – PhD Associate Professor, Department of European Studies and Governance.

Liviu ȚÎRĂU – PhD Associate Professor, Department of International Relations and German Studies, Vice-Dean.

Gabriel GHERASIM – PhD Lecturer, Department of International Relations and German Studies.

Laura HERȚA – PhD Associate Professor, Department of International Relations and German Studies.

Monica MERUȚIU – PhD Lecturer, Department of International Relations and German Studies.

Raluca MOLDOVAN – PhD Lecturer, Department of International Relations and German Studies.

Șerban VĂETIȘI – PhD Lecturer, Department of International Relations and German Studies.

As in many other western countries, the Transatlantic Master programme provides students an ideal academic environment for improving their knowledge and skills as well as consolidating their initial professional qualification, in the large spectrum of international relations.

The programme prepares therefore students for professional careers in diverse fields, routes and projects, such as:

  • diplomacy and international (political) relations
  • governmental agencies and departments
  • political career
  • central and local administration (IR officers)
  • multinational corporates
  • non-governmental organizations
  • educational, cultural and media institutions
  • research centres