The Executive Master in Global Governance and Cultural Diplomacy is a One Year Program offered by the University of Siena in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy.
The degree provides a comprehensive academic foundation in the field of Global Governance, International Relations & Economics, Global Politics and Cultural Diplomacy, with a particular emphasis on the theory, the development and the rapid evolution of global governance institutions in the twentieth century, which in the globalized world of the twenty-first century, is of paramount importance for the next generation of leaders. The degree prepares students for careers in diverse fields, such as the field of international relations, the humanities, business, the financial sector, politics and culture, with a special focus on Cultural Diplomacy institutions and the application of Cultural Diplomacy in the framework of foreign policy and international economics. 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, Global Governance, 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. 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.
On a practical level, 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.
The program consists of 60 ECTS credits in total and has duration of two semesters, which take place in both Berlin, Germany and in Siena, Italy, a Professional Development Training Program, designed individually for each student and a Thesis to be submitted towards the completion of the program. The first semester of the program is hosted by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
in Berlin and the second semester is hosted by the University of Siena.
Applications are being processed on a regular base, as enrolment to the program is possible towards Fall, Winter and Spring semesters' start, each year.
For start Fall 2016 (October 3rd 2016)
Deadline for late admissions: August 15th, 2016
Fall Semester 2016- October 3rd, 2016 , Deadline for late admissions: August 15th, 2016
Winter Semester 2017- February 8th, 2017, Deadline for admissions: October 31st, 2016
Spring Semester 2017- April 11th, 2017 , Deadline for admissions: December 31st, 2016
The tuition cost is 9,000 Euros for the full program (1 Year). The fees cover only the tuition fees, and do not include housing or any other living costs and related expense. http://www.ccds-berlin.de
Individuals are required to hold a BA degree (or equivalent) of minimum of 3 years studies, as degrees from across the world and from any field are acceptable. Proficiency in English is a pre-requisite for application- a Test (TOEFL or similar) or an attestation that the applicant has studies at least one semester in English is sufficient for proving the level of English.