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One Year MA Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy (Executive Master- First Level of Master's degree)

Course Description

The Executive Master in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy is a one year program offered by the University of Siena in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy.

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, Global Politics and Global Governance, with a particular emphasis on Cultural Diplomacy and its historical and contemporary application in the public sector, private sector and civil society. 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, 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 Executive Master's Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy consists of 60 ECTS Credits in total and has duration of two semesters, which take place in both Berlin, Germany and Siena, Italy, a Professional Development Training Program, designed individually for each student and a Thesis to be submitted towards the completion of the program.

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

Next start:

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.


Visit the One Year MA Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy (Executive Master- First Level of Master's degree) page on the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy website for more details!

Entry Requirements

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.

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