• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Built on the experiences of various faculty members who were involved and active in cultural diplomacy and scientific projects, the Public and Cultural Diplomacy programme taught at University of Siena is made up of students with diverse backgrounds, from social sciences to the humanities.


The Public and Cultural Diplomacy programme offered by the University of Siena aims to improve student’s knowledge in the field of new international relations and cooperation.

At the center of the program are two themes: the role of intercultural negotiation and the construction of institutions and, cultural policies at an international level.

The main disciplines are history, political science, cultural heritage in certain areas such as the Mediterranean, geography, economic development, and international law. These complimentary disciplines encourage diverse educational experiences: on one hand, knowledge and skills from experts in public diplomacy and conflict resolution, on the other hand, professional training in cultural institutions at an international level.

The Master’s program is based on the “Science for development cooperation” style, with a strong emphasis on international studies, and is approached in a significantly different way to already existing programs.

Particular attention will be paid to fieldwork, educational seminars for developing practical competencies for this type of program, and the final exam.

Career Opportunities

This innovative program uses different perspectives through its course offerings, international partnerships, and organizational training. The majority of the classes are specifically developed for this program and it also considers the new roles that public diplomacy offers, such as international cooperation, planning and cultural diffusion on a global scale, social communication of cultural affairs, experience in conflict resolution, cultural policy planning, international facilitation and mediation, and scientific journalism.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Antropology Of Cultural Heritage
  • Arabic Language And Culture
  • Chinese Language And Cultures
  • Cultural Diplomacy
  • Cultural Heritage And Cultural Relationships
  • Cultural Heritage And Public Diplomacy
  • Culture And Economics
  • Culture And Institutions In Latin America
  • Geography And Sustainability
  • Global Comparative Politics
  • International Relations

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • International students can apply to Italian Universities only if they have an educational qualification that allows them to enroll. 
  • This qualification of secondary education has to be awarded after a study period of at least 12 years. 
  • If the educational qualification has been awarded in less than 12 years, it has to be accompanied by the academic certification of the examinations taken or a post-secondary title to compensate for any missing years of secondary education.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4700 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4700 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Based on family income and merit

Living costs for Siena

  • 600 - 950 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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