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 Master’s Degree is awarded by the Furtwangen University (HFU), a fully accredited institution of higher education. The HFU uses the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) to award degrees.- Students will earn a total of 90 ECTS credits upon completion. this MA of 90 ECTS is sufficient for a Master’s program in terms of post-studies (PhD) or work placement in Germany.
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The program consists of 90 ECTS credits in total and has duration of two study semesters, a Professional Development Training Program, designed individually for each student and a Thesis to be submitted towards the completion of the program. The Study program is conducted fully in Berlin The program follows the conventional university structure of a one year academic program divided into two study semesters, where Students are offered elective courses to accompany mandatory courses, a professional development experience and the final thesis to be submitted up till the end of the 3rd semester as deadline, which is dedicated to the Thesis writing (no attendance in Berlin then is necessary required, though possible). The Official duration of the short track is 18 months, as the program is structured as a 3 semesters´ program (2 study semesters and one semester dedicated fully to the thesis writing, where no attendance in activities or residence in Germany is required, though you are welcome and eligible to be in Germany. The actual period of activities and lectures of each semester within official duration of 6 months is set by each university independently according to its prerogative in doing so, as always the actual period of activities of each semester is about 4 months. The official deadline for submitting the final thesis is at the end of the 3rd semester, however students are welcome, if they wish and are able to , to submit the thesis prior to this deadline, and thus graduate prior to the official end date of the program.
To learn about the courses offered in each semester, and the workload, please visit our website here: http://www.ccds-berlin.de/index.php?en_ma_ircd_fw_1
Individuals studying for an MA in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy will represent a diverse range of cultural and academic backgrounds. Candidates will include recent BA graduates as well as young professionals who combine strong academic backgrounds with significant work experience.
The CCDS Faculty is composed of senior academics, leading politicians and professionals from the public and private sectors.
- 18 months
Start dates & application deadlines
Enrolment to the program is possible towards start in Fall (October), Winter (February), spring (April) and Summer (June), each year.
DisciplinesEconomics International Relations Political Science View 30 other Masters in International Relations in Germany
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Individuals are required to hold a BA degree as degrees from across the world and from any field are acceptable as a pre-requisite for the application.
The BA studies must have a total of minimum of 210 (European transfer Credit points) or 420 UK Credits (normally 4 years BA studies). Once the BA degree of the applicant has total of 180 ECTS credits only (180 European transfer Credit points) or 360 UK Credits only (normally 3 years Studies), individuals are required to have additional relevant professional experience of one year following their graduation and/or additional academic experience/extra curriculum Credit Points of min. 30 ECTS.
Once these conditions have not been fulfilled, then the regular track of the 2 years program (4 semesters) can be considered.
All courses are taught in English, thus an Evidence of adequate competence in English is required for the applicants who don’t have English as mother tongue.
Once the BA degree of the applicant has total of 180 ECTS credits only (180 European transfer Credit points) or 360 UK Credits only (normally 3 years Studies), individuals are required to have additional relevant professional experience of one year following their graduation and/or additional academic experience/extra curriculum Credit Points of min. 30 ECTS.
International6000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
National6000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
The tuition fee is of 9,000 Euros for the full program, paid in 2 instalments: 5,175 Euros paid upon acceptance and of 3,825 Euros prior to the second semester.
Scholarships, equalling up to 10% deduction of tuition costs are available for students based on educational excellence and financial need. Although each scholarship request will be evaluated on an individual basis, students are expected to have an above-average grade point of 4.5 (of 5.0) in order to qualify for a grant and then to prove financial need.
Students are welcome to search for scholarships, such as from governments, or other Institutions. With regards to how to obtain such funding,
We do not have any specific sponsor to which we can refer students. Please note that our Programs are not sponsored by DAAD or supported by BAföG
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