The degree provides a comprehensive base of studies in several academic disciplines related to International Economics, Business and Global Politics, with a particular emphasis on cultural diplomacy and its application in the public sector, and the private sector and civil society. 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 & Economics, Business, 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, 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. On a practical level, 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. 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..
Further information about the program is found under: http://www.ccds-berlin.de/index.php?en_ma_iebcd_fw_1
The Degree is awarded by the Furtwangen University (HFU), a fully accredited institution of higher education in Germany- HFU) iuses the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) to award degrees. Students will earn a total of 90 credits upon completion, and fulfils the requirements 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 program follows the conventional university structure of a one year academic program divided into two study semesters, 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 (2 study semesters and one semester dedicated fully to the thesis writing, where no attendance is required, as the official deadline for submitting the final thesis is at the end of the 3rd semester, however students are welcome to submit the thesis prior to this deadline.
individuals studying for the MA will represent a diverse range of cultural and academic backgrounds, including 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 International Business 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
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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