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 historical and contemporary 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..
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The Master’s Degree is awarded by the Furtwangen University (HFU), which is recognized as a fully German accredited institution of higher education with the right to award university 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 programs provide students with expertise in at least 2 distinct academic fields (s cultural diplomacy, International Economics & Business), which will give them a significantly greater number of career options against students who simply have an expertise in only one field, such as International Business only.
- The programs consist of a unique structure that provide students with the opportunity to study in the university and at the same time to gain practical experience, by having the opportunity to participate in and support the activities of an NGO (the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (including its major international conferences).
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- 18 months
Start dates & application deadlines
Applications are being processed on a rolling base, as enrolment to the programs are possible towards Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer start, each year
DisciplinesEconomics International Relations International Business View 37 other Masters in International Relations in Germany
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Individuals studying for an MA 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.
- Individuals are required to hold a BA degree (or equivalent Degree) of a minimum of 3 years of studies, as degrees from across the world and from any field are acceptable.
** To be eligible to the 90 ECS MA program, the BA studies must have a total of minimum of 210 ECTS or 420 UK Credits (normally 4 years BA studies), or BA degree of 180 ECTS credits only or 360 UK Credits only (normally 3 years Studies), with 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.
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International6000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9000 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.
EU/EEA6000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9000 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.
the total tuition fee is paid in 2 instalments of 5,175 Euros upon acceptance to the program and of 3,825 Euros prior to the second semester.
Living costs for Berlin
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.