The Master Degree in Euro-Mediterranean Studies and Cultural Diplomacy (MA) is a 1.5 year (3 semesters) programme offered by the University of Nicosia in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy.
- Duration: 3 semesters
- ECTS Credits: 90
- Qualification Awarded: Master of Arts (MA) in Euro-Mediterranean Studies and Cultural Diplomacy
- Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle (Master’s Degree)
- Language of Instruction: English
- Mode of Study: Blended Learning (Students will attend blended programmes of study, combining online lectures with on ground, face-to-face seminars in the ICD premises)
Profile of the Programme
The MA Program in Euro-Mediterranean Studies and Cultural Diplomacy is the first of its kind to concentrate on Cultural Diplomacy and Euro-Mediterranean Studies in Cyprus. The program is offered in collaboration with the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin. Cultural Diplomacy is a currently rare expertise, yet a rapidly evolving and important field, within the public sector, private sector, and civil society. The program will explore the possibilities, nature, function, and implementation of cultural diplomacy in the political, social, economic, and cultural spaces of the Euro-Mediterranean.
The MA Program in Euro-Mediterranean Studies and Cultural Diplomacy is a three-semester program. The first semester concentrates on Cultural Diplomacy, the second focuses on Euro-Mediterranean Studies and the third semester explores International Relations and Conflict.
To successfully complete the program, students must take seven major required courses and 2 more electives.
- Provide students with an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of International Relations, while placing particular emphasis on Cultural Diplomacy
- Educate students about Cultural Diplomacy within the context of the political, economic, and cultural foundations upon which sustainable international relations are based
- Analyze soft power and hard power strategies within the international relations discourse
- Investigate the role of international organizations such as the United Nations
- Examine contemporary obstacles to peaceful international relations using historical and modern case studies in the Euro-Mediterranean, while considering how Cultural Diplomacy can be used to mitigate tension and conflict
- Equip students with the relevant skill sets and knowledge required to embark on a career in the highly competitive international arena
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Critically evaluate key trends and developments within the fields of International Relations, European Studies, and Cultural Diplomacy.
- Effectively utilize research methods used in the field of International Relations, European Studies and the Social Sciences.
- Readily deal with the complexity of the fields of study and their relation to other subjects.
- Engage in debates within the fields of study.
- Discuss recent world history and the European integration process in an intelligent and analytical way.
- Independently identify, analyze and evaluate complex issues relating to International Relations and European Studies using a variety of methodological tools.
- Analyze and evaluate complex issues both orally and in writing as well as organize and lead discussions regarding issues of an international nature.
- Independently analyze, interpret and reflect upon key trends in development within world politics.
- Critically analyze research within the field of study.
- Communicate in the English language both orally and in written form at (near) native level.
- Employ organizational and analytical skills to allow them to research international phenomena competently with a minimal amount of assistance.
- Make efficient use of libraries, bibliographical material and academic research.
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Last updated December 11, 2015