This is an advanced research programme offered by the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Philosophy, in partnership with the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin. The programme has a duration of 2 years, with the first 2 semesters taking place in Berlin and the last 2 in Bucharest. It provides students with a unique design of the curriculum, combining lectures and presentations with case studies and in-depth analysis of contemporary global events. Students benefit from the expertise of leading scholars and professionals, and courses are adequately complemented by a wide range of events (visits, training, conferences) destined to broaden their perspective and refine their understanding of cultural diplomacy.

During the second semester, students undertake a professional development and training programme at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. The professional development programme is designed individually with each of the students and is composed of part or all of the following main components: research, development of Cultural Diplomacy Initiative and participating in and contributing to ICD’s projects, activities, and conferences.

By joining this MA, students gain expertise in cultural diplomacy, globalization and international relations, a deeper understanding of socio-cultural conflicts and conflict resolution, argumentation and critical thinking skills. The multicultural experience in two major European cities and the particular structure of the programme allow students to develop high professional and personal development standards.

Tuition Fees

6000 EUR/academic year

Career Opportunities

  • Cultural Diplomacy, International Relations, Intercultural Management
  • Mass Media, Politics, Journalism, Cultural Studies
  • Development and Globalization Studies



  • The History and Evolution of the Field of Cultural Diplomacy
  • International Case Studies of Cultural Diplomacy
  • Future Trends in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy
  • Professional Development Programme
  • Globalization and Anti-globalization: Theories and Realities
  • Multiculturalism
  • Theories of International Relations
  • Resources and Development in the Global Word
  • Global Ethics
  • The Classical Culture in Contemporary Intercultural Dialogue
  • Guidelines in Research of the Topic of Dissertation
  • Development, Culture, and Ethical Responsibility


  • Nation Branding and Unilateral Cultural Diplomacy
  • Contemporary German Foreign Policy
  • International Organizations
  • European Politics
  • Models of Cultural Diplomacy
  • Religion and Cultural Diplomacy
  • Soft Power, Hard Power, and Smart Power
  • Cultural Diplomacy in Conflict Zones
  • The Private Sector and Cultural Diplomacy
  • Cultural and Intercultural Communication
  • Cultural Change and Human Rights
  • Writing and Argumentation Methods
  • Public Diplomacy
  • Global Culture – Local Cultures, Sustainable Development
  • International Organizations and the Globalization Process


Admission takes place in July and September.

Program taught in:
  • English

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