ASC – Conflict Analysis and Resolution

This program is addressed to university graduates under Bologna system (3 years) or to those who graduated from long term university study programs (4 years).

Form of study: full time, 2 years, 120 ECTS

For non-subsidized places from the state budget, the tuition fee is 1100 lei/ per semester.

PRESENTATION

Within a current system that is passing through a period of transition that generates instability and insecurity at regional and international level, Europe  has been confronted with conflicts such as the war from August 2008 (Georgia), the Ukrainian crisis, negative dynamics in the Western Balkans and Middle East that pose direct  threats to the EU’s security. The Master Programme Analysis and Conflict Resolution deals with the latest international and regional vulnerabilities and risks by fostering the development of skills necessary for future experts in conflict management.

The Master is addressed to people who wish to pursue a career in national and international organizations, specialized in conflict management such as OSCE, UN, NATO, the EU, etc.

During the two years of study, students will have the opportunity to participate in: various international model simulations (the European Council, Council of Europe, the UN Security Council, NATO, OSCE), workshops held by various national and international recognized experts that are specialized in conflict management and various  conferences within the Department.

No. Course Professor
1 Theory of international relations Prof. Univ. Dr. Vasile Secăreș
2 Great themes of world politics Prof. Univ. Dr. Ioan Mircea Pașcu
3 Conflict Analysis and Conflict Resolution’s Approaches Conf. Univ. Dr. Iulian Chifu
4 Foreign Policy Analysis Conf. Univ. Dr. George Anglițoiu
5 EU Policies Lect. Univ. Dr. Nicolae Toderaș
6 Social Sciences Research Methodology (optional) Lect. Univ. Dr. Ioana Melenciuc
7 Prevention and Crisis Management. Decision in crisis Conf. Univ. Dr. Iulian Chifu
8 Structures and centres of power (opțional) Lect. Univ. Dr. Constantin Buchet
9 CFSP (optional) Prof. Univ. Dr. George Maior
10 Romanian Foreign Policy Prof. Univ. Dr. Ioan Mircea Pașcu
11 Risks and asymmetrical threats (optional) Conf. Univ. Dr. George Anglițoiu
121 Unconventional dimensions of international security (opțional) Conf. Univ. Dr. George Anglițoiu
13 Security Studies (opțional) Conf. Univ. Dr. Radu Sebastian Ungureanu
14 EU Policies II (optional) Lect. Univ. Dr. Ioana Melenciuc
15 Foreign Languages for diplomacy* (optional)
16 International public law Lect. Univ. Dr. Gabriel Micu
17 Institutions of national security (optional) Prof. Univ. Dr. Mihail. E. Ionescu
18 Reconciliation and Post-Conflict Reconstruction. State Buillding (optional) Conf. Univ. Dr. Iulian Chifu
18 Communication and conflict management (optional) Conf. Univ. Dr. Mihai Cercel
19 The language of diplomacy I: Rethorics (optional) Lect. Univ. Dr. Daniel Buti
20 EU Policies III (optional) Lect. Univ. Dr. Mihai Ghigiu
21 Integration and fiscal policies of the European Union (optional) Prof. Univ. Dr. Daniel Dăianu
22 Public diplomacy and negotiations (optional) Conf. Univ. Dr. Mihai Cercel
23 Identity conflicts. A new generation of  conflicts (optional)
24 Ethics in international relations (optional) Prof. Univ. Dr. Mihaela Miroiu
25 Introduction to evaluation (optional) Lect. Univ. Dr. Nicoale Toderaș
26 The language of diplomacy II: Etiquette and protocol (optional) Prof. Univ. Dr. Oana Iucu
27 Practical training: institutional evaluations
28 Methods and techniques of thesis writing Lect. Univ. Dr. Constantin Buchet

The teaching plan contains a series of compulsory courses, aimed at building or consolidating fundamental notions and concepts, as well as a series of optional courses, from which students can choose those that best define their area of interest. The teaching plan allows you to find out how many courses you will have per semester, what they are and how you can attend them in order to achieve the 120 transferable credits.

I. Cognitive and instrumental competences

  1. Knowledge of the main concepts about the actors, the structure and the theory of international relations.
  2. Knowledge and understanding of the main issues of international politics after the end of the Cold War (major geopolitical transformations, the evolution of NATO, the war against terrorism).
  3. Knowledge and understanding of such concepts as crisis, conflict, risk, crisis management, decision unit, decision-making, the prevention and resolution of conflicts, post-conflict reconstruction.
  4. Knowledge of analytical patterns, ways of interpreting the evolution of crises and of the occasions for decision-making, as well as of international conflict resolution models.
  5. Knowledge of the main documents for decision-making in foreign policy and security matters (foreign policy doctrines, security strategies of international actors).
  6. Knowledge concerning the activity of the main international organizations or institutions, of public policies and the relationship between them (the UN, the EU, NATO, OSCE, the Council of Europe, the WEU, the CFSP, the ESDP).
  7. Knowledge and understanding of the Romanian foreign policy after 1990 in order to identify Romania’s role in promoting regional and international security.
  8. Knowledge and understanding of the international judicial phenomena by assimilating the mechanisms for elaborating and enforcing international public law and by identifying the way in which international norms are transposed into internal law.

II. Interpersonal competences

  1. The capacity to establish and develop contacts, partnerships and cooperation with individual and collective actors (public institutions, media, NGOs).
  2. The ability to initiate and maintain good working relations in a multicultural and pluralistic context, based on the principle of respecting the dignity of persons, irrespective of their ethnic, national, religious or racial origin, gender, life style or disability.
  3. The capacity to work in a group, to communicate and negociate with other individuals or groups, to present ones opinions in a clear and comprehensive manner and to hold a public speech.
  4. The ability to use and present information, views and concepts in a concise, well-structured and interesting way for a variety of audiences.
  5. The ability to solve daily problems in a non-discriminatory and non-conflicting way, based on negotiations and public dialogue.
  6. Leadership, ability to perform tasks under stress.

III. Systemic and decisional competences

  1. The ability to anticipate issues and evolutions in the national, European and global arena.
  2. The ability to identify strategic issues and systemic problems and to set priorities.
  3. The ability to recognize and understand the interrelationship and complexities within and in-between the regional, national, European or international spheres and develop the ability to design solutions that may influence those aspects.
  4. The ability to use information and communications technologies.

CAREER PROSPECTS:

  1. Expertise, consultancy, public relations, administrative and managerial positions in the following areas:
  • Institutions and agencies of international organisations (the UN, the EU, NATO, OSCE, the Council of Europe, World Bank, the IMF, WTO etc).
  • National public instiutions and governamental agencies (decision-making and public consulting)
  • Internal and international relations of firms and multinational corporations.
  • EU-funded projects, NGOs, Political parties, Mass-media
  1. Research and political analysis of cooperation and conflict relationships in international relations.
  2. Teaching and education (schools, universities, adult education centres, ad-hoc professional training).

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR EXAMINATION

Admission is based on:

  • Application file (see necessary documents)
  • Academic essay (5-10 pages), written in English. The subject of the paper is your choice, preferably a case study within the thematic areas:
  • Theory of International Relations
  • Conflicts and international security problems
  • Asymmetric security threats (for example: terrorism)
  • Negotiation theory and practice in international relations
  • Actors of the international system – Case studies
  • Public International Low
  • European Institutions
  • Integration processes at European and Euro-Atlantic level
  • Geopolitics and Geo-economics

ONLINE PRE-ENROLMENT

By submitting the pre-enrolment form online, DRIIE 2017 candidates are given the opportunity to benefit from:

  • academic online tutoring on writing the examination essay (at the request of candidates);
  • bibliographical recommendations and specialized resources in electronic form and printed output for the admission exam;
  • professional guidance and counselling within the domains covered by the MA programmes offered by DRIIE;
  • information about the events organized by DRIIE such as debates, conferences, roundtables, book launches, educational fairs, lectures open to the public, tutoring activities with teachers from the Department, etc.

Pre-enrolment online form for master’s programmes 2017 – 2019 is available HERE.

TUITION FEE – 2.200 RON/year

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