RIIE – International Relations and European Integration

This programme is held in English and is addressed to university graduates under Bologna system (3 years) or to those who graduated from long term university study programmes (4 years).

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

For non-subsidized places from the state budget, the tuition fee is 1.100 RON/ per semester.


The MA programme International Relations and European Integration (DIREI) is part of the classic educational offer of the Department of International Relations and European Integration, being at the same time the oldest MA programme dedicated to the study of international relations and European studies in the institution. The continuity of the programme is based on the students’ appreciation for the varied academic content, its interdisciplinarity and the quality of teaching constantly adapted to the evolutions at the European and international level, respectively to the needs and requests of the students.  The MA programme proposes a dual approach to current regional and international affairs: on one hand, international relations that offer a global perspective and on the other, European studies that focus more on the regional level. This interdisciplinary approach is necessary in order to offer its students the necessary tools that deal with the current challenges and provides a comprehensive approach to national, regional and international levels.

The programme is generally addressed to students graduating from university studies under the Bologna regime (3 years) or to graduates from long term university studies (4 years or more) and, in particular, to those who wish to build a strong career in international organizations such as the EU, NATO, UN, etc., but also national public institutions such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of European Funds, Romanian embassies abroad, etc.

Also, the programme supports students with an inclination for research in the domains accommodated by the MA and encourages participation in the activities of the Centre for European Studies, conferences, workshops and seminaries.




Course Professor
1 Theory of International Relations Prof. Univ. Dr. Vasile Secăreș
2 Great themes of global politics Prof. Univ. Dr. Ioan Mircea Pașcu
3 European Union Institutions Prof. Univ. Dr. Iordan Bărbulescu
4 Theories of European Integration Prof. Univ. Dr. George Voicu
5 European Union Policies Lect. Univ. Dr. Nicolae Toderaș
6 Social Sciences Research Methodology (optional) Lect. Univ. Dr. Ioana Melenciuc
7 Romanian Foreign Policy (optional) Prof. Univ. Dr. Ioan Mircea Pașcu
8 Parties and political organizations in the EU (optional) Prof. Univ. Dr. George Voicu
9 European Union decision-making process Prof. Univ. Dr. Iordan Bărbulescu
10 European studies (optional) Prof. Univ. Dr. Cezar Bârzea
11 Security Studies (optional) Conf. Univ. Dr. Radu Sebastian Ungureanu
12 CFSP (optional) Prof. Univ. Dr. George Maior
13 European Union Policies II Lect. Univ. Dr. Ioana Melenciuc
14 The New EU Neighbourhood (optional) Dr. Ana-Maria Costea
15 Foreign Languages for Diplomacy* (optional)  
16 European Union Policies III Lect. Univ. Dr. Mihai Ghigiu
17 Current political ideologies (optional) Prof. Univ. Dr. Mihaela Miroiu
18 International Public Law Lect. Univ. Dr. Gabriel Micu
19 European governance and Europeanization (opțional) Lect. Univ. Dr. Oana-Andreea Ion
20 World Economy (optional) Prof. Univ. Dr. Daniel Dăianu
21 Public Diplomacy and Negotiations (optional) Conf. Univ. Dr. Mihai Cercel
22 Eu Political Processes (optional) Prof. Univ. Dr. George Voicu
23 The Language of Diplomacy I: Rethorics (optional) Lect. Univ. Dr. Daniel Buti
24 Ethics in international relations Prof. Univ. Dr. Mihaela Miroiu
25 The language of Diplomacy II: Etiquette and protocol (optional) Prof. Univ. Dr. Oana Iucu
26 Practical training Lect. Univ. Dr. Oana-Andreea Ion
27 Methods and techniques of thesis writing Lect. Univ. Dr. Oana-Andreea Ion


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.


  1. Cognitive and Instrumental Competences
    1. Knowledge and understanding of specific concepts related to the international environment, the structure of International Relations, the main actors and their behavior within these relations.
    2. Knowledge and understanding of the major geopolitical changes which took place after the Cold War, of the implications and consequences of globalization and identifying national security strategies and Romania’s role in promoting international security.
    3. Knowledge of the major risks and asymmetric threats to the national and international security and familiarizing with the new approach on terrorism.
    4. Knowledge of the functioning of the European Union, in terms of institution building and carrying out public policies, and the ability to work / act in the specific policy and institutional framework of the EU.
    5. Knowledge of the key-moments within the evolution of the European construction and of the theories of the European integration process, thus developing the ability to assess the current EU political processes.
    6. Knowledge of the genesis and development of political parties and organizations in Europe and of the structuring of the main European systems of political parties.
    7. Knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms of the Single European Market and the ability to assess its impact on the business environment.
    8. Knowledge of the international judicial phenomenon by assimilating the mechanisms and principles of developing and complying with international regulations, and by knowing the relationship between international and internal law, thus developing the ability to analyze facts of the bureaucratic and institutional environment and develop legal solutions to regulate specific cases.


  1. Interpersonal Competences
    1. The capacity to establish and develop contacts, partnerships and cooperation with individual and collective actors (public institutions, media, NGOs).
    2. The capacity to work in a group, to communicate and negotiate with other individuals or groups, to present ones opinions in a clear and comprehensive manner and to hold a public speech.
    3. 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.
    4. Leadership qualities and the ability to perform tasks in stressful situations.


  1. Systemic and Decisional Competences
    1. The ability to use a technical and logical style in developing analitical papers on EU related issues.
    2. A critical and constructive approach in analysing contemporary debates.
    3. The ability to anticipate needs, problems and evolutions on the national, European and global arena.
    4. The ability to identify strategic issues, systemic problems and set priorities.
    5. The ability to make decisions within uncertain and asymmetric information environments.
    6. The ability to use information and communications technologies, both in the professional or research activities and in everyday life.



  • Expertise, consultancy, public relations, administrative and managerial positions in the following areas:
    • Institutions and agencies within international organizations (UN, EU, NATO, OSCE, Council of Europe, World Bank, IMF, WTO, etc.);
    • National public institutions and government agencies (public consultation and decision-making positions);
    • Transnational Corporations;
    • European projects, NGOs, political parties, media.
  • Research and political analysis of the international environment.
  • Teaching and training (schools, universities, adult education programs, ad-hoc training programs).



Admission procedure will be based on:

  • Application file (see necessary documents);
  • Academic Essay (5-10 pages), written in Romanian, English or French. A certificate attesting knowledge of English is not a requirement. The admission essay is on a topic of your choice, preferably a case study from the following thematic areas:
    • Theory of International Relations
    • European Institutions
    • Integration processes in Europe and Euro-Atlantic region
    • EU relations with other international organizations
    • Conflicts and International Security Issues
    • Theory and practice of negotiation in international relations
    • Actors in the international system – Case studies
  • Interview.



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 at: http://dri.snspa.ro/admitere/preinscriere/.

TUITION FEE – 2.200 RON/year

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