SD – Security and Diplomacy

This program is held in English and it 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 500 EURO/per semester.


The programme is conducted in English and it is aimed at preparing students for a future career in a rapidly changing world, developing their adaptability related skills which are characteristic for the specialists in the field. The MA programme allows students to explore the complexities and processes involved in global politics and within the nowadays international system. The courses provide exposure to key sub-disciplines and relevant issues such as globalization, human rights, humanitarian studies, economic development, regional security complex, regional studies, theories of international relations, foreign policy strategy, intelligence studies, security studies, public diplomacy, preventive diplomacy, diplomatic practice and protocol, etc. Thus, our graduates will acquire extensive interdisciplinary knowledge in international relations, both at practical and theoretical level.

The programme is addressed to university graduates that are interested in developing a diplomatic career for which deepening the study of security and diplomacy is highly relevant. The programme is also addressed to civil servants in the central government, working in international relations, and aiming to improve their analytical performance and expertise in the fields of security and diplomacy.


No. Course Professor
1 Theory of International Relations Prof. Univ. Dr. Vasile Secăreș
2 Security Studies Conf. Univ. Dr. Radu Sebastian Ungureanu
3 International Public Law Lect. Univ. Dr. Bogdan Aurescu
4 Romanian Institutions of National Security Prof. Univ. Dr. Mihail E. Ionescu
5 Social Science Research Methodology (optional) Lect. Univ. Dr. Ioana Melenciuc
6 International Organizations and Institutions of Security Prof. Univ. Dr. Vasile Secăreș
7 Introduction to NATO (optional) Prof. Univ. Dr. Ioan Mircea Pașcu
8 Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union (optional) Prof. Univ. Dr. George Anglițoiu
9 Intelligence and National Security Prof. Univ. Dr. George Maior
10 Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-proliferation (optional) Lect. Univ. Dr. Sorin Ducaru
11 Cybersecurity (optional) Lect. Univ. Dr. Sorin Ducaru
12 International Project Management (optional) Lect. Univ. Dr. Răzvan Cotovelea
13 Theory and Practice of Human Rights Lect. Univ. Dr. Gabriel Micu
14 Theories of cooperation and development Lect. Univ. Dr. Victor Negrescu
15 Strategic Studies Lect. Univ. Dr. Radu Cucută
16 Ethics in International Relations Lect. Univ. Dr. Alice Iancu
17 US Grand Strategy (optional) Lect. Univ. Dr. Radu Cucută
18 Diplomatic and Consular Law (optional) Lect. Univ. Dr. Gabriel Micu
19 Public Diplomacy and Negotiation (optional) Lect. Univ. Dr. Gabriel Micu
20 Regional Security (optional) Prof. Univ. Dr. Ioan Horga
21 Introduction to Evaluation Studies (optional) Dr. Monica Chiffa
22 Practical training Lect. Univ. Dr. Mihail Caradaică
23 Methods and Techniques for Thesis Writing Conf. Univ. Dr. Radu Sebastian Ungureanu


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. Expertise and consultancy in the field of external policies and diplomacy and administrative and managerial positions in the following contexts:
  • Institutions and international organizations agencies (the UN, EU, NATO, OSCE, the Council of Europe, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, WTO etc);
  • Public national institutions and governmental agencies in the field of security or external policy;
  • Private consultancy in the field of diplomacy, security studies, international relations;
  • Transnational corporations, private organizations in the field of security studies, external policy analysis, international environment and international relations structure.
  • European projects, NGO’s, political organizations, mass-media;
  1. Research and analysis in research institutions or think-tanks in the field of diplomacy, security studies, international environment, the structure of international relations;
  2. Education and teaching (schools, universities, adult training centers, ad-hoc professional training programmes) in the field of diplomacy, security studies, international environment, the structure of international relations.



Admission is 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
  • Security studies
  • Studies on peace and conflict
  • Geopolitics
  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Global economic systems
  • International Organizations
  • Intelligence / Secret Services



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:

TUITION FEE – 1.000 EUR/year.

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