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 is confronting with conflict situations such as the war from August 2008 (Georgia), Ukrainian crisis, negative dynamics from the Western Balkans and Middle East that threatens the EU’s security level. The Master Program of Analysis and Conflict Resolution deals with the latest international and regional vulnerabilities and risks by developing the skills that are necessary for each expert in conflict management.

The Master addresses to persons who wish to pursue a career in national and international organizations that are specialized in conflict management such as OSCE, UN NATO, the EU, etc.

The program’s graduates will develop competences regarding: different techniques for peace keeping, peace building, peace informant, reconstruction, negotiation techniques, international law, humanitarian aid, conflict and conflict generating situations’ prevention, etc. These skills can be applied within the Institute for Public Diplomacy, which is an integrated part of the National University.

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

The comprehensive character of the master program will represent the demarcation point in its graduates’ future careers. They will develop skills that can easily be adapted for numerous requirements of the current labour market: high adaptability to new environments, team spirit, negotiating capacity, analysis and synthesis, etc.

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).

Who can apply?

  • Graduates in political science, international relations, history and so on, who want to deepen their knowledge;
  • Any other university graduates who wish to focus on the international dimension of their field of expertise (economists, lawyers, engineers, linguists, translators, interpreters and so on).

The program offers them the opportunity to acquire information about the conflict management and analysis field, international conflict prevention, post-conflict reconstruction, decision-making analysis during the periods of crisis, international relations theory, world centers of power and structures and other areas.

What will I study?

  1. Foreign policy analysis
  2. Conflict analysis and resolution models
  3. Conciliation and post-conflict reconstruction
  4. Conflicts of identity. Interethnic and religious conflicts
  5. Forgotten conflicts, frozen conflicts
  6. International Public Low
  7. Ethics in International Relations
  8. International Security Institutions
  9. Crisis Management in the European Union
  10. Crisis Management and Terrorism
  11. Major Themes of World Politics
  12. Romania’s Foreign Policy
  13. EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy
  14. The Policies of the European Union
  15. Crisis Management and Prevention
  16. Structures and Centers of Power
  17. Research Trends in International Relations Field
  18. The International Relations Theory

The curriculum includes both a number of compulsory courses which are designed to establish or cement notions and fundamental concepts and a number of optional courses from which students can choose those that meet best their interest areas. The curriculum permits you to find out how many courses you have per semester and how you can take them in order to accumulate 120 credits.

Terms of enrollment

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Academic essay (5-10 typed pages), in Romanian, English or French. The admission essay is on a topic of your choice, preferably a case study from the following  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  the European an Euro-Atlantic level
  • Geopolitics and Geo-economics

Competencies

Cognitive and instrumental skills

  • Knowledge of basic concepts related to the actors and the structure of international relations and the main theories in the field.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the main issues of world politics after the Cold War (major geopolitical changes, the evolution of NATO and the fight against terrorism).
  • Knowledge and understanding of the concepts of: crisis, conflict, risk, crisis management, decision unit, decision making, conflict prevention, resolution and post-conflict reconstruction.
  • Acquirement of knowledge about analysis models, ways of interpreting the evolution of crises and opportunities for decision making, as well as international conflict resolution models.
  • Knowledge of the basic documents for decision-making in the foreign policy and security fields (foreign policy doctrines, security strategies of the main international actors).
  • Knowledge of the activities and the relations between international organizations, institutions and public policies (UN, EU, NATO, OSCE, Council of Europe, WEU, CFSP, ESDP).
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Romanian foreign policy after 1990 in order to identify Romania’s role in promoting the regional and international security.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the international legal phenomenon through assimilation of the mechanisms of drafting and enforcement of international regulations and also through identifying the coverage of international norms into domestic law.

Interpersonal skills

  • Ability to establish and develop contacts, partnerships and cooperation with individual and collective actors (public institutions, media, NGOs).
  • Ability to initiate and maintain functional work relationships in a multicultural and pluralistic society based on mutual trust, empathy and communication, in the spirit of respect for the dignity of all persons, regardless of their ethnicity, nationality, religion or racial origin, gender, life style or disability.
  • Ability to cooperate, to communicate and negotiate with other individuals or groups, to make their own positions clear and consistent, namely to give a public speech.
  • A Competence to use and present views and concepts in a concise, well-structured and interesting way, for a wide audience.
  • Readiness to solve everyday problems in a non-discriminatory and non-conflicting way, based on negotiation and public dialogue.
  • Leadership qualities and the ability to perform tasks under stress.

Systemic and decisional competences

  • Ability to anticipate problems and developments on the European and international scene.
  • Ability to identify strategic issues and systemic problems and establish priorities.
  • Recognizing, understanding and developing the ability to elaborate solutions that can influence the interregional, intraregional, national, European and global complexities and dependencies.
  • Ability to use information and communications technology.

Employment opportunities

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