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

This Master programme is addressed to prospective students who would like to work in diplomacy or negotiations in an international/multicultural environment or to those who already do it and would like to enhance their skills.

The curricular approach is interdisciplinary, but based on political science, so prospective students will need at least basic knowledge in such fields as: International Relations, European Integration, Sociology, Law, EU Law, Public Administration, European Public Administration, Communication and Public Relations, Psychology, Philosophy or Political Science.

The main goal of this Master Programme is to provide advanced training and qualification in the field of external relations, as a very dynamic and diverse section of the job market. Due to the quality of the curricula, the professional experience and academic credentials of the professors involved in the programme, the master “Diplomacy and Negotiations” has the capacity to help the students develop the necessary competences for a career which requires both solid knowledge in the field of International Relations and specific practical skills (a capacity for synthesis and analysis, verbal and written communication, including in foreign languages, negotiation, creativity, etc.). These skills can also be applied by involving in the activities  developed within the Institute for Public Diplomacy, which is an integrated part of the National University.

After graduation, the students have various employment options:

  • entering the Diplomatic and Consular Body of Romania, different strands of central and local public administration and even international and multilateral organisations of which Romania is a Member State (United Nations Organisations, European Union, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, NATO, Council of Europe, World Bank, etc.);
  • think tanks, specialised media, consulting firms, research and analysis departments within international companies in Romania or abroad;
  • non-governmental organisations, associations and international foundations.

The students could also take advantage of the numerous opportunities for internship or traineeship within international organisations (various UN agencies and bodies in Geneva, Vienna or New York, European Commission, Council of the European Union, European Parliament, European External Action Service in Brussels or the over 130 delegations it coordinates around the world, NATO Headquarters or the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels, the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, World Bank or the African Union, etc.). Gaining practical experience in an international setting will represent a significant advantage in developing any future career in external relations, diplomacy and negotiations or which requires adaptability in multicultural environments.

What will I study?

  1. Contemporary conceptual approaches in International Relations
  2. Analysis of European institutions
  3. Diplomacy: Theory and Practice
  4. Public International Law
  5. European Union law
  6. European Economy
  7. Global Economy
  8. International Security: Institutions and Processes
  9. History of International Relations
  10. Research methodology in the Social Sciences
  11. International negotiations
  12. Public policies of the European Union (PPEU)
  13. Rhetoric
  14. International Conflict Resolution
  15. International Security Studies

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.

Competencies

Professional skills

The cognitive dimension:

  • Proper and deepened knowledge of approaches, concepts and specific forms of diplomacy and negotiations;
  • Impoundment of diplomacy and negotiation terminology in order to adapt it to various professional contexts;
  • Possession of knowledge about quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods applicable in investigating diplomacy and negotiations;
  • Development of the ability to select the main bibliographic resources in the field of diplomacy and negotiations;
  • Knowledge of key institutions, organizations and networks;
  • Development of the necessary skills to identify pertinent and reliable data sources;
  • Applying methods of documentation and analysis of primary data on solving a specific problem in the field of diplomacy and negotiation.
  • Finding appropriate solutions and decision making based on reliable data in real situations specific to diplomacy and negotiation.

Additional-functional dimension:

  • Development of judgments, guiding assumptions and assessment questions that are suitable for the actions that are under evaluation
  • Designing and adapting theoretical, conceptual and methodological data;
  • Examining the organizational context and the political variables that may affect the diplomatic activity and the negotiating work;
  • Development of the capacity to issue appropriate recommendations and to deliver their proper justification;
  • Focusing on causality and analysis of the diplomatic decisions and negotiations consequences;
  • Design of specific documents in the field of diplomacy and negotiations;
  • Communication with political and administrative factors directly involved in diplomacy and negotiations.

Transversal skills

  • Role skills:
    • Applying professional diplomatic and negotiations standards;
    • Operating according to professional ethics;
    • Developing the capacity to negotiate and to adapt to various concepts particular to the professional activity;
    • Effective solving conflicts and crisis situations;
    • Teamwork and cooperation within epistemic networks;
    • Developing professional contacts;
    • Taking accountable decisions and making accurate evaluations of problematic situations;
    • Empathic approach of institutional actors working together;
    • Developing a moderate approach in order to solve crisis situations;
    • Developing an inter-cultural and non-discriminatory approach in professional interactions.
  • Personal and professional development skills:
    • Professional development in diplomacy and negotiations;
    • Clarify and correct assessment of the mandate, skills, role and personal expectations;
    • Constant self-assessment for accurate evaluation of needs for improvement and professionalization;
    • Design professional realistic targets;
    • Diversification of learning styles and adaptation to diverse work environments;
    • Contribute to the development of the epistemic diplomacy and negotiations domain.

Terms of Registration

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Academic Essay (5-10 pages), written in English. 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:
    • History of International Relations
    • Theory of International Relations
    • Public International Law
    • European Institutions
    • Priorities in Romania’s foreign policy
    • Romania’s European Agenda
    • Romania’s diplomatic relations
    • Conflicts and International Security Issues
    • Negotiation: theory and practice in international relations
    • Actors in the international system – Case studies
    • Economic Diplomacy
    • Cultural Diplomacy
    • Public Diplomacy
    • New Development Directions in diplomatic practice