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

The Master Program- International Relations and European Integration is an interdisciplinary program which 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 Master program is dedicated to students who wish to develop a future fruitful career in international organizations such as the EU, NATO, UN, etc., but also in national institutions such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of European Affairs, offices of Romania abroad.

These acquired skills can also be applied through the involvement of students in the activities  developed within the Centre for European Studies, which is an integrated part of the National University.

In a world that is in a constant changing the master graduates of this program will benefit from a wide range of courses such as: major themes of world politics, international relations theory, European Union institutions and policies, parties and political organizations of the European Union, EU relations with other international organizations, etc. In order to become familiar with current international dynamics, understanding decision-making, negotiation techniques that are commonly used in official level, diplomatic language and procedures, students will be involved in many different international model simulations and SWOT analysis, presentations, conferences, workshops held by internationally recognized experts etc.

What will I study?

  1. Foreign Policy Analysis
  2. Diplomacy and Negotiations
  3. International Public Law
  4. Rights, Liberties and Identities in Europe
  5. World Economics
  6. Ethics in International Relations
  7. European Government
  8. Institutions and  International Security Processes
  9. The Institutions of the European Union
  10. Integration and the Fiscal Policies of the European Union
  11. Major Themes of World Politics
  12. Parties and Political Organizations within the European Union
  13. The European Single Market
  14. Romania’s Foreign Policy
  15. The Policies of the European Union
  16. European Economic Policies
  17. European Union Political Processes
  18. Sector policies
  19. Decision-making in the European Union
  20. The Modern System of International Relations
  21. Research Trends in  International Relations Field
  22. Theory of International Relations

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 area. The curriculum informs students exactly how many courses they need to take each semester in order to accumulate 120 ECTS. Classes are held in the afternoon, in the center of Bucharest.

Terms of enrollment

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Academic essay (5-10 pages typed) 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
    • 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

To assist you, we have created a guide for the elaboration of the academic essay.

Within the essay there can be cited 2 or 3 papers from the bibliography, with the mention that the bibliography is not restrictive, rather indicative.

Skills

Cognitive and instrumental skills

  • Knowledge and understanding of concepts specific to the international environment, to the structure of international relations, to the key actors and their behavior in the relation between them.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the major geopolitical shifts after the Cold War , the implications and consequences of globalization and national security strategies and identifying Romania’s role in promoting international security.
  • Knowledge of the main risks and asymmetric threats to national and international security and familiarization with the new approach on terrorism.
  • Knowledge of the European Union’s functioning in terms of institution building and public policy making process, and the ability to work / act on specific policy and institutional context of the EU.
  • Knowledge of key moments in the evolution of the European integration theories and the European integration process, developing the ability to assess the current EU political processes.
  • Knowledge of the way in which political parties and organizations emerged and evolved in Europe and the structure of the main European political parties’ systems.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the European single market and the ability to assess the impact of the single market on the business environment.
  • Knowledge of the international legal phenomenon through assimilation of the mechanisms and principles of drafting and enforcement of international regulations, as well as knowledge of the relation between national and international law, thus developing the ability to analyze facts from the bureaucratic and institutional environment, to develop legal solutions to regulate the actual cases.

Interpersonal skills

  • Ability to establish and develop contacts, partnerships and cooperation with individual and collective actors (public institutions, media, NGOs).
  • Ability to cooperate, communicate and negotiate with other individuals or groups, to make their own positions clear and consistent, namely to give a public speech.
  • 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.
  • Leadership qualities and the ability to perform tasks under stress.

Systemic and decisional competences

  • The ability to use a technical and logical style in order to develop analytical papers on the EU issues.
  • The ability to develop a critical and constructive spirit in the analysis of contemporary debates.
  • The ability to anticipate the needs, issues and developments in the European and international scene.
  • The ability to identify strategic issues and systemic problems and to establish priorities.
  • The ability to make decisions under conditions of uncertainty and incomplete information.
  • Ability to use information and communications technology, both in professional or research work and in everyday life.

Employment opportunities

  • 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).