Security and Diplomacy

This program is held in English and it 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.

Presentation

The program is conducted in English and addresses to university graduates that are interested in developing a diplomatic career, thus deepening the study of security and diplomacy. The program also addresses the civil servants of the central government, working in international relations, and aiming to improve the analytical performance and expertise in the security and diplomacy field.

The “Security and Diplomacy” Master’s Degree program continues the highly successful “NATO Senior Executive Master” program that provided training to those who have worked or are working for Romania within NATO structures.

This Master program allows students to explore the complexities and processes involved in global politics and within the nowadays international system. The Master’s Courses provide them exposure to key sub-discipline 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 interdisciplinary extensive knowledge in international relations, both at practical and theoretical level.

The program aims to prepare students for a future career in a rapidly changing world, developing their adaptability related skills that are characteristic for the specialists in this field. 

What will I study?

  1. Diplomatic and Consular Law
  2. Ethics and International Security
  3. EU Common Foreign and Security Policy
  4. Globalization and Global Markets
  5. Intelligence and National Security
  6. International Public Law
  7. National Security Institutions
  8. North-Atlantic Treaty Organization
  9. Public Diplomacy
  10. Regional Studies
  11. Strategic Studies
  12. The European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Eastern Europe
  13. Theory and Practice of Security
  14. Theory of International Relations
  15. US Grand Strategy

The curriculum includes both a number of compulsory courses which are designed to establish or cement concepts and fundamental principles and a number of optional courses from which students can choose those that best meet their areaof interests. The curriculum lets you know exactly how many courses you take per semester and how you can attend them in order to accumulate 120 ECTS.

Terms of Enrollment:

  • 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:
    • Theory of International Relations
    • Security studies
    • Studies on peace and conflict
    • Geopolitics
    • Diplomacy
    • Foreign Policy Analysis
    • Global economic systems
    • International Organizations
    • Intelligence / Secret Services

Competencies

Following this MA program, graduates will acquire the following skills:

  • A thorough analytical understanding of the sub-domains and theories of international relations
  • Ability to identify operators and institutions of international relations and their functions
  • Ability to assess processes of decision making, including moral and ethical implications

These acquired skills can be applied in national/international, private/governmental structures, but also through the involvement of students in the activities  developed within the Centre for European Studies and the Institute for Public Diplomacy, which are integrated parts of the National University.

The Masters program is also addressed to officials of the central government specialized or not in international relations that want to improve their analytical performance and expertise in security and diplomacy.