Cultural Diplomacy, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #501 (WUR) ,
The Master in Cultural Diplomacy programme from Universit Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) is primarily addressed to students with professional, semi-professional or charity work experiences in the field. The program offers a multidisciplinary approach to international relations, public diplomacy, the arts, culture and communication strategies.

About

The Master in Cultural Diplomacy programme from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) is structured around two major fields of study: Arts for Diplomacy and Soft powers; Digital Diplomacy. These two fields aim to provide a sound understanding of the importance of the arts and cultural events by influencing public opinion and as reputation generators. Additionally, the use of technology and new media is pivotal in promoting and supporting the action of cultural diplomacys soft power.

Learning objectives

The Master aims to create qualified professionals. Students will be provided with an in-depth knowledge of what public and cultural diplomacy is, in relation to both the traditional concept of international relations and the rapidly evolving use of soft power.

Students will also acquire professional skills in communication strategies which will be useful in strengthening the roles of culture, arts and entertainment as soft powers. During the field projects, students will be encouraged to shape their own ideas which will contribute to the development of the work carried out

Career opportunities & professional recognition

There is a wide range of professional opportunities for students of the Master, including:

  • International consulting firms
  • International research institutes
  • Communication management in international foundations
  • Press office in international organizations and NGOs
  • Political & public affairs in consulates
  • Public & cultural diplomacy in international organizations
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Management of international relations in cities and regions
  • EU organizations and local representations
  • Management of international affairs and global communication in multinational companies
  • International relations in media companies and television
  • Planning of international mega events in sport and show business

Programme Structure

Public Diplomacy & International Relations
  • Global issues and public diplomacy: Historical and comparative approaches
  • International economic policies and organizations
Cultural Diplomacy
  • Models of cultural diplomacy: Global/European/National policies and practices
  • Cultural diplomacy: Arts and entertainment
  • Nation branding and strategic narratives
Media & Digital Diplomacy
  • Digital diplomacy: Technologies and new media in the new public diplomacy
  • Online communication strategies and global online reputation
  • Soft power: Arts and entertainment in global communication
Workshops, project works, seminars, meetings and final project
  • Team building & soft skills workshop (communication management, teamwork and collaboration, problem solving and conflict resolution)
  • Field projects
  • Internship
  • Final exam
Internship
  • The Master offers internships with major firms dedicated to design, fashion and the arts.

Lecturers

Among others:
  • Federica Olivares, Cultural Diplomacy Specialist
  • Gail Lord, Lord Cultural Resources
  • Gerald Giaquinta, University of Southern California
  • Vittorio Emanuele Parsi, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Program-specific entry requirements
  • Completion of at least an undergraduate degree, obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS), in the following disciplinary areas: Political science, International relations, Public policy, Social sciences, International law, Humanities, Visual and performing Arts, Arts management etc;
  • Università Cattolica will evaluate candidates academic and personal backgrounds and decide if they meet the specific conditions for admission to the chosen graduate program.;
  • Work experiences in companies and institutions such as NGOs, Public administration, Non-profit organizations, etc., preferably with an international dimension, will be positively evaluated.
General admission requirements
  • Completion of at least an undergraduate degree, obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS), with the exception of the Master in Economics and Finance
  • The undergraduate degree must be obtained before the start of the program
  • Università Cattolica will evaluate candidates academic and personal background and decide if they meet the specific conditions for admission to the chosen graduate program

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Living costs for Roma

850 - 1,450 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

All scholarships are assigned on a merit basis and will be mostly given to students who apply by the priority deadline.Some scholarships may also target specific geographic regions.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.