Cultural Studies

 

MA in the Culture and Language of European Organisations

Study languages: English in combination with French / German / Spanish

Duration of studies: 4 semesters

Courses and workshops: Business Communication Module (oral); Business Communication Module (writing); Organizational Culture Module (Interpersonal communication, Good practices in negotiation, presentation, meetings, recruitment techniques); Contemporary European Civilization Module; European Organisations Module; Specialised Language Workshop Module (legal, political, business correspondence language); Community Law Module; Economy Module; Management Leadership.

Professional practice is performed at companies recommended by the Chamber of Commerce, the Metropolitan Library, the Ministry of Administration and Interior.

Teachers: teachers from the English, French, German and Spanish chairs of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Faculty of Administration and Business, A.E.S., Faculty of Law, Universitatea Media.

ERASMUS scholarships: Seinajoki University of Applied Sciences, Finland.

Professional training: Translator – specialized translations (economic law, politics, administrative fields) in two languages. Secretary for a company of trading, counselling, administration etc. Documentarist: negotiator’s portfolio, company or product presentation, online database elaboration, marketing studies and surveys. Events planner: team-building, symposiums, exhibitions, conferences.

Admission conditions: graduates of philology departments (A / B specialisations, A.M.L.), Erasmus students, any higher education graduate from a university with B1 level for the two foreign languages; written exam (specialised translations with lexical exercises on the proposed text) in English; interview for B language.

MA in American Studies: Internationally competitive and taught in English, the four-term master in American studies offers an inter- and multi-disciplinary approach to the American culture and society from a comparative perspective, focused on both the Romanian-American and the EU-US relations. Through collaboration with teaching staff from the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, the Faculty of International Relations, the programme also provides a module on media, business, and organisational communication, thus meeting labour market requirements and opportunities, and also answering the inter- and trans-cultural communication needs of a world where the United States continues to hold a privileged position.

The master’s dissertation paper provides students with an in-depth knowledge of the field of transatlantic relations by treating the subject from a comparative perspective.

The programme is taught by Romanian professors who have been on specialisation courses in the US, as well as by American professors who are in Romania thanks to the Fulbright exchange programme. The American Studies Center (ASC) has signed a bilateral agreement with Arizona State University, Phoenix, which allows credit transfer between the two universities. ASC also maintains collaborative relations with Harvard University, Georgetown University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of East Anglia, Norwich, John F. Kennedy Institute ‒ Freie Universität, Berlin, and Heidelberg University.

Students do an internship at institutions which are possibly interested in hiring them, such as the Fulbright Commission, the American Cultural Center, the Romanian Cultural Institute, Pro Democracy Association, the Centre for Independent Journalism, Media Monitoring Agency, the National Roma Centre, the Central University Library, the Romanian Television Society (Discovery Channel), the American International School of Bucharest, the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes in Romania, and 'Jumătatea plină' Cultural Association. ASC offers master students a library and a documentation room with Internet and video access. There is also a computer room available for them. Depending on the number of available places, admitted candidates can benefit from accommodation in the university dormitory. The programme enjoys the constant support of the Fulbright Commission in Romania and of the Embassy of the United States in Bucharest.

Career opportunities. The specialisation allows graduates to fill positions in the fields of education and research, in mass media, publishing houses, advertising, PR, as well as in various fields of social, political, cultural, and economic life which involve relations with the US. They will be able to find employment in central specialized institutions, embassies, non-governmental organisations, and cultural foundations, as well as in other areas which require communication skills matching the specialisation. The graduates will be able to work as high school teachers (after following a teacher training module) and as Americanists in higher education and in the field of research. They will also be able to continue their studies at doctoral level. An important number of graduates have so far benefited from scholarships in both Europe and the US. 

Admission procedures. The entrance examination consists of two compulsory tests: an interview and a project written in English, on a topic chosen by the candidate from the entrance examination textbook. The project will have four pages (1.5 line spacing, font size 12 pt) and will be handed in on the day of the interview. English-speaking graduates of any faculty of humanities may stand for the entrance examination. The entrance examination textbook and curriculum are available on the Internet, at www.americanstudies.ro [Graduate Section] and at the American Studies Center.

Master in British Cultural Studies (BCS)The MA program for British Cultural Studies (BCS) is located at the British Cultural Studies Centre (BCSC) and has been founded under the patronage of the Embassy of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland by the British Council. Since 1993, the foundation year, the program has passed through a series of reconstructions and curricular adaptations meeting the request of the society and supporting the students. Annually, BCSC receives the visit of his Excellence, Ambassador of her Majesty, Queen Elisabeth the II, at a program graduation ceremony. Interdisciplinary and internationally homologates, BCS develops its current activity in the space of an excellence centre endowed with furniture, electronic infrastructure and library at the level of the daily European demands. The relaxed atmosphere, interactive methods, discussions „over a cup of tea“ increase the sensation of comfort.

The entire program takes place in English with Romanian and British teachers, the courses including two main components: The British character of various studied institutions (English, Irish, Scottish collective mentality, British Historical and Institutional Development; the national specificity of the United Kingdom); British media culture; individual/collective identity and public space (public sphere, political life, public relations, media culture and international intercultural relations).

The courses cover a wide identity area, such as: Cultural Identity & the History of IdeasCultural AnthropologyA Sense of BritishnessModernity Studies; Media CultureDiscourse and the Public SpherePostcolonialism & Postcommunism;Identity ConstructionImagologyArea Studies; Cultural Management & Business Development.

British Cultural Studies Centre (BCSC) collaborates with the New Europe College (NEC), Rector: Professor PhD Andrei Pleşu, Cultural Romanian Institute (ICR), President: Horia-Roman Patapievici, as well as with the Cambridge University; Oxford University; University of East Anglia; University of Kent, Canterbury; University of York; Durham University; Nottingham Trent University; Harvard University; Yale University; Rutgers University; University of California, Santa Cruz; Baylor University, Texas; Université Val de Marne, Paris XII; Université d’Orléans; Université de Tours; Boazici Universitesi, Istanbul; Universitŕ degli Studi di Bergamo; Universitŕ „Gabriele d’Annunzio“, Pescara; Universitŕ „La Sapienza“, Roma; Universitŕ del Salento, Lecce; Universidade Nova de Lisboa; Universidade Lusófona, Lisabona; Universitatea Jagelonă, Cracovia; Universitatea din Gdańsk; Eötvös Loránd Egyetem, Budapesta.

The program offers annually the chance for current scholarships, as well as study scholarships within international exchanges at European universities.

Professional training: diplomacy, cultural management, media, PR, business, British Council, the Embassy of the United Kingdom, educational (Cultural Studies as study subject in the secondary education).

Admission possibilities: The admission is based on an interview (candidates can come from any department). The MA massively encourages interdisciplinary; the program takes into consideration the occupational options according to the international tendencies.

For details, you can address the British Cultural Studies Centre (BCSC), Pitar Mos str., no. 7-11 (Faculty of foreign Languages and Literatures), where the BCSC secretary, Mr. Claudiu Popa, will assist you (021-3181580/26,popacm@gmail.com).

The MA in Intercultural communication:

Coordinator: Professor PhD. Martin Hauser

The courses taught are: Phénoménologie et ontologie de la culture européenne; Sociologie de la culture européenne; Phénoménologie de la religion; Systèmes politiques européens; Législation culturelle européenne; Histoire de la culture européenne; Globalisation et identité culturelle européenne; Anthropologie des relations interculturelles; Religion et culture en Europe; Présence des femmes dans les cultures européennes; Théorie de la communication interculturelle; Interférences culturelles européennes; Aspects linguistiques et sémiotiques de la communication interculturelle; Aspects éthiques de la communication interculturelle; Approche du féminin dans les cultures européennes; Méthodologie de la communication interculturelle; Apport des femmes aux cultures européennes; Séminaires de recherche.

For further information, please contact the UNESCO Department. 

Address: 1, Schitu Măgureanu Blvd., 2nd floor, office no. 14, 050025, District 5, Bucharest

Tel./Fax: 021.310.84.08

Fax: 031.810.58.32

Mobile: 0744.481.326; 0722.676.634

E-mail: office@interculturel.org

Web: www.interculturel.org. 

The MA in Intercultural Management:

Coordinator: Professor PhD. Martin Hauser

The courses taught are: Phénoménologie et ontologie de la culture européenne; Sociologie de la culture européenne; Phénoménologie de la religion; Systèmes politiques européennes; Législation culturelle européenne; Histoire de la culture européenne; Globalisation et identité culturelle européenne; Anthropologie des relations interculturelles; Religion et culture en Europe; Présence des femmes dans les cultures européennes;  Séminaires de recherche; Théorie du management interculturel; Environnement économique international; Bases du management stratégique; Communication interculturelle en affaires; Management des institutions et organisations européennes; Activités pratiques; Ethique des relations internationales; Management des ressources humaines dans les compagnies multinationales.

For further information, please contact the UNESCO Department

 

 

Last updated at: February 23, 2012.