What will I learn?

The Master in Cultural Diplomacy 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, and culture and communication strategies. The program 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 diplomacy’s 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

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Philosophy

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
€10,000.00 (US$ 11,096) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected November 2020


Rome Campus

Largo Francesco Vito 1,



00198, Italy

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completion of an undergraduate degree, obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS). Program specific entry requirements: Applicants may have various backgrounds with a preference for students from Business Administration, Economics or Engineering studies. English Language Requirements: TOEFL iBT overall score of at least 80,or an Academic IELTS overall score of at least 6.0, or Successfully completed a degree program taught in the English language.

For international students

General entry requirements:

  • Completion of at least an undergraduate degree, obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS)
  • The undergraduate degree must be obtained before the start of the program

Language proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not English will need to have either:

  • TOEFL iBT overall score of at least 80, or
  • Academic IELTS overall score of at least 6.0, or
  • Successfully completed a degree program taught in the English language


About this uni

Università Cattolica is a leading Italian university distinguished for academic and employer reputation and services for international students.

  • 4 campuses across Italy
  • 12 Subjects in the TOP 250 global rankings
  • 500 + study abroad destinations
  • Exceptional ties with industries & employers