Graduate Programs in Intercultural Dialogue

Graduate StudyAs of today, there is a new database provided on this site, for Graduate Programs in Intercultural Dialogue. Access it directly from this link, or from the menu, under databases.

The title may be a bit misleading for, in fact, there are no Masters or PhD degrees awarded for Intercultural Dialogue, at least none that have surfaced in searches thus far. However, that does not stop students from writing to CID requesting suggestions of appropriate graduate (postgraduate if in Europe) programs. For them we are providing a list of programs in related areas: Intercultural Communication or Dialogue, various combinations of Conflict / Peace Studies, or Interfaith / Interreligious Studies, or Border Studies. Many more programs emphasize a wide range of related topics, from Social Justice to Human Rights to Migration or Multilingualism. More general degrees typically offer specializations or even certificates which might also be appropriate (so that Intercultural Communication is frequently one area of focus in Communication degrees, Migration can be a focus in Sociology, Negotiation in Psychology, Dispute Resolution in Law, Human Rights in International Relations, Multilingualism in Linguistics, Multiculturalism in Education, etc.). Also, some universities offer interdisciplinary degrees that students can design to meet their specific interests if there is no program meeting their needs.

Before dozens of colleagues in Intercultural Communication decide to write, a clarification. The National Communication Association keeps a list of which doctoral program in the USA teach intercultural communication as part of a more general program of study. But of the 36 entries in the most recent list, only six (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Michigan State University, University at Albany-SUNY, University at Buffalo-SUNY, University of Arizona, and University of Illinois-Chicago) even show Intercultural Communication as a named specialization. And none of them bear the title Intercultural Communication, as do numerous degrees around the world. Since the page for graduate programs being added to the site today is intended to show programs awarding degrees in Dialogue, Intercultural Communication, or any of the cognate areas listed, that is the likely explanation for why your program does not appear. However, this list is a first attempt and will be updated frequently. Please do send an email if you are in, or know of, a program awarding a degree in ICD or one of the cognate areas described which is not listed here.

Masters in Intercultural Communication at USI (Switzerland)

Applications invited for the 8th edition of the Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication (MIC) offered by the University of Italian Switzerland (USI) in Lugano. MIC is a part-time postgraduate program for professionals engaged in managing operational or strategic situations in a multicultural context and in managing multicultural human resources. The Master is organized in 9 intensive weeks of courses spread 6 to 8 weeks apart from March 2017 to September 2018 in order to allow participants to pursue their professional activity:
· 6 weeks of classes will be held at USI’s Executive Center in Lugano;
·       1 week of classes will be held at Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah in Fès, Morocco;
·       1 week of classes will take place in Lausanne, at the Swiss Institute for Comparative Law (ISDC). This will include visits to selected Swiss federal institutions in Bern and international organizations in Geneva;
·       1 week of courses will take place at Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand.

The deadline for applications is December 31, 2016. There is a limited number of scholarships available. The official language of the Masters is English.

For information about pre-requisites, admission and fees, and a brochure, candidates can visit the MIC website.

E.MA. in Human Rights and Democratisation

Deadline for applications for E.MA. 2015/2016 offered by EIUC has been extended to 30 April 2015. Check the admission requirements to apply for this European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation to enhance knowledge, gain practical skills, develop competences and boost career in these fields. This E.MA offers a unique learning and human experience through this intensive one-year Master’s programme articulated in two semesters: a First Semester from September to January in Venice (Italy) and a Second Semester from February to July in one of the 41 E.MA universities in the EU.

The historic and peaceful location of the Monastery of San Nicolò in Venice Lido will be the setting where you will meet, learn, study and debate with our international network of academics, field practitioners and experts in human rights, development and institution building. Join the community of more than 1300 human rights professionals and defenders holding the E.MA Joint Degree and now working in national, international, governmental, inter- and non-governmental organisations, as well as academic institutions, dealing with human rights and democratisation.

Watch what Prof. Manfred NowakE.MA Director from University of Vienna, says about the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation!

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