First Level Specializing Master's program | Faculty of Political and Social Sciences

Advanced Public and Cultural Diplomacy for International Relations

VII edition
Academic Year: 2024/25
When: October 2024 - October 2025
Where: Rome, Campus Università Cattolica
Applications deadlines:  

  • International applicants (if you need an Visa): June 27, 2024
  • international applicants (without visa) and Italian applicants: September 20, 2024


"Citizens of the World" to create bridges across cultures for dialogue and peace building


Studying Diplomacy means understanding the increasing role of non-State actors in international affairs, as well as the strategic influence of the arts and digital media in foreign policy

The Master in Advanced Public and Cultural Diplomacy for International Relations (MAPCD) is the first, at European level, to combine four different fields of study: Public Diplomacy and International Relations; Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy for the global reputation of Countries and Cities; Global Communication for the engagement of worldwide audiences; Business Diplomacy.

The Master’s ambition and goal is to train not only skilled professionals with multidisciplinary competences for the challenging scenarios we are facing today, but most of all, “Citizens of the World” with a vision and a commitment to create bridges across cultures for dialogue and peace building.


1 year: October 2024 – October 2025.
Classes in presence + Project Work + Internship (3 months)


The Master in Advanced Public and Cultural Diplomacy for International Relations addresses graduates and young professionals from all over the world with diverse academic backgrounds.


First level specializing Master (Master universitario di primo livello)

Professional outcomes

Students who have completed the Master in Advanced Public and Cultural Diplomacy for International Relations are now working in different countries within various institutions and organizations: 

  • Ministries of Foreign Affairs
  • Ministries of Cultural Heritage
  • International Institutions and Organizations
  • Global Companies
  • Think Tanks and Research Institutes 
  • Global Consultancy Firms 
  • NGOs

Language of instruction

MAPCD is taught in English


62 ECTS credits (60 minimum ETCS credits required to graduate)

Application opening and deadlines

Application Opening

Application Deadlines

  • June 27, 2024 for applicants with non Italian Bachelor's Degree
  • September 20, 2024 for applicants with Italian Bachelor's Degree
Chiara Rampulla


Chiara Rampulla

Brand and Cultural Diplomacy?
Chiara Rampulla, Account New Business at FutureBrand, explains how to combine these two aspects. 

MAPCD: here we are!


What is the Master in Advanced Public and Cultural Diplomacy for International Relations?
Find it out in this emotional video and listen to the voices of our Alumni.

Rome, the place to be

Rome, the place to be

Rome is famous in the world for being the Capital of the Arts and Culture. It is also the City with the highest number of embassies, diplomatic institutions and international organizations. Rome is one of the most desired study destinations globally. Italy and Rome top the List of Best Countries to study abroad. Rome Campus of Università Cattolica hosts more than 6000 students from all over the world.

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