Master’s Degrees

Master’s Degrees

We offer 45 master’s programmes taught in Romanian and 13 master’s programmes taught in English.

MA programmes in English

Master’s degree programmes correspond to 120 transferable study credits. In full-time education, master’s degree studies normally last for is of 1 – 2 years and this correspond to 60 transferable study credits for one year of study.

Faculty of Public Administration

MA in Public Sector Management

Explore the world of theory and practice of the public sector. Get relevant knowledge on what managing public organizations means and how you can acquire a top public manager position. Gain a strong inter-disciplinary theoretical foundation in e-governance, European resources, quality management, project management, public marketing and non-profit organizations. Acquire the skills that will enable you to effectively and efficiently develop and implement strategic planning for the public sector.  The MA programme Public Sector Management aims at developing competencies and skills necessary to all interested parties in working inside or with the public sector.

Admission: Interview (based on an academic essay)

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Faculty of Communication and Public Relations

MA in Communication and EU Affairs

This programmes aims at training experts in EU Affairs, Students interested in becoming practitioners can turn to the broader concerns of European Affairs, which include areas such as public administration, diplomacy, political science or public communication for European programmes and projects.

Admission: Candidates must submit a motivation letter (750 – 1000 words), which will be the basis for the admission interview.

MA in Communication and Advertising

The programmes targets candidates who are interested in a career in advertising, public relations, marketing or media. The programmes focuses equally on practical approaches (through courses on advertising, marketing and branding, political communication, public relations) and theoretical input (through courses on the theory of communication, mass media, culture and communication, theory of argumentation).

Admission: Candidates must submit a PowerPoint (ppt/x) presentation

Msc in Project Management

The MSc in Project Management is one of the 95 programmes accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programmes GAC. The MSc in Project Management aims at building project management competences for specialists in corporations, NGOs, and public administration, as well as for entrepreneurs.

Admission: Candidates must submit a PowerPoint (ppt/x) presentation

MA in Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations

The programme in Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations in partnership with the University of Sheffield, International Faculty, focuses on training  specialists in marketing, branding, advertising and communication. Graduates are awarded diplomas by both the University of Sheffield and SNSPA.
Admission: The selection of students is made based on a file containing: Bachelor’s degree (BA) diploma, Registration form, Certificate of language proficiency, Two letters of recommendation, Letter of motivation (750 – 1000 words).

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Faculty of Management

MA in Programmes and Investments Management

One unique MA for managers who must lead change and big scale investments in complex organizations. The aim of this programmes is to provide students opportunities to acquire and develop information regarding: business analysis & organizational assessment, investment opportunities’ analysis, change programmes’ design, implementation and stabilization. For the first time in South-Eastern Europe, the MA in Programmes and Investments Management proposes a new qualification – Programmes Manager – for all those seeking to develop their knowledge and abilities in order to effectively manage change and investments using large scale programmes.
Our MA is suitable for those with work experience and previous experience or studies in Management / Change Management / Project Management. For those with little or no background in business, our experienced team of instructors will make sure to create specific learning paths, that can help them to achieve the necessary minimum level of knowledge and skills in order to fully benefit of our MA expertise.

Admission: Candidates must submit a PowerPoint (ppt/x) presentation

MA in Management and Digital Innovation & MSc in Management of Business, Innovation and Technology
A unique dual degree Master’s programme from two major universities: University of Sheffield UK and SNSPA Romania. Our double degree Master is a joint programme- the classes will take place at SNSPA’s headquarter in Bucharest. Our Master’s programme enables graduates and practitioners from a broad range of disciplines and professions to build strong leadership, innovation and critical problem-solving skills, as well as solid knowledge of contemporary digital technologies in order to successfully meet the constantly evolving demands and challenges of the modern business environment.
The programme is designed to meet the needs of entrepreneurs, managers and future managers who envision a business or already work in a business which strategically aims to be more competitive, innovative, open, prosperous, valuable by using new technologies and services.

Admission: Interview-based exam, face-to-face or via Skype

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Faculty of Political Sciences

MA in European Politics and Society

The MA Programme is open to all graduates and professionals interested in the social and political processes in Europe and their EU-level dynamic. The programme focuses on key social and political actors – institutions, parties, trade-unions, companies, NGO’s and their interactions in shaping the national and EU institutions and policies.
The programme is especially well suited to explore the major challenges to the European integration process, taking a bottom-up perspective, and following the interplay of ideas, agendas and resources at national level and how they converge in producing European trends, rules, and disruptions. In a rather unique approach for the country and the region, the programme offers new and insightful courses addressing the European social, environmental and migration issues.

Admission: Candidates must submit a motivation letter, which will be the basis for the admission interview

MA in Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development
The Master’s mission is an applied one, aiming to train public policy experts in areas relevant to environmental protection and sustainable development, focusing on the problems currently faced by Romania and the European Union. The programme is facilitating the access of employees from central and local public administration to participate in projects related to the implementation of public policies with an impact on the environment and sustainable development to develop their skills and abilities.

Admission: Candidates must submit a motivation letter, which will be the basis for the admission interview

MA in Labour Studies
This programme is designed for graduate students interested in analyzing labour relations, labour market policies, relations between unions, firms and government, models of social and economic institutions, interest groups, social concertation, recruiting and training of employees, producing predictive analyses and strategies. The programme has an interdisciplinary approach: political science, sociology, law, economics, anthropology, organizational psychology. It offers organized internship at private companies, public institutions, NGOs. The MA Programme in Labour Studies has joined in 2016 the European Master in Labour Studies Network.

Admission: Interview (based on the candidate CV, the letter of motivation and a free discussion on the topic of Current State of the Welfare State in Romania.

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Department of International Relations and European Integration

MA in Security and Diplomacy

The programme allows students to explore the complexities and processes involved in global politics and within the nowadays international system. The courses provide exposure to key sub-disciplines and relevant issues such as globalization, human rights, humanitarian studies, economic development, regional security complex, regional studies, theories of international relations, foreign policy strategy, intelligence studies, security studies, public diplomacy, preventive diplomacy, diplomatic practice and protocol. The programme is addressed to university graduates that are interested in developing a diplomatic career for which deepening the study of security and diplomacy is highly relevant.

Admission: Interview (based on an academic essay)

MA in Development, International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid
The programme assigns a particular importance to a better understanding of certain problems in the development field: cooperation, poverty, environment, economic development, social and human development. The programme entails a close link between theories and practices required to explore and understand the complexity of the development area. The available curriculum is built on a theoretical background that is combined with training courses conducted in a manner that allows students to acquire the right competences and proficiency, as well as special skills in policy and project evaluation, management and planning methods

Admission: Interview (based on an academic essay)

MA in Latin-American Studies
This programme is an initiative of the Institute of Latin American Studies, SNSPA and is the first programme of this kind in Romania. The programme aims to become a regional point of interest for people who want to complete their training in international relations and to acquire expertise in Latin American issues. This programme is bilingual, in Spanish and English, so that the courses are held in two internationally used languages, vital for facilitating students’ access to information, documents and resources of the Latin America and Caribbean region.

Admission: Interview (based on an academic essay)

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