Masters in International Relations

The international relations discipline studies the relationship between state actors in the international system and their interactions with intergovernmental organisations and international corporations. International relations actions focus on the restructuring of power relations, political changes that have occurred in the processes of economic globalization, financial, cultural and military, and the impact of information technologies and global media. As part of political science, international relations cover aspects related to the role of international organisations like United Nations, International Monetary Fund, World Bank and Amnesty International. Programmes focus not only on the actions of the state, but also on all kinds of human activities from tourism to cultural relations and migration.
International relations is similar to disciplines like: international law, political science, public policy and European studies.
Courses of these programmes offer information on: major international players, balance of power, geo-politics approaches, European Union politics, conflict resolution, China in world politics.
Programmes in international relations will enable students to critically assess global politics and international relations. Students will get a complete understanding of the relationship between theories from international relations and social and political theories. They will also develop skills in analytical and critical thinking and effective communication abilities.
Graduates may find job opportunities in a wide range of areas working as: scientific collaborators, international relations consultants and advisers, international business managers, diplomats and translators.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

International Affairs, Conflict Resolution and Civil Society Development M.A. International Affairs, Conflict Resolution and Civil Society Development
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 12,800 per semester
  • Non-EEA € 12,800 per semester
  • 24 months

The dual-language, dual-degree Master of Arts in International Affairs, Conflict Resolution, and Civil Society Development is a dynamic graduate program from The American University of Paris drawing on the rich resources of two prestigious educational institutions.

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Human Rights LL.M. Human Rights
  • Mar 2016
  • EEA £ 7,950 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 14,450 per year
  • 12 months

This Human Rights LLM, offered by Birkbeck University, focuses on theoretically informed and multidisciplinary approaches to human rights. It aims to expose you to a critical and contextual engagement with the subject.

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International Conflict M.Sc. International Conflict
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 5,300 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,500 per year
  • 12 months

This course will provide you with a substantial grounding in the theory and history of international conflict and of intra- and inter-state disputes in the contemporary international system. It explores the multidisciplinary theoretical roots of international conflict, drawing on contributions from subjects such as international relations, politics, economics, sociology and history.

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Public Policy and International Affairs M.A. Public Policy and International Affairs
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 12,800 per semester
  • Non-EEA € 12,800 per semester
  • 24 months

The Master of Arts in Public Policy and International Affairs (MPPA) from The American University of Paris combines the rigorous training in international relations theory and practice with the analytical and quantitative tools of policymaking.

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International Affairs M.A. International Affairs
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 30,400 per year
  • Non-EEA € 30,400 per year
  • 12 months

The Master of Arts in International Affairs (MIN) from The American University of Paris takes full advantage of Pariss multicultural dimensions and central role in international economics, politics, and social issues. The programs balance of intellectual and theoretical mastery with hands-on, project-based learning prepares you for a successful professional life.

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International Security Studies (MISS) Master International Security Studies (MISS)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 6,000 per year
  • Non-EEA € 6,000 per year
  • 24 months

Master in International Security Studies (MISS) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme fully accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education, which offers students a complex guide through security, conflict and strategic studies in the context of international relations. It is taught by members of the Institute of Political Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

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Relaciones Internacionales y Gobernanza Master Relaciones Internacionales y Gobernanza
  • Apr 2016
  • Oct 2016
  • Not specified
  • 12 months

Las Relaciones Internacionales y la Diplomacia adquieren una relevancia creciente en nuestro tiempo a medida que la globalizacin y el poder de los Estados cambia en funcin de la distribucin econmica, poltica y geogrfica. Por ello, las organizaciones de carcter internacional, gubernamental o no gubernamental; as como los Estados, se han venido dotando de especialistas en relaciones internacionales.

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Development Economics and International Co-operation - Mesci M.A. Development Economics and International Co-operation - Mesci
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 5,900 per year
  • Non-EEA € 5,900 per year
  • 12 months

The Master In Development Economics and International Co-operation (MESCI) is a one year international post-graduate programme (60 credits), using an interdisciplinary methodology to development. It stands apart from other masters in this field in its practical approach to economic development, analysis of markets, institutions, and regulation by public and private agencies, in order to bridge the gap between academia and the workplace.

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EU External Relations M.A. EU External Relations
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 16,500 per year
  • Non-EEA € 16,500 per year
  • 18 months

This is a new MA programme offered as of 2015-2016. It replaces the MA in European Public Policy.

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Research Methods (Politics and International Relations) M.A. Research Methods (Politics and International Relations)
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA £ 7,000 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 15,700 per year
  • 12 months

This Research Methods (Politics and International Relations) degree at Durham University is offered in collaboration with other departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health and is designed to provide a strong all-round training in research methods allied to further specialisation within the field of politics and international relations/studies.

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Master in Political Marketing M.Sc. Master in Political Marketing
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 2,500 per year
  • Non-EEA € 2,500 per year
  • 6 months

Working in politics has never required as many professional competencies as in this historical period. Playing an active role in an electoral campaign on in the life of a party, but also writing about politics on a daily basis, are activities that, without specific training and without the mastery of the most up-to-date techniques, risk being unproductive.

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Global Studies Master Global Studies
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • Non-EEA € 8,100 per year
  • 24 months

As a standard RUC combination graduate programme, combining the master subject Global Studies (60 ECTS points) and one other graduate subject (60 ECTS points), leading to a full master's degree.

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