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

EU External Relations EU External Relations
  • Jan 2016
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 16,500 per year
  • Non-EEA € 16,500 per year
  • 12 months

The Brussels School of International Studies is a multidisciplinary postgraduate School of the University of Kent bringing together the disciplines of politics, international relations, law and economics to provide in-depth analysis of international problems such as conflict, security, development, migration and the political economy and legal basis of a changing world order.

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Food, Society and International Food Governance Food, Society and International Food Governance
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 4,295 per year
  • Non-EEA € 4,295 per year
  • 24 months

Food plays a central role in our societies, cultures, economies and personal lives, but few understand how food makes it to our plates. The Master’s in Food, Society and International Food Governance clarifies this process.

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International Studies International Studies
  • Sep 2015
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  • Not specified

The Master in International Studies is organized according to a multidisciplinary perspective, integrating courses from different scientific areas, from International Relations to History, from Economy to International Management, from Sociology to Anthropology. It is designed, therefore, for students with degrees in those areas who want to develop multidisciplinary post-graduate studies.

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Human Rights and Multi-level Governance Human Rights and Multi-level Governance
  • Dec 2015
  • Non-EEA € 2,408 per year
  • 24 months

The Master of Arts Degree Programme in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance aims at developing ad-hoc knowledge and skills to promote and fulfil human rights within the broader context of legal and political processes and multi-level policies.

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Postgraduate Armed conflicts and crisis management Postgraduate Armed conflicts and crisis management
  • Oct 2015
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Conflicts are everyday occurrences in people's lives, social groups and international relations. In all historic times, in all cultures, groups and countries, the quest for peace has been ongoing. Costs incurred because of conflicts are very high: human suffering, economic losses and moral degradation.

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Development Economics and International Co-operation - Mesci Development Economics and International Co-operation - Mesci
  • Sep 2015
  • 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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Food systems and governance Food systems and governance
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 2,550 per year
  • Non-EEA € 2,550 per year
  • Not specified

Students in the Food Systems and Governance Postgraduate Diploma programme will analyse systems that govern agriculture and food internationally. The programme begins by exploring key issues in food studies, conceptualising food systems and contextualising the trade of agri-food commodities. Students will also learn skills and methods of research and policy analysis.

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Global Development and Peace (M.A.) Global Development and Peace (M.A.)
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 14,055 per year
  • International $ 14,055 per year
  • 36 months

As one of only 12 universities in the country granted NGO status by the United Nations, UB has a long history of educating with a global perspective. The Master of Arts in Global Development and Peace (M.A.) online degree program prepares students for careers in international diplomacy, global development, conflict analysis and mediation, foreign investment and more.

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Master in Political Marketing Master in Political Marketing
  • Oct 2015
  • 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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International Relations International Relations
  • Sep 2015
  • National $ 11,937 per year
  • International $ 11,937 per year
  • 24 months

The programme will provide you with the ability to deploy strategic foresight and encourage you to engage in the spirit of constructive dialogue and mutual understanding.

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International Relations and International Development International Relations and International Development
  • Jan 2016
  • Mar 2016
  • Sep 2015
  • Non-EEA £ 9,920 per year
  • International £ 9,920 per year
  • 9 months

The Pre-Masters at the University of Sussex International Study Centre offers a direct path to postgraduate study for international students. This unique course of academic modules, study skills and English language training aims to prepare you for the challenges of a taught Masters at the University of Sussex.

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