Masters in International Relations

International relations focuses on 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. Masters in international relations offer information on: major international players, balance of power, geo-politics approaches, European Union politics, conflict resolution, China in world politics.

Bachelors 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 Security Studies (MISS) Master International Security Studies (MISS)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 6,000 per year
  • International € 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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International Affairs M.A. International Affairs
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 30,400 per year
  • International € 30,400 per year
  • 12 months

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

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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
  • International € 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, 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
  • International € 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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International Relations M.A. International Relations
  • Sep 2016
  • Not specified
  • 12 months

The Master in International Relations from Kimep University is a three regular semesters, 45 credits (90 ECTS) program. It is designed to build up a new cadre of scholars/officials capable of taking on leadership roles in the challenging arena of world affairs, including positions within the diplomatic corps, multinational corporations, education and non-governmental organizations.

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

The Development Economics and International Co-operation - Mesci from Tor Vergata University of Rome aims at training specialists in developing economics and in international cooperation who will be able to operate in both the public and private sector.

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Politics and International Relations (Political Theory) M.A. Politics and International Relations (Political Theory)
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA £ 7,000 per year
  • International £ 15,700 per year
  • 12 months

This Politics and International Relations (Political Theory) programme at Durham University provides students with systematic knowledge and the tools to critically review the complex relationships between government and society at a variety of levels and in different contexts.

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Russian Politics & Society M.Sc. Russian Politics & Society
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 9,000 per year
  • International £ 17,550 per year
  • 12 months

The Russian Politics & Society MSc from King's College London focuses on contemporary political, economic and social policy challenges. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of the interlocking reform challenges that have faced Russia in recent decades, a fluency in Russian current events, and an understanding of a range of disciplinary and theoretical approaches to policy and academic analysis.

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Master of Arts (MA) M.A. Master of Arts (MA)
  • Any time
  • International $ 42,234 per year
  • EEA $ 42,234 per year
  • 12 months

Fletcher's Master of Arts degree is a one-year program for mid-career professionals on sabbatical or leave of absence from government ministries, private international organizations and other institutions.

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University Transfer Program – Global Studies Pre-Bachelor University Transfer Program – Global Studies
  • Jan 2017
  • May 2017
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 25,000 per year
  • International $ 25,000 per year
  • 12 months

The University Transfer Program – Global Studies program is offered at ONCAMPUS Cal State Monterey Bay. Earn 31-33 credits, a normal freshman course load, taking classes that are taught by CSUMB faculty. Benefit from small classes that are no more than 25 students per class. In addition, you’ll receive supplemental instruction in English and other academic skills.

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International Relations and European Studies M.A. International Relations and European Studies
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 12,000 per year
  • International € 12,000 per year
  • 12 months

This program provides students with a general foundation in international relations, plus more specific exposure to questions relating to the study of international security and the global economy. Close attention is paid to the European Union, East Asia, the Middle East, and the post-Soviet space.

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Multicultural and International Education Master Multicultural and International Education
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 0 per year
  • 24 months

Based on the developments in the Norwegian school system, the Norwegian society and the government’s international engagement within education and development there is an increased need to provide expertise focusing on education within multicultural and international contexts. This Master’s programme in multicultural and international education aims at offering an advanced study programme which provides necessary competence for work in the Norwegian multicultural schools as well as for international work within the education sector in the South.

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