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 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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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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Global Politics M.Sc. Global Politics
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA £ 10,400 per year
  • International £ 18,800 per year
  • 12 months

The MSc Global Politics at Durham University aims to provide students with knowledge of the political, economic, cultural and moral debates about how and to what extent the effects of globalization can be governed.

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International Relations (Middle East) M.A. International Relations (Middle East)
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA £ 7,000 per year
  • International £ 15,700 per year
  • 12 months

This International Relations (Middle East) programme at Durham University provides you with the systematic knowledge and intellectual tools to critically review developments in the theory and practice of international relations.

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Public Administration - International Nongovernmental Organizations Master Public Administration - International Nongovernmental Organizations
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • 24 months

Explore strategies for creating and implementing programs and projects that promote positive social change through Walden University’s Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.). Gain management and organizational skills as you study how the administration of policy can positively affect underserved populations.

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International Relations M.A. International Relations
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 4,500 per year
  • International £ 10,000 per year
  • 12 months

Open up a world of opportunities by exploring some of the most pressing challenges facing nations today. From climate change and conflict to trade negotiations and social inequality, you will gain an understanding of these challenges at a local and global level.

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Baltic Sea Region Studies M.A. Baltic Sea Region Studies
  • Sep 2016
  • International € 3,200 per year
  • 24 months

2-year programme provides an opportunity to obtain an interdisciplinary Master’s degree in Baltic Sea Region issues. The aim of the semester programme is to cover the distinctive features of the regional history, culture, politics, society, economy and nature.

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