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

Development and International Cooperation M.Sc. Development and International Cooperation
  • Sep 2016
  • International € 8,000
  • 24 months

The Master’s Degree Programme in Development and International Cooperation offered by University of Jyväskylä s a two-year, interdisciplinary 120 ECTS credit programme leading to an advanced university degree. Students are admitted based on their background into three disciplines; development studies, education or environmental science.

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International Relations and Regional Studies M.A. International Relations and Regional Studies
  • Sep 2016
  • International € 3,200 per year
  • 24 months

The MA programme of International Relations and Regional Studies combines comprehensive study of international relations as an academic discipline and political practice with in-depth understanding of one or several key regions of the world.

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Relaciones Internacionales y Gobernanza Master Relaciones Internacionales y Gobernanza
  • Apr 2017
  • Oct 2016
  • Not specified
  • 12 months

Las Relaciones Internacionales y la Diplomacia adquieren una relevancia creciente en nuestro tiempo a medida que la globalización y el poder de los Estados cambia en función de la distribución económica, política y geográfica. Por ello, las organizaciones de carácter internacional, gubernamental o no gubernamental; así como los Estados, se han venido dotando de especialistas en relaciones internacionales.

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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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Advanced European and International Studies - Anglophone Branch M.A. Advanced European and International Studies - Anglophone Branch
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 8,900 per year
  • International € 8,900 per year
  • 12 months

The Anglophone branch of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS) is a one-year programme which takes place in Nice (France), Berlin (Germany) and Istanbul (Turkey) OR Rome (Italy). The interdisciplinary Master in European Studies and International Relations aims at giving students an overarching, encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural problems of today’s modern world. Courses are taught in English.

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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
  • Oct 2016
  • 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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International Relations M.A. International Relations
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 7,000
  • International £ 12,100
  • Not specified

Nottingham Trent University’s online MA in International Relations gives you a flexible way of gaining knowledge and exploring theories, policies and practices essential to furthering your expertise in this exciting field.

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In European Politics Master In European Politics
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 3,000 per year
  • International € 3,000 per year
  • 24 months

European Politics is a full-time Master's program taught at the Department of International Relations and European Studies and the Department of Political Science at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University. Its standard duration is four semesters.

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International Relations Master International Relations
  • Jan 2017
  • EEA € 10,000 per year
  • International € 10,000 per year
  • 12 months

The Master in International Relations at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) is an innovative postgraduate program developed for graduates willing to deepen their knowledge of the field of international relations through an immediate privileged experience with a distinguished faculty and top-level professionals.

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International Cooperation and Development Master International Cooperation and Development
  • Jan 2017
  • International € 7,500 per year
  • EEA € 7,500 per year
  • 12 months

This International Cooperation and Development Master's program at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) conjugates theoretical knowledge and practical experience, so to give students a specific set of professional skills to successfully face the global job market thanks to its distinctive characteristics

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International Defence and Security (PgDip/ PgCert) M.Sc. International Defence and Security (PgDip/ PgCert)
  • Sep 2016
  • Not specified
  • 12 months

The MSc in International Defence and Security (PgDip/ PgCert) from Cranfield University deals with some of the most pressing issues of world politics such as the causes of war and peace, the pressures and opportunities of globalisation, the threats posed by terrorism, and the problems of global poverty and injustice.

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