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 Development and International Cooperation, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • 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 International Relations and Regional Studies, M.A.
  • Sep 2017
  • 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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International Security Studies (MISS) International Security Studies (MISS), Master
  • Sep 2017
  • 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 Relations International Relations, M.A.
  • Sep 2017
  • 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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International Relations (MIR) International Relations (MIR), Master
  • Oct 2017
  • EEA € 30,200 per year
  • International € 30,200 per year
  • 10 months

The Master in International Relations (MIR) at the IE School of International Relations is designed to be a truly transformative program, which provides students the education, training, and first-hand experience necessary for successful international careers. We aim to train internationally-oriented professionals for excellence, achievement, and leadership in an increasingly complex and multipolar world.

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International Public Administration and Politics International Public Administration and Politics, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 17,400 per year
  • 24 months

The master's programme International Public Administration and Politics (IPAP) at Roskilde University aims to develop highly-skilled professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to act effectively in an increasingly complex border-cross field of public administration and politics. The borders in mind are the borders between the public, private and civil sectors, and between ministerial divisions.

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International Relations International Relations, M.A.
  • 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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Global Studies Global Studies, Master
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 17,400
  • 24 months

Globalisation affects all aspects of society. Global Studies focuses on forces behind globalisation and its effect on three central spheres of the society: The state, markets and civil society. This is reflected in the three themes of the Global Studies programme at Roskilde University.

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European Politics European Politics, Master
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2017
  • 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. European Politics is a comprehensive program of study in the fields of comparative politics and European integration.

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International Affairs (MIA) International Affairs (MIA), M.A.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 8,125 per semester
  • International € 8,125 per semester
  • 24 months

The Master of International Affairs programme (MIA) at the Hertie School of Governance seeks to prepare outstanding students and young professionals for positions requiring a profound understanding of today’s global policy challenges in government, diplomacy and international organisations, as well as in the private and civil society sectors.

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International Relations International Relations, Master
  • 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 International Cooperation and Development, Master
  • 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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