M.Sc. International Relations and Diplomacy

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  • 24 months
  • EUR16750 Year (Non-EEA)
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Leiden University | Leiden, Netherlands
This programme offers a unique blend of academic education in international relations and political science with practical graduate education and training in international negotiation and diplomacy.
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Description of International Relations and Diplomacy

This programme offers a unique blend of academic education in international relations and political science with practical graduate education and training in international negotiation and diplomacy.

This two-year MSc-programme is offered jointly by the Institute of Political Science of Leiden University and the prestigious Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael in The Hague. Clingendael's objective is to promote the understanding of international affairs, and the institute focuses specifically on European co-operation, international security, and diplomacy. You will take core courses in the fields of international relations and political science. In addition, you will gain specialised knowledge and hands-on experience in the area of diplomacy and international organisations, and insights into the practice of international negotiations and diplomacy. During the programme, you will have the opportunity to complete an internship at an international organisation or to take additional specialised courses.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Start in 1 September: April (non-EEA: April).
Tuition fee
  • EUR 16750 Year (Non-EEA)
Start date September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is optional.
  • The percentage of foreign students: 0%
  • The percentage of foreign teachers: 0%
  • The percentage of students abroad: 0%
  • The percentage of teachers abroad: 0%

This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.

Requirements for International Relations and Diplomacy

Previous education: BA in Political Science, International Relations, Economics, International Law, Public Administration, Sociology, History or a relevant field.

Knowledge minimum: See website www.unileidenmasters.nl for details.

Additional language requirements:

  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: C2
  • IELTS overall band: 7
  • TOEFL paper based: 600
  • TOEFL computer based: 250
  • TOEFL internet based: 100

Work Experience for International Relations and Diplomacy

No work experience is required.

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