International Relations and Diplomacy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    16750
    Tuition (Year)
    16750
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #77 ,
The Joint Master of Science in International Relations and Diplomacy at Leiden University trains students in aspects of diplomacy, security and co-operation between European countries. Courses will combine notions of international relations and political sciences, mainly focusing on practical applications. The Master’s programme includes an internship at an international organisation.
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  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

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.

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

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

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

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

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 16750 International
  • EUR 16750 EU/EEA

Funding

Scholarships / Grants:

Leiden University:
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