International Relations, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    32212
    Tuition (Year)
    32212
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language

About

The Master degree program provides students with advanced training, by way of one year of coursework, practical work experience (internship) and an academic dissertation, in the general methods, scope, theories, and findings in the field of International Relations. The courses embrace various disciplinary traditions as the curriculum is taught by faculty members with varied backgrounds, including history, economics, political science, law, philosophy and sociology.

The Master of Arts program gives a systematic preparation for original postgraduate research or for a demanding international career; and it constitutes a program of training for those who have graduated in other fields and wish to transfer to International Relations.

Our approach

GSD focuses very clearly on preparing individuals for a successful career within management-level positions within the public and private sectors, principally through its combined theoretical and practical approach in our teaching methods. We therefore offer a unique combination of conceptual courses focused on theory and the development of essential diplomatic skills.

The GSD curriculum is based on 3 main pillars:

  1. International Relations
  2. International Law
  3. International Economics

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Global Health
  • Disarmament
  • Migration
  • Humanitarian Operations
  • Regional Status
  • Diplomatic Protocol and Etiquette
  • Mediation, Dispute Settlement and Conflict Resolution
  • Policy Scenarios
  • Media Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Negotiation Techniques
  • Speaker and Presentation Skills
  • Analytical Thinking Skills
  • Decision-making skills

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    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.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade B): 193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • 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: 90

    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

Admission Requirements
  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor degree. Whilst we accept applications from all varieties of undergraduate majors, a prior degree in international relations, history, social sciences, etc. will be an ideal preparation to commence your MIR studies at GSD.
  • As the language of instruction is English, you need to submit a proof of your language proficiency.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 32212 International
  • EUR 32212 EU/EEA
  • Tuition fee per year is CHF 34900.

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.