International Relations, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    32212
    Tuition (Year)
    32212
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

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
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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

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