MA International Relations

Marbella International University Centre

Program Description

MA International Relations

Marbella International University Centre

Learn to tackle the issues that global leaders face and go deeper in the study of war, peace and state.

Duration: 1 year
Language: English
Programme Title: International Relations
Degree Awarded: MA Political Science

The International Relations MA has been designed in an innovative way to provide students with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to critically analyse and interpret the key theoretical debates of post-modern political theories with a special focus on international relations and conflict resolution.

Key Disciplines Covered:

  • International Interventions
  • City and Politics: Public space
  • Notion of the Political
  • Biopolitics & Necropolitics
  • Political Advertising & Promotion

One of the strongest points of our programme is the discussion of International Relations approaches within a multicultural classroom environment, given the global background of our students. Indeed, some of these debates are currently reproduced in numerous international organisations and negotiations worldwide. MIUC trains the next generation of policy leaders to tackle the complex issues of a globalising world.

MIUC International Relations Department presents students with a unique blend of theory and practice tailored to a challenging international and multicultural scenario that often changes faster than our capacity to analyse it.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of this International Relations MA, students may pursue a broad range of careers in public and private sectors, international and local non-governmental organisations, think-tanks and institutes as well as in media companies as analysts or reporters on international affairs.

More specific careers include, but are not limited to:

  • Researcher
  • International affairs adviser
  • Public affairs officer
  • Conflict resolution analysts/adviser
  • Political or PA consultant
  • Political reporter
  • Consultant in political marketing
  • Lecturer

Entry Requirements

Rolling Admission - We receive and process applications on an ongoing basis as they are sent in.

Entry Requirements:

  • 4 Year Bachelor Degree* or equivalent from a national or international accredited academic institution.
  • Proof of English proficiency** of candidates who have not previously studied in an English speaking school or country.
  • The tests and minimum scores we accept are:
    • IELTS 7
    • TOEFL iBT 95
    • Cambridge Certificate C1
    • MIUC English Test - Pass

Application Supporting Documents:

  • Copy of Passport or ID
  • Passport sized digital photograph
  • Proof of English Proficiency (If you are not from an English speaking country or have not
  • previously studied in English)
  • Bachelor Certificate (Officially translated to English or Spanish)
  • Bachelor Grade Transcripts (Officially translated to English or Spanish)
  • Statement of Purpose (500 words on why you want to study at MIUC, your expectations and aspirations)

*If you have not completed a four year bachelor degree you may be eligible to undertake the final year at MIUC to then enrol in the MA. Contact for more information.
**Pre-sessional English courses are available to those who do not satisfy the English proficiency requirement.


"I´m enrolled in the International Relations BA programme at MIUC. I love the people and the environment here; it´s one of a kind, to be honest. It´s very multicultural here - Imagine the whole world gathered in one class!! It´s a challenge for me, but I´m up to the challenge and I´m happy here!

My favourite lecture is with our Dean, Óscar. At MIUC, I am experiencing the best classes I have ever had, because of the interaction and debates with the other students, which have shown me how to understand more people from around the world.

Just look at the sun outside! Here in Marbella, you can go outside and have a swim, do sports and hobbies.

And the nightlife in nearby Puerto Banús is also amazing. The atmosphere both on and off campus is excellent."

Ibrahim Abou El Khouded

"My name is Tim, and I came down to Marbella MIUC University, and over here I am studying International Relations, as I was looking for a place where I can be efficient as a student, and where also the professors and lecturers can be efficient themselves. These are some of the main reasons, apart from being in a very good and beautiful place to be in and live in and study.

I am happy to be here, to be honest; it is amazing, truly it is amazing, because once you find a set of small settings of interactive performance, you find out your performance actually accelerates, it is also very practical; this is why I like it. So it is practical and very interactive with fellow students, this creates an interactive atmosphere, which engages students more.

For me, coming to Marbella MIUC, just gave me the opportunity to interact with this phenomenon, different backgrounds, different cultures, different dialects. It is actually a cosmopolitan school and a cosmopolitan city.

Living in Marbella, for me it is like a dream come true, it is a really nice place, really cool, the ambience, the environment, the weather, the sunshine throughout the year, coming to Europe and finding out this place actually does not experience such a winter like UK or something, surprised me. It actually made me more eager to live here."

Timothy Ngethe Mwangi

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Cost & Fees

UK validation additional charge: EUR 3,000

Last updated August 10, 2016
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1 year
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19,900 EUR
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