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International Relations

A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

The academic study of the relationships that form between the many nongovernmental organizations, countries, multinational corporations and states around the world is known as international relations. Common topics include terrorism, nuclear proliferation and human rights.

 

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe. The country consists of 16 states, and its capital and largest city is Berlin.

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Master Social Work as a Human Rights Profession

Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Germany Berlin

The Alice Salomon Hochschule - University of Applied Sciences - in Berlin, Germany, offers the post graduate program Master of Arts in Social Work as a Human Rights Profession (MA-SWHR). The program is [+]

MA - Social Work as a Human Rights Profession

The Alice Salomon Hochschule - University of Applied Sciences - in Berlin, Germany, offers the post graduate program Master of Arts in Social Work as a Human Rights Profession (MA-SWHR). The program is realized in cooperation with:

Centrum for Post gradual Studies of Social Work, Berlin Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts Malmö University, Department of Social Work University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work University of Ljubljana, Department for Social Justice and Inclusion University of Strathclyde, School of Applied Social Sciences

Why a program in “Social Work as a Human Rights Profession”?... [-]


Master Intercultural Conflict Management

Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Germany Berlin Region

The “Intercultural Conflict Management” Master program was launched by the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences (ASH) in 2002, influenced by the notions of the Kosovo war in former Yugoslavia in 1998 and 1999. Under the impression of this war and it’s accompanied cruelties the ASH decided to install a Master program to prepare experts for work in conflict prevention, resolution and management. [+]

Master Intercultural Conflict Management

 

The “Intercultural Conflict Management” Master program was launched by the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences (ASH) in 2002, influenced by the notions of the Kosovo war in former Yugoslavia in 1998 and 1999. Under the impression of this war and it’s accompanied cruelties the ASH decided to install a Master program to prepare experts for work in conflict prevention, resolution and management.

 

 

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In recognition of the changes being experienced by many societies as a consequence of increasing global inter-dependence, the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences (ASH) is offering a Master of Arts in Intercultural Conflict Management (MA-ICM) in order to capacitate professionals from all over the world for their work promoting social development and mitigating existing and upcoming conflicts. Consistent with the values of social justice and human rights and supported by the University’s long-standing tradition in social advocacy, the MA address issues and complexities raised by a globalizing world from an international and interdisciplinary perspective. The program is a response to the challenges of conflict, diversity, social exclusion, migration, violations of human rights and human exploitation. The Master of Arts in Intercultural Conflict Management is designed to provide students from different cultures and a wide range of professional backgrounds with a deep understanding of the linkages between Democracy, Participation, Social Exclusion, Human Rights and Conflict Management theory and practice. The curriculum, strongly application-oriented, prepares participants to work in Governmental and Non-Governmental organizations of international cooperation and development cooperation, humanitarian aid agencies and local, regional or international organizations promoting social development and dealing with existing and upcoming conflicts.... [-]


MA In Intercultural Conflict Management

Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Germany Berlin Region

Because of the changes that have been experienced by many societies as a consequence of increasing global interdependence, Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences (ASH) offers a Master of Arts in Intercultural Conflict Management (MA-ICM), in order to [+]

 

Because of the changes that have been experienced by many societies as a consequence of increasing global interdependence, the University Alice Salomon of Applied Sciences (ASH) offers a Master of Arts in Intercultural Conflict Management (MA-ICM), in order to train professionals from all over the world in their work promoting social development and mitigating existing and future conflicts. In line with the values ​​of social justice and human rights and supported by the long tradition of social defense University, the MA-ICM addresses issues and complexities raised by a globalizing world from an international and interdisciplinary perspective. The program is a response to the emerging challenges of conflict, diversity, social exclusion, migration, violations of human rights and human exploitation.... [-]


Master in Advanced European and International Studies Nice Berlin Istanbul/Rome

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Berlin

The Anglophone branch of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS) is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Its objective is to give students an overarching, encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural challenges of today’s world. [+]

The Anglophone branch of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS) is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Its objective is to give students an overarching, encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural challenges of today’s world. The Master’s programme follows an original approach which distinguishes it from other Master’s courses in European Studies and International Relations: The MAEIS is an international, interdisciplinary and itinerant programme. Following the slogan “Learning and living Europe”, the participants rotate each trimester, moving their place of studies from Istanbul to Berlin and then to Nice. The MAEIS is a one­ year ­programme, subdivided into three study terms. Degree and recognition Students who successfully complete the programme are awarded two certifications at the end of the academic year: Master in Advanced European and International Studies: This is the diploma of CIFE, certifying the successful completion of the academic curriculum and granting 60 ECTS credits at Master level. The degree qualification Chargé de Mission en Organisations Européennes et Internationales (Policy Officer in European and International Organisations): This qualification is recognised by the French state as a degree at Master level (level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework EQF). Admission requirements This graduate programme is aimed at students who have already completed a first degree (minimum three years of study at university level). Furthermore, students must have a good knowledge of English. You can find more detailed information on the application procedure and apply online at www.ie-ei.eu. Deadline for applications: For the academic year 2016/17: the deadline is extended to 9 September 2016. (Only for candidates who do not need a Schengen visa for their stay in the EU!) Teaching modules International Relations The module aims at enriching students’ understanding of the similarities, differences and interactions of national foreign policies in a globalised world. It considers emerging patterns of international politics, including international law and international tribunals, globalisation and transatlantic relations, as well as conflict management. European integration This module aims at familiarising the students, who could well become the next generation of European and international decision­makers, with an expert knowledge of the structures, institutions, law and policies of the European Union, as well as of the historical development of European unification. Federalism and Governance This module provides an original perspective on contemporary political institutions, through varied federal and multilevel governance frameworks. It deals with issues such as diffusion and balance of power, sovereignty, minorities, democratic representation, economic coordination, and European integration. Economy and Globalisation The main goal of this module is to give a broad overview of the fundamental logics behind the processes of economic globalisation and economic development, without going too much into the details of economic theory. Another goal will be to understand how globalisation refers to the problem of international economic governance, with its institutions, actors and processes, with a special focus on the European economic integration process. The module will finally propose an overview of sustainable development issues. Professional Skills Workshops This module equips the participants with the professional skills and competences that will enable them to work in the context of the European and international organisations: project cycle management, intercultural management, international mediation and negotiation, drafting of position papers and policy recommendations. Overview of the academic year The first term starts in Nice, on the Côte d’Azur. It encompasses classes on the basics of all five modules of the programme. The second term in Berlin starts off in January where teaching continues with a focus on Eastern Europe and enlargement issues of the European Union, the new international order and the transformation process in Eastern and Central Europe, as well as EU economics. Our partner in Berlin, the Institut für Europäische Politik, provides a dialogue with European integration experts and offers an insight into political life in Berlin. During this period the participants take their mid­term exams. A one ­week study trip takes them to the European and international organisations in Brussels, Strasbourg and Luxembourg. For their third term, students move on to Istanbul, on the campus of our partner, Istanbul Bilgi University. Here, besides following in­depth courses in the five modules, students will have the opportunity to advance in their research work, as the months of May and June are left at the students’ disposal to work on their thesis. The programme concludes with the defence of the thesis and the final exams in the beginning of July. Please note: For the academic year 2016/17, depending on the local situation in Turkey, a change in the programme may apply: Should the political situation require it, the third term will be transferred to Rome where CIFE has a long-term partnership with the University EuroSapienza and the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI). [-]

Master in Advanced European and International Studies Nice-Canterbury-Berlin

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Campus Full time 1 year Germany

The trilingual branch (French, English, German) of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS) is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Its objective is to give students an overarching, encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural challenges of today’s world. [+]

Best Masters in International Relations in Germany 2017. The trilingual branch (French, English, German) of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS) is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Its objective is to give students an overarching, encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural challenges of today’s world. The Master’s programme follows an original approach which distinguishes it from other Master’s courses in European Studies and International Relations: The MAEIS is an international, interdisciplinary and itinerant programme. Following the slogan “Learning and living Europe”, the participants rotate each trimester, moving their place of studies from Nice to Canterbury and then to Berlin. The programme is subdivided into three study terms followed by three months dedicated to the writing of the Master’s thesis and an internship (3 months minimum). Degree and recognition Students who successfully complete the programme are awarded two certifications at the end of the academic year: Master in Advanced European and International Studies: This is the diploma of CIFE, certifying the successful completion of the academic curriculum and granting 120 ECTS at Master level. The degree qualification Chargé de mission en organisations européennes et internationales (Policy Officer in European and International Organisations), recognised by the French state as a degree at Master level (level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework EQF). Admission requirements This graduate programme is aimed at students who have already completed a first degree (minimum three years of study at university level). Furthermore, students must have a very good knowledge of English, and at least a passive knowledge of French and German. You can find more detailed information about the admission requirements and apply online at www.ie-ei.eu. Teaching modules International Relations The module aims at enriching students’ understanding of the similarities, differences and interactions of national foreign policies in a globalised world. It considers emerging patterns of international politics, including international law and international tribunals, globalisation and transatlantic relations, as well as conflict management. European integration This module aims at familiarising the students, who could well become the next generation of European and international decision-makers, with an expert knowledge of the structures, institutions, law and policies of the European Union, as well as of the historical development of European unification. Federalism and Governance This module provides an original perspective on contemporary political institutions, through varied federal and multilevel governance frameworks. It deals with issues such as diffusion and balance of power, sovereignty, minorities, democratic representation, economic coordination, and European integration. Economy and Globalisation The key fact of the last twenty-five years has been the manifold increase of exchanges across the world, in particular in the context of a transition of socialist countries to a market economy and of the rise of new powers. Within this framework, the module analyses the exchanges of goods, services and capitals between countries, considering WTO rules of free trade as well as protectionism. Professional Skills Workshops This module equips the participants with the professional skills and competences that will enable them to work in the context of the European and international organisations: project cycle management, intercultural management, international mediation and negotiation, drafting of position papers and policy recommendations. Overview of the academic year The programme starts off in Nice (October–January) and encompasses introductory classes to all of the five modules, completed by international conferences and seminars dealing with current world politics events. This term is concluded with a mid-term exam. The second term takes place in Canterbury (January–April) at our partner, the University of Kent. During this term, students choose three courses among the curriculum proposed by the School of Politics and International Relations of the University, in line with their specialisation. At the end of the term, students write an essay for each of the three courses. A one-week study trip to the European and international organisations in Strasbourg, Brussels and Luxembourg is organised during this period. During the third term in Berlin (April–July), the programme aims at deepening the students’ knowledge of European integration and contemporary problems in international relations. Our partner in Berlin, the Institut für Europäische Politik, provides a dialogue with European integration experts and offers an insight into political life in Berlin. Moreover, one of the workshops takes place at the University of Rostock. The third term concludes with a final oral examination. From July to the end of September, students will write a substantial Master’s thesis based on original research work. From October onwards, students will do an internship (minimum three months). The internship can be accomplished in a European institution, an international organisation, national diplomacy, consultancies, non-governmental organisations or research institutes. At the end of the internship, students submit a substantial internship report, which is assessed by a board of examiners. [-]

Executive Master in EU Studies

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 years October 2017 Germany Berlin

CIFE in cooperation with the Jean Monnet Chairholder of CETEUS of the University of Cologne and other partners has developed a postgraduate programme -- Executive Master in EU Studies ... [+]

The  Executive Master in EU Studies is organised by the Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE – www.cife.eu) in cooperation with the Jean Monnet Chairholder of CEUTUS (Centre for Turkish and European Studies) of the University of Cologne. CIFE is a private institution of higher education and research, founded in 1954 with its head office in Nice and branch offices in Berlin, Bruxelles and Istanbul. It receives special funding in the framework of the Jean Monnet Programme of the European Union. Most graduates of CIFE’s programme work nowadays for European institutions, international organisations and NGOs. The Executive Master in EU Studies is an interdisciplinary study programme designed for professionals, postgraduates, junior officials and all those who plan to make a career in the EU, have gained experience in this field and want to specialise in a certain policy area. Through a  combination of e-learning and concentrated face-to-face-learning phases  (at weekends in Berlin, Budapest, Bruxelles, Nice, Istanbul and Rome) the Master offers an accurate blend of theoretical and practical knowledge as the courses are taught by renowned academics from various European countries, experts from research institutions and governmental practitioners. It awards 90 ECTS. In the first study year, the programme offers: Well-founded knowledge on the EU through a number of courses (Institutional architecture of the EU, EU Law, History of EU integration, The EU in World Politics, Economic Dimension of EU integration, Transition and Regional Development, Sustainable Development, Security and Migration) An understanding of recent developments in the European integration process Insights into EU political proceedings and policies A simulation game of a European Council Summit In the second study year, the programme provides its participants: An interdisciplinary approach in the study of current developments, such as the Institutional Evolution of the EU, the Global Economic Challenges of the Union, EU Citizenship, and in specific topics like the EU in International Crises and Conflicts, the questions of Cohesion and Differentiation in the EU, the balance among Internal Market, Trade and Sustainability policies The opportunity to create new synergies with academic staff and fellow colleagues A special course on EU project cycle management The opportunity to increase specific skills in drafting documents such as policy briefs, legal writs and alike The chance to write a Master thesis on a specific topic of their own choice. The blended-learning approach of the Executive Master offers the possibility to: Meet and interact with your peers and the academic staff on a regular basis during weekend workshops Keep your motivation and workflow high Fully dedicate yourself to the programme in a way tailored to your needs You can apply anytime throughout the year.  The deadline for application is the 19th September. A limited number of scholarships is awarded to particularly qualified candidates to cover a part of the tuition fee. For further information please consult CIFE’s website:  www.eu-online-academy.org  or contact CIFE (cife-berlin@cife.eu). You can  apply online  by clicking the following link: http://www.eu-online-academy.org/EOA/en/8/Registration [-]

Master In European Affairs (dual Degree With Freie Universität Berlin)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Germany Berlin

Mastering the language and good knowledge of German culture are an essential asset in a Europe where the Franco-German relationship is instrumental. [+]

Best Masters in International Relations in Germany 2017. Double degrees - Freie Universität Berlin Double degree in International Affairs and European Affairs Freie Universität Berlin, "free university" is a university founded in 1948 by a group of students and teachers who had been excluded from the University Unter den Linden in the Soviet part of the city. Located in Berlin's FU is one of the largest German universities with 35 500 students, including 15% foreigners. Went through the FU Berlin great personalities such as the President of the Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes, Jutta Limbach, President of the European Parliament, Klaus Hänsch and the Federal Minister of the Interior Otto Schily. Its Department of Political Science, Otto-Suhr-Institut is one of the most renowned in Europe. For more information on the Freie Universität Berlin To learn more about Sciences Po Check the settlement of tuition double degree Mastering the language and good knowledge of German culture are an essential asset in a Europe where the Franco-German relationship is instrumental. In France, the public sector and the private sector today are looking for French experts to help them better exchange, and work undertaken with Germany. Obtain two titles in two renowned institutions is a unique opportunity Sciences Po and the Freie Universität Berlin offer. For over twenty years, both institutions have close relations based on full recognition of the lessons in each of the partner institutions. The Franco-German cycle integrated in political and social sciences founded in 1991 and reformed now has trained hundreds of students who occupy positions of responsibility in the European institutions or international financial institutions. admissions Recruitment is international. Can apply all students who have obtained a bachelor's degree Bachelor's or an equivalent academic degree corresponding to 180 ECTS, at least 60 ECTS in political science materials. Students may be candidates even if they are not students already enrolled at the Free University and Sciences Po. Selection is based on an online application designed by a joint committee composed of one representative from each institution. A very good knowledge of social and political structures in France and Germany is required. Each year, 20 students can be selected. This program is taught in English and German and optionally in French. Note: Students who have been admitted to the Bachelor program of the Freie Universität through the mixed selection Po-FU Berlin Sciences must refill the application. Admission is by no means automatic. Tuition fees and scholarships Students will settle their tuition fees at the institution where they are studying. The program is supported by the Franco-German University (UFA). Students may obtain a mobility aid granted by the UFA. The Alumni Association In 1995 was founded the Association Gerhard Kiersch Verein, whose name is intended to preserve the memory of Professor of OSI, which in the late 1980s, initiated the Franco-German integrated cycle between Sciences Po and the Freie Universität. It gathers cycle and Alumni students thereby build a strong European network. Its activities focus on three areas: regular meetings of its members, publication of a quarterly newsletter, the "Mail Paris-Berlin", and organizing conferences on major issues of European and Franco-German news. Thus, AGKV has strong links with the actors of the political, economic, social and cultural life in Europe. In fact, the former graduates of the cycle now occupy positions where their intercultural competence is especially highlighted. They are present at European and international level in very different sectors (business, consulting, international organizations, media, public service). The AGKV aims to facilitate exchanges between students and elders, exchanges should also be used to build networks useful for finding internships or to enter the professional world. Visit the website of the Alumni Association of the French-German Round: The Gerhard Kiersch Verein Association [-]

Master in International Affairs (Dual Degree with Freie Universität Berlin)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Germany Berlin

Mastering the German language and a good knowledge of German politics are essential assets in Europe where the Franco-German relationship plays a major role. [+]

Master in International Affairs (Dual Degree with Freie Universität Berlin) Dual Degree - Freie Universität in Berlin Freie Universität Berlin, was founded in 1948 by a group of students and teachers who had been excluded from Universiät Unter den Linden (today: Humboldt Universität)in the Soviet occupied part of the city. Freie Universität Berlin is one of the largest German universities, with 29,000 students, including 15% international students. In 2007 and 2012, Freie Universität Berlin was awarded the Excellence status by the German Excellence Initiative for a period of five years. Its department of Political Science, the Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft (OSI), is one of the most renowned in Europe. Mastering the German language and a good knowledge of German politics are essential assets in Europe where the Franco-German relationship plays a major role. In France, public and private sectors are looking for experts to enhance the exchange, work and engagement with Germany. Obtaining two Masters from two renowned institutions is therefore a unique opportunity offered by Sciences Po and Freie Universität Berlin. For over thirty years, these two institutions have maintained privileged relations based on full recognition of the teaching provided by each of the partner institutions. The Franco-German study program was founded in 1991 and has trained hundreds of students who hold positions of responsibility in national, European and international institutions as well as the media, the private sector and research. The dual degree Sciences Po - Freie Universität Berlin was awarded the “ DAAD Excellence Award” (German Academic Exchange Service). Program In the first year at Sciences Po Paris, students program choose either the Master in European Affairs or one of the Masters offered by the School of International Affairs (PSIA): Master in International Security Master in International Public Management Master in International Economic Policy Master in Environmental Policy Master in International Development Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action Master in International Energy The second year of the dual degree takes place at the Otto-Suhr-Institut in Berlin. Students can choose courses in the following fields : Political Theory and Foundations of Politics International Relations with a special focus on International Political Economy, Peace and Conflict Studies and Regional Integration (EU) Political Systems Furthermore, joint Franco-German seminars are exclusively organized for the students of the program and part of the academic requirements.Their purpose is the study of current European challenges from a Franco-German perspective. In addition, a methodological training will be offered at Freie Universität Berlin. Moreover, a mandatory internship of six weeks full time between the first and the second year of the Master is also part of the program. Admissions Each year, up to 20 students are selected for the program. Candidates must have a very good knowledge of German and English. For the Master in European Affairs French language proficiency is also required. They must provide the following test results: English: IELTS 7 or TOEFL 100, Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English German: Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz Stufe II, Goethe-Zertifikat C1/ C2, Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache (TESTDaF) Niveau 4, Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), UNIcert III (C1). French: DELF/DALF C1 Certificate A German proficiency test is not required for applicants holding a: German proficiency test of the Goethe Institut (level C1), Abitur and Abibac or a Franco-German high school diploma. A German university degree (minimum of two years tertiary studies) Students from the French-German Campus of Sciences Po at Nancy Tuition fees and scholarships In the first year, students pay tuition fees at Sciences Po. At Freie Universität Berlin, semester fees of approximately 300 € have to be paid. Students of the dual degree receive a mobility scholarship from the Franco-German University (UFA). Student testimonial " The dual degree “Politikwissenschaften- Affaires Internationales” at Sciences Po Paris and FU Berlin offers the chance to study in two different university systems in two outstanding European cities – Paris and Berlin. As I am very interested in international energy politics, I specialized in International Energy at Sciences Po Paris. While the classes were very practice-oriented and focused on economic aspects, I can now focus on a broader range of political sciences topics at FU Berlin. However, it is still possible to pick courses relating to the specialization I pursued at Sciences Po. Of course, the different approaches in France and Germany can be quite a challenge, but I personally consider them an opportunity to approach topics differently. Besides, I strongly recommend taking advantage from the possibilities students have to get involved in activities beyond University, which also help to sharpen the professional and academic profile." Lilly Höhn Dual degree Sciences Po - Freie Universität Berlin The Alumni Association The “Association Gerhard Kiersch Verein” (AGKV) was founded in 1995. Its name is intended to preserve the memory of a Professor at the Otto-Suhr-Institut , who initiated the Franco-German dual degree between Sciences Po and Freie Universität Berlin in the early 1980s. It brings together current students of the program and alumni to build a strong European network through its links with stakeholders in the political, economic, social and cultural sphere. In fact, many alumni currently work in diverse sectors including international organizations, the media, public services, business, consulting and research. This is a dual degree with Freie Universität Berlin. [-]

Master in Politics, Administration & International Relations

Zeppelin University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 Germany Friedrichshafen

For experts on science & research, foundations, parliaments, civil service, associations, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, opinion research centers, political consulting, journalism, public relations [+]

Best Masters in International Relations in Germany 2017. For experts on science & research, foundations, parliaments, civil service, associations, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, opinion research centers, political consulting, journalism, public relations New Educational Dimensions for the Management of Politics, Administration, and Organizations The public sector finds itself in one of the most important phases of transformation in the history of modern statehood. The following examples are indicative of this profound change: European integration; new global and regional interdependence; the call for more efficient and more citizen-oriented administrative management; debates about privatization, public-private partnerships, or debureaucratization; the introduction of Electronic Government; the crisis of confidence in public institutions, with issues concerning ethical standards and new forms of political communication. This doesn't just include public, communal, and international administration, but rather public enterprises, non-government organizations, non-profit organizations, and political authorities such as alliances, parties, and parliaments. The new generation of executives in the public sector need ever-more management and strategic expertise to prepare them for making complex decisions in the dynamic environment of politics, economics, and society – on both a national and an international level. ZU offers an innovative training and research program in the form of management-oriented politics and administrative sciences with international relations, in which social scientific elements of organizational research and policy research are combined with economics, management skills, and the most important elements of public law. In this context, the faculty of Public Management & Governance sees itself as a research and education laboratory which promotes problem-centered training for the public sector in interdisciplinary dialog, with an international profile and in a theory-driven way. The following characteristics particularly distinguish the master program in "Politics, Administration & International Relations". 1. Specialization Within Master Degrees Three tracks are available: TRACK I: International Relations & Global Politics How are the political aspects of international economic relations arranged? How is development policy directed? How is international law constituted? How are European and international political processes arranged? TRACK II: Political Institutions & Decisions How do political decision-making processes work? What do we learn from psephology? How do people behave politically? Which players and institutions define politics? TRACK III: Public Goods & Services Can public goods be restricted? How can the performance of organizations be measured and improved? What recent developments are there in the area of E-Government? 2. Research Project What de­fines aca­d­e­mic work? Aca­d­e­mic vs. prac­ti­cal work. Are they op­po­sites? The best way to an­swer this ques­tion is to pur­sue aca­d­e­mics your­self. Be­gin­ning with the for­mu­la­tion of a con­crete ques­tion which should be an­swered by means of the choice of meth­ods, through the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the analy­sis, to the in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the re­sults, the stu­dents will have the sup­port struc­ture of the pro­fes­so­rate at hand while car­ry­ing out their au­tonomous aca­d­e­mic work. 3. Co-operation with the Universities of Konstanz and Zürich The pol­i­tics and ad­min­is­tra­tion fac­ul­ties of the Uni­ver­sity of Kon­stanz, the Uni­ver­sity of Zürich, and Zep­pelin Uni­ver­sity have joined forces to pool their ex­per­tise. Se­lected ZU mas­ter stu­dents re­ceive a travel schol­ar­ship to at­tend courses in Kon­stanz or Zürich. Language Requirements Al­though a good num­ber of courses are of­fered in Eng­lish at ZU, stu­dents will not be in a po­si­tion to com­plete a de­gree pro­gram in Eng­lish. Knowl­edge of Eng­lish is pre­ferred; knowl­edge of Ger­man is an ab­solute ne­ces­sity. ZU re­quires that all de­gree-seek­ing ap­pli­cants demon­strate a min­i­mum of in­ter­me­di­ate-level Ger­man skills. [-]

European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR)

University of Oldenburg
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Germany Oldenburg

EMMIR is the European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations. It is the first African-European Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Migration Studies. EMMIR is jointly run by three African and four European universities, facilitated by a wider network of partners. [+]

EMMIR is the European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations. It is the first African-European Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Migration Studies. The first cohort set out to study in September 2011; since 2013 the programme is fully accredited by the national agencies as part of the European pilot project JOQAR. EMMIR is jointly run by three African and four European universities, facilitated by a wider network of partners. Various associate organsiations on the regional, national and international level provide significant assistance for student internships and graduate's employment. The quality of the programme is constantly evaluated by an international board of experts. EMMIR is a unique study programme focusing on migration through an intercultural approach. It provides profound theoretical skills in migration studies combined with field work in Europe and Africa. It is designed as a multidisciplinary programme that addresses important contemporary issues in an emerging field of study. EMMIR includes study periods in both Europe and Africa. Students' mobility is understood as a key to mutual understanding of different views and cultures of migration and movement and will sharpen intercultural sensitivity. EMMIR students become acquainted with different cultures and academic traditions and gain knowledge about migration issues in internships. They will gain profound skills and specialise in of the four programme foci, this will provide them with excellent chances for employment in national and international governmental and private sector organisations or in academia. Graduates will be awarded a joint degree by the EMMIR partner universities. Background In the 21st century, migration processes - multidirectional in their spatial as well as social and cultural structure - increasingly contribute to the shaping of societies. Consequently, the presence of migrants adds emphasis to intercultural relations and intercultural communication, which are of key concern for social cohesion. Arguably, migration and globalisation may be considered twin processes. They contest concepts of the nation state, including territoriality and citizenship, and direct attention to questions of social justice and human rights, peace and conflict. They also lead to the emergence of new concepts of identity and transnational social spaces. Answers to policy questions linked to phenomena as diverse as voluntary and forced migration, internal displacement and transcontinental flows, movement of unskilled labourers and brain drainers need differentiated investigation and evaluation as well as complex negotiation. Content EMMIR responds to this rising importance by providing state of the art education in theoretical concepts, empirical methods and transdisciplinary approaches to migration studies. Teaching and research in EMMIR will address issues that currently rank highly on the global agenda - and need expertise on transnational, transcultural and transdisciplinary level. Migration and mobility, flight, displacement and refuge - globally and (supra)nationally discussed primarily on a policy level - touch decisive dimensions in economic and social development, demography, international relations, political theory and cultural cooperation, to name some, not all of the key areas. Sustainable answers bridging the interests of nation states (incl. their welfare systems and labour markets) with human rights, democratic values and globality have yet to be found. Research on intercultural relations and intercultural communication is closely linked to these questions and frequently key to the understanding of problems and conflict. The curriculum takes into account all forms of migration and displacement. Related issues to be addressed are intercultural conflict resolution mechanisms, multi cultural governance issues and global/regional integration. Foci The two key terms of reference for this study programme are migration and intercultural relations. Migration is understood here as encompassing all forms of international migration, voluntary as well as forced movements. Internal displacement, prominent especially in African contexts, will also be addressed. Intercultural relations include not only communication and other forms of interaction between the majority and resident minorities/diasporic communities within nation states but also interethnic relations in the (inter-)national arena and beyond nation states - including multinational settings and concepts such as multiculturalism or cosmopolitanism. There are four programme foci: - Gender - Development - Representation - Education The foci serve as the foundation students use to develop their individual specialisation and profile, e.g. by combining them with a geographic focus involving one or more of the countries in the partnership, potentially also linked to individual language skills. Qualification EMMIR, combining the expertise of European and African universities, strongly encourages students to critically evaluate the existing body of knowledge and to conduct their own research projects. Students will have the benefits and challenge of an international learner group where participants' different backgrounds will in itself offer valuable intercultural perspectives for the study of migration. EMMIR aims at training young academics that contribute to improved information about the dynamics of migration and will become new professionals, consciously combining their specific national/regional/ institutional situatedness and tasks with transnational perspectives, in the specific context of this programme primarily in Europe and Africa. In order to train for a labour market demanding flexibility, self-motivation and problem-solving skills, the didactics of EMMIR are built around the idea that young professionals need state of the art, in-depth-knowledge in their field plus the tools to present and negotiate, to apply and to conceptualise, to cooperate, administrate and to manage. In cooperation with numerous actors and institutions in the field (associates and others) students will be exposed to specific labour market segments, they gather experience that can be actively linked to the study programme and their specialisation. The cross-cutting aim is to promote problem solving skills and the ability of knowledge transfer. Graduates will be qualified to pursue doctoral studies or employment in national and international governmental and non-governmental institutions dealing with migration, intercultural competence and education, in particular intersecting with development issues and/or gender issues. Language The language of instruction is English, but students will be encouraged to enhance bi- or multilingual language skills. EMMIR builds on and supports multilinguality by offering language courses and by its mobility path. Students are encouraged and supported to expose themselves to different cultural and economic settings in Europe and Africa. Mobility and Specialisation EMMIR combines the mobility of the full cohort with individual research mobility and specialisation. The mobility path serves two purposes. On the one hand it exposes students to different migration policies, various approaches to intercultural relations, several academic institutions and economic, social and cultural settings that are shaping migration processes as well as migrants’ experiences. On the other hand it allows students to develop individual research foci - drawing on the expertise of all involved partners and their specialisation in a decentralised way. EMMIR mobility path enhances: - to focus on ‘major’ nations in global migration e.g. Germany or Sudan (as the largest African nation with major forced migration and internal displacement), - to focus on intercultural relations/migration issues in small nations and young nation states (Europe, Africa); - to specialize in comparative research on two or more of the involved countries, and/or drawing on the expertise and access to selected partner networks, - to specialize in overarching questions, e.g. research on global migration - drawing on EMMIR as a network of networks. Degree The Consortium will award graduates a joint degree by all seven universities in accordance with Bologna criteria. Student graduation ceremonies will take place in Oldenburg annually in September. EMMIR is based at the the School of Linguistics and Cultural Studies. A variety of research centered Master programs are offered by the institutes in the same faculty, which secures the high quality of both curriculum and scholars in English and German. [-]

Master in Euroculture

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Germany Göttingen

The Euroculture programme gives students a chance to prepare themselves to enter new professions that come into being due to the intensifying process of economic and political integration in Europe. [+]

Best Masters in International Relations in Germany 2017. Euroculture (M.A.) Subject: Erasmus Mundus MA Programme Euroculture (joint degree) Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.) Standard period of study: 4 semesters Start of programme: winter semester only Admission: admission restricted (application with the faculty) Terms of admission: B.A. in Political Sciences, History, Theology, Law or philological subjects, or in another profile that qualifies for the Master's programme in Euroculture Language requirements: excellent knowledge of English (see below) Application deadline: May 1st Special fee: see Homepage of the programme Course description The goals of this Master's programme with respect to specialised knowledge and methodological and social competence are: to show to the students the ways of thinking and working for the specific subjects involved; to impart to the students the ability to work in a problem- and project-oriented way even beyond the usual subject-specific limitations, and to present the results in an adequate manner; to familiarise the students with the methodology of interdisciplinary research; to impart in-depth understanding of processes relevant to society as a whole in Europe, from a legal, politological, theological, historical, or cultural-scientific point of view; to improve the ability to communicate interculturally by means of a compulsory semester abroad; to enable the students to improve their knowledge of English and to learn at least one additional foreign language; to teach the students how to conduct scientific work independently. The students gain the ability to analyse the European integration process in an independent, interdisciplinary and problem-oriented way; to judge the effects that regional, national and supranational cooperations and conflicts of the past have on current developments and the dynamics in Europe; to show the capability of acting and willingness to take responsibility and leadership in groups consisting of members from different national and cultural backgrounds. The Euroculture programme gives students a chance to prepare themselves to enter new professions that come into being due to the intensifying process of economic and political integration in Europe. Euroculture serves to qualify graduates to take up professions that require sound knowledge of European culture, current transnational developments in European society and politics in a global context, and the European integration process. Some of the possible professions are work with European institutions and organisations, with institutions of teaching, research and further education, the media and journalism, librarianship, foundations and associations, culture management, museums and collections, tourism, foreigner and migrant counselling, public relations, and human resource management (especially in international companies). Subject-specific admission procedure University places are allocated to applicants who are particularly suitable. Particular suitability is measured by the following criteria: fulfilment of the formal admission requirements, demonstration of the ability to critically reflect on the contents and goals of the Euroculture programme from a subject-related and from an interdisciplinary point of view (letter of motivation), quality of academic achievements, and proof of language skills in an interview. Programme with special fees The programme Euroculture has special fees. Please check the homepage of the programme carefully. Language requirements Students of the Euroculture programme must have a very good knowledge of English in accordance with international regulations of the Euroculture network (according to the international admission regulations), because they will take their examinations at universities abroad in English or the national language. The intensive course will be held in English as well. [-]