Master in International Affairs in Germany

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Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

International Affairs graduates work worldwide across media and cultural institutions, educational initiatives, development, conflict resolution, etc... Students develop knowledge of political opinions and institutions. A Master's Degree in International Affairs enables students to identify and understand national interests and policy decisions of law makers world wide.

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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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 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. [+]

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. [+]

Best Masters in International Affairs in Germany 2017. 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. [-]

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. [-]