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A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

International cooperation is a popular field of study involving the ways in which various countries and organizations attempt to reach common ground. It can involve studying treaties, international law, supranational groups, and other aspects of the world system to gain a better understanding of how agreements are reached.

Students who complete a part of their degree in Asia are growing in numbers. Currently, the second and the third biggest economies are in Asia. Without limitation, students have described their time in Asia as the best experience of their lives. Today, three of the four most populated countries of the world are in Asia: China, India, and Indonesia.

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Master’s in International Cooperation Policy

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Campus Full time 2 years April 2017 Japan Beppu

The Asia Pacific region and the international community as a whole are facing many urgent issues which need to be addressed in order to ensure equitable development and sustainable environments. The program provides students with policy-oriented and practical advice. [+]

Masters in International Cooperation in Asia 2017. Master’s in International Cooperation Policy The master’s program in International Cooperation Policy provides students with policy-oriented and practical advice, drawing on diverse fields to train creative professionals who can understand complex challenges from multiple perspectives and formulate feasible solutions with integrative approaches from global, regional, and local perspectives. Such training will improve practical skills and knowledge to plan, implement and evaluate projects, and thereby contribute to organizations that work closely with and in developing nations. Students can select one of the following five divisions for their specialization: International Public Administration, Public Health Management, Sustainability Science, Tourism and Hospitality and Development Economics. They are required to take analytical foundation courses, core courses on the Asia Pacific region, division-specific courses and research-oriented seminar courses. Additionally, numerous seminars and workshops are organized throughout the year. There are many opportunities for students to participate in the exchange of ideas, information and expertise with academics, experts, business executives, policy makers, and senior administrators. Students must submit a master’s thesis or research report in order to complete their degree. Divisions International Public Administration (IPA) The International Public Administration (IPA) division is aimed at providing knowledge and skills to those who are interested in pursuing an advanced career in national and international governmental organizations. This division enables students to improve professional and practical skills to manage and evaluate administrative operations and policies in national, regional and global settings. The major subjects in this division relate to international organizations, international cooperation policy and public administration, and form the foundation on which each student can further build a more focused study depending on their intended policy field. Major Subjects Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Special Studies (International Public Administration) International Public Administration International Organizations Project Management Planning and Evaluation Community Development Public Health Management (PHM) The Public Health Management (PHM) division teaches students three fundamental skills: skills in managing the budget, finance, economics and accounting of healthcare costs; skills in epidemiology, health statistics and research methodology as well as information management; and skills in public health, mainly preventive medicine and environmental health. This division puts emphasis on the economics and financial as well as administrative management of healthcare services at both the public and private sectors, while preserving the standard foundations of conventional public health education. Moreover, it encourages students at an early stage to focus on healthcare case studies that relate to significant issues in the Asia Pacific region. They may start by reviewing current health issues as reflected in papers, and by raising research questions with policy implications from the very beginning. This aspect of teaching and research is looked upon as a strategic approach throughout the whole length of the program. Major Subjects Environmental Health Healthcare Finance Biostatistics Healthcare Economics Public Health Essentials Epidemiology Bioinformatics Sustainability Science (SS) The Sustainability Science (SS) division focuses on the application of science for achieving the goals of sustainable development. This division analyzes the planning and implementation of policies and actions that deal with the relationship between society and nature with the ultimate goal to create a sustainable future for all. Study involves the scientific understanding of society-nature interactions; linking research with policy and actions; generating new knowledge, tools and techniques; and enhancing scientific and institutional capability for promoting sustainability and resilience. Students are expected to gain a holistic perspective, integrative skills and interdisciplinary knowledge as they engage in analyzing and managing particular problems and issues of population-resource-technology-institution interactions. Major Subjects Environment and Natural Resources Conservation Advanced Environmental Geosciences Environmental Policy, Law and Administration Environmental Economics Urban Sustainability Industrial Ecology Special Studies (Sustainability Science) Tourism and Hospitality (TH) Tourism is a fast growing economic sector that transforms societies and communities in the Asia Pacific region. The Tourism and Hospitality (TH) division looks at various aspects of mass tourism and alternative tourism and the economic, social, cultural and environmental impacts on societies and communities. The division also studies the theory and practice of hospitality management as it relates to the tourism, service, health and welfare industries. The knowledge and academic/professional skills obtained from our division will be useful for a wide variety of employment opportunities in government service, international organizations and private corporations, as well as to further study. Major Subjects Tourism Economics Cultural and Heritage Tourism Environmental Tourism Community Based Tourism Health and Wellness Tourism Special Studies (Tourism and Hospitality) Tourism Policy and Planning Development Economics (DE) The Development Economics (DE) division is aimed at those who are interested in the socio-economic issues of the developing world. Study in this division enables students to improve their critical and analytical skills in many areas of development economics, including industrial development, social development, political development, rural development and poverty alleviation. Students are also able to enhance their professional and practical skills related to international development. This division also aims to enhance the development of research skills in this field for those wishing to pursue further study. The knowledge and skills obtained will provide a wide variety of employment opportunities in international organizations, national and local governments, international development agencies, NGOs and development consultancy firms. Major Subjects Development Economics Macroeconomics Development Finance Comparative Economic Development Microeconomics Community Development Special Studies (Development Economics) For further information regarding the Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies, please visit: http://en.apu.ac.jp/home/study/content27/ ... [-]

Master in International Relations (Dual Degree with Peking University)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 China Beijing France Paris + 2 more

The Sciences Po-PKU Dual Master’s Degree is a collaborative program on general international studies and is multidisciplinary by nature, covering political science, international political economy, and emerging subjects like energy and environment in international studies. [+]

Master in International Relations (Dual Degree with Peking University) Dual Degree - Peking University Peking University at a glance Peking University is a comprehensive and national key university. The campus, known as "Yan Yuan" (the garden of Yanï), is situated at Haidian District in the western suburb of Beijing, with a total area of 274 hectares. It stands near to the Yuanmingyuan Garden and the Summer Palace. The university has effectively combined research on important scientific subjects with the training of personnel with a high level of specialized knowledge and professional skill as demanded by the country's socialist modernization. Peking University has become a center for teaching and research and a university of a new type, embracing diverse branches of learning such as basic and applied sciences, social sciences and the humanities, and sciences of medicine, management, and education. Its aim is to rank among the world's best universities in the future. Peking University’s School of International Studies (SIS) is the first such school founded in China. It is an important teaching and research platform devoted to the training of specialized talents in international studies, international political economy and diplomacy. A high standard collaboration The Sciences Po-PKU Dual Master’s Degree is a collaborative program on general international studies and is multidisciplinary by nature, covering political science, international political economy, and emerging subjects like energy and environment in international studies. It emphasizes multicultural perspectives on global security and developmental issues and provides a unique opportunity for students to study international affairs at Paris in Europe and Beijing in Asia. The training stresses the links between public and private decision making on one side and their multiple determinants on the other side : (i) state of scientific and technical knowledge that govern evaluation processes, (ii) representations of social issues and positioning of the civil society, (iii) economic and legal tools for governance practices. Programme Overview The dual degree Sciences Po–Peking University is a two-year academic program. Students spend their first year studying at Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), Sciences Po, where they choose between the 7 specialised masters offered in international affairs. In the second year, students join the School of International Studies (SIS) at Peking University to study a Master of International Relations with an emphasis on security and development issues and a regional focus on China and the Asia-Pacific region. Students remain enrolled in both institutions for both years; they will therefore benefit from all the students’ services (free access to library, student unions, career services…). Year 1 at Sciences Po During the first year of the dual degree, students join the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po (PSIA). Students joining PSIA may choose one of the following master’s programs during the first year of the dual degree: 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 Dual degree students have to complete the required courses related to their chosen Master at PSIA. In addition, dual degree students must take at least one course on China during their year at PSIA during either the first or the second semester. Year 2 at Peking University During the second year of the dual degree, students join the School of International Studies at Peking University (SIS-PKU). At Peking University the students will write a thesis. According to Peking University’s requirement, the students should submit a dissertation and perform oral defense of the dissertation by the end of Semester 4. At Peking University, while Chinese students will take French language classes, international students will take Chinese language classes. Final graduation will rely on the validation by the student of both years of the programme. Therefore, students will get a temporary graduation in July at Sciences Po, while the final graduation is upon the completion of all required studies at Peking University in the second year. Admissions Application All Candidates to the dual degree apply through Sciences Po’s website, regardless of nationality. This application is specific to the dual degree program and is not transferable to other programs at either institution. Students who wish to be considered for admission to other Sciences Po or PKU programs must fulfil all relevant application requirements for those programs. Documents submitted for the application should be in English or accompanied by a translation. Also the referee form and the personal statement are to be completed in English. Applicants do not have to be already enrolled at Sciences Po or PKU to apply to the dual degree. Eligibility The dual degree is open to all candidates worldwide. Note: Applicants holding the nationality of the People's Republic of China (PRC), including students who are already studying at an overseas university (i.e. outside of China), must either have the recommendation eligibility to the SIS or pass the National Entrance Examination for Postgraduate students in China. For further information about the Examination and about the application process please contact Ms. Liu Lu. Applicants from China areas of Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan may only be admitted into this program when entitled “2016 PKU’s graduate student at SIS”. Please contact Ms. Liu Lu at sis@pku.edu.cn Applicants from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan must meet the application eligibility of PKU Graduate Student. Besides applying online through Sciences Po’s website before March 1, 2017, applicants from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan also need to apply online through PKU’s website before December 15, 2016. For PKU online application, applicants need to indicate applying to this program in Chinese in both online and hard copy of application materials, as well as on the cover of application materials posted to designated office. For international applications, online pre-registration steps with PKU are needed after receiving the joint offer from the program. Applicants with offers need to fill out the registration form, make the registration fees and submit the online registration. A hard copy with photos will be needed to send to PKU by post. Detailed information will be sent to admitted students. Tuition Fees and Scholarships Students must pay the tuition fees applicable in their host institution (Sciences Po for Year 1 and Peking University for Year 2). During the first year the international students can also apply to the Chinese Government Scholarship program for Year 2. Information is provided by the Chinese Scholarship Council and the Chinese Embassy of the student’s country of origin. Degree Conferral Upon successful completion of studies at both institutions, students will be conferred a Master degree from Sciences Po and a Master Degree of Law from PKU. Careers Graduates from the program have been employed all over the world in a wide variety of international organizations, multinational corporations, public entities, and the media sector. Many students have also progressed to doctoral research. This is a dual degree with Peking University. [-]

Master in International Affairs (Dual Degree with the Moscow State University of International Relations)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow France Paris + 2 more

Sciences Po and the MGIMO (Moscow State University of International Relations) are both members of the APSIA (Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs) and have been partner institutions for 15 years. [+]

Masters in International Cooperation in Asia 2017. Master in International Affairs (Dual Degree with the Moscow State University of International Relations) Dual Degree - MGIMO in Moscow A high standard program Sciences Po and the MGIMO (Moscow State University of International Relations) are both members of the APSIA (Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs) and have been partner institutions for 15 years. They share the conviction that a sound, multidisciplinary education oriented towards international affairs, offered by both renowned universities, constitutes a major asset for future leaders and experts destined for international careers. Through an agreement established in 2005, Sciences Po and the MGIMO decided to unite their excellent reputations and the quality of their study programs in order to offer selected undergraduate students a double master’s degree. Set in a multicultural environment, this double master’s degree aims to train young professionals to a high level in two years, equipping them with the knowledge and necessary skills to thrive in international environments, the private sector, national and international public institutions and NGOs. Multidisciplinary, this highly selective and demanding program unites international relations and social sciences, and courses at an operational and professional level. Subject to fulfilling all necessary academic and administrative requirements, after two years of study, the Sciences Po-MGIMO dual degree students will obtain a master’s degree from both universities. Program Overview The Sciences Po-MGIMO double master’s degree is a 2-year program. Courses on the dual master’s degree program are multidisciplinary: courses cover fundamental areas such as history, political science, international relations, international law and economics, as well as specific areas linked to the chosen modules. Dual degree students must choose and validate their courses according to the rules and requirements of each partner institution. The awarding of the master’s degrees by each of the two universities is subject to the dual degree students fulfilling the academic requirements for the full two years of the program. The master’s degrees from each university cannot be obtained separately and will not be awarded until the full two years of study have been completed and validated. Year 1 at Sciences Po During the first year of the dual degree at Sciences Po, students join the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA). The following master’s programs are offered by PSIA in the dual degree program: 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 Year 2 at MGIMO The second year is spent at the MGIMO completing the Master in World Politics. In addition to the core curriculum on Russia, students can choose between the following specialisations: International Security International Energy Policy The program also includes the compulsory preparation and defense of a Master thesis at the end of the program, as well as completing a compulsory internship in the second semester, parallel to courses. Internship Students must complete a compulsory internship as part of the Sciences Po-MGIMO program. Examples of internships completed between 2006 and 2013: BNP Paribas, Moscow, Russia Ministry of Defence, France French and Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Organisation for International Migration, Moscow, Russia United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva, Switzerland Institute of Strategic Research, Moscow, Russia Delegation of the European Commission, Moscow, Russia National Assembly of the Russian Federation Unesco Moscow Office, Russia Military mission for the Organization for Sedurity and Co-operation in Europe, Vienna, Austria Deutsche Bank, Moscow, Russia Bouygues International Construction, Moscow, Russia EDF, Moscow, Russia SAFRAN, Moscow, Russia Alfabank, Moscow, Russia Admission to the dual degree Application process Candidates to the dual degree apply through Sciences Po’s website. Online admissions open in October. Applications must be filled in online. Application forms in Russian must be downloaded from the website in PDF format, filled in, scanned and attached to your electronic file. This application is specific to the Dual Degree program and is not transferable to other programs at either institution. Students who wish to be considered for admission to other Sciences Po or MGIMO programs must fulfil all relevant application requirements for those programs. Eligibility The dual degree is open to all candidates worldwide. Applicants do not have to be already enrolled at Sciences Po or MGIMO to apply to the dual degree. Language Requirements At Sciences Po, language requirements differ according to the program you follow. For PSIA master’s programs: English C1. No French required. For the Master in Finance and Strategy: French C1. English B2. At MGIMO, as classes are taught in Russian and English, all students must prove they have an excellent level in both languages. Tuition Fees and Financial Aid Students must pay the tuition fees applicable in their host institution (Sciences Po for Year 1 and MGIMO for Year 2). For the dual degree Sciences Po-MGIMO, the tuition fees are determined in agreement with both institutions and are set at 6850€ per year for each of the two years of study (academic year 2014-2015). This is a dual degree with the Moscow State University of International Relations. [-]

Master in International Affairs and Public Policy

Nankai University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 China Tianjin

IAPP is an international relations programme with a focus on understanding China’s foreign policy and strategic thinking. [+]

International Affairs and Public Policy is the study of how countries form relationships with and interact with each other. China’s foreign policy and strategic thinking is highly influential, so studying this subject in China itself will provide some fascinating insights. This programme is designed to prepare graduates for a wide range of careers in the field of international relations. It will provide you with the academic and analytical skills necessary to understand the contemporary world and the rapidly changing context in which international relations and foreign diplomacy are conducted. This programme will also provide you with the ability to deploy strategic foresight and encourage you to engage in the spirit of constructive dialogue and mutual understanding. As well as developing your academic and problem-solving capabilities, the programme will equip you with the tools to make sense of the complex world around us, to think on your feet and to consider international issues and events from a global perspective. WHY STUDY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AT NANKAI? The Zhou Enlai School of Government that delivers the programme is ranked number 1 in China. As one of the most prestigious schools in China, the Zhou Enlai School of Government is an elite centre for research and teaching in the fields of politics, political science, international relations and Sino-Foreign diplomacy. The school is named after Premier Zhou Enlai, one of China’s most revered leaders of the 20th century, holding the position as Chinese Premier. WHAT WILL I STUDY? Modules will include: - Contemporary Chinese studies - International political studies - Theories of international relations - Chinese foreign policy - Introduction to international relations - The evolution of world politics - Chinese language KEY COURSE FACTS Start Date: September 2017 Course Length: 2 years English Language Entry Requirement: IELTS: 6.0 or equivalent. Academic Requirement: - Bachelor’s degree or equivalent HOW TO APPLY: - Completed application form, signed by the student. - Personal statement - Copy(s) of relevant academic certificates and transcripts in English. - Copy(s) of English language certificates in English. - A copy of your passport. [-]