Master Degree in International Relations in New Zealand

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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.

 

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Master of International Relations

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years March 2017 New Zealand Wellington + 1 more

The Master of International Relations (MIR) equips students for a career with an international focus and to provide professionals with skills in the analysis of International Relations, Strategic Studies and Political Science. [+]

Best Masters in International Relations in New Zealand 2017. The Master of International Relations (MIR) equips students for a career with an international focus and to provide professionals with skills in the analysis of International Relations, Strategic Studies and Political Science. The MIR includes taught courses and a dissertation, research project or thesis. Courses focus on the shifting geopolitics of the great powers, global political economy, environmental cooperation and conflict, and the transformation of the Asia-Pacific region. The choice of elective courses allows the programme of study to be wide in both geographical scope and thematic content. The programme begins in Trimester 1 each year. Students enrolled full-time will complete their degree in one calendar year; while part-time students will complete within two years. The MIR Programme The MIR degree is composed of two parts - a taught and a research component. Students are required to complete: Part 1 INTP 586 Approaches to International Relations - the 30-point core course 60 points from INTP 400-489 30 points from INTP 400-488, POLS 400-488 or STRA 530-539. In certain cases, students may be permitted to substitute up to 30 points offered by other programmes. Part 2 Either INTP 593 Dissertation (60 points) or INTP 589 Research Project (30 points) and 30 further points from INTP 400-488, POLS 400-488 or STRA 530-539. Note: With the Head of School's permission, a candidate may replace Part 1 (3) and Part 2 with INTP 595 (Thesis, 90 points). Full-time students should normally complete the requirements for the degree by 28 February in the year after first enrolling for it, and part-time students by 28 February in the second year after first enrolling. Research Areas in International Relations MIR students will benefit from the diverse and wide ranging research expertise of staff in the Political Science and International Relations Programme. Academic requirements To study the Master of International Relations you will need one of the following: Bachelor's degree with Honours (or equivalent) Proof of English proficiency You need to demonstrate a satisfactory command of English through one of the following: IELTS: minimum overall score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0 TOEFL: minimum score of 90 for the internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing Pearson Test of English: minimum score of 65 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 58) EPP: minimum final scores of 4,4,5,5 [-]

Postgraduate Programmes in International Studies

IPU New Zealand
Campus Full time 3 - 5 semesters March 2017 New Zealand Palmerston North

IPU New Zealand offers two postgraduate qualifications: Master of International Studies, Postgraduate Diploma of International Studies. Both of these qualifications are of an interdisciplinary nature. Students study a mixture of business, international relations, and environmental science to develop knowledge and practical skills to engage in today's rapidly changing business world... [+]

IPU New Zealand offers two postgraduate qualifications: Master of International Studies Postgraduate Diploma of International Studies Both of these qualifications are of an interdisciplinary nature. Students study a mixture of business, international relations, and environmental science to develop knowledge and practical skills to engage in today's rapidly changing business world. Designed for high-achieving professionals who are looking for international career opportunities, the Master of International Studies will provide you with an appreciation of how businesses, government and the global economy interact. You will develop the ability to think globally, manage people within multicultural settings and will be equipped to go on to a rewarding career with a multinational company, government agency, international aid agency or organisation with global business links. Master of International Studies (MIS) NZQA Level 9 (You must hold a relevant Bachelor's Degree)* Credits: 240 Duration: 5 semesters (minimum) Intakes: January, April, August Postgraduate Diploma of International Studies (PDIS) NZQA Level 8 (You must hold a relevant Bachelor's Degree)* Credits: 150 Duration: 3 semesters (minimum) Intakes: January, April, August *Advanced diploma and other equivalent qualifications will be assessed on a case by case basis. What you will gain The MIS and PDIS programmes foster your potential as a leader, manager, and decision maker. Assessments and activities within the programmes encourage your development in the following skills: Leadership and People Management Entrepreneurial and Creative Thinking Communication Business Management and Finance Teamwork and Collaboration These are the key skills employers are looking for in senior managers. Career opportunities Corporate Management Communications Foreign Affairs Management Marketing Media Relations Public Relations Public Services And many more! Course requirements Postgraduate Diploma/Year One - Master of International Studies All postgraduate students are required to take FIVE papers, with no more than TWO papers per term. TWO compulsory papers Resource Management (30 credits) Postgraduate Research Methods (30 credits) THREE elective papers The following Level 8 papers may be offered: People, the Planet and Sustainability (30 credits) Entrepreneurship and Innovation (30 credits) Business, the Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility (30 credits) Science, the Environment and Policy Making (30 credits) Politics and Development (30 credits) Contemporary Marketing (30 credits) Sustainability and Management Accounting (30 credits) International Human Resource Management (30 credits) Leadership, Communication and Change Management (30 credits) Students successfully completing 150 credits may then graduate with a PDIS. Year Two (Master of International Studies only) Students may select from the following options: 1. Executive Strategic Project (90 credits) 2. Thesis (90 credits) 3. Executive Project (60 credits) and 1 additional Level 8 paper (30 credits) 4. Research Paper (60 credits) and 1 additional Level 8 paper (30 credits) Students successfully completing the remaining 90 credits in Year Two may then graduate with a MIS. Entry requirements Candidates with an existing undergraduate degree from a recognised institution may apply to take the above programmes. All teaching in the Postgraduate Diploma and Master of International Studies is in English. Applicants who are not native speakers of English must produce evidence of one of the following English Language examinations* in satisfaction of the minimum language entry requirement for admission: - An IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 overall, with no band score lower than 6.0; or equivalent Conditional entry may be granted subject to the applicant providing proof of language proficiency. *Official English language scores must have been achieved within the two-year period prior to the application. [-]