The master's in International Relations at Leiden University's Faculty of Humanities offers a comprehensive understanding of the complexities defining today's world, providing an outstanding platform for a career in the international arena.
Define your area of expertise
You will join the only master's programme in the Netherlands to offer five unique specialisations within the field of international relations. With a broad curriculum and flexible design, the master's degree in International Relations allows you to tailor your degree to suit your career goals. You will be able to specialise in areas ranging from the European integration process to the global political economy.
- Culture and Politics (MA)
- European Union Studies (MA)
- Global Order in Historical Perspective (MA)
- Global Political Economy (MA)
- Global Conflict in the Modern Era (MA)
At Leiden University, relevance and real-world issues are at the fore. During your master's programme, you explore the most current global events through a comparative, area studies lens. More than theory, you learn from professionals from some of the world's largest organisations. An important focus is developing your ability to conduct relevant, original and innovative research.
The MA International Relations is unique in its embrace of a humanities-based approach to international relations. Internationally, the programme is distinguished by the way it blends rigorous engagements of ideas in world politics with world-leading historiographical, cultural, and area studies teaching and research. You will acquire the knowledge and critical-thinking skills that will help you excel in any given occupation.
Additional MA in International Affairs
During your studies, you are eligible to apply to the prestigious MA in International Affairs at the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University, Bologna.
Admission and Application
We invite motivated students from around the world to apply for the Master of Arts in International Relations. Admission requirements may vary per specialisation, please visit the specialisation of your interest to find out more about the entry requirements:
About the School
Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national an ... Read More