MA in International Relations (research)

General

Program Description

University of Groningen

Are you a talented student and interested in modern history and international relations? Is a career in research something you aspire to? Then this degree program is exactly what you are looking for.

The Research Master's degree in International Relations consists of the two-year Master's track in Modern History and International Relations. You can also take this track as a specialization of the Master's degree program in History (research).

This program teaches you to carry out independent academic research and to explore recent developments in the field of modern history and international relations. You will study relevant theoretical and methodological backgrounds as well. In addition, the program includes subjects such as international political economy, the history of cultural identity and European cooperation and integration.

As a student of this program, you will work in small groups and are supervised by highly qualified researchers. The program is closely related to the research carried out at the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG) and the N.W. Posthumus Institute.

Why study this program in Groningen?

  • Intensive supervision by high-quality researchers in small groups;
  • A challenging multidisciplinary approach;
  • Research Assistantships.

Program

Program options

  • Modern History and International Relations (track)
  • Master's Honours Programme (honors program)

Study abroad

  • Study abroad is optional

Entry requirements

Admission requirements

Dutch diploma

Specific requirements More information
Grade list

Excellent academic record.

Language test

Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum of 25 on writing skills), or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1. If you have a VWO diploma a language test is not required.

Previous education

BA degree in:

  • History
  • International Relations
  • American Studies
  • Another related field
Reference letter

Two letters of recommendation from relevant experts.

Other admission requirements

Furthermore, the selection procedure is also based on an evaluation of degree certificates, individual results, and the thesis or paper.

International diploma

Specific requirements More information
Grade list

Excellent academic record.

Language test

Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum of 25 on writing skills), or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1.

Previous education

BA degree in:

  • History
  • International Relations
  • American Studies
  • Another related field
Reference letter

Two letters of recommendation from relevant experts.

Other admission requirements

Furthermore, the selection procedure is also based on an evaluation of degree certificates, individual results, and the thesis or paper.

Application deadlines

Type of student Deadline Start course
Dutch students

15 October 2020

01 June 2021

15 October 2021

01 February 2021

01 September 2021

01 February 2022

EU/EEA students

15 October 2020

01 June 2021

15 October 2021

01 February 2021

01 September 2021

01 February 2022

non-EU/EEA students

15 October 2020

01 June 2021

15 October 2021

01 February 2021

01 September 2021

01 February 2022

Tuition fees

Nationality Year Fee Program form
EU/EEA 2020-2021 € 2143 full-time
non-EU/EEA 2020-2021 € 13500 full-time

Job prospects

After graduation, you are well prepared for a career in research at a university or a private or governmental research institute. You can pursue jobs at international organizations and government institutions as well. You may also find work as a journalist.

Job examples

Position within an interdisciplinary academic environment.

Last updated Jun 2020

About the School

The University of Groningen has a rich academic tradition dating back to 1614. From this tradition arose the first female student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astr ... Read More

The University of Groningen has a rich academic tradition dating back to 1614. From this tradition arose the first female student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Central Bank. Geographically, the University is rooted in the Northern part of the Netherlands, a region very close to its heart. Read less
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