MA in International Relations (research)

University of Groningen

Program Description

MA in International Relations (research)

University of Groningen

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 programme 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 specialisation of the Master's degree programme in History (research).

This programme 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 programme includes subjects such as the international political economy, the history of cultural identity and European cooperation and integration.

As a student of this programme, you will work in small groups and are supervised by highly qualified researchers. The programme 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.

Programme options

Modern History and International Relations (track)

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

You can take the Master's track in Modern History and International Relations as a specialization within the Research Master's degree in History or the Research Master's degree in International Relations.

The two-year Master's track in Modern History and International Relations teaches you to carry out independent academic research in the fields of modern and contemporary history and international relations. You will explore recent developments in these fields and study relevant theoretical and methodological backgrounds. You will learn about subjects such as the international political economy, the history of cultural identity and European cooperation and integration.

As a student of this programme you work in small groups and are supervised by highly qualified researchers. The programme 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.

Master's Honours Programme (honours program)

The Master's Honours Programme was developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies.

It is a programme worth 15 ECTS that is followed in addition to the standard Master's programme. It is a one-year interdisciplinary programme that is designed to introduce students to various aspects of leadership.

Study abroad

Study abroad is optional

Admission requirements

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grade list Excellent academic record.
language test 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). ERK level C1.
language test obligatory for non-English speakers
previous education BA degree in:

  • History
  • International Relations
  • American Studies
  • another related field
reference letter Two letters of recommendation from relevant experts.
reference letter obligatory
written request No further information
other admission requirements Furthermore, the selection procedure is also based on an evaluation of degree certificates, individual results and the thesis or paper.

Tuition fees

Nationality Year Fee Programme form
EU/EEA 2017-2018 €2060 full-time
non-EU/EEA 2017-2018 €11400 full-time

Application deadlines

Type of student Deadline Start course
EU/EEA students 01 May 2018, 15 October 2018. 01 September 2018, 01 February 2019,
non-EU/EEA students 01 May 2018, 15 October 2018. 01 September 2018, 01 February 2019,

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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 20, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2018
Feb. 2019
Duration
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24 months
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11,400 EUR
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Netherlands - Groningen, Groningen
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