MA in International Relations and European Studies

University of Nicosia

Program Description

MA in International Relations and European Studies

University of Nicosia

  • Duration (years): 1.5 years
  • Qualification Awarded: International Relations and European Studies (MA, 1.5 years or 3 semesters)
  • Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle (Master’s Degree)
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Mode of Study: Full-time and part-time are both possible.
  • Minimum Credits: 27
  • Minimum ECTS Credits: 90

Profile of the Programme:

i. The students attain a broad understanding of the political, social and economic evolution of the international system in the 20th century as well as the new evolving international environment.

ii. The role of law, business and diplomacy in the international system will form a vital part of this understanding.

iii. The relative political and economic power of states, the role of international organizations such as the United Nations, and the existence of conflict will provide major foci for the program as a whole.

Career Prospects:

Graduates of this program go on to work in many different positions, both in the public sector as well as the private sector. Ministries within the Republic of Cyprus, United Nations and its associated agencies, non-governmental organizations, mass media and political parties, businesses, and banks.

Access to Further Studies:

Graduates of the program qualify to apply for doctoral study either at local or foreign institutions.

Graduation Requirements

The student must complete 90 ECTS and all programme requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the students should be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate key trends and developments within the field of International Relations and European Studies.
  2. Effectively utilize research methods used in the field of International Relations, European Studies and the Social Sciences.
  3. Readily deal with the complexity of the field of study and its relation to other subjects.
  4. Engage in debates within the field of study.
  5. Discuss recent world history and the European integration process in an intelligent and analytical way.
  6. Independently identify, analyze and evaluate complex issues relating to International Relations and European Studies using a variety of methodological tools.
  7. Analyze and evaluate complex issues both orally and in writing as well as organize and lead discussions regarding issues of an international nature.
  8. Independently analyze, interpret and reflect upon key trends in development within world politics.
  9. Critically analyze research within the field of study.
  10. Communicate in English language both orally and in written form at (near) native level.
  11. Employ organizational and analytical skills to allow them to research international phenomena competently with a minimal amount of assistance.
  12. Make efficient use of libraries, bibliographical material and academic research.
This school offers programs in:
  • English
University of Nicosia

Last updated September 20, 2016
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