MA in International Relations (MIR)

Professionally-Oriented and Relevant for Future Practitioners

The MIR at the Geneva School of Diplomacy & International Relations (GSD) offers you a rigorous multidisciplinary curriculum, which combines the study of International Relations and Diplomacy, International Law, and Political Economy.

The MIR programme provides students with a unique opportunity to combine academic coursework with a professionally geared internship within Geneva's diplomatic community. This is an ideal way for students to gain practical experience and apply theoretical knowledge to real-world issues. The courses embrace various disciplinary traditions as the curriculum is taught by faculty with varied backgrounds, including diplomacy, political science, law, and history.

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a Bachelor degree. Whilst we accept applications from all varieties of undergraduate majors, a prior degree in international relations, history, social sciences, etc. would be an ideal preparation to commence your MIR studies at GSD.

As the language of instruction is English, you must submit proof of your language proficiency.

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Graduation requirements

Successful completion of the MIR programme will earn the students 90European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credit points. Coursework (including the internship) will make up 60 ECTS credits, while the remaining 30 ECTS will be earned through an independent research project (Master’s dissertation).

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