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26 MA Programs in International Affairs

A Masters of Arts (MA) degree is one of the most popular options for those seeking graduate education. Traditionally, an MA focuses on humanities, social sciences, or fine arts, but there are many different options. One good program is an MA in International Affairs. What is an MA in International Affairs? It is a degree that focuses on how countries interact with each other in a globalized world.… Read more

A Masters of Arts (MA) degree is one of the most popular options for those seeking graduate education. Traditionally, an MA focuses on humanities, social sciences, or fine arts, but there are many different options. One good program is an MA in International Affairs.

What is an MA in International Affairs? It is a degree that focuses on how countries interact with each other in a globalized world. Often, a course of study will include international relations, diplomacy, foreign policy, international law, or economics. Sometimes this degree might also require the student to learn a foreign language to ensure that they are as well-equipped as possible to handle the complex policy challenges of a changing world.

There are a number of benefits to taking an MA in International Affairs. This is especially true in an international and increasingly competitive job market. With so many candidates applying, an international affairs MA degree is likely to make a job seeker stand out. In addition, the degree will ensure that a student is well-equipped to handle whatever job they might get by granting him or her the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed.

The price of an MA degree can vary. Costs depend on individual programs, individual students, various schools, and the countries where the schools are located. It is important that students research the costs and advantages of any school they consider so that they can ensure the school is a good fit for them.

An MA in International Affairs opens all sorts of career doors. Graduates can work for a government or foreign service, getting involved in diplomacy and international policy. Other possible positions include becoming an analyst or manager, working in the public sphere, or working for various international businesses.

There are many different MA programs available in a variety of formats. If you’d like to start looking for the right school today, check out our program listing for an MA in International Affairs. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of the South Pacific USP
Suva, Fiji

The Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Affairs builds on the foundational courses in the Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomacy and International Affairs by adding an op ... +

The Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Affairs builds on the foundational courses in the Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomacy and International Affairs by adding an opportunity to undertake a research essay on diplomacy and international affairs on a topic of particular interest to the student. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MA in International Relations & International Organization offers: (a) flexibility in the selection of courses, enabling students to design a study programme tailored ... +

The MA in International Relations & International Organization offers: (a) flexibility in the selection of courses, enabling students to design a study programme tailored to their needs and interests; (b) a research-led and policy-oriented curriculum taught by a committed staff; (c) reserves room for a career-oriented placement that excellently prepares graduates for the labor market and (d) provides an excellent preparation for a variety of positions related to the broad field of international relations. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English
01 Sep 2021
01 May 2021
Campus
 
The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Washington, USA

Become a seasoned leader in the global issues that matter the most. The Master of Arts in in International Affairs offers both a broad foundation for understanding pressing ec ... +

Become a seasoned leader in the global issues that matter the most. The Master of Arts in in International Affairs offers both a broad foundation for understanding pressing economic, social, political, and cultural issues, as well as at least one specialized area of knowledge expertise. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 

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Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Maastricht, Netherlands

The master's programme in European Public Affairs was established in 1999 and is designed to meet the growing need for professionals who have a solid understanding of the mult ... +

The master's programme in European Public Affairs was established in 1999 and is designed to meet the growing need for professionals who have a solid understanding of the multifaceted dimensions of policy-making in Europe. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of St. Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs
St. Gallen, Switzerland

The Master's Program in International Affairs and Governance (MIA) complements the HSG's well-established Business perspective with components from Economics, Law, and Politic ... +

The Master's Program in International Affairs and Governance (MIA) complements the HSG's well-established Business perspective with components from Economics, Law, and Political Science. The MIA emphasizes multi- and interdisciplinary courses that put equal weight on topics in business administration, economics, law, and political sciences and make use of innovative teaching formats. Specifically, the curriculum is structured along three pillars – thematic, methodological, and professional - for an optimal balance between fundamental knowledge, empirical applications, and professional education. -
MA
Full-time
3 semesters
English
20 Sep 2021
30 Apr 2021
Campus
 
King's College London Online
London, United Kingdom

Our International Affairs MA/PG Dip/PG Cert, with specialisms in Cyber Security and Espionage & Surveillance Studies, engages with the world’s international security issue ... +

Our International Affairs MA/PG Dip/PG Cert, with specialisms in Cyber Security and Espionage & Surveillance Studies, engages with the world’s international security issues with the goal of educating the next generation of leaders in the industry. -
MA
Part-time
2 - 6 years
English
Online
 
The American University of Paris
Paris, France

The Master of Arts in International Affairs (MIN) takes full advantage of Paris’s multicultural dimensions and central role in international economics, politics, and social is ... +

The Master of Arts in International Affairs (MIN) takes full advantage of Paris’s multicultural dimensions and central role in international economics, politics, and social issues. The program’s balance of intellectual and theoretical mastery with hands-on, project-based learning prepares you for a successful international career. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Suzhou, China

Parented by the Department of International Studies, and with modules delivered by the AACSB and EQUIS-accredited International Business School Suzhou (IBSS), the Master of Ar ... +

Parented by the Department of International Studies, and with modules delivered by the AACSB and EQUIS-accredited International Business School Suzhou (IBSS), the Master of Arts (MA) in International Business and Global Affairs aims to develop current and future managers and potential business leaders who are able to work successfully in a world increasingly characterised by uncertainty, volatility and change. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 36 months
English
Sep 2021
15 Jun 2021
Campus
 
Hertie School
Berlin, Germany

The Hertie School’s Master of International Affairs is a two-year, full-time programme in English that prepares students for careers requiring a profound understanding of toda ... +

The Hertie School’s Master of International Affairs is a two-year, full-time programme in English that prepares students for careers requiring a profound understanding of today’s global policy challenges in government, international organisations as well as in the private and non-profit sectors. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
01 May 2021
Campus
 
The New School

The field of international affairs is changing. Our approaches in and outside of the classroom must change as well. Gain the theoretical and practical tools you need to engage ... +

The field of international affairs is changing. Our approaches in and outside of the classroom must change as well. Gain the theoretical and practical tools you need to engage with the most pressing challenges of the 21st century. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
UNITAR United Nations Institute for Training and Research
Geneva, Switzerland +2 More

The Master of Arts in Development Studies and Diplomacy is an interdisciplinary and holistic programme that will not only broaden student’s knowledge in the field of developme ... +

The Master of Arts in Development Studies and Diplomacy is an interdisciplinary and holistic programme that will not only broaden student’s knowledge in the field of development studies, sustainability and diplomacy but it will also equip them with the required soft skills for a successful international career in any of these areas of expertise. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
30 Apr 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Lingnan University
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong

CAS will provide the much-needed research and educational training for current and aspiring scholars, commentators, workers in non-governmental organisations (NGO), and civil ... +

CAS will provide the much-needed research and educational training for current and aspiring scholars, commentators, workers in non-governmental organisations (NGO), and civil servants who aim to improve their knowledge and academic competence on China-Africa relations to take up the emerging opportunities. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
22 Jun 2021
Campus
 
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego
San Diego, USA

The Kroc School offers a 21-month Master of Arts in Peace and Justice (MAPJ; full-time and part-time) for individuals who want to create positive change and address today’s mo ... +

The Kroc School offers a 21-month Master of Arts in Peace and Justice (MAPJ; full-time and part-time) for individuals who want to create positive change and address today’s most urgent challenges. Application deadline is January 19. -
MA MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 6 years
English
Sep 2022
19 Jan 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The programme will enhance your understanding of international affairs and contemporary diplomatic practise with a regional focus on East Asia. Using a combination of interdis ... +

The programme will enhance your understanding of international affairs and contemporary diplomatic practise with a regional focus on East Asia. Using a combination of interdisciplinary approaches, cutting-edge research and public discussion of diplomacy and international politics, you will deepen your knowledge and understanding of international affairs and contemporary diplomatic practise with an East Asia regional focus. You will learn to think critically, with reference to theoretical and empirical (historical and/or contemporary) content about international studies, diplomacy and the political economy in East Asia. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Apr 2021
Online
 
KU Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

KU Leuven's interdisciplinary and international Master of Arts in European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives (MAES) introduces students to the study of Europe as ... +

KU Leuven's interdisciplinary and international Master of Arts in European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives (MAES) introduces students to the study of Europe as a continent of strong interactions across national boundaries and of constant exchange with the outside world. It offers insights and knowledge about the nature and functioning of Europe both in the contemporary world and in an historical perspective. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 

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