Masters of Arts in International Politics

Compare 18 Masters of Arts in International Politics

International Politics

People who pursue a Master of Arts in International Politics can gain a deep understanding of interactive and interdependent relations in an ever-developing global arena through an interdisciplinary course of study.

 

A prospective student may ask, what is an MA in International Politics? The MA is a post-baccalaureate degree that focuses on the dynamics of international relations in an era of rapid globalization. A course of study may include classes such as Global and Regional International Politics, World Economies, Arms Control, Peacekeeping and Conflict Management and The Politics of Energy and Climate Change. Regionally specific areas of focus may be Terrorism and Geopolitics in the Middle East and North Africa, South and East Asia, Latin American Development, and Twenty-First Century Changes in Sub-Saharan Africa.

 

The benefits of an MA in International Politics are many. Students learn invaluable skills in communication, analysis and writing, which can create opportunities in both the public and private sector. In addition, there is tremendous flexibility in pursuing this degree for busy people. Both on-campus and online courses are available to fit most any demanding schedule.

 

The cost of a degree varies from institution to institution. The best way to find out about tuition schedules and admission fees is to contact the school with your program of interest.

 

There is a world of fascinating employment open to men and women with degrees in international politics. Careers may be built within foreign service. Embassy work is another area with tremendous potential. Although government seems to be a natural career path with this degree, private industry offers many openings as well. An MA in Interantional Politics may offer the foundation for a career in journalism, law, teaching, non-governmental organizations and global private volunteer organizations.

 

On-campus or online, there are schools across the globe offering programs of study for an MA in International Politics. To start on your way to new and exciting career today, 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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MA in European Union Studies

University of Salzburg- Centre of European Union Studies
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Austria Salzburg

Politics, Law and Economics are highly influenced by European decisions. Knowledge of European institutions, policies, decision procedures and law is therefore extremely relevant for everybody working in the public and private sectors. The unique master program in European Union Studies imparts students with a profound theoretical and practical knowledge in these areas, by connecting political science, law, economics, history, communication studies, and languages. [+]

MA in European Union Studies

Politics, Law and Economics are highly influenced by European decisions. Knowledge of European institutions, policies, decision procedures and law is therefore extremely relevant for everybody working in the public and private sectors. The unique master program in European Union Studies imparts students with a profound theoretical and practical knowledge in these areas, by connecting political science, law, economics, history, communication studies, and languages.

The program also provides opportunities for studying abroad, enhancing the international qualification and the language competences of its students. Also, the whole study program is taught in English (since Curriculum 2016), intensifying the international focus. The master program takes account of political and socio-economic processes and includes European practitioners and experts from the European institutions in its teaching program. By simulating decision procedures and moot courts students practice preparing bargaining positions and negotiating these position in the framework of the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, the Commission and the European Court of Justice.... [-]


MA in International Politics

City University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Get behind the headlines to discover the structures and ideas that shape global affairs, and open up a wide range of exciting career possibilities with this world-class MA. [+]

Who is it for?

The International Politics MA programme is for students who want to explore international politics more widely. It is designed to help you drill down and follow your specific interests and specialise your knowledge. The course has been designed to give you the chance to pursue your own questions about the way the world works – and to shape arguments where you feel it doesn’t.

The knowledge and skills you develop during the course will enable you to explore a number of rewarding career options – from supporting NGOs to working with the civil service or media.

Objectives

Is the USA a benevolent global leader or a neo-imperial power? How does the shift in power from the West to the Rest reshape international politics in the 21st century? Can states act effectively in a world increasingly shaped by international institutions and global economic actors?... [-]


MA in Diplomacy and Global Governance

Vesalius College
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 Belgium Brussels

This unique one-year Master’s program provides students and professionals with comprehensive knowledge and policy-oriented skills at the intersection of diplomacy and global governance. [+]

MA in Diplomacy and Global Governance

A one-year intensive MA Program

This unique one-year Master’s program provides students and professionals with comprehensive knowledge and policy-oriented skills at the intersection of diplomacy and global governance. Both diplomacy and global governance are important institutions of the international order; but they are also the institutions undergoing permanent processes of change in the modern and at times turbulent world.

No institution has undergone the greater change in both our theoretical understanding of it and the nature of its day-to-day practice in the last several decades than diplomacy. No process has become more important than our ability, or often lack of it, to engage on transnational policy making by international collective action problem solving while at the same time becoming so highly contested and politicized.... [-]


MA in Politics, Development & the Global South

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Politics, Development and the Global South reflects Goldsmiths’ interdisciplinary academic spirit, drawing on expertise in the Centre for Postcolonial Studies, the Department of Politics and International Relations, and other departments from across the university. [+]

How can (and should) we talk about the challenges and possibilities for development in the 21st century?

Development has long been held up as an ideal for societies and peoples, and the pursuit of it has been decisive in shaping the modern world. Many degrees treat it as an uncontested term and presume that the only task is to consider the best means towards this end. By contrast, the MA in Politics, Development and the Global South begins by showing that in the 21st century ‘development’ – what it means and how it is to be achieved – has become a site of struggle, one where new forms of politics and theory have emerged.

Major changes in recent decades, including the emergence of new geopolitical powers on the international stage, growing challenges to neoliberal dogmas, heightened concern with increasing global inequality, and recognition of the danger of ecological devastation, have meant that the study and pursuit of development requires a fresh, innovative approach. Throughout this degree, you’ll study the Global South as a producer, not simply a consumer, in theory, and as a site where novel forms of political struggle are emerging.... [-]


Master of Arts in Security Policy Studies

The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 USA Washington + 1 more

Security Policy Studies (SPS) is a policy-oriented master's degree program focusing on international security issues, with a particular emphasis on the security challenges for the 21st century and how to respond to them. [+]

Security Policy Studies (SPS) is a policy-oriented master's degree program focusing on international security issues, with a particular emphasis on the security challenges for the 21st century and how to respond to them. These challenges include but are not limited to: weapons of mass destruction proliferation, transnational threats, terrorism, changing regional power dynamics, weak and failing states, international crime, effectively linking security and development, and ensuring U.S. national security.

The curriculum provides a strong grounding in the national security and defense policy-making process. Students choose two specific concentrations — which can range from transnational security issues to conflict resolution to defense analysis. Students also have the option of emphasizing a particular region, such as East Asia, the Middle East, or Latin America, by selecting a regional field as one of their two concentrations.... [-]


Master in International Relations in Historical Perspective

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

The international political stage is much like a game of chess between multiple players. During the course of this Master’s programme, you will gain a greater understanding of the parties involved, and prepare yourself for a future as a participant in the game of global politics. [+]

Judged Best In The Field

Keuzegids Master’s Selection Guide 2015 The highly regarded Keuzegids Master’s Selection Guide 2015 ranked Utrecht University’s International Relations in Historical Perspective programme as the best in the field in the Netherlands. Elsevier Best Studies Top Rated Programme In this year's Elsevier Best Studies Survey, students have also rated International Relations as the best programme.

Explore complex issues in modern international relations

Will the EU become a union under German leadership? Are we heading for a new Cold War with Russia? Have the Asian superpowers surpassed their former colonial rulers? Does the current climate of increasing international competition and growing nationalism still allow enough space for ethical norms and values such as human rights? How can terrorist violence be countered? Is it possible to control such violence with warfare and the optimal use of ‘intelligence’? The international political stage is much like a game of chess between multiple players. During the course of this Master’s programme, you will gain a greater understanding of the parties involved, and prepare yourself for a future as a participant in the game of global politics.... [-]


MA Politics and Economics in Eurasia

Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Russia Moscow

The two-year long Master's in Political Science (M.P.Sc.) Programme at MGIMO University is designed to meet the needs of rising leaders in the public service professions, including domestic and international government agencies and non-profit organizations by providing up-to-date, firsthand information about Russia and Eurasia from a Russian viewpoint. [+]

Programme Profile

The two-year long Master's in Political Science (M.P.Sc.) Programme at MGIMO University is designed to meet the needs of rising leaders in the public service professions, including domestic and international government agencies and non-profit organizations by providing up-to-date, firsthand information about Russia and Eurasia from a Russian view point.

The M.P.Sc. programme provides rigorous on-campus training in political science and policy analysis, preparing degree candidates to successful careers and supplying intellectual breadth, organizational skills, and self-confidence necessary to assume leadership positions in an increasingly complex public service environment. Approximately 20 students will be enrolled in the programme.... [-]


MA in International Relations and Democratic Politics

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Masters in International Relations and Democratic Politics provides an advanced critical and comprehensive understanding of the forces shaping state, inter-state relations and global politics. Drawing on key theoretical interpretations of democratic politics, the course probes into various tenets of democratic thinking (ranging from pluralism and civil society to egalitarianism and human rights), and explores the interplay between theory and practice in old and new democracies and in processes of global governance. [+]

The Masters in International Relations and Democratic Politics provides an advanced critical and comprehensive understanding of the forces shaping state, inter-state relations and global politics. Drawing on key theoretical interpretations of democratic politics, the course probes into various tenets of democratic thinking (ranging from pluralism and civil society to egalitarianism and human rights), and explores the interplay between theory and practice in old and new democracies and in processes of global governance. Is democracy a concept limited to a world of territorially-bounded national communities? Can democracy still limit power in a global world? How does democratic policymaking operate in the face of complexity? By raising and examining such questions the course explores the changing and contested understandings of democracy in contemporary thought as well as its application to the international sphere in our increasingly complex world.... [-]


Master in European Governance (double degree)

Masaryk University Faculty of Social Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Czech Republic Brno

European Governance is a double degree taught in cooperation with Utrecht University in the Netherlands. The interdisciplinary in European Governance will equip you with the knowledge and skills to answer these questions and to formulate appropriate responses to the challenges they pose. In this way, it prepares you to deal with and work within the complexity of European governance - both in Brussels and at home. [+]

Double-degree program with Utrecht University.

Dealing with important questions in today's Europe Financial markets in crisis - how can they be regulated? Sustainable energy - how can we make the transition to a green economy? Welfare states - should they be reformed to foster economic growth, and if so how can this be done? Cross-border policing - what are the emerging patterns of intelligence sharing and law enforcement? Homogenisation - are European countries becoming more similar because of the EU? Unifier or underminer - does the EU pose a threat to democracy?

These are among the most important questions in Europe today. Each of them involves activities at a local, national and European level, and each requires insights from economics, law and public administration. The interdisciplinary Master Program in European Governance will equip you with the knowledge and skills to answer these questions and to formulate appropriate responses to the challenges they pose. In this way, it prepares you to deal with and work within the complexity of European governance - both in Brussels and at home.... [-]


MA in Global Politics and International Relations

Bahcesehir University
Online Campus Full time 3 - 4 semesters September 2019 Turkey Istanbul Turkey Online + 2 more

The aim of the program is to analyze correctly international politics and the global system, approach the critical international issues, accumulation of knowledge and skills with benefit from other social sciences perspective. [+]

GLOBAL POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (TURKISH, THESIS)

Profile of the Program

The aim of the program is to analyze correctly international politics and the global system, approach the critical international issues, accumulation of knowledge and skills with benefit from other social sciences perspective.

Qualification Awarded

The students who successfully complete the program are awarded the degree of Master of Arts (MA).

Specific Admission Requirements

1) ALES, GMAT or GRE score is required for the applicants who apply to graduate programs with Thesis. Minimum requirement for application is ALES: 55 or GMAT: 450 or GRE: 610.

2) Applicants are required to hold the following English Proficiency Exam Score (YDS: 65, TOEFL: 79, Pearson PTE Academic: 68, Bahçeşehir University Proficiency Exam Score: 65)... [-]


MA Religion in Global Politics

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The programme is designed to appeal to policy-makers, analysts, journalists and researchers in either international, national or regional institutions and organisations engaged in policy formation, inter-religious dialogue and community development, social work, development, conflict resolution, peacebuilding or diversity management. [+]

MA Religion in Global Politics

Duration: 1 calendar year Part-time: 2 or 3 calendar years. We recommend that part-time students have between two and a half and three days free in the week to pursue their course of study.

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

Who is this programme for?

The programme is designed to appeal to policy-makers, analysts, journalists and researchers in either international, national or regional institutions and organisations engaged in policy formation, inter-religious dialogue and community development, social work, development, conflict resolution, peacebuilding or diversity management. It will also provide a solid basis from which to pursue doctoral study. The programme is intended to enable professional development in the area of ‘Religion and Politics’ as well to provide pre-doctoral research training in social scientific analyses of ‘Religion and Politics’.... [-]


MA in Law and Politics in the European Union - Distance Learning

University of Nicosia
Online Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2019 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

Aims and objectives of the program are to promote an interdisciplinary approach and research by giving students the opportunity to specialize in Public and International Law, Political Theory, Political Science, International and European Studies, as well as other domains that fall within the broader field of Political Science. The systematic development and enrichment of knowledge in the aforementioned fields is an important asset for those who wish to work in a number of professions, sectors, and organizations; provides postgraduate education to holders of a Bachelor degree in Law, Social Science, or other relevant Bachelor degrees, as well as to individuals who intend to work in fields relevant with legal science (e.g. as lawyers, judges, legal consultants in companies and in other private organizations); provide postgraduate education to individuals who intend to work in the public sector, semi-public organizations, the local administration, public agencies and organizations, non-governmental organizations, or in the diplomatic corps.

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Duration (years): 1.5 Years or 3 Semesters Qualification Awarded: Master of Arts in Law and Politics in the European Union Level of Qualification: Master Degree (2nd Cycle) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Distance Learning Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Program

Aims and objectives of the program are to:

Promote an interdisciplinary approach and research by giving students the opportunity to specialize in Public and International Law, Political Theory, Political Science, International and European Studies, as well as other domains that fall within the broader field of Political Science. The systematic development and enrichment of knowledge in the aforementioned fields is an important asset for those who wish to work in a number of professions, sectors, and organizations. Provides postgraduate education to holders of a Bachelor degree in Law, Social Science, or other relevant Bachelor degrees, as well as to individuals who intend to work in fields relevant with legal science (e.g. as lawyers, judges, legal consultants in companies and in other private organizations). Provide postgraduate education to individuals who intend to work in the public sector, semi-public organizations, the local administration, public agencies and organizations, non-governmental organizations, or in the diplomatic corps. ... [-]

Master of Arts in International Relations & Politics

International Black Sea University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Georgia Tbilisi

MA students of International Relations and Politics will be able to work in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, State structures responsible for foreign policy and national security issues, namely, Office of National Security Council, Ministry of Defense, foreign relations departments of various Ministries, NGOs working on international relations and national security issues, research centers, etc. [+]

Taking into consideration, that the faculties of International Relations were established at the educational institutions of Georgia only after the restoration of the independence of Georgia and considering the issue, that country intensifies its foreign relations, it can be assumed, that Georgia is in need of the qualified specialists – Academic personnel and practitioners (diplomats and representatives of the civil society), for the successful implementation of its foreign policy and education of the qualified specialists in the field – politics and International relations.

Taking into account the above-mentioned, the goal of the program is to provide Master students with contemporary knowledge and prepare qualified specialists in political sciences and International Relations, to develop their research skills. Our aim is to bring up leaders in the sphere of International Relations and Politics, highly qualified Masters of Social Sciences (Field: International Relations and Politics).... [-]


MA in Government and Politics

St. John's University, Rome Campus
Campus Full time September 2019 Italy Rome

The 33-credit M.A. program offers a comprehensive study of the institutions, theories, and political processes of international governments and organizations. In the program, which is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the New York State Department, you’ll develop the analytical and research skills necessary to excel in a career in International Relations. [+]

Earn your Master of Arts degree in Government and Politics with a concentration in International Relations at St. John’s University’s beautiful Rome Campus, which features a diverse, international student body. Studying abroad in Rome will allow you to prepare yourself for the global arena; learn about international business and political issues; participate in internships at UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and embassies; thrive in a comfortable and supportive academic environment; enjoy new experiences; and cultivate life-long friendships with other students from all over the world. As a graduate student on the Rome campus, you’ll have the best of both worlds: the opportunity to earn a degree from an American university while living in a major European center of government, politics, international organizations, and multinational corporations.... [-]


MA in International Politics and Economics

Kingston University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Kingston upon Thames + 1 more

This course focuses on the key theories of global economics and international relations and aims to develop the professional skills that many employers expect when hiring political and economic analysts. It will enable you to develop an advanced understanding of the close interaction between economics and politics on the world stage. [+]

Choose Kingston's International Politics and Economics MA

This course focuses on the key theories of global economics and international relations and aims to develop the professional skills that many employers expect when hiring political and economic analysts. It will enable you to develop an advanced understanding of the close interaction between economics and politics on the world stage.

Key features

You will be fully supported in developing postgraduate academic skills and preparing your dissertation, which allows you to research an area of particular interest in greater depth. Alongside your academic studies, you will gain skills in problem-solving and organisation; data collation, review and synopsis; communication (oral, written and electronic); time management; computing; and co-operation and teamwork. You can take part in an active interchange of policy ideas with research-active staff and visit speakers through seminars organised by the Political Economy Research Group. What will you study? ... [-]