MA Programs in International Relations

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International Relations

A Master of Arts degree can help graduates gain a competitive edge in today’s competitive job market. A master’s degree can help students stand out from other job candidates, or a master’s degree can be used as a stepping stone before applying to doctoral level programs.

What is an MA in International Relations? An advanced degree in international relations prepares students for developing and fostering relationships with people from around the world. While some students may choose to focus on a particular geographic area, such as Asian or African studies, others may pursue a more diverse skill set in language and international development. Students will gain knowledge of global affairs, diplomacy, law and international policy by obtaining a Masters of Art in International Relations.

Those who wish to begin a career in international relations will benefit from obtaining a higher degree. Individuals with an MA in International Relations have the ability to excel in the industry due to their proficient knowledge and abilities in the field. When applying for a position in this highly-competitive industry, those with a Masters of Art in International Relations may be more qualified for higher positions in the sector.

The cost of a master’s degree in International Relations varies greatly depending on which school the student chooses to attend. Details, such as which country the school is located in and the history of the establishment, will also have an effect on the price of tuition. Some students may be eligible for financial aid to help with academic expenses.

People who graduate with an MA in International Relations may work with some of the most prestigious political advisors and companies in the world. Career opportunities include positions with reputable international corporations and organizations, foreign and domestic governments, finance and banking institutions, consulting, research organizations, and public interest sectors.

 

People who are looking to further their education in the field of international relations should consider applying to a school online. Online programs offer advanced education opportunities to people who have busy schedules, live in remote areas or simply wish to obtain their degree online. Get started today and apply for an MA in International Relations today by filling out a simple lead form. 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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M.A. International Relations

Webster University
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months August 2017 USA Saint Louis

The master's degree in international relations at Webster University is unique for a number of reasons. Students are able to take advantage of Webster’s global footprint by studying abroad at Webster campuses throughout the world and are taught by faculty who are noted scholars and practitioners in the field. [+]

MA Degrees in International Relations. M.A. International Relations The master's degree in international relations at Webster University is unique for a number of reasons. Students are able to take advantage of Webster’s global footprint by studying abroad at Webster campuses throughout the world and are taught by faculty who are noted scholars and practitioners in the field. International relations students at Webster have gone on to work for Meds for Kids, Boeing, ABB, Enterprise, the Associate Ministry of Coordination and Competitiveness in Ecuador, the United States Army, and as a preparatoria teacher in Honduras. Other graduates have gone on to practice law and work in academia (for example, at Washington University in St. Louis). LEARNING OUTCOMES Students who complete this program will be able to: Demonstrate a working knowledge of several subfields of the international relations discipline. Demonstrate strong research skills. Critically analyze international events and issues. Apply theories of international relations. Demonstrate effective written communication skills. COURSE REQUIREMENTS Signed Application Form Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL: PBT 550 | iBT 80 IELTS: 6.5 Pearson: 53 Undergraduate Transcripts Essay: 300-500 word essay on a topic of your choice OR Curriculum Vitae (CV) One Letter of Recommendation Certificate of Finance showing $Tuition plus $16,000 Copy of Passport ID Page Official University/College Transcripts (for Transfer Students) Some programs have additional entry requirements. Please contact your advisor for more information. DURATION 18 months - 2 years (36 Credit Hours) [-]

M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations

Seton Hall University, School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Online & Campus Combined Full time September 2017 USA South Orange

At the School of Diplomacy, students evolve from consumers of information to producers of knowledge — immediately ready to contribute to a variety of fields. Our customizable academic program builds essential skills and helps students cultivate a deep understanding of who they are and how they can have a positive impact on the complex, interdependent world they've inherited. [+]

At the School of Diplomacy, students evolve from consumers of information to producers of knowledge — immediately ready to contribute to a variety of fields. Our customizable academic program builds essential skills and helps students cultivate a deep understanding of who they are and how they can have a positive impact on the complex, interdependent world they've inherited. We work collaboratively with students to shape practical learning opportunities such as internships, international study seminars and original research projects; students apply their knowledge and skills in international relations directly to real-world situations. With guidance from faculty mentors, students turn academic projects into published works that advance new ideas, discuss current issues with United Nations officials and much more. BY THE NUMBERS 110 Average Graduate Student Enrollment 20 Countries Represented 600+ Internship Partner Hosts 5 Ranking in Forbes’ “Best Master Degree for Jobs" Curriculum As a diplomacy student, you'll have the opportunity to take classes and complete professional projects with former ambassadors, United Nations officials, practicing judges and attorneys. Your classroom experience will hone your skills in policy analysis, negotiation and conflict management, professional writing and research methods and help you build expertise in one or more areas of specialization. But you won't just study — you'll actually practice — diplomacy and international relations. Our required internship program capitalizes on our proximity to New York City and presence in Washington, D.C., providing you with access to the United Nations, private firms, government and international nonprofit organizations. You'll also sharpen your networking abilities... [-]

Master of Arts in Intelligence

The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS)
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington DC

This program will focus on the cutting edge missions, methods, and organizational arrangements of intelligence in general, and US intelligence in particular. It will focus on the four major elements of intelligence – collection, analysis, counterintelligence, and covert action – and their application abroad. [+]

MA Degrees in International Relations. Program Objectives This program will focus on the cutting edge missions, methods, and organizational arrangements of intelligence in general, and US intelligence in particular. It will focus on the four major elements of intelligence – collection, analysis, counterintelligence, and covert action – and their application abroad. Similarities and differences with intelligence inside the US will also be included. The program will also focus on the interdependence of the symbiotic relationships between the elements of intelligence and interrelationships with other national security practitioners at many levels of policymaking and implementation – from grand strategy formulation to enhancing military strength and guile as in Information Operations. Graduates of this degree program will be able to: Articulate the strategic significance, aims, strategy, tradecraft and culture of the elements of intelligence and evaluate the profession of each element, and the skills and aptitude required for this work. Anticipate current and future security challenges, identify opportunities for effective use of intelligence, and lessons learned about how intelligence as both an input into policy and as an instrument of policy may be able to advance US interests globally and regionally. Identify how major tensions inside liberal democracy with secret intelligence are reconciled through institutional checks and balances, oversight, press freedom, and public education. [-]

MA in International Liaison and Communication

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This is a dynamic, pioneering interdisciplinary Masters course which meets the global demand for greater professionalism in interpersonal and inter-institutional bilingual communication. The course will focus on enhancing your personal skills as a communicator and facilitator of communication. This can be as an advocate, as a mediator, communication strategist, intermediary or communication facilitator. [+]

This is a dynamic, pioneering interdisciplinary Masters course which meets the global demand for greater professionalism in interpersonal and inter-institutional bilingual communication. The course will focus on enhancing your personal skills as a communicator and facilitator of communication. This can be as an advocate, as a mediator, communication strategist, intermediary or communication facilitator. Firmly grounded on the latest international communications theories and using real life simulations, you will learn to locate and analyse resources, pre-empt communications challenges and develop strategies to overcome obstacles to successful interaction. The course will enrich your knowledge and application of the key paradigms of international communication, information handling and presentation in a range of contexts from the field of public diplomacy to international media, intelligence, business and international NGOs. It also enhances your competencies in handling information across and between languages and cultures, in various professional settings. You will have the training and preparation to make significant contributions in your chosen profession. Course applicants typically come from fields such as language studies, translation and interpreting, social work, teaching, journalism and other areas of the media as well as from public office. However, the course will prove invaluable to anyone with high-level bilingual competence and experience in mediation between peoples from different cultural backgrounds. Course content You will take three core modules, two of which are taught and the third is research based. Theories and Practices of Global Communication covers the key underpinning knowledge and analytical tools for the programme as well as your abilities as... [-]

MA in International Relations and European Studies

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 3 more

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. [+]

MA Degrees in International Relations. 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.... [-]

Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy PARIS

Schiller International University - Florida, Heidelberg, Madrid, Paris
Campus Full time 10 - 12 months Open Enrollment France Paris

The Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy program is offered at Paris campus. It is a professional program that prepares students for a future in foreign affairs, journalism, or business. [+]

The Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy is an academic and professional program that prepares students not only for careers in the foreign service, in intergovernmental organizations, or international businesses, but also in nongovernmental watchdogs or NGOs, think tanks and academic research, consultancy, and journalism as well as public and foreign policy. The program combines problem solving, structural analysis, project development and management with a comprehensive theoretical and critical examination of the political, cultural, legal, and socio-economic practices that make up our increasingly interdependent and complex world. Because the political and economic problems central to foreign relations today invariably transcend national boundaries, the international agenda encompasses technological, religious, ethno‐linguistic, and humanitarian concerns, as well as the more traditional area of diplomatic activity. Drawing from multiple fields including finance, law, history, philosophy, and theology, this program is decidedly interdisciplinary. It is taught by a diverse faculty of distinguished academics and seasoned practitioners who reflect the cross-cutting issues and interests that inform international relations today. The University’s regular guest lecture series and simulation exercises also add a unique dimension to the program. Delivered and conducted by experienced working diplomats and professionals in international development and business, these complementary curricular support activities enable Schiller International University’s students to break out of the classroom and gain hands-on experience even as they explore internship opportunities or network with potential employers. Finally, the program encompasses study visits to international organizations within immediate reach of each of the University’s campuses to ensure continuous exposure to... [-]

MA in Iranian Studies

University of Tehran - Kish International Campus
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Iran Tehran

Graduates can find employment in journalism, diplomatic services, experts in Iranian studies, teaching in universities, working at museums or libraries. [+]

MA Degrees in International Relations. Graduates can find employment in journalism, diplomatic services, experts in Iranian studies, teaching in universities, working at museums or libraries. Course overview Over the past decades, especially after the Iranian Islamic revolution of 1979 the East studies and Iranian studies from western points of view is so much affected by politics. Media present a different stereo types of Iran from what it really is. Most of the times, in these studies, the rich history and culture of Iran is neglected or forgotten. As a result, this course is designed to be a platform for foreign students to learn about true Iran apart from all the invented imaginations and stereotypes against it. Special interests International politics; Relations, Globalizations and regionalism; Theoretical evolutions; Shi`a studies; Islamic revolution in Iran; Politics and governance in Iran; Political geography of Iran; Iranian subnational and ethnic groups; Political economy of Iran; Economy of energy and natural resources in Iran; Iran and middle east countries; Iran and the world powers; Role and evolution of media in Iran; History of Iran; History of literature; History of Iranian languages; Contemporary history of Iran; Historical sociology of Iran; Historical sociology of Iran; History of Iranian arts; Contemporary Persian literature; Identification and study of documents and inscriptions; Iranian studies, etc. MA Course structure This course is designed for at least 4 semesters including a dissertation. To graduate, students must complete 32 units. [-]

European Studies and European Legal Studies (M.A.)

University of Hamburg in cooperation with Europa-Kolleg Hamburg
Campus Full time 12 months October 2017 Germany Hamburg

The two-semester Master Programme "European and European Legal Studies" is offered by the Institute for European Integration of the Foundation Europa-Kolleg Hamburg in cooperation with the University of Hamburg. After successfully completing the programme either the academic degree "Master of Arts (M.A.)" or "Master of Laws (LL.M.)" will be awarded. [+]

Are you fascinated by the process of European integration and the way it holds fascination for other regions in the world? Do you wish to deepen your understanding of this process and be actively involved in it? You aspire to a career in which well-grounded legal, economic and political science knowledge about European integration is indispensable? You have already completed your first degree preferably in the area of law, economics or political science with an outstanding result? Then you should apply for a place in our Master Programme. The two-semester Master Programme "European and European Legal Studies" is offered by the Institute for European Integration of the Foundation Europa-Kolleg Hamburg in cooperation with the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Hamburg. After successfully completing the programme either the academic degree "Master of Arts (M.A.)" or "Master of Laws (LL.M.)" will be awarded. The Master Programme takes one year – from October to September of the following year. It is a full-time course of studies. It is subdivided into nine modules in total. There are seven modules composed of academic lectures, five of which have to be attended during the winter term, whereas a further two lecture modules follow during the summer term. After the lectures of the winter term come to an end an academic master thesis is to be written for which a period of four months is provided. A practice module scheduled for the period between the winter and... [-]

Executive Master in Global Governance & Cultural Diplomacy

Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) - The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Germany Berlin Italy Siena + 2 more

The program provides a foundation in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy, using a historical and case study approach in the framework of international relations theory and political science. The degree focuses on several academic disciplines related to International Relations, Global Politics and Global Governance, with a particular emphasis on Cultural Diplomacy and its historical and contemporary application in the public sector, private sector and civil society. [+]

MA Degrees in International Relations. One Year Executive Master Program in Cultural Diplomacy, Global Governance and International Relations The Degree is offered by the University of Siena in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy The program provides a foundation in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy, using a historical and case study approach in the framework of international relations theory and political science. The degree focuses on several academic disciplines related to International Relations, Global Politics and Global Governance, with a particular emphasis on Cultural Diplomacy and its historical and contemporary application in the public sector, private sector and civil society. The program addresses contemporary international issues, with classroom seminars and lectures, as well as educational & cultural events, conferences, professional trainings, tours, visits and meetings with foreign officials, which are further incorporated into the curriculum. Students will meet with leading experts working in international organizations, embassies, and academic institutions, and will engage with specialists in the areas of International Relations, Global Governance, Communication, Politics, Human Rights, Culture, Peace Building, Multilateral Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution, and Development. The program provides students with practical experience for both academic and professional development, preparing students for careers in diverse fields, such as international relations, the humanities, politics, Culture, foreign policy and international economics. The international environment of the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies offers students a unique opportunity to interact with leading experts and academics at a wide variety of international organizations and research centers. This exceptional learning environment leads to original research and... [-]

MA European Studies

Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

The Master of Arts in European Studies focuses on the international dimensions of policy, governance and administration. The programme looks beyond the institutions of the European Union and the mechanics of European integration to examine global developments and multi-level governance in a broader context. [+]

The Master of Arts in European Studies focuses on the international dimensions of policy, governance and administration. The programme looks beyond the institutions of the European Union and the mechanics of European integration to examine global developments and multi-level governance in a broader context. The programme employs an interdisciplinary approach, combining political science, history, international relations, economics and cultural studies. The focus is on the underlying issues of power and influence, governance and culture. The programme is entirely taught in English. The programme offers three specialisations: European Politics and International Relations, concentrating on the international position and politics of the European Union (EU) as a political entity European Public Policy and Administration, focusing on the political and administrative mechanisms and balances between the institutions of the European Union, its member states and civil societies Europe in a Globalising World, focusing on Europe and its member states’ shifting role on the world stage in parallel to the process of decolonisation, economic internationalisation and globalisation. The faculty has a permanent research programme centred around administrative governance and the role of the EU in the world. These topics make up the core of the curriculum. Staff members are active in both national networks (such as the Netherlands Institute of Governance) and international research communities (such as CONNEX), contributing regularly to academic debate in international peer-reviewed journals. Accordingly, the programme has a strong political and analytical orientation. Fast facts European Studies at Maastricht University… is a one-year interdisciplinary Master of Arts programme is taught... [-]

Master in International Relations (MA)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2018 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

In our ever-shrinking world, the need for different nations and peoples to co-exist presents both challenges and opportunities. By understanding these, you give yourself a greater chance of thriving in the international arena. For future-thinking students with an eye on a career in diplomacy, international public service, international affairs or international commerce, an MA International Relations degree from Middlesex University is an important stepping-stone. [+]

MA Degrees in International Relations. Why study MA International Relations at Middlesex University? This degree is ideal for students who work in London and want to broaden their skill set. It attracts students from all across the world, which provides a natural environment for sharing national perspectives and cultural beliefs. Our knowledgeable teaching staff, including Dr Tunc Aybak (geopolitics), Dr Peter Hough (security) and Dr Phoebe Moore (international political economy), are all prominent specialists in their field of research. Course Highlights - Enjoy academic-led field trips to important global organisations within London, such as the UN's International Maritime Organization - Work among a diverse student body that provides a natural environment for varied insight and discussion - Eligible students can gain experience on an internship abroad with major international non-governmental organisations. [-]

MA In International Relations

Yasar University
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İzmir

The aim of the Master of Arts (M.A.) in International Relations Program (in English) is to provide its graduates with the fundamental principles of international relations, and the skill set to evalute international relations from multiple viewpoints and the academic competence [+]

Tuition: English The aim of the Master of Arts (M.A.) in International Relations Program (in English) is to provide its graduates with the fundamental principles of international relations, and the skill set to evalute international relations from multiple viewpoints and the academic competence to develop in-depth analyses in the field. The program, thus, targets training graduate students who are competent both in domestic and foreign policy, masterful in conceptual and theoretical perspectives, specialized in their field, capable of analytical thinking and adapting to the dynamics of globalization processes, and equipped with the necessary academic tools to compete in the international arena. Admission Criteria and Required Documents Those who hold B.A. or B.S., or J.D. (Law) degrees in International Relations, Political Science, Public Administration, Management, Economics, History, Sociology, Psychology, Translation and Interpreting, Western Languages and Literatures departments of faculties of Management, Economics and Administrative Sciences, Political Sciences, or Social Sciences, as well as Law, Communications, or Engineering faculties can apply to the program. Applicants must have at least 55 standard points from ALES (EA) / or 610 points from GRE (Quantitative section). In addition, the applications should provide a C.V., a statement of purpose (1-2 pages), and a writing sample or a sample publication. Due to time constraints submission of 2 Reference Letters are not compulsory for 2012-2013 admissions, however names of 2 reference persons shoud be stated in the C.V.s. The evaluation and admission of candidates to the program will be based on their ALES/GRE scores (50%), undergraduate grade point... [-]

MA in International Relations

Nottingham Trent University School of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

The MA in International Relations is designed to develop global awareness, an understanding of the complexity of contemporary international arenas, and a sense of how policies can address rapid, sophisticated change. [+]

MA Degrees in International Relations. The MA in International Relations is designed to develop global awareness, an understanding of the complexity of contemporary international arenas, and a sense of how policies can address rapid, sophisticated change. Teaching on the course is from a truly international team and attracts a cohort from across the world. This allows you to consider many different international viewpoints and offers a thoroughly holistic learning experience. You will gain an advanced and critical understanding of International Relations Theories, Policies and Practices. Students on this course all have the opportunity to participate in seminars, workshops and joint work with students of other postgraduate courses. This provides opportunities for you to meet and interact with our thriving research community. Research-informed teaching Teaching on the course is drawn directly from regionally aligned research strengths in the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, the Indian sub-continent, and Europe. This research feeds directly into the course allowing you to learn about the latest issues in this field from world-renowned experts. Your Future Career By nature, the International Relations subject aims to foster your Global Citizenship characteristics with the discipline’s focus on openness to the world, and its focus on sustainability issues. In addition, the knowledge and skills that you attain are generally those that employers in a variety of different sectors seek, which means that as an International Relations graduate you should have a good opportunity to promote yourself to suitable employers. As an International Relations graduate from this course you will... [-]

MA International Relations

Regent’s University London
Campus Full time 12 - 14 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

This programme examines the complexities and processes involved in world affairs. The relationships between states, international institutions, international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) and non-state operators are explored and analysed extensively. [+]

This programme examines the complexities and processes involved in world affairs. The relationships between states, international institutions, international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) and non-state operators are explored and analysed extensively. You will take an interdisciplinary approach to your studies, integrating historical examples and theories from areas such as international relations, international political economy, sociology, psychology and history. Why should I choose this programme? Traditional issues such as war and peace, strategy and diplomacy are still at the heart of world affairs. However, the issues of human rights, climate change and the environment, migration, globalisation, global civil society, terrorism and many others present even more complex and intriguing challenges which future scholars and practitioners of international relations will have to address. The programme aims to prepare you for an exciting career in the fast-moving and uncertain world of global politics, able to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Key skills, aims and objectives You will gain A deep analytical understanding of key sub-fields and theories of International Relations as a discipline The ability to identify major operators and institutions of international relations and their functions Analytical understanding of international issues from a range of perspectives The ability to evaluate decision-making processes, including moral and ethical implications A familiarity with foreign cultures and languages Future opportunities Graduates of this programme are not limited to a single career path. It will prepare you for a number of careers in areas such as diplomacy, international business, economics, history, law and political science. It will give you... [-]

MA Asian and International Studies

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course is an ideal foundation to embark on a career in Asia. The time spent in either China or Malaysia will develop your knowledge and experience of the culture and politics of the region. [+]

MA Degrees in International Relations. MA Asian and International Studies On this tri-campus MA programme, you will study at our UK campus for the first semester, moving to either our Ningbo, China campus or Malaysia campus for the second. This provides you with the genuinely distinctive opportunity to study the countries of Asia, and the relations between them and the rest of the world. This course is taught by academics across the University's UK, China and Malaysia campuses, who are experts on Asian politics, history and international relations. The core module, Global Asia, will introduce you to Pan-Asian themes such as nationalism, globalisation, environmental challenges, resource politics and gender relations. It challenges the prevailing conception of 'Asia Rising' as a new phenomenon and will also allow you to specialise on specific country or regional studies. You will be able to immerse yourself in the culture of these countries and take language options if required. Accommodation will be organised by the University, although it is not covered by the course fees. Key facts The School of Politics and International Relations was ranked in the UK top 15 for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) The school is home to the interdisciplinary Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies, which provides opportunities for engagement with policy practitioners on our UK, China and Malaysia campuses Course details All students will take a core module and an additional minimum of 20 credits and a maximum of 40 credits in the autumn semester... [-]