Master of Art Programs in International Relations

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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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Master of Arts in International Relations and European-Asian Studies

Tallinn University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

The programme is directed to anyone interested in foreign politics as well as international economic relations and basic legal issues. Each and every student has to take the core courses in both European and Asian studies. All students are required to study either French or German. In addition, several other European languages as well as Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Korean can be taken as free electives. [+]

MA Degrees in International Relations. International Relations and European-Asian Studies Degree awarded: Master of Arts in Social Sciences (MA) Workload: 120 ECTS Language of instruction: English Duration: 2 years Number of places available: 15 Number of full tuition fee waivers: 1 Pre-Requisites: Bachelor degree or equivalent (bachelor’s degree in humanities or social sciences is preferred, but not strictly required) www.ttu.ee/masterir www.ttu.ee/ir-department The programme is directed to anyone interested in foreign politics as well as international economic relations and basic legal issues. Each and every student has to take the core courses in both European and Asian studies. All students are required to study either French or German. In addition, several other European languages as well as Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Korean can be taken as free electives. The programme is unique in the region because of its balanced attitude towards the European Union and Asia-Pacific area. Teaching is supported by research in both directions. Cooperation partners abroad include Bologna University, Stanford University, Canterbury University in New Zealand, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Pusan National University, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies and many other outstanding centres of social sciences all over the world. Key features Latest developments in theories of political science and international relations The professors are from a large variety of different regions of the world, e.g. USA, Spain, Netherlands, Italy, New Zealand, Japan, China and Ukraine Staff does not only include theoreticians, but also practitioners, who have extensive experience in diplomacy, policy making, corporate business and many other fields, and... [-]

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. [+]

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... [-]

MA in International Relations and Security

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 course provides you with a detailed understanding of the nature of the contemporary security agenda, its origins, theoretical foundations and future trajectory. You will examine the theories of international security and those key security issues that have dominated security discourse in the post-Cold War era. You will also develop your analytical skills in order to facilitate understanding of the seminal contemporary security issues in a broader theoretical and historical framework. [+]

MA Degrees in International Relations. The question of security now dominates contemporary international politics. Issues such as the 'War on Terror', pre-emptive self-defence and humanitarian intervention constitute seminal international concerns that have implications for all states and all peoples. This course provides you with a detailed understanding of the nature of the contemporary security agenda, its origins, theoretical foundations and future trajectory. You will examine the theories of international security and those key security issues that have dominated security discourse in the post-Cold War era. You will also develop your analytical skills in order to facilitate understanding of the seminal contemporary security issues in a broader theoretical and historical framework. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules Contemporary Controversies in International Security: Intervention Terrorism and Self-Defence The end of the Cold War fundamentally altered the nature of international security, heralding the emergence of new issues and threats. In the contemporary era the locus and nature of the paramount threats have altered, with intra-state conflicts and non-state actors characterising sources of insecurity. This module will provide you with a comprehensive overview of security discourse and practice since the end of the Cold War relating key issues such as humanitarian intervention, self-defence and terrorism to broader trends such as the evolving role of the UN, the challenges to international law and the new concern with intra-state crises. Dissertation and Research Methods You will receive supervised guidance and research methods training (through a series... [-]

MA in Integral Economic Development Policy

The Catholic University of America
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

Integral economic development is an approach to development that seeks to strengthen the civil and social institutions required for sustainable development; one that takes an integrated view of the person's role in society. It is an approach which development entities increasingly demand... [+]

MA in Integral Economic Development Policy Two year program full-time, with part-time option. Pioneers the implementation of an integrated approach on economic development policy. Teaches applied policy and economic techniques in an integral framework of development. What is an Integral Approach Integral economic development is an approach to development that seeks to strengthen the civil and social institutions required for sustainable development; one that takes an integrated view of the person's role in society. It is an approach which development entities increasingly demand. Integral economic development, seen from the perspective of the whole human person, and the whole human community, is at the core of our programs and the mission of The Catholic University of America. Students graduating from the program will be able to: 1. Use their technical skills more effectively to produce sustainable results, based on a better understanding of the macroeconomic environment, the role of institutions, and an integral approach to development. 2. Acquire the technical skills to be able to design, implement, manage and evaluate programs that would effectively contribute to integral economic development. 3. Bring an integrated perspective to the development arena, resulting in development initiatives and program results that respect the dignity of the human person, strengthen the core institutions of the culture, and build a stable foundation for lasting development and growth. These innovative programs are applicable to different aspects of development at the private or public level, including technical aspects of the interplay between politics and economic policy development, economic development and... [-]

Master of Arts (MA)

The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies – SAIS Europe
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Italy Bologna USA Washington + 2 more

This full-time program is designed for experienced professionals with seven or more years of relevant work experience who wish to develop the advanced analytical and leadership skills necessary to formulate and advocate policy on key international issues. [+]

MA Degrees in International Relations. Students enrolled in the two-year MA program can elect to spend either their first or second year at SAIS Europe or both years in Washington, DC. Approximately half of the Johns Hopkins SAIS class choose to begin the program in Bologna. Students at SAIS Europe may pursue any of the academic program concentrations or economics specializations offered within the MA. Those interested in concentrations requiring proficiency in languages other than the eight offered at SAIS Europe must first speak with the relevant academic program director. Overview This full-time program is designed for experienced professionals with seven or more years of relevant work experience who wish to develop the advanced analytical and leadership skills necessary to formulate and advocate policy on key international issues. Students have the advantage of designing their own curriculum consisting of eight non-language courses (worth a total of 32 credits). They may also affiliate themselves with an academic program to gain in-depth insight into a specific field of study. Students complete the program in one academic year while on leave, sabbatical or seeking employment post-degree. Study With World-Class Thinkers The Students Our students do more than study global politics and interactions among nations-they live international relations. Our student body represents approximately 75 nations, promoting a diversity that lends richness and vitality to academic life. The Faculty The faculty are world renowned for their expertise and commitment to teaching. They transition seamlessly from academia to government service, from the field to the classroom,... [-]

Master in International Relations in Historical Perspective

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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. Bridging history and political science Political theory is an important tool in the analysis of international developments. In order to fully understand those developments, however, you need a wider historical viewpoint. Nothing is without its history – and while history never repeats itself exactly, you can learn a great deal from it. By bridging history and political science, the Master of International Relations in Historical... [-]

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... [-]

Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution

University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Campus 15 months September 2017 USA Denver

The interdisciplinary program in Conflict Resolution focuses on the study and application of alternative theories, various types of bargaining and negotiation techniques, and related ethical issues. These topics are examined through selected cases of conflict to understand how to manage and improve social patterns and policy choices between individuals, within organizations, and across cultures. [+]

MA Degrees in International Relations. The interdisciplinary program in Conflict Resolution focuses on the study and application of alternative theories, various types of bargaining and negotiation techniques, and related ethical issues. These topics are examined through selected cases of conflict to understand how to manage and improve social patterns and policy choices between individuals, within organizations, and across cultures. The program combines a scholarly and vocational approach—theory with practice—in exploring a range of environments where conflict arises, including the personal, business, and political arenas- from international diplomacy to national and local government policy discussion. Conflict Resolution program overview [-]

MA in International Relations: Europe from the Visegrad Perspective

Centre for European Studies at Jagiellonian University
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Poland Kraków

This joint Master’s programme offers a unique opportunity to study international relations, European politics, economy, society & culture from the perspective of the Visegrad region. Experienced faculty of the leading universities from the Visegrad region as well as visiting professors and guest lecturers from renowned international academic and diplomatic institutions provide insightful and... [+]

MA in International Relations: Europe in the Visegrad Perspective This joint Master’s degree programme in international relations is carried out within the framework of the VNDREAM network, which consists of: Jagiellonian University in Kraków (Poland), Masaryk University (Czech Republic), University of Pecs (Hungary) and Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica (Slovakia).This joint Master’s programme offers a unique opportunity to study international relations, European politics, economy, society & culture from the perspective of the Visegrad region. Experienced faculty of the leading universities from the Visegrad region as well as visiting professors and guest lecturers from renowned international academic and diplomatic institutions provide insightful and inspiring instruction about major developments in contemporary international law, economics, politics and culture in light of the European integration processes seen from the standpoint of the Visegrad region. Graduate Profile Upon the completion of this programme graduates will demonstrate high competence in both history and culture of the Visegrad and the wider Central Europe region as background for better understanding of contemporary international relations as exemplified in the impact of European integration. More specifically they will acquire knowledge necessary to better understand the complex nature of the interplay between global and regional phenomena affecting the functioning of international organisations, business and civil society. Graduates will be prepared to work in international organisations, diplomatic service, public administration, mass media and civil society organisations. If interested in pursuing an academic career, graduates will acquire the analytical ability to carry out individual research as prospective doctoral students. Structure The programme... [-]

MA in American Politics and Foreign Policy

UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The MA in American Politics and Foreign Policy encourages students to comprehend the how and why of the subject. Throughout the modules you will encounter diverse perspectives but the main emphasis will be upon scholarly and/or policy-oriented readings and discussions. [+]

MA Degrees in International Relations. “Having spent years working in news I’d always wanted to get behind the headlines. This masters offers a fascinating insight into the policies, ideologies and people that have shaped the US and thus our world order”. – Niamh Sammon The MA in American Politics and Foreign Policy encourages students to comprehend the how and why of the subject. Throughout the modules you will encounter diverse perspectives but the main emphasis will be upon scholarly and/or policy-oriented readings and discussions. The United States is the most influential nation in the world. However, a number of challenges in recent years have called into question the sustainability of American leadership abroad and prosperity at home. These include, but are not limited to, the notion of American decline in relation to rising powers such as China: a political system that appears to have entered an extended period of dysfunction; recurring problems in race relations; and rising economic inequality. This MA degree programme, which is the first of its kind in Europe or North America, allows students to explore in depth the foreign policy and political challenges facing the United States. A Drawing upon the disciplines of history and political science, it explores a wide variety of topics such as the origins of American exceptionalism, the importance placed upon individual liberty, the emergence of the US as a world power, the Cold War, transatlantic relations, presidential and congressional election, race and gender, partisanship and more. Modules in this programme are... [-]

MA in International Relations

Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

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. [+]

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 course work 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 requirementsApplicants 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.Application procedureGraduation requirements... [-]


Master of Arts in International Studies (MA)

Christ University Bangalore
Campus Full time 4 semesters July 2017 India Bangalore

The Master of Arts in International Studies is attributed to our multi-disciplinary faculty that draws members from the humanities, social sciences law and management. It equips students with analytical and critical skills to understand contemporary international politics, and prepare them for a range of professions that require knowledge of international affairs. It offers diverse fields of study... [+]

MA Degrees in International Relations. Master of Arts in International Studies (MA) Today’s global environment demands expertise in international affairs to comprehend the contemporary world shaped by global processes – from the inter-connectedness of business and finance to ethnic violence, terrorism and to the struggles for self-determination. Moreover, in a world characterized by increased international cooperation and the need to be knowledgeable about the other areas of the globe is necessary in most spheres of work. To that extent, globalization of economic, political, social and cultural developments has created new opportunities and challenges for tomorrows citizens. Accordingly Christ University has designed an inter-disciplinary post graduate program that focuses on development and the environment, political and economic aspects of globalization, human rights, peace and conflict, and international law and organizations. As an inter-disciplinary program, students integrate and apply knowledge across disciplines in order to analyze global issues and problems. The Master of Arts in International Studies is attributed to our multi-disciplinary faculty that draws members from the humanities, social sciences law and management. It equips students with analytical and critical skills to understand contemporary international politics, and prepare them for a range of professions that require knowledge of international affairs. It offers diverse fields of study: international relations, international law, international political economy, international economics, world history, strategic studies, globalization; areas studies – Europe, China, Japan, India and Africa; besides research methodology. The program addresses contemporary developments that impact the governance of societies across the globe, from terrorism to public sector... [-]

MA in Politics (Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The MA Politics Research Master’s programme covers issues in Politics and International Relations. A student has to write a dissertation on a selected theme from either the fields of Political Science or International Relations, giving evidence of a critical approach and research capability. An article ready for publication has to be submitted along with the dissertation. [+]

The MA Politics Research Master’s programme covers issues in Politics and International Relations. A student has to write a dissertation on a selected theme from either the fields of Political Science or International Relations, giving evidence of a critical approach and research capability. An article ready for publication has to be submitted along with the dissertation. Admission requirements Students need a 65% pass rate at Honours level. Contact details Name: Prof Deon Geldenhuys Tel: 011 559 2894 / Email: deong@uj.ac.za [-]

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... [-]