Master of Art Programs in International Relations

Compare 96 Masters of Arts in International Relations

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 2018 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. [+]

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). ... [-]


Online Master of Arts in International Relations

Nottingham Trent University Online
Online Part time 2.5 years May 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Whether you’re looking to negotiate a policy for environmental change or generate solutions to global disputes, the online MA in International Relations from Nottingham Trent University (NTU) can enrich your experience and unlock a world of career opportunities. [+]

Online Master of Arts in International Relations

Whether you’re looking to negotiate a policy for environmental change or generate solutions to global disputes, the online MA in International Relations from Nottingham Trent University (NTU) can enrich your experience and unlock a world of career opportunities.

Flexible and engaging online learning

This 100% online MA in International Relations gives you a flexible way of gaining knowledge and exploring theories, policies and practices essential to furthering your expertise in this exciting field. Tailored to fit around your lifestyle and career, this online course can be undertaken at any time of the day. NTU is committed to offering highly relevant courses, tailored to fit around your lifestyle and career. The online master’s provides a flexible and engaging way to learn, with a number of ways to immerse you in the curriculum, including:... [-]


MA in International Relations

University of Lincoln
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Lincolnshire + 1 more

The MA International Relations places considerable emphasis on advanced research methods, enabling students to hone qualitative and quantitative research skills, and supporting them in becoming confident researchers in their own right. [+]

The MA International Relations places considerable emphasis on advanced research methods, enabling students to hone qualitative and quantitative research skills, and supporting them in becoming confident researchers in their own right.

International Relations provides a critically important platform for understanding many of the key contemporary issues and debates of our times.

This Master’s degree is an interdisciplinary programme, drawing upon politics, economics, history, sociology, international law, geography and cultural studies to explore global issues such as conflict, global inequalities, sovereignty and human rights.

Students have the opportunity to examine complex political issues, such as religion and sectarianism, conflict and democratization. The programme aims to prepare students for future study and research, as well as for potential employment in areas such as the diplomatic service, development agencies, the non-government sector, journalism, consultancy, international and regional organizations, and the public sector.Students join a thriving community of scholars and may have access to a range of extracurricular activities including external speakers and overseas study trips.... [-]


MA in International Relations (Online)

American University - School of International Service (SIS)
Online Full time

AU’s MA in International Relations combines advanced international relations theory and methods with a concentration in Global Security & Conflict Resolution, or Sustainable International Development. [+]

The online Master of Arts in International Relations is specifically designed to provide students with a foundation in advanced international relations topics, as well as a specialization in an interdisciplinary professional field. Current concentrations include Global Security & Conflict Resolution, and Sustainable International Development. Students and faculty members interact in real-time during weekly live online classes delivered through an innovative video conferencing platform. Students are expected to complete coursework and readings in advance of these small, live discussion sessions. Through the use of innovative technologies and real-world immersive experiences, International Relations Online blends the flexibility of a global online program with the rigor, quality and classroom interaction of an on-campus experience. Students of the program benefit from:... [-]


MA in International Relations and Global Communications

Manchester Metropolitan University
Online Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 2 more

We live in a communications-saturated world where 24-hour news coverage, access to the internet and the use of social media have become the norm for millions of people. Global events are instantly reported by the news media, analysed and interpreted by them and millions of ordinary citizens. [+]

Overview

We live in a communications-saturated world where 24-hour news coverage, access to the internet and the use of social media have become the norm for millions of people. Global events are instantly reported by the news media, analysed and interpreted by them and millions of ordinary citizens. These developments challenge the traditionally secretive practices of international diplomacy and the ability of governments to control information whilst also creating powerful new tools for propaganda; they enhance the importance of cultural or ‘soft’ power in international relations, and they have also transformed the nature of warfare.

This course is run by the Department of History, Politics and Philosophy in conjunction with the Department of Information and Communication.... [-]


Online Master of Arts in International Relations

Norwich University - Online
Online Full time 18 months June 2018 USA Northfield

In today’s ever-changing world, an advanced understanding of international communication, business, and development is crucial.

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MASTER OF ARTS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS - ONLINE

In today’s ever-changing world, an advanced understanding of international communication, business, and development is crucial. With the Master of Arts in International Relations online program, you can learn to conduct credible research, plan strategies and view the effects of global actions in a new light. With our extensive military history, we have seen firsthand the value of diplomacy, trade, and compromise. In fact, this value has made master’s degrees in International Relations the No. 5 best “Master’s Degree for Jobs” (Forbes). Without ethical experts at the helm, there could be negative consequences for global relationships. That’s why we’re preparing leaders for global engagement. You can become one of them. Learn how to analyze and apply data, understand international relations theories and laws, and dig into research and topics that matter most to you. Depending on your area of interest, you can use your skills and experience to help drive change in any sector — public, private and nonprofit.... [-]


MA in International Affairs

The American University of Paris
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 France Paris + 1 more

The Master of Arts in International Affairs (MIN) takes full advantage of Paris’s multicultural dimensions and central role in international economics, politics, and social issues. The program’s balance of intellectual and theoretical mastery with hands-on, project-based learning prepares you for a successful international career. [+]

The MA in International Affairs allows you to take full advantage of Paris’s central role in international economics, politics and social issues. Through this program, you will have the opportunity to supplement the rigorous coursework and professional modules with internships, fieldwork for thesis research and case study methods for thesis production.

Our faculty and staff work closely with our students to provide one-on-one intellectual mentoring and support that enables them to make a difference in the world. The MA in International Affairs provides:

-The opportunity to earn an American master’s degree in France

-A mix of practical and theoretical knowledge of international affairs, conflict resolution, and civil society development... [-]


MA Politics and International Relations (Political Theory)

Durham University
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 United Kingdom Durham

This programme provides students with a systematic knowledge and the tools to critically review the complex relationships between government and society at a variety of levels and in different contexts. [+]

Description

This programme provides students with a systematic knowledge and the tools to critically review the complex relationships between government and society at a variety of levels and in different contexts. It also enables students to evaluate in a sophisticated and critical fashion, theories and paradigms within the broad field of politics and international relations, and to draw lessons from empirical studies involving both quantitative and qualitative investigations. It also aims to develop students' ability to deploy research strategies and methods in an appropriately advanced fashion to critically evaluate research at the current limits of theoretical understanding, and to equip students so that they have the ability to master complex political concepts and evaluate the significance of major developments in political thought in general as well as international relations theory.... [-]


Master of Arts in Intelligence

Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS)
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Washington DC

DMGS' M.A. in Intelligence focuses on the collection, analysis, analytical presentation, and counterintelligence in both the public and the private sector. [+]

Program Summary

DMGS' M.A. in Intelligence focuses on both the public and private sector use of intelligence examining missions, methods, and organizational structures. It examines and interprets the four major elements of intelligence – collection, analysis, analytical presentation, and counterintelligence. This program also examines new fields of intelligence such as private sector use of intelligence, homeland security, and cyber.

Graduates of this degree program will be able to: Articulate the strategic significance, aims, strategy, tradecraft, and culture of the elements of intelligence, evaluate each element, and the skills and aptitude required for this work. Anticipate current and future security challenges. Identify how major tensions inside liberal democracy with secret intelligence are reconciled through institutional checks and balances, oversight, press freedom, and public education. Interpret the value of intelligence input to public and private sector efforts supporting organizational tactics and strategies. Identify opportunities for effective use of intelligence. [-]

M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations

Seton Hall University, School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Online & Campus Combined Full time September 2018 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.... [-]


Masters of Arts in Politics/International Affairs

University of the South Pacific USP
Campus Full time September 2018 Fiji Suva

The Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Affairs builds on the foundational courses in the Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomacy and International Affairs by adding an opportunity to undertake a research essay on diplomacy and international affairs on a topic of particular interest to the student. [+]

The Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Affairs builds on the foundational courses in the Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomacy and International Affairs by adding an opportunity to undertake a research essay on diplomacy and international affairs on a topic of particular interest to the student. This programme also provides research skills and advanced writing skills. In addition, Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Affairs students also have the opportunity to follow an interest in a particular academic stream by clustering their electives in particular disciplines or subject areas such as law, environment, economics or development studies.

Admission Requirements: The admission requirement for the Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Affairs is a Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomacy and International Affairs with a GPA of 3 or above or equivalent qualification.... [-]


MA International Relations

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course is an internationally recognised degree programme that will provide you with a solid grounding in the philosophical and practical aspects of international political analysis. [+]

Overview

This course will provide you with a solid grounding in the philosophical and practical aspects of international political analysis.

You will be introduced to key concepts such as power, agency, the state, international society and order. This course can be tailored to your interests and career aspirations through the wide range of optional modules.

Teaching is informed by the research interests of our academic staff, who are well-established leaders in the field of international relations, covering:

diplomacy in the Middle East and Asia global civil society and global justice globalisation human security and humanitarianism intelligence and national security international human rights and war crimes international political economy international relations theory justice beyond borders terrorism, guerrilla war and low-intensity conflict United States foreign and security policy ... [-]

MA in International Relations: Europe from the Visegrad Perspective

Centre for European Studies at Jagiellonian University
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 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.... [-]


MA in International Relations

Webster University Thailand Campus
Campus Full time 15 months March 2019 Thailand Bangkok

The Master of Arts in International Relations from Webster University Thailand is designed to give students a comprehensive understanding and critical awareness of global issues and relevant international relations challenges, all within the context of a changing world culture. [+]

The Master of Arts in International Relations from Webster University Thailand is designed to give students a comprehensive understanding and critical awareness of global issues and relevant international relations challenges, all within the context of a changing world culture.

In-depth learning, real-life experience, and critical analysis are all part of the dynamic, up-to-date course structure and curriculum. Students explore the latest international relations theories through case studies and specialized projects. Tutors with expertise in a range of individual fields, guest lecturers, and trips to international organizations allow you to delve into complex real-world issues whilst discovering different perspectives.... [-]


Double Degree - MA in International Relations

Lazarski University
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Poland Warsaw

Students will deepen their knowledge of international politics, as well as gain skills and competencies necessary to succeed in international organizations and institutions. As part of the programme, students may choose to specialize either in European Administration or Leadership and Statecraft. [+]

The MA in International Relations program is administered in conjunction with the Coventry University in Great Britain. Through this program, students will gain knowledge that is essential for making decisions in the areas of politics, business, and the media in an international context.

Students will learn about the complexities of contemporary politics, they will improve their language ability and gain useful skills for the business world. The program consists of two full years of study, during which students are also expected to complete an independently-researched Master's thesis.

There is a chance to graduate from the program after completing just the first year of coursework and Master's thesis. In such a case students receive a Coventry University degree only, and will not receive a degree from Lazarski University. In other words, in order to receive two degrees, students must complete two full years of coursework plus their Master's thesis. In order to receive the Coventry University degree only, students must complete the first year of coursework and their Master's thesis. As part of the program, students must choose one of two specializations: European Administration or Contemporary Politics.... [-]