Master of Art 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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MA in International Relations and Global Communications

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 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. [+]

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.... [-]


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 professional life. [+]

MA in International AffairsThe 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 professional life.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 A global network to launch a career in the NGO sector or with an international institution, national government, or multinational corporation ... [-]

MA International Relations

Regent’s University London
Campus Full time 12 - 14 months September 2018 United Kingdom London

This programme examines the complexities and processes involved in world affairs with a rigorous interdisciplinary approach. 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 with a rigorous interdisciplinary approach. 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.... [-]


MA International Relations

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

This programme combines a sound basis of advanced knowledge and understanding in the broader and more disparate field of International Studies with the opportunity to choose optional specialist areas of study from among those offered in the School, [+]

Description This programme combines a sound basis of advanced knowledge and understanding in the broader and more disparate field of International Studies with the opportunity to choose optional specialist areas of study from among those offered in the School, and other schools such as Modern Languages and Cultures. The particular interests reflected in the choice of options may then be developed through the researching and writing of a dissertation. Through the programme, you will gain advanced knowledge and understanding of: The extent to which an international community has developed and the driving forces shaping its development Factors determining humanitarian interventions The processes of globalisation in the political, economic, cultural and scientific fields The governance role of international organisations How the degree of integration of countries into the international political and economic system varies and the determinants of those variations Historical and/or contemporary issues and debates in the politics and political economy of specific states and/or areas and/or international institutions and organisations Regime analysis and the concept of soft power governance An appropriate topic in international politics of their choice Course Structure Students will take four core modules to the value of 135 credits and optional modules to the value of 45 credits. Core Modules: Research Methods and Dissertation Production Model United Nations International Relations Theory Dissertation Optional Modules: Optional modules in previous years have included: European Institutions and the Policy Process The European Union as a Global Actor German Foreign Policy Collective Memory and Identity in Post-War Europe Collective Identities... [-]

Master of Arts in International Relations and European-Asian Studies

Tallinn University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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... [-]

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 collection, analysis, analytical presentation, and counterintelligence in both the public and 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. [+]

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

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. 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 International Relations

Webster University Thailand Campus
Campus Full time 15 months March 2018 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. [+]

MA Degrees in International Relations. 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. Meanwhile, the international makeup of the faculty and student body culture inspires healthy debate, encourages appreciation and tolerance of diversity, and enhances diplomacy and communication. Students are also involved with helping to organize high-profile conferences focused on international relations. The MA International Relations at Webster University Thailand focuses on Foreign Policy, International Law, and Humanitarian Affairs, incorporating study in areas such as migration and refugee issues. Coursework covers Economic Development and World Politics, as well as Humanitarian Action, analyzing the complexities of globalization. Well-equipped to successfully enter business, education, and public affairs, graduates of this program are career-ready for roles in government agencies, NGOs, INGOs, MNCs and intergovernmental organizations. Program Description The master of arts (MA) in international relations enables students to analyze the complexities and processes involved in world politics and international affairs. Coursework provides exposure to the key subfields of the discipline and relevant issues... [-]

Master in International Relations (MA)

Webster University Athens
Campus Full time September 2018 Greece Athens

The master of arts (MA) in international relations enables students to analyze the complexities and processes involved in world politics and international affairs. Coursework provides exposure to the key subfields of the discipline and relevant issues such as globalization, human rights, humanitarian action, and economic development. [+]

The master of arts (MA) in international relations enables students to analyze the complexities and processes involved in world politics and international affairs. Coursework provides exposure to the key subfields of the discipline and relevant issues such as globalization, human rights, humanitarian action, and economic development. The program can help prepare students to compete for work with a governmental agency, an intergovernmental organization, a nongovernmental organization, or a multinational corporation. This program is also recommended for students planning to pursue a PhD or an academic career at another institution. The degree requires satisfactory completion of 27 credit hours of the INTL curriculum and 9 credit hours of graduate electives for a total of 36 credit hours. This program is offered online, at the St. Louis home campus, and at select U.S and international campuses. Webster also offers a Global MA program in international relations. 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. Program Curriculum The 36 credit hours required for the master of arts (MA) degree in international relations must include the following courses: INTL 5000 Introduction to International Relations (3 hours) INTL 5100 Research Methods and Perspectives (3 hours) INTL 6000 Capstone in International Relations (3 hours) or INTL 6250 Thesis (6 hours) and INTL 6900 University Thesis Requirement (0 hours) Two courses from... [-]

Master of Arts in International Development and Cooperation (MA ICD)

The Open University Of Tanzania
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 months February 2018 Tanzania Dar Es Salaam

The Masters programme in International Cooperation and Development (MICD) is a three trimester’s programme that benefits from the experience of a high qualified team of lecturers who are specialized in various areas of international cooperation and Development such as Development Aid, International and Development Economics, Political Science, International Security and International Law. The programme is highly motivating for those who intend to work either in NGOs or enterprises with international activities or in the framework of multilateral institutions. [+]

MA Degrees in International Relations. The Masters programme in International Cooperation and Development (MICD) is a three trimester’s programme that benefits from the experience of a high qualified team of lecturers who are specialized in various areas of international cooperation and Development such as Development Aid, International and Development Economics, Political Science, International Security and International Law. The programme is highly motivating for those who intend to work either in NGOs or enterprises with international activities or in the framework of multilateral institutions. Educational Aims of the Programme The objectives of the programme are: To instill current and future international practitioners with the best working tools in this sovereignty-sensitive international community; To generate knowledge, information and analytical capacity on international affairs that will permit international practitioner to make informed decisionsboth at home and abroad; To implant actors with an ability to act as change agents and manipulator of various foreign affairs, and encourage a high degree of international participation in making well informed political, social and economic choices; To assist in reaching out sustainable international agreements that will ensure equitable sharing of the benefits of global resources; and To build capacity among candidates on how to deal with controversies of cross-border nature, and minimize the possibilities of conflicts and war; hence stabilized international peace and security. Admission Requirements Candidates holding the following qualifications are eligible for admission into the MICD Programme: An Honors degree in any field of study. An advanced diploma from any recognized institution with second class or... [-]

MA in International Liaison and Communication

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 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

International University of Japan
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Japan Niigata

This degree program is designed to equip students with skills and knowledge necessary for successful careers in government and diplomacy, international businesses, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations. [+]

A Comprehensive International Relations Program with an Asia Pacific Focus  The International Relations program at IUJ is designed to provide a comprehensive, interdisciplinary understanding of major trends in contemporary international politics, economics and society. Special emphasis is placed on developments in the Asian Pacific area and on Japan in particular. The Islamic world also receives considerable attention.

 

The International Relations program has proved extremely useful for people who either work in, or who intend to take up careers in national or regional governments, in international organizations, in business and finance, or in the media.It also offers a valuable stepping stone to those who wish to pursue further studies in a Ph. D. program and enter the academic world. ... [-]


MA in Migration & Mobility

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom London

This programme is designed to advance your knowledge and understanding of contemporary processes of migration, developing a diverse set of skills that will enable you to investigate and address these issues. [+]

From Brexit negotiations and the Syrian refugee crisis to deportation and surveillance, migration and mobility are fundamental forces shaping people's lives around the globe.

Across the world, more and more people are migrating within and between countries for a variety of reasons. They face increasing constraints that seek to monitor, control and limit their movement in various ways.

This programme is designed to advance your knowledge and understanding of contemporary processes of migration, developing a diverse set of skills that will enable you to investigate and address these issues.

Academic expertise

Based in the Department of Anthropology, the degree also draws on interdisciplinary expertise in the Departments of Sociology and Media and Communications, through the Migration Research Network. You'll study in an academic community that is engaged with the key social and political issues shaping people's im/mobilities around the globe.... [-]


Master in International Relations

St. Mary's University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2018 USA San Antonio

The Master of Arts International Relations program serves as an information repository for international relations events and their implications in today’s world. Integrating the disciplines of political science, history, anthropology, international law, sociology, and geography, the Master of Arts in International Relations provides students with the interdisciplinary education necessary for better understanding the complicated nature of global issues and events. [+]

MA Degrees in International Relations. The Master of Arts International Relations program serves as an information repository for international relations events and their implications in today’s world. Integrating the disciplines of political science, history, anthropology, international law, sociology, and geography, the Master of Arts in International Relations provides students with the interdisciplinary education necessary for better understanding the complicated nature of global issues and events. St. Mary’s offers two graduate program options: on-campus and online. The on-campus program offers a Master of Arts degree in International Relations concentration options in Security Policy, International Development Studies, and International Conflict Resolution. The online program offers a Master of Arts degree in International Relations with a concentration in Security Policy. Both programs require 36 credit hours of coursework during which students gain a breadth of knowledge concerning the behavior of states and non-state actors in the international arena, as well as a depth of knowledge in their focus areas. The degree is designed to permit students to integrate internships and/or study abroad opportunities into the curriculum. Vision The St. Mary’s Graduate International Relations Department is committed to cultivating informed and responsible leaders in the global community. Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing global security and human development, the Master of Arts in International Relations provides students with a comprehensive framework for studying and engaging international issues and the global common good. Areas of Concentration The campus program offers three concentration options: Security Policy, International Development and International Conflict Resolution. Security Policy Security Policy... [-]