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 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 from a list of modules offered by the School of Politics and International Relations (UK campus). You will also have the opportunity to take 20 credits of options outside the school. Your studies will culminate in the research and writing of a 60-credit, 15,000-word dissertation, which must be related to Asia. This represents a substantial piece of independent research drawing on primary source material as well as secondary literature. You will be allocated an appropriate dissertation supervisor who will oversee your progress. Teaching is spread across two semesters: autumn, which begins in September and ends in January; and spring, which begins in January and ends in June. You will spend the summer months between June and September writing your dissertation. Student profiles "The MA Asian and International Studies is a tri-campus programme, taught on the UK campus for the first semester and on either the Malaysia or Ningbo campus for the second one. Being passionate about the South East Asian region and its culture, I decided to opt for Malaysia for my spring semester and I am currently living in Kuala Lumpur. This course offers a combination of high quality education, practical experience in the region of study and personal growth. One of the main benefits of living, while studying, in Asia is the possibility to confront and verify (whenever possible) the concepts learnt in class and to interact with other students from the region." Carlotta Panchetti "I chose to do the MA Asian and International Studies because it seemed like an adventure. I initially thought that I was limited in my options because of my lack of foreign languages, so was looking in the UK and a few places in Europe which taught in English. But when I saw that I could study in China, in English, I decided to go for it. The split-campus nature of the course seemed like a good first step to studying abroad; if I hated the food I'd only have to put up with it for a couple of months, while still getting a taste for living in another country." Gabriel Leatham Modules Core modules Dissertation on Asian and International Studies Global Asia Optional You will take a minimum of 20 credits and a maximum of 40 credits from the following list in the autumn semester: Comparative Democratic Development Contemporary Chinese Culture and Society EU-China: Trade, Aid and Public Diplomacy in the 21st Century Europe and the Developing World European Union Politics Gender and Development Grand Strategy International Political Economy Justice Beyond Borders: Theories of International and Intergenerational Justice Political Utopianism The Politics of South Asia* The Road to Guantanamo: The Treatment and Experience of Prisoners, Civilian Internees and Detainees since 1860 Special Project A Special Project B War, Peace and Terror When Does Russia Expand and Why? *This module is particularly recommended. Then you can choose either: Spring semester, Ningbo Campus 60 credits to be taken, with appropriate modules including: China in International Relations Global Development Politics OR Spring semester, Malaysia Campus 60 credits to be taken, with appropriate modules including: Human Security The International Relations of South East Asia Watch our lecturers talking about some of the modules on offer in our virtual module fair. The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers The MA Asian and International Studies will attract both those who seek an academic programme of study at an advanced level, and those who wish to pursue a professional career in Asia. It does not presume any pre-knowledge of the region. The course is designed to have broad appeal to students not only from the UK, but also Europe, North America and Asia. However, the modules are also designed to provide students who have previous experience of living or working within the region to expand and build on their existing knowledge. The tri-campus element will make you particularly attractive to employers seeking graduates with cultural and political experience of engagement in the region. The professional relevance of the course will make it attractive to those considering careers in: Academia The civil service International cultural exchange International organisations Journalism Ministerial advising Non-governmental organisations Policy research It is suitable for those in mid-career who wish to change direction, move into policy areas, or who wish to take time out to make sense of their day-to-day policy activities. For those students who wish to continue with their studies following the successful completion of one of our MA programmes, the school offers MRes and MPhil/PhD degrees. Research degree supervision in most of the major sub-areas of the discipline of politics is offered by the increasing number of academic staff working in the school. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 92.9% of postgraduates in the school who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £22,409 with the highest being £29,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Careers The MA Asian and International Studies attracts those who are seeking an academic programme of study at an advanced level, and those who are looking to pursue a professional career in Asia. It does not presume any pre-knowledge of the region. The course is designed to have broad appeal to students not only from the UK, but also Europe, North America and Asia. However, the modules are also designed to provide those who have previous experience of living or working within the region to expand and build on their existing knowledge. The tri-campus element will make you particularly attractive to employers which are seeking graduates with cultural and political experience of engagement in the region. The professional relevance of the course will make it attractive to those considering careers in: academia the civil service international cultural exchange international organisations journalism ministerial advising non-governmental organisations policy research It is suitable for those in mid-career who wish to change direction, move into policy areas, or who wish to take time out to make sense of their day-to-day policy activities. Students who wish to continue with their studies following the successful completion of one of our MA programmes may wish consider our MRes and MPhil/PhD degrees. Research degree supervision in most of the major sub-areas of the discipline of politics is offered by the increasing number of academic staff working in the school. Average starting salary and career progression In 2015, 82% of postgraduates in the School of Politics and International Relations who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation.* * Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates 2014/15. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Entry requirements 2.1 (Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) Other requirements Mature applications without standard entry requirements but with substantial and relevant experience may be considered. IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MA in International Relations

Webster University Thailand Campus
Campus Full time 15 months March 2017 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. 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 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. Please see the Campus Locations section of this catalog for a list of campuses where this program is offered. 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. Admission Students who are interested in applying to this degree program should see the Admission Section of this catalog for general requirements. Send all admission materials to: Office of Admission Webster University 470 E. Lockwood Ave. St. Louis, MO 63119 [-]

Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy HEIDELBERG

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

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

MA Degrees in International Relations. 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 real-time developments. [-]

MA International Relations and Democratic Politics

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

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

The Masters in International Relations and Democratic Politics provides an advanced critical and comprehensive understanding of the forces shaping state, inter-state relations and global politics. Drawing on key theoretical interpretations of democratic politics, the course probes into various tenets of democratic thinking (ranging from pluralism and civil society to egalitarianism and human rights), and explores the interplay between theory and practice in old and new democracies and in processes of global governance. Is democracy a concept limited to a world of territorially-bounded national communities? Can democracy still limit power in a global world? How does democratic policy making operate in the face of complexity? By raising and examining such questions the course explores the changing and contested understandings of democracy in contemporary thought as well as its application to the international sphere in our increasingly complex world. Core modules DEMOCRATIC POLITICS: KEY DEBATES AND ISSUES The module examines key issues and debates in democratic politics. It focuses on 20th century democratic thought and discusses how key democratic ideas/ ideals have been interpreted and re-interpreted to address dominant trends and changes in democratic societies. The module identifies some of the challenges confronting democratic theory and practice, and it examines differences between old and new democracies. Throughout the module special emphasis is given to the dynamics of democratic institution and democratic renewal. DISSERTATION AND RESEARCH METHODS You will receive supervised guidance and research methods training (through a series of research method workshops, the dissertation induction and colloquium seminars, and individual dissertation supervision sessions) to prepare you for your Masters dissertation on an agreed research topic. You will begin identifying your dissertation interests at the start of your studies, when you will be able to discuss your ideas with different tutors who may direct you towards taking appropriate option modules that support your future research studies. This module must be taken either following the completion of all other modules, or concurrently with modules in your second semester. THE POLITICS OF GLOBAL COMPLEXITY: RETHINKING GOVERNANCE, POWER AND AGENCY This module introduces you to the theoretical frameworks and practices of the politics of global complexity, the debates that have been triggered, and the way that complexity understandings have developed, especially in the 1990s and 2000s. Emphasis is placed upon the conceptual frameworks deployed in understanding system effects on political, economic and social life and how these enable us to rethink democratic governance, power and agency. While focusing on conceptual frameworks, this module also engages with how complexity is reflected in new approaches to policy, and external stakeholders will provide input to the module (for example, the Social Market Foundation, Demos, the New Local Government Network and the Foreign Policy Centre). Course-specific entry requirements You should have a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in Social Sciences or Humanities; equivalent qualifications from overseas are welcome. Your application must be supported by a reference written on institutional notepaper by an academic familiar with your abilities. Applications from mature candidates are welcomed. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS overall score of 6.5 and 5.5 in Writing, Listening, Reading and Speaking or equivalent. The University offers presessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course. Associated careers This course will provide you with numerous key skills and knowledge that will prepare you for your future career in a variety of different fields. Our graduates hold posts within various international and national government departments and organisations. Many have also gone on to study for Doctorates within the Department and at other universities around the world. [-]

Master of Arts in International Relations

Holy Spirit University of Kaslik - USEK
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years October 2017 Lebanon Jounieh

The Bachelor of Arts in International Relations at ISSPA aims to educate students about political and economic theories and stakes, which structure relations between States. [+]

MA Degrees in International Relations. The Bachelor of Arts in International Relations at ISSPA aims to educate students about political and economic theories and stakes, which structure relations between States. This program is based on the following themes: International law and international organizations History and theory of international relations Contemporary political and economic stakes World Order and Superpowers Diplomas Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (96 credits - 3 years) Master of Arts in International Relations (36 credits - 2 years) This Master sheds light on the following themes: Terrorism and international security International economy and globalization International migrations Current affairs Mediterranean politics Political communication Graduate research dissertation Job Opportunities Following this training, graduates can pursue a career in international organizations (United Nations, Arab League, Non-Governmental Organizations, etc.), embassies, media field, teaching, etc. [-]

MA International Relations

Marbella International University Centre
Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 Spain Málaga

Learn to tackle the issues that global leaders face and go deeper in the study of war, peace and state. [+]

Learn to tackle the issues that global leaders face and go deeper in the study of war, peace and state. Duration: 1 year Language: English Programme Title: International Relations Degree Awarded: MA Political Science The International Relations MA has been designed in an innovative way to provide students with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to critically analyse and interpret the key theoretical debates of post-modern political theories with a special focus on international relations and conflict resolution. Key Disciplines Covered: International Interventions City and Politics: Public space Notion of the Political Biopolitics & Necropolitics Political Advertising & Promotion One of the strongest points of our programme is the discussion of International Relations approaches within a multicultural classroom environment, given the global background of our students. Indeed, some of these debates are currently reproduced in numerous international organisations and negotiations worldwide. MIUC trains the next generation of policy leaders to tackle the complex issues of a globalising world. MIUC International Relations Department presents students with a unique blend of theory and practice tailored to a challenging international and multicultural scenario that often changes faster than our capacity to analyse it. Career Opportunities Upon completion of this International Relations MA, students may pursue a broad range of careers in public and private sectors, international and local non-governmental organisations, think-tanks and institutes as well as in media companies as analysts or reporters on international affairs. More specific careers include, but are not limited to: Researcher International affairs adviser Public affairs officer Conflict resolution analysts/adviser Political or PA consultant Political reporter Consultant in political marketing Lecturer Entry Requirements Rolling Admission - We receive and process applications on an ongoing basis as they are sent in. Entry Requirements: 4 Year Bachelor Degree* or equivalent from a national or international accredited academic institution. Proof of English proficiency** of candidates who have not previously studied in an English speaking school or country. The tests and minimum scores we accept are: IELTS 7 TOEFL iBT 95 Cambridge Certificate C1 MIUC English Test - Pass Application Supporting Documents: Copy of Passport or ID Passport sized digital photograph Proof of English Proficiency (If you are not from an English speaking country or have not previously studied in English) Bachelor Certificate (Officially translated to English or Spanish) Bachelor Grade Transcripts (Officially translated to English or Spanish) Statement of Purpose (500 words on why you want to study at MIUC, your expectations and aspirations) *If you have not completed a four year bachelor degree you may be eligible to undertake the final year at MIUC to then enrol in the MA. Contact admissions@miuc.org for more information. **Pre-sessional English courses are available to those who do not satisfy the English proficiency requirement. Testimonials "I´m enrolled in the International Relations BA programme at MIUC. I love the people and the environment here; it´s one of a kind, to be honest. It´s very multicultural here - Imagine the whole world gathered in one class!! It´s a challenge for me, but I´m up to the challenge and I´m happy here! My favourite lecture is with our Dean, Óscar. At MIUC, I am experiencing the best classes I have ever had, because of the interaction and debates with the other students, which have shown me how to understand more people from around the world. Just look at the sun outside! Here in Marbella, you can go outside and have a swim, do sports and hobbies. And the nightlife in nearby Puerto Banús is also amazing. The atmosphere both on and off campus is excellent." Ibrahim Abou El Khouded "My name is Tim, and I came down to Marbella MIUC University, and over here I am studying International Relations, as I was looking for a place where I can be efficient as a student, and where also the professors and lecturers can be efficient themselves. These are some of the main reasons, apart from being in a very good and beautiful place to be in and live in and study. I am happy to be here, to be honest; it is amazing, truly it is amazing, because once you find a set of small settings of interactive performance, you find out your performance actually accelerates, it is also very practical; this is why I like it. So it is practical and very interactive with fellow students, this creates an interactive atmosphere, which engages students more. For me, coming to Marbella MIUC, just gave me the opportunity to interact with this phenomenon, different backgrounds, different cultures, different dialects. It is actually a cosmopolitan school and a cosmopolitan city. Living in Marbella, for me it is like a dream come true, it is a really nice place, really cool, the ambience, the environment, the weather, the sunshine throughout the year, coming to Europe and finding out this place actually does not experience such a winter like UK or something, surprised me. It actually made me more eager to live here." Timothy Ngethe Mwangi [-]

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, from elite journals to the mass media. Notable Speakers Timothy Geithner, former US secretary of Treasury Ekil Ahmad Hakimi, former Afghan ambassador to the United States Atifete Jahjaga, former president of Kosovo John McCain, former US senator Broaden Your Experience at Two Campuses Students have the mobility to study in either our Washington, DC or Bologna campuses. This gives students an exceptional perspective on international relations. Gain a Career-Building Edge Graduates are in great demand by employers in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Economics knowledge, analytical abilities, regional expertise, diplomatic skills, language proficiency and the capacity to apply theory to real-world problems give our students a distinct professional advantage. Career Services Career Services works with students to help them explore careers and set goals, develop a network of professional contacs, and acquire additional experience through internships. The Career Services team: Offers both group and individual assessments and counseling to help students develop focused career goals Organizes job-hunting workshops, employment fairs and career treks Offers professional skills courses that augment the academic curriculum to help students develop specific professional skills, such as presentation techniques, consulting skills and financial modeling Connects students to the school's influential worldwide alumni network A Global Alumni Community As a graduate, you will join a 16,000-strong lifetime community of friends and colleagues around the world. Our accomplished alumni are leaders in government, business, journalism, nonprofit groups and multilateral organizations in more than 140 countries. Common Paths Alumni have pursued careers at: Corporate Executive Board Dow Jones & Co. Inter-American Development Bank Pan American Health Organization US Air Force US Agency for International Development Voice of America World Bank Prior to Attending General The MIPP is designed as an executive program, and all applicants must have at least seven years of work experience after completion of an undergraduate degree. The degree consists of eight non-language courses, completed full-time within one year. Non-Native Speakers of English All non-native speakers of English must have proven English competence by submitting a TOEFL, IELTS or, for SAIS Europe, CPE score (see the Admissions page for more information). The TOEFL/IELTS/CPE exam requirement may be waived for individuals who have done their undergraduate degree in English in a country where English is an official language. [-]

MA in International Relations and European Studies

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 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 of this program, the students should be able to: 1. Critically evaluate key trends and developments within the field of International Relations and European Studies. 2. Effectively utilize research methods used in the field of International Relations, European Studies and the Social Sciences. 3. Readily deal with the complexity of the field of study and its relation to other subjects. 4. Engage in debates within the field of study. 5. Discuss recent world history and the European integration process in an intelligent and analytical way. 6. Independently identify, analyze and evaluate complex issues relating to International Relations and European Studies using a variety of methodological tools. 7. Analyze and evaluate complex issues both orally and in writing as well as organize and lead discussions regarding issues of an international nature. 8. Independently analyze, interpret and reflect upon key trends in development within world politics. 9. Critically analyze research within the field of study. 10. Communicate in English language both orally and in written form at (near) native level. 11. Employ organizational and analytical skills to allow them to research international phenomena competently with a minimal amount of assistance. 12. Make efficient use of libraries, bibliographical material and academic research. [-]

M.A. International Cultural and Business Studies

University of Passau
Campus Full time 4 - 6 semesters April 2017 Germany Passau

This programme teaches you to think in terms of networks and allows you to develop strong organisational and communication strategies, as well as developing important key skills, such as project management, leadership and problem-solving skills. [+]

Are you keen to give your studies an international orientation and do business, languages and culture fascinate you? This degree programme is both interdisciplinary and international, giving you the chance to acquaint yourself with business and economics, combined with two foreign languages and a cultural studies focus in a cultural region related to one of your chosen languages. This programme teaches you to think in terms of networks and allows you to develop strong organisational and communication strategies, as well as developing important key skills, such as project management, leadership and problem-solving skills. This is an accredited programme which has received the Seal of Quality of the Foundation for the Accreditation of Study Programmes in Germany.... [-]


Dual MA Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security

University of Malta
Campus Full time October 2017 Malta Valletta

This dual degree program combines the faculties of two renowned educational institutions: George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, the oldest and largest programme of graduate conflict studies in the United States, and the University of Malta’s Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, which has been offering advanced degrees in diplomacy and building bridges between Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East for the past twenty years. The teaching faculty will be provided by S-CAR and MEDAC who will share teaching responsibilities in this programme. More information - http://www.um.edu.mt/icp/MSc-Conflict-Analysis-Resolution [+]

This dual degree program combines the faculties of two renowned educational institutions: George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, the oldest and largest programme of graduate conflict studies in the United States, and the University of Malta’s Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, which has been offering advanced degrees in diplomacy and building bridges between Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East for the past twenty years. The teaching faculty will be provided by S-CAR and MEDAC who will share teaching responsibilities in this programme. The main objective of this program is to provide students with an array of theoretical and practical tools that will enable them to deal effectively with conflicts at the micro and macro levels. It also places a specific emphasis on the Mediterranean context as an area where these skills are particularly useful. Students who successfully complete this collaborative postgraduate programme earn two Masters degrees: MS Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and an MA Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security from the University of Malta. Course delivery starts with each new academic year in late September. The course duration extends over twelve months to September of the following calendar year. It is divided into three semesters, with the first two semesters devoted to the taught component of the course while the final third semester is dedicated to independent student research. The tuition fee for this dual programme is 13,500 Euro. Prospective students may apply online at any time as applications are received on a rolling basis. The course general admission requirements are (i) a recognised bachelor's degree in a relevant subject area, at second class or better, (ii) certified English language proficiency, and (iii) letters of recommendation. More information is available at: http://www.um.edu.mt/icp/MSc-Conflict-Analysis-Resolution [-]

MA in International Relations

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The International Relations masters course provides specialised training in the key theories and concepts of advanced International... [+]

The International Relations masters course provides specialised training in the key theories and concepts of advanced International Relations, including the application of these to real world cases and issues, culminating in autonomous learning and independent study in the form of a dissertation.

These are interesting times for international relations. Issues such as globalisation, environmental degradation, poverty and deprivation, international conflict, the rise of religious fundamentalism, the future of democracy - among many others - challenge us to understand trends taking place in modern society. International Relations is essentially concerned with these issues. It enables you to increase your understanding of contemporary issues in a global context.... [-]


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. [+]

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 Children, Youth and International Development

Brunel University: College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

This programme is unique within the UK in catering specifically for those working, or interested in working, in the field of children, youth and international development. The Children, Youth and International Development MA will equip you with the conceptual understanding and breadth of empirical knowledge to critically evaluate policy and practice in the area of children, youth and development. [+]

MA Degrees in International Relations. About the course This programme is unique within the UK in catering specifically for those working, or interested in working, in the field of children, youth and international development. The Children, Youth and International Development MA will equip you with the conceptual understanding and breadth of empirical knowledge to critically evaluate policy and practice in the area of children, youth and development. The core modules focus on key issues relating to children, youth and international development, including the rights and participation of young people. They also prepare students in research design and practice. The optional modules offer a unique opportunity to appreciate in depth how children and youth-related issues are addressed from alternative disciplinary perspectives. Aims Working with and for young people in the Global South offers an exciting career full of challenges and rewards. This MA provides a varied programme with a global perspective that equips students for roles at senior levels in international development organisations, government ministries and global agencies. The programme equips you with: The conceptual understanding and breadth of empirical knowledge that will enable you to critically evaluate research, policy and practice in the area of children, youth and development. An understanding of differing disciplinary perspectives on childhood and youth, and their theoretical and empirical contributions. The skills necessary to design and undertake research relating to children, youth and international development. Methodological, cognitive and transferable skills and substantive knowledge that will prepare you for employment, further study and civic engagement. Special Features High value placements: Students may opt for the ‘Applied Learning’ module which involves a short placement (one or two days a week for 10 weeks) with an organisation that works in the field of children, youth and international development. Through the placement, a series of workshops and coursework assignments they will examine the relevance and responsibility of their academic studies to community work, voluntary action and paid work, as well as having the opportunity to develop transferable, personal and subject specific skills to enhance their employability on completing their postgraduate degree. Examples of the placements students have undertaken on the Applied Learning module include: Anti-Slavery International – A Nepalese student worked on a project aiming to eradicate caste-based bonded labour from her home country. She created district profiles for 10 areas and communicated with project partners in order to identify cases for ASI to follow up. Basti RAM – This is a very small organisation run from the home of its founders which seeks to improve health and education in rural India (especially Rajasthan). The student’s task was to plan lessons for a Global Citizenship project. BookAid International – The Brunel student built up an evidence base for Book Aid’s international programmes. Action Aid – The student worked on a campaign targeting exploitation in the garment industry. Commonwealth Secretariat – The students worked on the CS’s Youth Programme in Uganda. International Refugee Trust – A Brunel student helped to develop an online classroom from which children could learn about refugees. She posted articles on their blog and created some online learning activities. The Mouth That Roars – The student worked with children in London and Saudi Arabia to create videos through which they communicated their everyday lives to each other. National Deaf Children's Society – The student helped to develop a programme of international exchanges for deaf young people. Innovative, interdisciplinary programme: Unlike other childhood studies programmes, which are almost exclusively located in a single department and taught from a single disciplinary perspective, the proposed programme allows you to select options modules that draw upon expertise and modules from a range of disciplinary traditions. Pioneering research: In both core and specialist option modules, students will be exposed to innovative high profile research in the field of children, youth and international development. The MA programme benefits from the research conducted within the College of Health and Life Sciences research centres. This represents a concentration of over 30 academic staff from across the University with extensive research experience in children and youth. Many of the Centre’s members conduct research with young people in the Global South, from a range of disciplinary perspectives including geography, sociology, anthropology, psychology, health sciences, social work and sport sciences. Eramus Exchange: An Erasmus agreement exists between the Brunel University’s MA in Children, Youth and International Development, and the MPhil in Childhood Studies at the Norwegian Centre for Child Research (NOSEB), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. The exchange programme has two places for students from the MA Children, Youth and International Development. The exchange period is the second term / semester (approximately January to May). Erasmus students do not pay tuition fees at NOSEB, and are entitled to an Erasmus grant (€375/month) to cover any additional costs. Teaching and Assessment Teaching A range of teaching and learning techniques are employed on the programme, most of which stress the active involvement of students in discussion and debate. The MA also emphasises reflective, independent learning, both by individuals and groups, and students are well supported to achieve this - through tutorials, workshops and seminar discussions. Staff place a strong emphasis on tutorial support and all students are assigned to a tutorial group. Regular tutorials focus on the development of study skills (critical reading and writing), careers support, exam and assignment preparation, feedback on assessments and help in developing research proposals. Employability Students from the programme have progressed to a variety of careers in different types of organisations, primarily in international development NGOs or in government ministries and agencies in countries in the global south. A number have pursued PhDs following completion of the MA. Here are a few examples: National / International NGOs AbleChildAfrica Anti-Slavery International Community Development Foundation Fairtrade Foundation Feed the Children Operation Mobilisation Restless Development Save the Children SOS Children’s Villages. Government ministries / agencies Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development, Trinidad and Tobago British Council International organisations Commonwealth Secretariat (Youth Affairs). Education and youth work Social worker in Mexico Teachers in India and Zambia Youth work in the UK and elsewhere. PhDs Students at Liverpool John Moores University and University of Manchester Studentship at University of Reading (Geographies of Care, Disability and Family Relationships in Sub-Saharan Africa). [-]

Master in Central European Studies

University of Hradec Králové, Philosophical Faculty
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Hradec Králové

M.A. programme is designed for students who have obtained a bachelor´s degree. The study is designed as a multidisciplinar overview of humanities and social sciences in which Central Europe is characterized in a broad context. [+]

The Philosophical Faculty of the University of Hradec Králové offers M.A. degree which may be pursued in full-time study. M.A. programme is designed for students who have obtained a bachelor´s degree. The study is designed as a multidisciplinar overview of humanities and social sciences in which Central Europe is characterized in a broad context. Study Contents - Inter-disciplinary studies within the scope of humanities and social sciences. - Central Europe is comprehended and studied in a broader, especially historical-political and socio-economic context. - Courses of Czech, Polish and German are offered as a part of the studies. - A graduate of the study field Central European Studies will obtain detailed knowledge of Central European realia, particularly in the area of the modern history, politics, culture, society and economy of Middle Europe. - The graduates will be provided with the ability to analyse the current social, economic and political events in this region as well as in the individual mid-European countries. How to apply by filling in the application form with attachments. Obligatory attachments include: - Bachelor´s Degree certificate - if the applicant has not completed the Bachelor´s Degree prior to the application date, he/she has to submit the study confirmation. The certificate must be submitted by 30th June; - Personal statement – explaining why the applicant wants to study the field Central European Studies at the Philosophical Faculty of the UHK; - Proposal of a dissertation project (especially the dissertation topic, definition of contents, theoretical frame, objectives, methods of elaboration and the list of related literature on the given topic) (the topic can be revised after the commencement of the studies in cooperation with the dissertation supervisor, or possibly redefined if not in accordance with the study focus); - Confirmation of the language competence to study in the English language (e.g. university examination, internationally valid certificate). [-]

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 who are frequent presenters and participants in international forums and conferences On a regular basis, the Department organises Top Hat Lectures - the 'trade-mark' public events - during which both scholars and studentship have chances to meet foreign and Estonian Ambassadors Future career options Our graduates work in different types of foreign services, including diplomatic ones. They can be political analysts and observers in the media or work for private companies that are active internationally. Our graduates have been employed in the organisations adjacent to the EU. But we can also find a commander of an anti-piracy squad among them. We are aiming at keeping the brightest graduates as the reserve for our own faculty. Our graduates can continue their studies in doctoral programmes of a large variety, specialising in International Relations and Political Science, European Studies, Asian-Pacific Studies, Conflict Resolution, Intercultural Communication, etc. Course outline The two-year Master’s program in International Relations and European-Asian Studies builds upon bachelor studies and is designed to prepare specialists with the potential to work in various areas of International Relations such as diplomacy and the conduct of foreign relations as well as mass media, policy planning or academic research etc. The program aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to take advantage of an increasing range of professional opportunities of an international dimension. The students can develop their specialisation in the narrower fields of political, legal and economic studies. The students obtain a solid basic knowledge and skills in planning and doing research in their field. They learn about the basics and latest developments in theories of political science and international relations. Current issues on the scene of international life today are frequently discussed in class with a special focus on the problems concerning security, conflict resolution and terrorism. The students take a special module concerning European-Asian studies, including European/Asian politics, economy and EU law. This educational background offers them the possibility to obtain excellent qualifications for a successful career in the EU and Asian institutions. In addition, academic career is open for those willing to pursue it. The Department of International Relations at Tallinn University of Technology offers advanced programmes in the field of International Relations at the Bachelor and Master level, which are unique in the region. International Relations as an interdisciplinary field of social science typically consists of international politics, international law and international economy. These fields are in the main focus of our programmes. Concerning teaching the law courses, we are developing cooperation with The Tallinn Law School. In addition, there is an emphasis on courses introducing the history and basics of diplomacy, security studies, political and cultural communication, etc. Our students learn about the foundation, historical development and current trends of the democratic society in the international context. Language-based area studies are becoming an important research focus of the department. This brings us into direct contact with the developing world. Our students have the requirement to learn at least two foreign languages. In addition, our students have an opportunity to take or choose from seven Asia-related courses framed by the interdisciplinary joint educational module that is offered by our university as well as Tartu and Tallinn University. The aforementioned module is called ‘Asian Societies, Economy and Politics’. The graduates of our programmes have a wide range of opportunities open in front them. They can work in different types of institutions ranging from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and embassies to several kinds of international organisations and companies in both public and private sectors. Besides local Professors, the faculty comes from a large variety of different regions of the world, i.e., the USA, Spain, 1 Netherlands, Italy, New Zealand, Japan and Ukraine. The faculty members have solid academic background and substantial teaching experience. In addition, we have interesting practitioners with a background in diplomacy, foreign office and other areas of political activity as part time faculty. Our 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 centers of social sciences all over the world. Programme specific requirements Please pay attention as this programme you are applying for, has specific prerequisites: CV - working experience benefits Skype interview- will be conducted to candidates who have passed preliminary evaluation Motivation letter/personal statement For each programme you apply to, an individual motivation letter (statement of purpose) must be inserted. Please include following: What and where have you studied, how does your academic background fit to the degree programme you are applying for? What knowledge and skills gathered in your previous education will be useful? (0-2 points) Describe your professional goals. How will the degree programme you are applying for support your professional profile? (0-2 points) Have you already gathered any relevant practical work experience? (0-2 points) Why do you want to come to study at a university in Estonia? (0-2 points) Please point out 1-2 potential research questions of your interest (0-2 points) Grading scale: 0-10 points. Positive scale: 5-10 points. The candidate must collect at least 5 points to be in the competition. PS! It is important to properly cite any sources (quotations, publications, ideas which are not your own etc.) used in your motivation letter, because to do otherwise would be plagiarism and result in disqualification. For general admission requirements please visit the Admissions section. ... [-]