You attend a wide range of courses, develop your analytical and research skills, take on an internship, write your master’s thesis, and build your network with experts in relevant fields. Upon graduation you are prepared to take on positions in international organisations, politics, and diplomacy; or for PhD research.
What does this master’s programme entail?
The MSc. IRD is a programme taught jointly by Leiden University’s Institute for Security and Global Affairs (Faculty Governance and Global Affairs), the Institute of Political Science (Faculty of Social Sciences) and the Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael.
The location of The Hague is beneficial for this master’s programme in terms of substantive focus and the various links to international institutions located in this city. As one of the partners, Clingendael’s objective is to promote the understanding of international affairs, and the institute devotes special attention to European co-operation, international security, and diplomacy.
In the current era of global interdependence, collaborative efforts are needed to meet the most pressing challenges in international politics, security and economics. Increased transnational channels of communication, global trade and capital flows characterise an increasingly interconnected world of both nation states and non-state actors. The resulting challenges to global governance can be met most effectively by patterns of international and transnational co-operation and diplomacy.
Choose International Relations and Diplomacy at Leiden University:
- Your understanding and practice of diplomacy are stimulated by a unique combination of academic insights into international relations and political science, plus essential practical skills.
- Located in The Hague, this MSc puts you in the centre of European and global politics.
- The shared knowledge and top reputation of Leiden University combined with the expertise and renown of Clingendael offers a prestigious programme that can really launch your career.
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Last updated December 19, 2017