Masters of Science in International Relations

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International Relations

If you have already obtained a bachelor’s degree in a global discipline, you can advance your career standing and improve your pay grade by also obtaining an MSc in International Relations. Having this comprehensive and sought after degree on your resume is an excellent way to get ahead in a competitive work environment.

What is an MSc in International Relations?  This degree provides an in depth study of the global challenges facing the world today. From analyzing the difficulties of terrorism and conflict to migration and globalization, this comprehensive program will teach students how to become internationally minded citizens who are able to comprehend the international workplace. These curriculums provoke critical thinking into the nature of practice within the global market.   

There are several benefits to participating in this challenging program as students pave the way in international industries. This dedicated curriculum teaches individuals how to think analytically about worldwide events as they shape the business world of tomorrow.   

The cost of acquiring an MSc in International Relations may differ between the many accredited universities offering this program. Prior to enrolling in a particular school, make sure to inquire about any potential fees necessary in order to graduate.   

The career prospects are bright for students graduating with an MSc in International Relations. Individuals with this particular degree are well equipped to handle a job in an international governmental organization, such as the European Union or the United Nations. It also prepares students for international and domestic careers in non-governmental companies with a global focus.

 

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MSci Global Issues and Contemporary Chinese Studies

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Equipping graduates with an understanding of contemporary China and specialised knowledge of the country's political development, this course includes a year at postgraduate level. [+]

MSc Degrees in International Relations. MSci Global Issues and Contemporary Chinese Studies This four-year course follows the three-year BA Contemporary Chinese Studies with International Relations programme, with the addition of postgraduate level modules in the fourth year. Year one You will be introduced to aspects of life in contemporary China and a variety of academic approaches to understanding China today, and apply this knowledge to an international context. Year two Year two will be spent at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China. You will take modules designed and delivered to Nottingham standards, and will receive training in research skills. Native Mandarin speakers remain in Nottingham for their second year and choose from a range of optional modules. Year three In year three you will return to Nottingham, where you will take core modules as well as having the opportunity to choose from a range of optional modules. Year four In the fourth year you will take postgraduate level modules, as well as a compulsory dissertation. Entry requirements A levels: AAB-ABB; social science or humanities or equivalent and/or evidence of ability in modern languages are preferred English language requirements IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) Students who require extra support to meet the English language requirements for their academic course can attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) to prepare for their future studies. Students who pass at the required level can progress directly to their academic programme without needing to retake IELTS. Please visit the CELE webpages for more information. Alternative qualifications View the alternative qualifications page for details. Flexible admissions policy In recognition of our applicants’ varied experience and educational pathways, The University of Nottingham employs a flexible admissions policy. We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances. Please see the University’s admissions policies and procedures for more information. Notes for applicants All applications are considered equally on merit; students are usually selected on the basis of academic excellence and personal qualities. We do not rely on predicted grades alone and aim to take into account the broader context of each applicant's achievements, primarily as reflected by their personal statement and reference. If you apply to us having already completed your A levels, your application will be considered in exactly the same way as those from candidates with predicted grades. Please tell us something about your gap-year activities in your UCAS personal statement. Applicants are not routinely interviewed. If you are offered a place you will be invited to a UCAS visit day. The aim of the visit is for you to ensure that Nottingham meets your perceived needs and aspirations. In addition to a formal presentation, which provides details of the courses we offer, you will also be able to meet members of the teaching staff and, very importantly, some current undergraduates. Modules Typical year one modules Core Approaches to Contemporary Chinese Studies Introduction to Contemporary China Mandarin Chinese for Beginners Optional Introduction to Business and Economy of Contemporary China Modern Political Theory Typical year two modules Core modules in China Intermediate Mandarin The Rise of Modern China Optional modules in China Chinese Society and Economy Political Communication Core modules in Nottingham The Rise of Modern China Optional modules in Nottingham Approaches to Politics and International Relations Chinese Society and Economy Social Change and Public Policy in China's Reform Era Typical year three modules Core Government and Politics of Taiwan and Hong Kong International Political Economy of China Mandarin Chinese for the Advanced Level Optional China's Political Economy China Through Film and Literature Media and Communications in Globalising China Politics Placement The Politics of Ethnic Conflict Religion in Modern China The Rights and Wrongs of Climate Change Typical year four modules Core China and the World Dissertation Optional Contemporary Chinese Culture and Society EU-China: Trade, Aid and Public Diplomacy in the 21st Century Europe and the Developing World Government and Politics of China Human Resource Management Marketing Management The Theory and Practice of Diplomacy Theories and Concepts in International Relations War, Peace and Terror 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. The above list is a sample of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers The skills you develop during your Chinese studies degree at Nottingham are skills which a wide range of employers will recognise and value. You will leave us with an insight into the world's fastest growing economy. As well as transferable skills, the other great benefit of your Nottingham degree is the in-depth understanding you will develop of the rapid changes China is undergoing today. If you take advantage of opportunities to study in China, you will see a side of the country that tourists, backpackers and most expatriates working there, never discover. Your assumptions about China will be thoroughly challenged during your studies and you will see what is really happening in the world's most populous nation. This kind of knowledge and understanding of China is still in very short supply in the UK and beyond, and can give you a vital edge in the graduate jobs market, with or without a high level of language proficiency. Average starting salary and career progression In 2015, 95% of first-degree graduates in the School of Politics and International Relations who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £21,728 with the highest being £35,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home first degree undergraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK. Careers support and advice Studying for a degree at The University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take. Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers. Have a look at our Careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students. [-]

M.Phil./P.Grad.Dip. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation [FT/PT]

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The M.Phil. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation is a creative and innovative programme designed to suit the needs of specialists already working in the fields of conflict resolution and reconciliation, as well as those new to the study of conflict resolution and reconciliation. [+]

M.Phil./P.Grad.Dip. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation The M.Phil. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation is a creative and innovative programme designed to suit the needs of specialists already working in the fields of conflict resolution and reconciliation, as well as those new to the study of conflict resolution and reconciliation. As Trinity’s only specialist cross-border School, the Irish School of Ecumenics offers modules in Belfast and/or Dublin, as well as some options at week-long residential courses at the Corrymeela Community’s Centre for Reconciliation in Ballycastle on the north Antrim coast. These modules are taught by experts from our partner organisations: Beyond Walls, the Glencree Centre for Reconciliation and Different Tracks Global. The M.Phil. offers an inter-disciplinary approach to the challenges of political and social reconciliation in the aftermath of armed conflict, drawing on politics, sociology, social research, theology and ethics. It is suitable both for those interested in theoretical and comparative study, and for reflective practitioners. Particular attention is given to ethnic conflicts, and the role of religion in such conflicts and in peace building and reconciliation. The course combines academic study and research with community involvement and life experience. Case studies include: Northern Ireland; Zimbabwe; Israel/Palestine; Afghanistan; Rwanda; and Sri Lanka. It equips graduates for work with local and international organisations, and provides transferable skills for a wide variety of careers, including mediation, diplomacy, policy, advocacy, journalism, teaching, and ministry, as well as Ph.D. research. After registration in Dublin at the start of the course, teaching takes place in Belfast and partner sites over two terms (September to December and January to early April). From April-July students may be based in either Belfast or Dublin depending on their research interests. A one term, non-degree programme is available and is ideal for those on sabbatical, or for those who prefer a shorter period of study. There is also the option of attending single modules. Course Content (please note that not all modules will be offered every year) Common core module: Research Skills. Conflict Analysis and Models of Intervention. Dynamics of Reconciliation. Conflict Resolution Skills. Conflict Transformation. Conflict Resolution Lessons from Comparative Peace Processes. Social Research for Transformation. Guided Research Project. Reconciliation in Northern Ireland. Theology of Reconciliation. Community Learning and Reflective Practice in Northern Ireland. South Africa: The Ethics of Truth and Reconciliation. Modules from the M.Phil. in International Peace Studies and the M.Phil. in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies (both taught in Dublin) are also open to students on the M.Phil. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation. Students seeking to be assessed for their work on a module in either of the two other programmes must first secure the permission of the relevant course coordinators. Dissertation A research dissertation (15,000 – 20,000 words) to be supervised by an appropriate member of staff and to be submitted by 20 August Admission Requirements Applicants should normally have an honors degree at second class level or GPA 3.2 or above. Students not meeting these criteria may exceptionally be considered at the discretion of the Dean of Graduate Studies. [-]

MSc International Relations

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

The course provides you with a strong grounding in the analysis of international politics. There’s a focus on the role of major organisations in a global environment. [+]

MSc Degrees in International Relations. Why this course? The course provides you with a strong grounding in the analysis of international politics. There’s a focus on the role of major organisations in a global environment. The programme trains you in different theoretical and methodological approaches from modern political science. You’ll evaluate their usefulness in explaining international political processes and organisational practices. You’ll gain knowledge of global and regional problems including economic, security and environmental threats. You’ll have the opportunity to do a research placement through the Erasmus programme - from Finland to Italy, and from Portugal to Slovakia. You’ll study The course consists of core and optional classes and a dissertation. The core classes provide an introduction to theories of international politics and to the actual workings of major world organisations, such as the EU. Core classes These classes are as follows: International Institutions & Regimes Contesting Global Governance European Governance Principles of Research Design Optional classes Choose from: Quantitative Methods I Quantitative Methods II Qualitative Methods Policy Analysis Comparative Public Policy European Political Economy Facilities Established in 2010, the School of Government & Public Policy integrates the Department of Government with three research centres: European Policies Research Centre Centre for the Study of Public Policy Centre for Elections & Representation Studies Entry requirements First or upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in social science. English language requirements If you’re a national of an English speaking country recognised by UK Border Agency (please check most up-to-date list) or you have successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence. For others, the School requires a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no individual component below 5.5) or TOEFL ib 92. Pre-sessional courses in English are available. If you are from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA), please check English requirements before making your application. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU MSc full-time: £4,200 MSc part-time: £2,100 PgDip full-time: £4,000 PgDip part-time: £2,100 Rest of UK MSc full-time: £4,200 MSc part-time: £2,100 PgDip full-time: £4,000 PgDip part-time: £2,100 International MSc full-time: £11,000 MSc part-time: £5,500 PgDip full-time: £7,350 PgDip part-time: £3,675 How can I fund my course? The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Where are they now? Examples of organisations our graduates work for: Audit Scotland Centre for African Family Studies Centre for Scottish Public Policy Confederation of Passenger Transport German Red Cross Hall Aitken Associates Health and Social Care Alliance HMRC Invicta Public Affairs Ministry of Finance Iceland Morgan Stanley National Centre for Social Research NHS Ofgem Santander Bank UK Scottish Council for Development and Industry Scottish Refugee Council Serco Group The Improvement Service The Scottish Parliament United Nations Development Programme West and Central Voluntary Network [-]

MSc international studies

University of Siena
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Siena

The Master of Science in International Relations aims to provide knowledge of the methodology and content of cultural, scientific and vocational training in the following areas of learning: Historical, economic, law, political science, linguistic. [+]

Language: Italian or English (English level B2 required) Specializations: Development and international cooperation (taught in Italian), International and diplomatic sciences (taught in Italian), European studies (taught in English) double degree: Jagiellonian University - Krakow (Polonia) Years: 2 Numerus clausus: No The Master of Science in International Relations aims to provide knowledge of the methodology and content of cultural, scientific and vocational training in the following areas of learning: Historical, economic, law, political science, linguistic. These skills are designed to help students develop the ability to understand and analyze issues concerning the international dimension of political, economic and social phenomena. The specific objectives of the programme are: provide analytical tools and institutional knowledge aiming to understand, evaluate and manage issues relating to contemporary societies, the complex relationships among the states, the processes of democratization and protection of human rights; provide, focusing on tools and comparative analysis method, knowledge about the dynamics of the processes of structural change occurring in the international arena, as well as basic knowledge of the methodologies used by the bodies of multilateral cooperation for the development of programs development cooperation. International students can be admitted to the Master's course in European studies (taught in English) if they have a bachelor degree in Political science, Law, Economics, History, Communication or Sociology. Those student who have a different bachelor degree can be admitted if they have credits in following scientific fields: Political science, Law, Economics, History and Sociology. Study Plan 2015/16 Specialization European studies taught in English first year European Macroeconomics 6 European Union Politics 9 Environmental Economics 6 European Human Rights Protection 6 UE language 6 Comparative Politics 9 Contemporary European History 9 English language qualifying examination 4 Computer qualifying examination 3 second year UE language 6 History of International Relations 9 Monetary Economics 6 International Economic Law 6 Free-choice training activities 9 Stage 8 Final work 18 Application In order to apply to the 2016/17 academic year you will have to send all your documents to the Academic Committee of the course you are interested in for the evaluation and you will be able to do that (approx. from mid January 16 on) through an online platform that you will find at this link: http://enrolment.diism.unisi.it/index.php?logout=no&lng=en For second cycle (laurea magistrale) degree programmes taught in English (documents must be submitted in English) evaluation form (please note: the form must be completed in all parts) curriculum vitae transcript of records of the first cycle degree possessed certificate of proficiency in English, with language level copy of passport or identity card Fee Tuition fee for the MSc courses can be up to around 2000 euros per academic year but part of the fee is based on your family income and students are required to produce an official declaration of the economic status of the family unit for the previous year issued by the home country tax office, legally translated into Italian with the Embassy/Consulate duty stamps. Tuition fees have to be paid in three different moments: the first part when you complete the enrolment procedure, the second in January, the third part in May. Scholarship and accommodation Scholarship and accomodation are not granted by the University itself but by the DSU and are based on family income and merit. Call for scholarship and accomodation is usually out in the month each year so we advise you should keep an eye on their website www.dsu-toscana.it Contacts International Place - Sportello integrato internazionale Università di Siena Via Banchi di Sotto, 55 53100 - Siena (Italia) Tel. +39 0577 232293/2034 e-mail internationalplace@unisi.it Facebook Fan Page: International Place Università di Siena [-]

MSc European Governance

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The Master’s programme in European Governance explores pressing concerns facing Europe today: [+]

MSc Degrees in International Relations. The Master’s programme in European Governance explores pressing concerns facing Europe today: How can we regulate financial markets in crisis? How can we make the transition to a green economy and sustainable forms of energy? Will reforms to welfare states foster economic growth, and if so, how do we approach these reforms? What are the emerging patterns of intelligence sharing and law enforcement within the context of cross-border policing? Are European countries becoming more similar and homogenous because of the EU? Does the EU unify us as equals or undermine democracy? These are amongst the most important questions facing Europe today. Each issue involves activities at the local, national, and European level, and each requires insight into the fields of economics, law, and public administration. The interdisciplinary Master’s programme in European Governance will equip you with the knowledge and skills to answer these questions and to formulate appropriate responses to the challenges they pose. Our programme prepares you to deal with and work within the framework of European governance – both in Brussels and at home. Study and live in two different European locations The Master in European Governance is a unique double-degree programme offered in partnership with Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic) and the University of Konstanz (Germany). As a student in this programme, you will study and live in two different European locations. This will allow you to experience European governance from two different perspectives in the context of a unique personal experience. Double degree Successful graduates will receive two Master diplomas, one from each university, specifying that the degree was completed in cooperation between the universities. The two Master diplomas are equivalent to the Master’s degree in countries of the three partner universities as follows: Brno (Czech Republic): Magistr/ Magistra (Mgr), Konstanz (Germany): Master of Arts (Ma) and Utrecht (The Netherlands): Master of Science (MSc). PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE You will develop the skills to analyse complex problems of European governance from multiple perspectives, including economics, law, political science, and public administration. You will also learn to apply abstract knowledge and theory to real-life problems through case studies, simulations, and policy-oriented research projects. The challenging course content will train you to use academic knowledge to analyse and solve complex problems in different contexts and from different perspectives. This skill set opens up a wide range of job opportunities in local, regional, and national governments, EU institutions, other European organisations, non-profit and for-profit organisations, and consultancy firms that deal with issues of European governance. [-]

MSc International Relations and Diplomacy

Leiden University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Den Haag

The two-year MSc Programme in International Relations and Diplomacy offers a unique blend of academic education in international relations and political science with practical graduate education and training in international negotiation and diplomacy. [+]

The two-year MSc Programme in International Relations and Diplomacy offers a unique blend of academic education in international relations and political science with practical graduate education and training in international negotiation and diplomacy. The Master of Science in International Relations and Diplomacy 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. Tuition fees Around €16,750. Interested? If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/international-relations-and-diplomacy/en/introduction. [-]

International Relations

International University Alliance
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

The MA program is designed to prepare students for careers in government, the private sector, or international agencies, or for doctoral studies. [+]

MSc Degrees in International Relations. Masters in International Studies The MA program is designed to prepare students for careers in government, the private sector, or international agencies, or for doctoral studies. The College of Arts and Sciences offers certificate programs in African-New World Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Transnational and Regional Studies, among other. The graduate program encourages its MA students to pursue regional certification in conjunction with their work in the MA program. The following is a brief summary of program requirements. For more information, see the IR Graduate Program Handbook. Admission Requirements To be considered for admission to the MA program, applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 in upper-level work, or its equivalent, from a recognized institution of higher education. International graduate student applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit a score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL or 6.5 overall on the IELTS is required. Admissions requirements are minimums and even if the minimums are met, admission is not assured. Degree Requirements The MA program requires a minimum of 36 semester hours of credit at the graduate level. Undergraduate courses taken to satisfy prerequisites for graduate courses will not count toward the 36 hour minimum requirement. The Graduate Advisory Committee may approve the transfer of a maximum of six graduate credits earned at another recognized institution of higher education. Core Sequence (15 credits) All MA students must complete a core sequence of five courses (15 credits). These courses are: GEO 6473 Space, Place and Identity INR 6706 Political Economy of International Relations INR 5609 Contemporary Dynamics of International Relations INR 5615 Research Design in International Relations INR 5017 Approaches to Area Studies Major Field (9 credits) MA students also must select a major field of study in (1) Global Institutions and Issues, or (2) Foreign Policy and Securities Studies, by taking three courses (9 credits) from an extensive list of approved courses in the social sciences. Students must take at least two courses offered by the Department of International Relations to satisfy the field requirement. Click here for a list of INR courses listed by field. Electives (6 credits) To satisfy the program’s elective requirement, students must take two additional courses (6 credits) from the field lists. Students wishing to elect other graduate-level courses offered by the University may do so with permission of the Graduate Director. Thesis and Alternatives (6 credits) To complete degree requirements, MA students have the option of (a) writing a thesis or (b) taking a comprehensive examination. Before electing any of these options, students must demonstrate competence in the use of a foreign language other than English. Any student electing (a) to write a thesis will normally take 6 credit hours of thesis supervision and prepare a thesis proposal subject to the approval of three members of the University graduate faculty. A graduate faculty member of the Department of International Relations must chair any thesis committee thus constituted. No thesis may be approved until the writer has defended it in a public examination. Any student electing (b) to take a comprehensive examination must have 6 semester hours of course work in preparation for the exam. One half of the comprehensive examination will cover the core sequence of courses, and the other half will cover the student’s major field. [-]

MSc in European Studies

Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

The Research Master European Studies is a two-year interdisciplinary programme leading to a Master of Science degree. The programme’s focus is on doing research into the politics and [+]

The Research Master European Studies is a two-year interdisciplinary programme leading to a Master of Science degree. The programme’s focus is on doing research into the politics and policies of the European Union and into the wider historical and international contexts of the process of European integration. It is an interdisciplinary programme combining political science and the study of international relations with history and the cultural sciences. The overall objective of the programme is to equip future PhD students and analysts with a broad range of scientific methods and theoretical approaches relevant to the analysis of European phenomena. The programme operates in close cooperation with other universities, with European Union institutions, other Brussels-based actors and with the national administrations of the European Union member states. Double degree The research master’s programme European Studies can also be studied as a double degree programme in co-operation with the University of Cologne. Fast facts The Research Master European Studies at Maastricht University… is a two-year international and interdisciplinary Master of Science programme is taught in English offers the possibility to follow a double degree track, which results in two master's diplomas: first year of the programme at Maastricht University, second year at the University of Cologne combines political science and the study of international relations with history and the cultural sciences explores the politics, policies and administration of the European Union pays attention to the wider historical, cultural and international contexts of the process of European integration uses a distinctive didactic model places an emphasis on doing research culminates in a master’s thesis Summer School If you would like to come to Maastricht earlier in the summer in order to settle in, you might think about taking a language course or attending the Maastricht summer school for 2, 4 or 6 weeks. [-]

MS Conflict Management

Kennesaw State University
Campus Full time 16 months September 2017 USA Kennesaw Marietta + 1 more

The Master’s program prepares students to identify and pursue opportunities for a new career based on conflict management expertise. The MSCM also provides students with enhanced credentials to pursue career advancement in an existing work environment. [+]

MSc Degrees in International Relations. MSCM Program Description Conflict Management education addresses the issues that divide our world by encouraging communication, fostering positive relationships and developing comprehensive, long-term solutions. It enhances the safety and vitality of group our families, communities and workplaces. Conflict management is also a set of tools and a way of thinking that can help not only prevent conflict, but effectively engage it once it arises. Conflict management education teaches the various ways people choose to react when confronted with conflict situations and the effect of those reactions on potential outcomes. Studying conflict is really about learning skills which can provide the ability to respond in ways that help prevent and manage conflict by reducing ineffective responses. The primary objective of the MSCM is to produce students who: Understand the nature of conflict from the perspective of multiple disciplines Understand the continuum of responses to conflict Possess the necessary skills to facilitate the management of various types of conflict Demonstrate the ability to analyze and research conflict in an organizational environment Demonstrate the ability to design conflict intervention procedures and strategies appropriate to a particular situation or environment Demonstrate the ability to evaluate the efficacy of a given intervention or system of interventions Successfully participate in conflict management on a particular level in one or more specific environments. The Master’s program prepares students to identify and pursue opportunities for a new career based on conflict management expertise. The MSCM also provides students with enhanced credentials to pursue career advancement in an existing work environment. The Cohort Environment and Executive Modular Format The MSCM operates a Cohort learning model for the study of conflict, admitting a limited number of students to each incoming group each fall. Taking classes with the same group of students from program start to finish creates a unique and enriching learning environment.Cohort peers challenge one another and share insights from their respective diverse professional backgrounds to contribute to classroom learning. In a typical MSCM Cohort, over 20 undergraduate academic backgrounds are represented, several students already hold an advanced degree, approximately 20% of the students are international (often having come to us directly from a conflict zone), and multiple languages and ethnicities are represented. Such diversity in the classroom provides opportunities for enriching dialogue and discussion. The MSCM program is a full-time, 16-month graduate course of study, but caters to professionals' schedules. Classes are held every other weekend, Friday from 3-8 pm and Saturday from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. The Cohort takes one class at a time for a total of 9 credit hours each semester. For example, students complete the Conflict Theory course in 2.5 weekends, and then progress to the next course, Negotiation Theory. Experiential Learning Kennesaw State Master of Science in Conflict Management faculty members are quite diverse in their research and practice areas, including environmental, public policy, international, court-related, workplace, non-profit arenas and more. Our faculty facilitates lively discussion and interaction in the classroom, and link theory to practice by using "real-life" examples of their work, and involve students in projects of research and practice whenever possible. In addition, the MSCM builds in over 100 hours of applied skills-training clinics into the curriculum. These clinics provide students the opportunity to further translate theory into practice. MSCM students are afforded the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in conflict work in either a domestic or international setting through the Field Experience course in the final semester. Domestic options for this trip provide the opportunity to travel to a conference, training or cross-cultural experience. Past options for this trip have included attending the Association for Conflict Resolution Annual Conference, the American Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution Conference, visiting conflict management offices in Washington, D.C., and Ombuds training. International options in the past have included visiting the UN School for Peace in Costa Rica, attending classes at the European Peace Institute in Stadtschlaining, Austria, a cross-cultural trip to Egypt, an ADR-focused trip to Barbados, a study of the Middle East conflict in Israel and Palestine, and studying "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland and Ireland. Details regarding trip options for each Cohort are made available during the second semester of the program. The domestic options are generally 4-5 days in length, and the international trips are usually 7-10 days. Admission Requirements To be considered for admission to the MSCM program, applicants must complete the electronic Application for Graduate Admission and submit the following supporting documents by the priority deadline March 1, 2017 or the final deadline July 1, 2017: 1. Transcripts Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate courses must be submitted. This must include an official transcript for a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. 2. Official Test Score Test Score: Applicants must submit a test score of 280 (new scoring system) or 800 (old scoring system) on the General Test of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (verbal, quantitative) and 3.5 on the Analytical Writing section of the General Test; 475 on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT); or 151 on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). *Test requirements are waived for applicants who have earned an advanced degree. Dual degree students should take GMAT exam. See Dual MSCM/MBA for more information. 3. Letter of Intent A letter stating your interest in and goals for the MSCM as well as the potential use for the degree is required. The letter should demonstrate why you are a good candidate for the MSCM program and should be at least 1 page, single spaced. 4. Resume A current resume is required. 5. Recommendation Letters Two letters of recommendation from professional or academic sources are required. Ideally the letters should be from employers, supervisors, or professors familiar with your abilities. The letters should verify your ability to complete graduate level work and your potential for excellence in the field of conflict management. 6. Additional Requirements for International Students In addition to the documents listed above, International Students must submit transcript evaluations for all non-US colleges and universities and official TOEFL or IELTS scores. Documents required by US immigration laws, such as the sponsor affidavit, are not required as part of the application process but must be submitted before the student may enroll or attend courses. [-]

MSc Humanitarian Studies

Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Liverpool

The programme reviews historical and current policies and practice in humanitarian assistance, analyses the effect of war, natural disasters and the international economy on social dislocation, health and wellbeing, investigates the evidence base for current operational guidelines and explores novel approaches in responding to the challenges of today’s humanitarian problems. It is responding to the need for a professional, integrated, accountable and ethical approach to humanitarian interventions in which humanitarian workers are often called upon to operate in environments where demands extend beyond conventional professional boundaries. Opportunities for in-depth study include regional and country case studies and a choice of modules addressing specific aspects of humanitarian interventions. In addition, the programme offers participants an opportunity to develop and undertake a research project, usually overseas, in an area of special interest indicated by client Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), International Organisations (IOs) or National Ministries. [+]

The programme reviews historical and current policies and practice in humanitarian assistance, analyses the effect of war, natural disasters and the international economy on social dislocation, health and wellbeing, investigates the evidence base for current operational guidelines and explores novel approaches in responding to the challenges of today’s humanitarian problems. It is responding to the need for a professional, integrated, accountable and ethical approach to humanitarian interventions in which humanitarian workers are often called upon to operate in environments where demands extend beyond conventional professional boundaries. Opportunities for in-depth study include regional and country case studies and a choice of modules addressing specific aspects of humanitarian interventions. In addition, the programme offers participants an opportunity to develop and undertake a research project, usually overseas, in an area of special interest indicated by client Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), International Organisations (IOs) or National Ministries. Academic requirements: Open to graduates of health-related disciplines with relevant humanitarian assistance, developing countries’ or other appropriate professional experience. Applications from international students are welcomed. Recognition of prior learning: All programmes of study will permit entry with credit attributed to previous certificated study up to a total of one third of the credits required to be awarded a MSc Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Award. Work experience: Non-graduates with considerable satisfactory work experience with humanitarian / development organisations and evidence of appropriate in-service training will also be considered. Field experience is desirable but not essential. English language requirements: The programme is taught in English. Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all learning components, or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 88 for the Internet-based Test (iBT), with minimum scores of 21 for Listening and Writing, 22 for Reading and 23 for Speaking. Tests should be within their validity period of 2 years. Specific aims: Provide experienced humanitarian workers with a deeper understanding of the political economy of humanitarian emergencies including the internally displaced, refugees and migrants: the historical context; regional and country case studies; the effect of war and natural disasters and the international economy on social dislocation, health and wellbeing Provide an interdisciplinary forum in which participants from a variety of professional backgrounds (e.g. health, political and social sciences, engineering, agriculture, development, international humanitarian law, human rights, administration and media) can review critically and debate key issues of mutual interest Facilitate high quality learning that is informed by critical analysis of current research Give participants an opportunity to conduct an independent in-depth research study of a specialist aspect of humanitarian interventions in the field Produce graduates who are experienced, committed, informed, proactive and effective professionals, capable of taking substantial and leading professional roles in humanitarian interventions Develop independent and reflective approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue to learn in the future Careers Many alumni of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) hold prominent positions in health ministries, universities, hospitals and international organisations throughout the world. Graduates are competitively placed to begin PhD programmes, seek employment as research assistants, work in developing countries with a wide variety of employers, or return to previous employers with enhanced knowledge and skills with which to advance their existing careers. The MSc Humanitarian Studies (MHS) aims to strengthen links between academic institutions and operational humanitarian organisations. The skills, knowledge and understanding of humanitarian issues gained during the programme equip graduates to practise at a senior level in NGOs, IOs and Ministries involved in the prevention of and response to humanitarian crises. [-]

Master of Science in Environmental Technology and International Affairs (MSc)

TU Wien - Continuing Education Center
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Austria Vienna

This postgraduate MSc Program is the result of the cooperation between the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and the TU Wien. Over the last few years, the importance of environmental issues and discussions has... [+]

MSc Degrees in International Relations. Master of Science in Environmental Technology and International Affairs (MSc) This postgraduate MSc Program is the result of the cooperation between the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and the TU Wien. Over the last few years, the importance of environmental issues and discussions has been increased on a local, regional and global level. This puts new and increased demands on people being confronted with the political, juridical, technical as well as economic side of environmental questions. The Master Program offers a solid base and enables graduates to deal with challenges in this field. Environmental issues have also become increasingly important and prominent in the field of project management. Also representatives of ministries and international organizations and NGO'S have to deal more and more with environmental questions. This MSc Program is designed to prepare graduates to deal with international issues. The combination of studying technical as well as international environmental issues and topics will prepare graduates either for a career as managers, engineers, politicians and diplomats or for employees in top positions who need to assess rationally and who take active part in realising, implementing and managing new standards. Final Degree "Master of Science in Environmental Technology and International Affairs" (MSc) granted by the TU Wien Language of Instruction English Duration 4 semesters Program Start September 25, 2017 Application Deadline March 15, 2017 Contents The most important local, regional and global environmental topics will be analyzed from a juridical, economical, political and technical point of view. The Master program is intended to familiarize post graduates with a wide range of various topics and subjects in order to be able to deal with all aspects of environmental issues. The focus of technical issues is the quality management of air and water, the management of resources and energy as well as all issues regarding climate and its development. Additional subjects deal with and summon environmental policies, economical topics, and questions as well as legal issues. Political Science and International Relation International and European Law International Economics Contemporary History Optional Courses General Topics and Seminars in Environmental Technology Surveillance and Sustainable Development Air, Water and Waste Environment and Technology Master Thesis Target Group This MSc Program is intended on one hand for engineers wanting additional knowledge and education and on the other hand for people with an academic background venturing into this field. Admission Requirements Admitted are individuals holding a Baccalaureate degree, a Magister's degree or an internationally recognized first degree. Excellent English is an additional criteria for admission. Non-native speakers need to provide proof of their language skills by passing language tests. The following certificates will be honoured: First degree in English CPE IELTS-Test (Minimum 7.0) or TOEFL-Test (Minimum 627 Points [written], or 263 Points [computer based] or 106 Points [internet based]). Tuition Fee EUR 24,400 (excluding travel expenses & cost of living) [-]

MSc in Environment and Society Studies

Radboud University
Campus Full time 1 - 1 year August 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

Learning how contemporary society deals with its physical environment and how you can help enhance sustainability in the economy, society and politics. How can we work towards a sustainable future? There are plenty of new sustainable technologies, smart governmental instruments and new ideas on organising the market to become more sustainable, but very often we don’t use them. [+]

This programme focuses on the way society deals with its physical environment. We’ll look at experiences of countries all over the globe, at good and bad practises and at the role of markets and governments as well as society itself. You’ll become part of the quest for sustainability. How can we green our economies and change daily behaviour? With the help of other disciplines like sociology, psychology, political science and administration, you’ll gain the complete picture. Our multidisciplinary programme allows you to look beyond country borders and you’ll discover what is needed on different levels, from the United Nations to Europe, from individual countries to the local level. What is the role of the EU in promoting the 20-20-20 Agenda? And what can be done by people themselves, through, for examples, citizens’ initiatives? In short, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to guide and influence societal transformations towards sustainability. ... [-]

Master of Science in International Relations

Virginia International University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Fairfax + 1 more

In an increasingly interdependent world, it is important for professionals to have an understanding of the complex issues that go beyond our own borders. Virginia International University's Master of Science in International Relations is a graduate-level degree that arms students with the tools to not only understand the implications of global issues in today's world, but to work in a dynamic and fast-paced professional environment. [+]

MSc Degrees in International Relations. Master of Science in International Relations In an increasingly interdependent world, it is important for professionals to have an understanding of the complex issues that go beyond our own borders. Virginia International University's Master of Science in International Relations is a graduate-level degree that arms students with the tools to not only understand the implications of global issues in today's world, but to work in a dynamic and fast-paced professional environment. Graduates from VIU's Master of International Relations Program will be able to build careers in a variety of settings including, but not limited to, international organizations such as the World Bank, IMF, or United Nations; non-profit organizations; federal and local government agencies; multi-national corporations; non-governmental organizations; intergovernmental organizations; humanitarian organizations; news outlets; and many more. The MIR program offers two (2) concentration areas for students to choose from: International Economic Development International Business Degree at Glance The program consists of seven (7) Core Courses and students have the choice any three (3) Concentration courses as well as two (2) Elective courses. The elective courses provide the opportunity for the students to develop further competencies covered in the core courses, based on their area of interest. Required Courses Students in the MIR program will take twelve (12) classes. These include seven (7) core courses, three (3) concentration courses, and two (2) electives. Students may be asked to take up to three (3) prerequisite courses depending on the area of their undergraduate studies. All students in the program take the same seven core courses. Students in different concentrations take different concentration courses. Each graduate class is worth three (3) credits. To complete the program, students should accumulate 36 credits. Students enrolled in the graduate program must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (B), out of 4.0, and a minimum of grade not less than 2.0 (C), out of 4.0, in all courses to qualify for the MPA degree to remain in good academic standing and to graduate. The maximum time frame permitted for the completion of any graduate program is 54 semester credits. Only graduate-level courses may be applied toward the degree. A master's student may transfer up to 12 semester hours of graduate credit earned at other accredited institutions. Beyond the prerequisites, the student must have completed 36 credit hours, of which 21 credit hours of required core courses, and 15 credit hours of elective course must have been earned. No degree credit is earned by a graduate student for any grade below 2.0 (C), out of 4.0, received in a graduate-level course. However, any grades lower than 2.0 (C), out of 4.0, will be calculated in the grade point average. Prerequisites There are three (3) prerequisite courses for the MIR program. Students who have no previous political science or international affairs background and whose bachelor's degrees did not include the following courses are required to complete these prerequisites: GEC 114, STAT 200, and ENGL 110 or ENGL 120. If students have taken similar courses in their undergraduate studies they may transfer their credits for those courses. Objectives The program objectives of the Master International Relations are designed to enable graduates to be successful in the multitude of employment positions that an MIR degree will garner including, government, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and many more. Upon completion of the program, the graduates will be able to: Exhibit global awareness & sensitivity to other cultures Develop the knowledge of the theory and practice of international relations in the current, global arena Exhibit ethical conduct while maintaining awareness of the large responsibilities of serving the global community Analyze and understand the latest developments in the fields of international politics, economics, culture, and law that will lend itself to the field of international relations and public affairs [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Global and Transnational Sociology, M.Soc.Sc.

University of Tampere
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Tampere

Analyse policies. Understand change. Master the world. High-quality research into the policy and cultural complexities of globalization. [+]

Apply on 1 December 2016 - 13 January 2017 Degree: Master of Social Sciences Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS Start date: August 2017 Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 10 000 € / year Read more about Scholarships Master’s Degree Programme in Global and Transnational Sociology (GTS) is a high-quality, internationally linked programme especially suited for students aiming at careers in social research, policy analysis and consultation, cultural analysis, media, international organizations, and international development. A unique offering in Finland, the programme integrates with world-class research being conducted at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Tampere, and with other post-graduate degrees in the School’s cutting-edge framework programme on Global Society. GTS programme provides students with the basis for making sense of globalization and transnational connections in the contemporary world. National policies and cultures are increasingly and obviously related to events and forces outside national borders. Policies, cultural trends and organizations are now intimately and broadly inter-connected across the world. A critical understanding of these patterns and connections is the primary goal of the programme. Covering a range of theoretical training, and focusing on sociological neo-institutionalism, the GTS programme will provide the students with a toolkit to analyze social, political and cultural forces shaping our global world. Students will learn perspectives on understanding the contemporary world, will appreciate how national policies are made, will unpack the transnational connectivity in contemporary media, and will see into the transnational relations of civil society, culture and modern religion. The degree will also offer students a cosmopolitan perspective and multi-cultural appreciation crucial for a wide span of careers today. Study objectives After completing the Master’s Degree Programme in Global and Transnational Sociology you will be able to: comprehend what globalization is from multiple disciplinary perspectives understand a range of theoretical approaches to understand global and transnational processes confidently analyze global social change investigate transnational elements of local policies and cultural trends discuss relevant current literature, approach new scholarship, and critically present in public design, conduct and report academic research of the highest quality independently and in teams recognize, value and work with cultural diversity apply this knowledge in working life Career opportunities This internationally linked programme is especially suited for students aiming at careers in social research, policy analysis and consultation, cultural analysis, media, international organisations, and international development. A primary aim of the programme is to attract high-quality students into an academic career in global and transnational studies. Therefore, the students will be closely integrated into on-going research and teaching in the area. Eligibility Eligibility criteria to the MDP in Global and Transnational Sociology consist of two parts: the University of Tampere general eligibility criteria, and programme specific eligibility criteria, which specify and/or add information to the general criteria. Applicants must meet both in order to be considered eligible. General eligibility To be eligible to apply for a Master’s programme at UTA, an applicant must have a completed university level Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the field of the desired programme or in a closely related subject AND fluency in English sufficiently advanced for academic studies. Programme specific eligibility criteria To be eligible to apply to the MDP in Global and Transnational Sociology, an applicant must have a successfully completed Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in sociology, political science or in a related discipline appropriate for the content of the MDP. The Bachelor's degree or equivalent must be completed by the time the programme begins. If the degree is not completed by the end of the application period, an applicant can be accepted to the programme on the condition that s/he sends the degree certificate to the University by 31 July 2017. Attested copy of the degree certificate must reach the Univeristy by the deadline. A successful applicant will, in this case, first receive a notification on conditional acceptance and later an official letter of acceptance once the degree certificate has reached the University. Applicants with a Master’s degree will be admitted to the MDP only for well-founded reasons. [-]

International Master of Social Sciences in Comparative Social Policy (IMCSP)

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

We are excited to introduce this unique new master’s program that offers an applied international and comparative focus to the study of social policy, development, policy analysis and governance. [+]

MSc Degrees in International Relations. Lingnan University in collaboration with University of York, UK International Master of Social Sciences in Comparative Social Policy (IMCSP) We are excited to introduce this unique new master’s program that offers an applied international and comparative focus to the study of social policy, development, policy analysis and governance. The IMCSP is truly ‘international’ in its outlook: Delivered by international experts in comparative social policy, development, policy analysis and governance: Based in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy (SOCSP) at Lingnan University, Asia-Pacific Institute for Ageing Studies and Comparative Policy (APIAS) and Division of Graduate Studies at Lingnan University. International study pathway to visit the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York for one term: The Department was ranked Third in the UK for research excellence and equal First in research impact (REF 2014). According to the National Survey of Student Satisfaction, Social Policy at York is rated highly, with 97% student satisfaction. International guest speakers and site visits organized with our partners: East Asia Social Policy Research Network, Centre for Research in Comparative and Global Social Policy, Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership, Inter-University Research Consortium for Higher Education. International research workshops and seminar series with leading scholars in comparative development and social policy. International student body and multi-cultural residential university campus enabling fruitful discussions and interaction. Scholarships equivalent to full or half of the total program tuition fee are offered to outstanding local and international applicants. Applicants who receive admission offers will be automatically considered eligible to compete for the IMCSP Scholarship. Aims and objectives The IMCSP aims to: Provide students with a solid theoretical background and international and comparative perspectives to engage in the analysis of social policy, development, policy analysis and governance issues; Nurture students by enabling them to contribute to local, regional and global communities through engagement in research and academic dialogue; Upon successful completion of the IMCSP, students will be able to: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key theories and frameworks used in the international and comparative analysis of social policy, development, policy analysis and governance; Analyze local, regional and global policy issues with focus on four main areas: (1) Ageing, Families and Social Policy; (2) Education and Youth Transition; (3) Health, Wellbeing and Social Care; (4) Welfare Regimes and Governance; Design and execute their own research, and develop evaluations and recommendations accordingly; Develop links with leading international scholars, practitioners, and students for the study and research of social policy, development, policy analysis and governance issues in international and comparative perspective. Mode and Duration The IMCSP is a credit-based taught masters program. Students graduate upon the completion of 30 credits, including five core, three experiential courses and one comparative social policy research project. The normal duration for the programme is one year full-time. Teaching of the core courses normally starts in late August and will be held between Monday to Friday on Lingnan's Tuen Mun Campus. Experiential courses will encourage students to actively participate in an international conference setting, to engage in field observations and field visits to relevant government offices, political parties, research and policy institutes, NGOs and other economic and social organizations. Students will also benefit from special lectures and class discussions, professional visits and cultural tours organized in collaboration with social policy departments in leading universities in Greater China and East Asia. Upon completing of all coursework, students work full-time on an individually-supervised comparative social policy research project resulting in a final report of normally up to 10,000 words. Entry Requirements The IMCSP is primarily designed for graduates from social policy, international development, politics, sociology or other social sciences disciplines and professionals whose work is directly related to social policy formulation, execution and analysis. Graduates and professionals from other backgrounds and who seek to develop their social policy analysis, communication and research skills in a unique international and comparative teaching and learning environment are also encouraged to apply. Applicants whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should normally obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (Internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Tuition Fee The tuition fee for the Academic Year 2017-18 is HK$120,000. An application fee of HK$350 is payable (non-refundable and non-referable). Students on the international pathway to visit the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York will be asked to pay for all expenses for the visit and receive tuition fee waivers for two courses offered at Lingnan University. Apply Now For the current year intake, application closes on April 30th, 2017. Late application may be considered on case-by-case-basis. Detailed information about this course is available through the IMCSP website: http://www.ln.edu.hk/imcsp Telephone: (852) 2616 7425 Email: wy2li@LN.edu.hk [-]