MSc Programs in International Relations

Compare 21 Master of Science Degrees in International Relations

International Relations

Master of Science (MSc): These programs are postgraduate studies for people who have recently finished their undergraduate studies and want to improve their knowledge on a profound and more scientific level.

The field of study that combines political science with the intricacies of subjects such as globalization, terrorism, ecological sustainability and global finance is known as international relations. Entities such as nations, states and governments are the main focus.

 

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M.S. in National Security Affairs and International Relations

Nova Southeastern University
Campus Full time August 2018 USA Fort Lauderdale

The 36 credit M.S. in National Security Affairs and International Relations is designed to provide students with theoretical, research, and applied skills in the emerging academic field of national security affairs. [+]

Overview

The 36 credit M.S. in National Security Affairs and International Relations is designed to provide students with a core understanding of critical issues informing the field of national security today, including the assessment and analysis of the threat of terrorism in the U.S. and beyond, and the analysis of intelligence collection. Students will also develop a deep understanding of the international context in which U.S. national security issues are shaped.

National Security Affairs is one of the fastest growing professions with positions open in the public sector in the federal, state and local governments and in the private sector. This program is designed both for professionals and those aspiring for careers in the field, as well as for students with a strong academic interest in security affairs and international relations.... [-]


MSc Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development

University of Bath
Online Part time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Claverton Down

This course addresses the core global challenges of conflict and humanitarian crisis, with a practical focus on the tools and approaches that can respond to these challenges. You will examine in-depth the complexities involved in resolving conflict and promoting peace. Additionally, you will also explore sustainable policy solutions that address the needs of those displaced by conflict and natural disaster. [+]

Develop a critical understanding of conflict and humanitarian crisis in this distance learning course. Gain skills in peacebuilding and humanitarian response.

This course addresses the core global challenges of conflict and humanitarian crisis, with a practical focus on the tools and approaches that can respond to these challenges. You will examine in-depth the complexities involved in resolving conflict and promoting peace. Additionally, you will also explore sustainable policy solutions that address the needs of those displaced by conflict and natural disaster.

Drawing on case studies from the Middle East and North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, you will learn how the practical and policy-related challenges of responding to conflict and humanitarian crisis play out in specific contexts.... [-]


MSc in European Integration

Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Belgium Brussels + 1 more

An evening programme about the EU on the doorstep of its main institutions. That’s in a nutshell how we could describe the MSc in European Integration, a 60 ECTS Advanced Master at the VUB's Institute for European Studies, a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Brussels. We’ve updated the curriculum in 2017 to offer you the choice to study 2 policy field specialisations, which will be mentioned on your degree. You have the flexibility to obtain this Advanced Master degree in 1 or 2 years. It’s a very international programme and has a balanced classroom mix of young professionals and full-time students. [+]

The EuroMaster is an interdisciplinary programme taught in English geared towards an international range of young and mid-level professionals as well as advanced students from across the political sciences. It provides students with advanced academic training across a wide range of EU policies and concepts in order to gain a thorough understanding of the process of European integration in both its economic and political dimensions.

The Programme operates as a “Master after Master”, requiring students to have strong and consistent marks across a minimum of 4 years of study.

What can I study?

The EuroMaster offers a common core of 4 courses (21 ECTS) on the essential features of European Integration:... [-]


International Relations

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Boston

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

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 others. 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.... [-]


Master of Science in Conflict Management and Resolution

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego
Campus Full time Part time 9 months August 2018 USA San Diego + 1 more

At the Kroc School, we have designed a nine-month Master of Science in Conflict Management and Resolution (MS-CMR) to provide you with the knowledge, frameworks, and skills to transform conflict dynamics. This program combines conflict management with conflict resolution. [+]

Now Accepting Applications Your Motivation

Conflict is an everyday reality in our organizations, communities, and around the world. We believe that conflicts, if well managed or transformed, can provide an opportunity for positive change.

At the Kroc School, we have designed a nine-month Master of Science in Conflict Management and Resolution (MS-CMR) to provide you with the knowledge, frameworks, and skills to transform conflict dynamics. This program combines conflict management with conflict resolution. This means you will learn skills to understand and address individual and organizational situations as well as the system-level conflict in a variety of cultural contexts. In the MS-CMR, you will learn how to best manage conflicts - by refocusing energy and changing perspectives - and gain skills to successfully resolve conflicts, through mediation, negotiation, facilitation and dialogue processes.... [-]


Executive M.S. in International Affairs

Seton Hall University, School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 USA South Orange + 1 more

Designed with the mid-career professional in mind, the School of Diplomacy's Executive M.S. in International Affairs offers the training needed to develop additional skills in diplomacy and international relations within a reduced course sequence. [+]

Designed with the mid-career professional in mind, the School of Diplomacy's Executive M.S. in International Affairs offers the training needed to develop additional skills in diplomacy and international relations within a reduced course sequence. The program builds on students' demonstrated knowledge of international affairs and prior relevant work experience. It provides a unique level of flexibility for global-minded professionals looking to advance their careers, including military officers, international business specialists, returned Peace Corps volunteers, foreign diplomats and more.

M.S. students benefit from one-on-one career advising through our dedicated Office of Professional Services, a myriad of networking opportunities with visiting world leaders, and a close-knit alumni community.... [-]


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

TU Wien - Continuing Education Center
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 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 been increased on a local, regional and global level. [+]

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.... [-]


International Relations MSc

University of Dundee - School of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Dundee

This course offers a comprehensive analysis of international and global political issues. It focuses on some of the most contentious areas of international politics, including transatlantic relations, the future of the European Union and the re-emergence of Russia as a global political force. [+]

Overview

This course offers a comprehensive analysis of international and global political issues. It focuses on some of the most contentious areas of international politics, including transatlantic relations, the future of the European Union and the re-emergence of Russia as a global political force.

It also provides a thorough grounding in the academic study of international politics, focusing on the theoretical approaches and methods of analysis that constitute the bedrock of any serious postgraduate research in this field.

While Politics at Dundee is big enough to have a real international presence, it is still small and intimate enough to offer a friendly and responsive home for students from all backgrounds. This is more than a mere claim - independent surveys consistently rate politics at Dundee as among the best-received programmes in the country.... [-]


Master in International Relations & Diplomacy

International Business School the Hague
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands The Hague + 1 more

This program offers a unique blend of academic education in international relations and political science. It will help you understand how theoretical insights apply to real-world situations. In this special graduate program you will be trained in international diplomacy and negotiation. [+]

Master – International Relations and Diplomacy

The International Business School, The Hague (I.B.S.H.) in The Netherlands offers a Master of Science in International Relations and Diplomacy. The two-year (120 ECTS) Master Program in International Relations and Diplomacy offers a unique blend of academic education in international relations and political science. The program offers special graduate education and training in international diplomacy and negotiation and is aimed at people who want to work in international relations between countries or as international officers in multinational companies. We offer a unique combination of theoretical training, practical exercises, and professional internship positions. ... [-]


MSci International Relations and Global Issues

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This innovative four-year degree leads to a masters level qualification. Years one, three and four will be spent at Nottingham; the second year will be spent at one of our partner institutions overseas (the choice will be governed by your academic progress). [+]

Overview

Helping students develop a broad understanding of the subject, this course includes a year abroad at one of our partner institutions overseas in locations such as Canada, Hong Kong and Australia.

It leads to a masters-level qualification, with years one, three and four spent at Nottingham and the second year at one of our partner institutions overseas (the choice will be governed by your academic progress).

Years one and three will follow the programme outlined in our BA Politics and International Relations course with year four allowing you to take modules from the school's portfolio of masters programmes, and to research and write a dissertation.

Year one

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MSc International Relations and Diplomacy

Leiden University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 1 more

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

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.... [-]


MSc International Management and International Relations

Oxford Brookes Business School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

On this unique master's degree, you will develop your international management skills. You will do this alongside the study of international relations and the current economic, political and social situation. [+]

On this unique master's degree, you will develop your international management skills. You will do this alongside the study of international relations and the current economic, political and social situation. This will increase your understanding of the global environment in which the business, government and non-governmental organisation (NGO) sectors function. This course is ideal if you are looking to work within a policy development role, to become a manager in the business, government or NGO sectors or are seeking to study further.

Available start dates

September 2018 September 2019

Teaching location

Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane

Course length

Full time: 12 months Part-time: 2 years Why choose this course? ... [-]

MSc in European Affairs

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

This Master's programme in European Affairs offers a unique combination of courses, covering topics such as European governance, EU law, EU negotiations, Europe and international political economy and the EU common foreign and security policy. [+]

Programme overview

As the first European Affairs programme in Sweden (established in 1994), we offer a unique combination of courses, covering such topics as European governance, EU law, EU negotiations, Europe and international political economy and the EU common foreign and security policy. In addition to getting a theoretical understanding of the topic, we also enable you to bridge theory to practice by taking the opportunity to do a 10-week internship course at an organisation of your choice. Students currently enrolled in the programme have internships at the European Commission and in various organisations involved in consultation efforts and lobbying activities in Brussels.

In addition to being part of a dynamic and international student group, you will be taught by teachers who are active researchers in their own fields of expertise. They are also highly-trained educators who utilise modern teaching strategies and assessment techniques. Many of the teachers have experience of working as practitioners with European integration issues.... [-]


MSc in Diplomacy and International Affairs (MDIA)

EUCLID (Euclid University)
Online Full time Part time 12 - 36 months Open Enrollment Central African Republic Central African Republic Online Gambia Gambia Online + 3 more

The only Master's degree program in diplomacy organized by an international intergovernmental organization and officially used by active diplomats over 4 continents, counting among its students and alumni officials at the minister, ambassador, and diplomatic counselor levels.

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OVERVIEW:

EUCLID, an international intergovernmental institution with a university mandate, offers to select students from the general public it is flagship program which is an online master of diplomacy and international affairs (MDIA). It is the only Master's degree program in diplomacy organized by an international intergovernmental organization and officially used by active diplomats over 4 continents (photo below graduation of PM Guyana to UN diplomat, in the sideline of UNA-NY event with Ambassador J. Avila and USG R. ven Puyenbroeck). The EUCLID MDIA is an advanced program delivered by a treaty-based and treaty-practicing institution, and as stated by the United Nations in a rare instance of explicit confirmation, "the UN Secretariat recognize Euclide- Pole Universitaire Euclide and the other four UN institutions ... as being accredited" and therefore unable to pursue UN careers.... [-]


MSc Econ in International Relations

Cardiff University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

This programme of study is designed to provide a comprehensive grounding in the disciplinary and academic skills central to the study of International Relations. [+]

MSc Econ in International Relations

1 year (Full-time) / 2 years (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)

Course Aims

To offer knowledge and expertise in International Law, Human Rights, Security, Foreign Policy Studies, International Political Economy, Global Governance, Ethics & International Affairs and Area Studies, as well as research skills.

Special Features

A thorough grounding in generic and transferable skills that will equip students for careers in a wide variety of occupations which require competence in computer and information retrieval.

Course Description

This programme of study is designed to provide a comprehensive grounding in the disciplinary and academic skills central to the study of International Relations. The course consists of two elements, both of which allow a degree of specialisation in the student’s chosen field.... [-]