Master in International Studies

General

Program Description

Presentation

It is designed, therefore, for students with degrees in those areas who want to develop multidisciplinary post-graduate studies. The Master will prepare its graduates for careers in international organizations, NGOs, business and international management, social media, policy-making, public administration, teaching and research.

The programme is structured around a common core of mandatory courses, some of which deal with the study of institutions, governance and international relations; others related to the major societal and developmental challenges, human rights and citizenship; and still others focusing on the dynamics of economics and international business.

The Master in International Studies allows its students to develop the knowledge and skills they acquired during their first cycle of education in a multidisciplinary approach in the discipline of International Studies. The course's design also strengthens the link between education and the increasingly internationalized research developed at the Center for International Studies of Iscte, since during the preparation of the dissertation and project work, students are preferably integrated into ongoing projects at the Centre.

Courses will be taught in English, for which reason the programme's target audience consists not only of Portuguese students, but also of natives from other countries in and outside of Europe. This course seeks to address the increase in demand for advanced training at Iscte by international students, who already make up about 10% of the student population.

The Master’s in International Studies is a flexible interdisciplinary programme that allows students not only to explore different areas and to develop their ambitions but also to acquire appropriate tools to better understand the fast geopolitical changes that are taking place in the 21st century and also the most important challenges the world faces today for a sustainable development.
Luís Nuno Rodrigues, programme director

When I saw this Master programme and I saw the curriculum, I was like “Wow, that’s impressive!” because all these topics sounded so interesting. (…) This is the thing I was looking for because I don’t just want to study to get a degree I want to have something from this degree (…). I really found my passion with this Master’s.
Julia Schnetzer, Alumna

Application

Round Start Date End Date Application Fee
1st Round 06 January 2020 24 February 2020 50.00 €
2nd Round 25 February 2020 27 April 2020 50.00 €
3rd Round 28 April 2020 06 July 2020 50.00 €
4th Round 28 July 2020 31 August 2020 50.00 €

The application phases opening is conditioned by the vacancies

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Iscte - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa is a public university established in 1972. Pursuing teaching, research and community service activities, it plays a major role in educating qualified special ... Read More

Iscte - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa is a public university established in 1972. Pursuing teaching, research and community service activities, it plays a major role in educating qualified specialists and personnel, whose cultural, scientific and technical skills enable them to contribute to sustainable development both at the national and the global level. The strategic objectives of Iscte are: innovation, quality, internationalization and development of an entrepreneurial culture. Read less