Masters Programs in International Relations

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International Relations

International Relations is a highly developed field of knowledge, sometimes referred to as International Studies. With a Master in International Relations, students will explore the study that researches relationships between countries, on the whole and in much detail, involving roles of states, governmental and non-governmental organizations, academic and public policy fields, economics, international law, cultural studies and much more, becoming thus an interdisciplinary field of study.

Although International Relations is a relatively young discipline, dating back to the 17th century, it is a very developed one, partly thanks to the extremely intensive situation shaping out in the modern world. With a Master in International Relations, you can be a professional addressing a number of important issues such as human rights, dealing with organized crime, globalization, nuclear proliferation, economic development and many others. Graduates with a Master in International Relations degree can go on to careers in government branches, diplomacy, non-governmental organizations, as well as private companies and corporations.

Once you have realized that you are not indifferent to the fate of the planet and that you have the right talents and capabilities, don’t hesitate to check out some of the Master in International Relations programs on this page to find the one that suits you best.

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Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs

UC San Diego School Of Global Policy & Strategy
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 18 months September 2018 USA San Diego + 1 more

The Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs (MAS-IA) is our leading executive international affairs degree. Incoming students are seasoned professionals with five or more years of work experience and our curriculum challenges them by digging deeply into the study of international relations, international political economy, public policy, environmental sustainability and Asia-Pacific security. Whether you’re looking to advance your global career or launch a new one, the MAS-IA provides all the tools you’ll need to excel. [+]

The Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs (MAS-IA) is our leading executive international affairs degree. Incoming students are seasoned professionals with five or more years of work experience and our curriculum challenges them by digging deeply into the study of international relations, international political economy, public policy, environmental sustainability and Asia-Pacific security.

We offer the flexibility of both full- and part-time enrollment, allowing students the option of maintaining employment while pursuing their degree. GPS students thrive in the diverse, cosmopolitan atmosphere of one of America’s most innovative cities while enjoying proximity to the broader Pacific region that plays such a crucial role in today’s global economy and geopolitics.... [-]


Master in International Relations and Diplomacy (MIR) (European & US accreditations)

The International University in Geneva
Campus Full time Part time 1 year February 2018 Switzerland Geneva + 1 more

The Master of International Relations and Diplomacy (MIR) responds to the growing demand to train young professionals in Geneva for decision-making careers in international organizations, diplomatic services, and the private sector. Situated in the same city as the United Nations headquarters in Europe, the program takes full advantage of Geneva’s unique situation as a world capital of multilateral diplomacy. The MIR provides substantial resources for its international faculty and student body to network with international institutions (UNHCR, UNECE, UNCTAD, WTO, WHO, ILO, ITU, WIPO, WEF, ICRC) and diplomatic missions. [+]

KEY BENEFITS OF THE MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DIPLOMACY Learning in a dynamic environment in Switzerland with a multicultural student body and faculty working in academia and international institutions; Providing knowledge and skills to analyze international issues, prepare policy reports and participate in international decision making via international conferences and meetings; Exploring the United Nations system, international regimes, regional agreements and technical cooperation between states; Gaining insight into multilateral diplomacy being in the heart of “International Geneva”. PROFILE

The Master of International Relations and Diplomacy (MIR) responds to the growing demand to train young professionals in Geneva for decision-making careers in international organizations, diplomatic services, and the private sector. Situated in the same city as the United Nations headquarters in Europe, the program takes full advantage of Geneva’s unique situation as a world capital of multilateral diplomacy. The MIR provides substantial resources for its international faculty and student body to network with international institutions (UNHCR, UNECE, UNCTAD, WTO, WHO, ILO, ITU, WIPO, WEF, ICRC) and diplomatic missions.... [-]


Master of International Relations

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Canberra

Our Master programs seamlessly blend together the rigorous study of issues and theories in International Relations, infusing the discussion of both with a focus on the world’s most vibrant region, the Asia Pacific. This unique approach empowers students by helping them understand key trends in this globalised world whilst also providing the skills necessary to thrive and succeed. [+]

Studying international relations at ANU means you will be studying the best program of its kind in Australia and graduating with one of the most respected degrees in this field in the world. The Master of International Relations is the only international relations program in Australia that blends a concern with global politics, leading disciplinary innovations in thought and practice, and an engagement with the Asia-Pacific region. The program equips you with a keen understanding of the pressing issues of our time by providing you with access to globally-recognised experts in face-to-face seminars.

In this degree, students will learn to make sense of the big political and security trends taking place in the region and the world, and come to terms with the significant debates in the field of International Relations. The Master of International Relations encourages and equips students to form their own worldviews and generate their own analyses of the important issues shaping our world today.... [-]


Master's In International Relations. Europe-Latin America

University of Bologna in Argentina
Campus Full time 1 year May 2018 Argentina Buenos Aires

The master provides academic and practical training to understand, manage, resolve and anticipate problems and political-institutional, economic and strategic changes of government agencies and private companies related to international relations, with particular focus on Latin America and Europe. [+]

Master focusing on relations between Europe and Latin America with cursada at the headquarters of Argentina and Italy. The course provides an academic and practical training to understand, manage, resolve and anticipate problems and political-institutional, economic and strategic changes of government agencies and private companies related to international relations with particular focus on Latin America and Europe . Its objectives are:

Train graduates interested in integrating, state regional and international organizations and private s aimed relationships in Europe and Latin America Training to carry out tasks of applied research in the areas covered by the EU-relations: institutions and integration processes, internationalization of SMEs, public policy compared, and economic and trade relations. Prepare experts for identification and problem management for institutional, organizational and strategic nature in the public and private sectors regarding the international relations of EU and LA. ... [-]

Master’s Programme in International Affairs and Governance

University of St.Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs
Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 Switzerland St.Gallen

The Master of Arts in International Affairs and Governance (MIA) is designed for students seeking a professional career in business, government, non-profit organisations, and international agencies. [+]

The Master of Arts in International Affairs and Governance (MIA) is designed for students who seek a professional career in business, government, non-profit organisations and international agencies. MIA graduates are trained as generalists and are skilled at integrating the specialist knowledge required to address today’s pressing political, economic, and social problems. Combining interdisciplinary study with a result-oriented approach, the MIA programme prepares graduates for a world in which leaders and professionals must increasingly be able to work across borders, disciplines and sectors.

Curriculum

The MIA programme is based on a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates the diverse perspectives constitutive of economics, political science, business administration and law.... [-]


Master in Politics, Administration & International Relations

Zeppelin University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2018 Germany Friedrichshafen

For experts on science & research, foundations, parliaments, civil service, associations, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, opinion research centers, political consulting, journalism, public relations. [+]

For experts on science & research, foundations, parliaments, civil service, associations, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, opinion research centers, political consulting, journalism, public relations.

New Educational Dimensions for the Management of Politics, Administration, and Organizations

The public sector finds itself in one of the most important phases of transformation in the history of modern statehood. The following examples are indicative of this profound change:

European integration; new global and regional interdependence; the call for more efficient and more citizen-oriented administrative management; debates about privatization, public-private partnerships, or de-bureaucratization; the introduction of Electronic Government; the crisis of confidence in public institutions, with issues concerning ethical standards and new forms of political communication. This doesn't just include public, communal, and international administration, but rather public enterprises, non-government organizations, non-profit organizations, and political authorities such as alliances, parties, and parliaments. ... [-]

Master in International Relations and Foreign Trade in Madrid

ESERP Business School
Campus Part time 1 year October 2018 Spain Madrid

Are you in need of a training programme that allows you to work in the international business arena? Then you have come to the right place, because the Master in International Relations and Foreign Trade in Madrid will prepare you in order to develop a professional career in any business that operates in different countries around the world. Due to the steady increase of globalisation, these studies will give you a big advantage when it comes to your success in the future. [+]

Are you in need of a training programme that allows you to work in the international business arena? Then you have come to the right place, because the Master in International Relations and Foreign Trade in Madrid will prepare you in order to develop a professional career in any business that operates in different countries around the world. Due to the steady increase of globalisation, these studies will give you a big advantage when it comes to your success in the future.

We provide you with quality training that includes modules such as international economic analysis, business internationalisation and international market research, where the best professionals in the industry will be at your disposal to answer all of your questions.... [-]


Master of International Relations (Professional)

Bond University
Campus Full time 92 weeks January 2018 Australia Robina

The Master of International Relations (Professional) program is an innovative, forward-looking program that is attuned to the dynamics of the globalising world and its multiple diplomatic channels, culminating with a professional segment comprising a professional portfolio, field project and field project report. [+]

The professional program follows the same structure as the Master of International Relations program with an additional 20-week Professional Portfolio component.

Professional Portfolio is a 45 credit point subject available to master’s (Professional) students in the Faculty of Society & Design. This subject is strongly experientially orientated and encourages students to develop their professional skills in a real-world environment. The subject will ensure that students combine self-analysis and reflective learning skills with professional methodologies, so as to expand analytical and strategic thinking capabilities. It will provide practical experience for students to develop their skills in a profession relevant to their master’s specialisation.... [-]


Master in International Relations

Central European University in Skalica (SEVS)
Campus Full time September 2018 Slovakia Skalica

International relations are made up of subject areas designed so as to respond to the needs of the market in the area of international relations in the private as well as in the public sector. It includes subject areas with theoretical as well as practical focus and will prepare graduates for work in various areas of social life. [+]

Master in International Relations

Characteristics of the study programme:

The contents of the study programme 3.1.5. International relations are made up of subject areas designed so as to respond to the needs of the market in the area of international relations in the private as well as in the public sector. It includes subject areas with theoretical as well as practical focus and will prepare graduates for work in various areas of social life.

Graduate profile

The graduates of the 2nd degree of master’s studies have professional abilities and skills required for work in international organisations, for work in central bodies of state administration and local government, namely in the field of European finances as well as in the area of international relations. They are also qualified to work in humanitarian missions and in multi-cultural environment. Their competitive advantage is the ability to communicate verbally and in writing on the required level in two foreign languages. They are able to analyse problems and propose solutions. Their computer literacy is of required level in order to operatively ensure tasks.... [-]


Master of International Relations: Europe in the Visegrad Perspective

Matej Bel University
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Slovakia Banská Bystrica

Over 4 semesters, the student will gain an insight and depth of knowledge in International Relations as they study at a combination of various universities. [+]

Program Information

This joint Master’s degree programme in international relations is carried out within the framework of the VNDREAM network, which consists of: Jagiellonian University in Kraków (Poland), Masaryk University (Czech Republic), University of Pecs (Hungary) and Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica (Slovakia). This joint Master’s programme offers a unique opportunity to study international relations, European politics, economy, society & culture from the perspective of the Visegrad region. Experienced faculty of the leading universities from the Visegrad region as well as visiting professors and guest lecturers from renowned international academic and diplomatic institutions provide insightful and inspiring instruction about major developments in contemporary international law, economics, politics and culture in light of the European integration processes seen from the standpoint of the Visegrad region.... [-]


Masters in International Policy and Development

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 USA Monterey

The Middlebury Institute Master’s in International Policy and Development prepares graduates to bridge the gaps between policy and practice while addressing complex international policy and development issues. [+]

Promote Global Development

The Middlebury Institute Master’s in International Policy and Development prepares graduates to bridge the gaps between policy and practice while addressing complex international policy and development issues. The student-centered program combines interdisciplinary coursework and professional experiences to help graduates launch careers in foreign policy and international relations, resolving conflicts, addressing human rights abuses, and promoting global development. The four-semester 60-credit program includes core coursework and optional areas of concentration, as well as courses taught in a student’s chosen language of study and a professional practicum.... [-]


Bac + 5 Humanitarian Operations Manager Course

IRIS Sup'
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 France Paris

The Bac + 5 training leading to the title Humanitarian Manager combines the expertise in strategic and geopolitical analysis of IRIS and the experience of NGOs and recognized actors of international solidarity. The operational path allows to develop a tactical dimension and to improve the impact of the emergency and post-emergency programming. [+]

IRIS Sup 'offers geopolitical formations applied leading to two level 1 qualifications recognized by the state (recorded in RNCP by order of 23 February 2017, published in the Official Journal of 3 March 2017), of bac + 5 "Analyst in international strategy "and" humanitarian Manager ".

The training leading to the title humanitarian Manager (bac + 5) combines expertise in strategic and geopolitical analysis of IRIS and experience of NGOs and recognized players of international solidarity. The formation is characterized by a core grouping the knowledge and skills at the heart of humanitarian business manager and three courses:

operational path strategic course advocacy course ... [-]

Master in International Relations

International University Of Sarajevo IUS
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo

At the graduate level, the focus of the IR program is on peace and conflict studies and international security. [+]

At the graduate level, the focus of the IR program is on peace and conflict studies and international security.

The program provides graduate students with skills they need to function in the contemporary world and to examine the motives, methods and policies of states pursuing their particular interests in the international arena and of the forces acting to shape and limit those states.

The program also hosts a highly successful Summer School on Learning from the Past, Transitional Justice, Reconciliation and other associated disciplines.

One-year degree 60 ECTS AQ Austria accredited 3000 Euro per year [-]

Master Intercultural Conflict Management

Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Berlin

The “Intercultural Conflict Management” Master program was launched by the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences (ASH) in 2002, influenced by the notions of the Kosovo war in former Yugoslavia in 1998 and 1999. Under the impression of this war and it’s accompanied cruelties the ASH decided to install a Master program to prepare experts for work in conflict prevention, resolution and management. [+]

Master Intercultural Conflict Management

The “Intercultural Conflict Management” Master program was launched by the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences (ASH) in 2002, influenced by the notions of the Kosovo war in former Yugoslavia in 1998 and 1999. Under the impression of this war and it’s accompanied cruelties the ASH decided to install a Master program to prepare experts for work in conflict prevention, resolution and management.

Mission

In recognition of the changes being experienced by many societies as a consequence of increasing global interdependence, the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences (ASH) is offering a Master of Arts in Intercultural Conflict Management (MA-ICM) in order to capacitate professionals from all over the world for their work promoting social development and mitigating existing and upcoming conflicts. Consistent with the values of social justice and human rights and supported by the University’s long-standing tradition in social advocacy, the MA address issues, and complexities raised by a globalizing world from an international and interdisciplinary perspective. The program is a response to the challenges of conflict, diversity, social exclusion, migration, violations of human rights and human exploitation.The Master of Arts in Intercultural Conflict Management is designed to provide students from different cultures and a wide range of professional backgrounds with a deep understanding of the linkages between Democracy, Participation, Social Exclusion, Human Rights and Conflict Management theory and practice. The curriculum, strongly application-oriented, prepares participants to work in Governmental and Non-Governmental organizations of international cooperation and development cooperation, humanitarian aid agencies and local,... [-]


Master in Conflict and Democracy Studies

Masaryk University Faculty of Social Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Czech Republic Brno

The Master’s Program in Conflict and Democracy Studies focuses on the discussion of the variety of potential relationships between democracy (and its quality), authoritarianism, totalitarianism, democratization, and conflict. We understand conflict to be a permanent, invariant feature of humankind, one that fuels both progress and failure. [+]

The Master’s Program in Conflict and Democracy Studies focuses on the discussion of the variety of potential relationships between democracy (and its quality), authoritarianism, totalitarianism, democratization, and conflict. We understand conflict to be a permanent, invariant feature of humankind, one that fuels both progress and failure. Since humans first began to establish rich social (and societal) ties, there have been struggles for power and a search for the best possible regime in any given time and place. Sometimes, to achieve their goals, conflicting parties use violence; sometimes they are able to come to a peaceful solution. A key question therefore becomes whether it is possible to democratize (or decentralize) various (deeply divided) societies without fuelling ethnic, religious, or other conflict. Following that is the question as to whether and how the threat of violent conflict is used by authorities to entrench, sustain, or even deepen autocratic tendencies. A focus on these questions is therefore natural and prudent.... [-]