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’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 2019 Switzerland St. Gallen

The Master’s Programme 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 know how to integrate the specialist knowledge required to address today’s pressing political, economic and social problems. Combining interdisciplinary study with a results-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. [+]

Masters in International Relations. 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. Our three compulsory courses “International Governance”, “State and Economy” and “International Politics, Economics and Business” provide the conceptual foundations, research methods and knowledge indispensable for a thorough understanding of the complexity of international problems. Specific courses and practical projects enable you to choose and refine your areas of specialisation and develop your own personal profile. The programme includes an attractive array of independent electives and contextual studies. Writing a Master’s thesis enables you to concentrate on a research question of your own choice. The MIA is particularly strong in the fields of trade and development, peace and security, as well as democracy and governance. The curriculum skilfully merges St.Gallen’s proven expertise in economics and business with the analytical study of practical issues pertaining to politics and society as a whole. Linking theory to practice is a top priority in... [-]

Master of International Affairs (MIA)

UC San Diego School Of Global Policy & Strategy
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA San Diego

The Master of International Affairs (MIA) is a two-year, full-time degree program, focusing on the Americas and Asia. GPS students develop invaluable global perspectives through engaging with a diverse range of people and ideologies, sculpting skills and sensibilities that will shape future political and economic policies and strategies. [+]

The Master of International Affairs (MIA) is a two-year, full-time degree program, focusing on the Americas and Asia.

GPS students develop invaluable global perspectives through engaging with a diverse range of people and ideologies, sculpting skills and sensibilities that will shape future political and economic policies and strategies.

Our faculty consists of leaders in public policy, global politics, international security, business and economics and environmental sustainability.

Our high-performing students—attracted to the School from around the globe—explore a variety of career paths at GPS through dynamic case studies assigned by industry-leading scholars, quantitative analyses of real-world challenges and professional internships.... [-]


Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM)

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 year September 2019 Switzerland Lugano

The Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM) is a part-time executive program designed for humanitarian professionals who want to enrich their capacities and enhance their careers. [+]

The way forward for your humanitarian career

The Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM) is a part-time executive program designed for humanitarian professionals who want to enrich their capacities and enhance their careers.

MASHLM provides training in the key areas of supply chain management, process and project management, strategic management, and humanitarian action. Students attend 6 blocks in Lugano, Switzerland.

Blocks 1 - 5 are 7 days. Block 6 is 12 days and includes thesis defense and graduation.

The entire program takes 1 year to complete. This format allows participants to earn their master's degree while still working full-time.... [-]


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

The International University in Geneva
Campus Full time Part time 1 year February 2019 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 in International Relations (Online)

Queen Mary Online
Online Part time 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London

This masters programme focuses on the traditional geographic areas of international relations as well as emerging areas of interest in the developing world. It discusses the historical significance of globalisation and how it relates to a number of key issues in international relations today. [+]

Why study International Relations? What are the main characteristics of the international order? How has globalisation changed international relations? To what extent is the international order based on conflict or cooperation? How is the global financial crisis affecting international politics? Do foreign military interventions in civil wars help or hinder peace-making? Why are economic resources so unevenly spread across the world, and what are the prospects for global justice?

If you are interested in these questions and are excited at the prospect of exploring them with like-minded individuals, but your circumstances or commitments make is difficult for you to attend university, then our online International Relations MA is for you.... [-]


Master’s in International Cooperation Policy

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Campus Full time 2 years April 2019 Japan Beppu

The Asia Pacific region and the international community as a whole are facing many urgent issues which need to be addressed in order to ensure equitable development and sustainable environments. The program provides students with policy-oriented and practical advice. [+]

The master’s program in International Cooperation Policy provides students with policy-oriented and practical advice, drawing on diverse fields to train creative professionals who can understand complex challenges from multiple perspectives and formulate feasible solutions with integrative approaches from global, regional, and local perspectives. Such training will improve practical skills and knowledge to plan, implement and evaluate projects, and thereby contribute to organizations that work closely with and in developing nations.

Students can select one of the following five divisions for their specialization: International Public Administration, Public Health Management, Sustainability Science, Tourism and Hospitality and Development Economics. They are required to take analytical foundation courses, core courses on the Asia Pacific region, division-specific courses, and research-oriented seminar courses.... [-]


Master Intercultural Conflict Management

Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2019 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 Asian studies: Master in Asia-Europe Relations. Exploring Business Opportunities

Jagiellonian University
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 Poland Kraków

Asia-Europe Relations: Exploring Business Opportunities studies merge in an original and creative way teaching oriental languages effectively with the whole spectrum of social, economic, and cultural aspects of business practice in Asia and Europe and multilevel relations between them. [+]

Programme description

Asia-Europe Relations: Exploring Business Opportunities studies merge in an original and creative way teaching oriental languages effectively with the whole spectrum of social, economic, and cultural aspects of business practice in Asia and Europe and multilevel relations between them. During the course of study, students learn about the specificity of actors in both regions viewed from a comparative perspective. The curriculum also aims to develop analytical and communication skills. Students choose an oriental language which they will learn for the whole duration of the study programme.

Learning the oriental language is an important part of the education process.... [-]


Master of International Relations: Europe in the Visegrad Perspective

Matej Bel University
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2019 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.... [-]


Master in International Relations - Global Studies

University of Wroclaw
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 Poland Wrocław

Recent political and economic changes in Europe have increased the demand for specialists in the field of international relations. To meet these needs, the Institute of International Studies introduced a program focusing on International Relations. [+]

Recent political and economic changes in Europe have increased the demand for specialists in the field of international relations. To meet these needs, the Institute of International Studies introduced a program focusing on International Relations. The Program is designed to equip students with a significant knowledge in some of the contemporary international issues such as the international system, issues of globalization and regionalization, development economics, international human rights protection, commercial law and international economics. Within seminars, students can focus on issues related to areas such as Diplomacy, European Integration, Global Problems, International Communication or International Economic Relations.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) International Relations

Webster Vienna Private University
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 2 years October 2019 Austria Vienna + 1 more

The international relations curriculum is designed to enable the student to examine and understand the complexities and processes involved in the relationships among institutions of international governance. [+]

The Master of Arts (MA) in International Relations

Enables students to analyze the complexities and processes involved in world politics and international affairs.Coursework provides exposure to the key subfields of the discipline and relevant issues such as international security, European Integration, EU-Asia relations, terrorism, and energy security. The program can help prepare students to compete for work with a governmental agency, an intergovernmental organization, a nongovernmental organization, or a multinational corporation. This program is also recommended for students planning to pursue a Ph.D. or an academic career at another institution.Note: the International Relations curriculum at Webster Vienna, Private University differs in some aspects from other Webster campuses because of Austrian accreditation requirements.... [-]


Master in International Relations and International Business

ESEI International Business School Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 Spain Barcelona

ESEI’s Master in International Relations and International Business is the right qualification for a graduate looking to excel in global business. Diving into political and economic considerations and examining social affairs, you will learn to analyze and understand the roots and reach of internationalization and its impact on corporations and start-ups. [+]

Rise to the challenge and take on a demanding, yet highly rewarding career in international business ESEI’s Master in International Relations and International Business is the right qualification for a graduate looking to excel in global business. Diving into political and economic considerations and examining social affairs, you will learn to analyze and understand the roots and reach of internationalization and its impact on corporations and start-ups.

You will also learn to construct a vision that encompasses the most important facets of foreign trade, and understand the intricacies of building start-ups, expanding corporations, and opening up foreign markets.... [-]


Two-Year Master's Degree in European and International Studies MEIS

University of Trento School of International Studies
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 Italy Trento

The programme aims to provide students with those multidisciplinary tools and competences indispensable for a broad-based understanding of economic, legal, political and social transformations in the European and international contexts. [+]

The Master’s programme in European and International Studies (MEIS) is the result of a close interfaculty collaboration of the School of International Studies with the Departments of Economics and Management, Sociology and Social Research, Humanities and the Faculty of Law. The hallmark of the Master’s programme is its strong multi- and interdisciplinary approach, which gives students the opportunity to transcend the confines of traditional academic disciplines. All courses are taught in English, another characteristic that distinguishes the programme from similar ones offered in other Italian and European Universities.

The programme aims to provide students with those multidisciplinary tools and competences indispensable for a broad-based understanding of economic, legal, political and social transformations in the European and international contexts. Particular emphasis is given to teaching the tools and skills necessary for the analysis of the interaction of individual and collective actors both within European and international institutions; the functioning of European and international economic, legal, political and social systems; European and international systems of governance. The MEIS programme attaches great importance to foreign languages which are an essential prerequisite for the development of effective communication skills. Taught courses, language workshops and tutoring activities contribute to developing advanced English language communication skills and develop a working knowledge of at least one additional foreign language (in addition to a basic knowledge of Italian).... [-]


Master in Area and Global Studies for International Cooperation

University of Turin
Campus Full time Part time October 2019 Italy Turin

The Master's Degree course in Area and Global Studies for International Cooperation aims to provide the skills necessary to operate effectively in the various professions that constitute the field of international cooperation and area studies. [+]

The Master's Degree course in Area and Global Studies for International Cooperation aims to provide the skills necessary to operate effectively in the various professions that constitute the field of international cooperation and area studies. To this end, the curriculum of the master's degree program includes activities aimed at:

the acquisition of advanced knowledge in the fields of international cooperation and politics; political, economic and social organization of specific geographic areas as well as the juridical, historical and anthropological dimensions that distinguish them, in addition to global processes and phenomena; the interpretation of social, economic, territorial, environmental and cultural transformations, also seen in their gender dimension; the preparation of international cooperation projects and the evaluation of results. ... [-]

Master in Advanced International Studies

Diplomatische Akademie Wien – Vienna School of International Studies
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 Austria Vienna

The M.A.I.S. programme is a two-year academic programme which centres on the advanced study of politics and international relations, international economics, history, and international and European law. [+]

The M.A.I.S. programme is a two-year academic programme which centres on the advanced study of politics and international relations, international economics, history, and international and European law. Students have to complete an interdisciplinary thesis in this research-based programme. Equipped with extensive knowledge, strong analytical skills, some language competency, and the experience of an international community, graduates proceed to positions in international organisations, business, and government or to further research and academic careers. The M.A.I.S. is a joint Master’s degree of the Vienna School of International Studies and the University of Vienna.

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