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Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

International Affairs graduates work worldwide across media and cultural institutions, educational initiatives, development, conflict resolution, etc... Students develop knowledge of political opinions and institutions. A Master's Degree in International Affairs enables students to identify and understand national interests and policy decisions of law makers world wide.

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Master in Higher Education and Student Affairs

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus 2 years August 2017 USA San Francisco

The Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) combines a rigorous academic curriculum which includes practicum experiences in various areas of student life, arranged in collaboration with the USF Division of Student Life. [+]

Best Part time Masters in International Affairs 2017. Prepare for a professional career in student affairs and leadership in higher education. The Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) combines a rigorous academic curriculum which includes practicum experiences in various areas of student life, arranged in collaboration with the USF Division of Student Life. Program Schedule Consistent with the School of Education's commitment to serve working adults, the program follows a schedule of alternate weekend classes that convene nine times a semester. Classes are typically held Thursday evenings, Friday evenings and all day Saturday. Program Cornerstones: An integrated approach to issues of equity and access in higher education. A commitment to social justice emphasized throughout coursework and co-curricular experiences. A practicum component, which places students in diverse learning environments within student affairs and promotes the development of concrete practical skills and reflective learning. An optional paid internship opportunity, which can provide a compensation package offered by the USF Division of Student Life. “The social justice education component is something that I value most about the HESA program. It adds meaning and purpose to the work I'm pursuing and allows me to see the bigger picture. Joining a program that would afford me the opportunity to merge theory and practice was essential to my decision to attend USF.” - Amiya Powell-Hodge, Higher Education & Student Affairs Alumna The HESA Program at USF seeks individuals who demonstrate an explicit commitment to social justice in higher education and student affairs. As such, we undergo a holistic admissions process in our approach to reviewing applicants, which includes consideration of prior academic and life experiences. Financial Resources Federal financial aid, state, and university resources are available as funding to newly admitted and current USF School of Education students. In order to offset the cost of graduate education tuition, many School of Education courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening, and/or on alternating weekends. Most students find they can maintain a full time job while earning their credential, master’s or doctoral degree. However, if your program requires you to spend time in a classroom (i.e. student teaching) or to complete a fieldwork or traineeship experience, such commitments will interfere with a normal workday. Please consult your intended program of study for more information. Visit our website to learn more about financial resources for this program Careers Graduates of the Higher Education Student Affairs program are educators who work in university settings. Student affairs is an exciting field that promotes the growth and development of students in higher education, in and out of the classroom. The work of student affairs practitioners centers on supporting student success, from the point of access to colleges and universities, through their educational journey, and onto achievement of educational and developmental outcomes. HESA’s program approaches student affairs as a field where ensuring equitable outcomes for all students is a primary objective of our work, a principle that is integrated throughout coursework and co-curricular experiences and better prepares HESA graduates to serve as social justice advocates within higher education settings. HESA also provides a variety of support services including workshops and mentorship in networking, interviewing and resume writing. Examples of career options include: Student Services Manager Academic Success coach Assistant Director of Student Life Program Manager Admission Assistant Program Coordinator Office of Multicultural Recruitment [-]

MA In Intercultural Conflict Management

Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Campus 4 semesters September 2017 Germany Berlin Region

Because of the changes that have been experienced by many societies as a consequence of increasing global interdependence, Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences (ASH) offers a Master of Arts in Intercultural Conflict Management (MA-ICM), in order to [+]

 

Because of the changes that have been experienced by many societies as a consequence of increasing global interdependence, the University Alice Salomon of Applied Sciences (ASH) offers a Master of Arts in Intercultural Conflict Management (MA-ICM), in order to train professionals from all over the world in their work promoting social development and mitigating existing and future conflicts. In line with the values ​​of social justice and human rights and supported by the long tradition of social defense University, the MA-ICM addresses issues and complexities raised by a globalizing world from an international and interdisciplinary perspective. The program is a response to the emerging challenges of conflict, diversity, social exclusion, migration, violations of human rights and human exploitation.... [-]


Master’s Programme in International Affairs and Governance

University of St.Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs
Campus 18 months September 2017 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. [+]

Best Part time Masters in International Affairs 2017.

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.

 

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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’s in Asia Pacific Studies

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Campus 2 years April 2017 Japan Beppu

Many people regard the 21st century as the “Asia Pacific century” as a result of the region’s continuous and robust growth. The region’s prominence can be witnessed through its increasing political power in the G-20 and economic interdependence that boosts steady growth. [+]

Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies The Master’s program in Asia Pacific Studies aims to educate and transform students into competent leaders ready to handle challenges facing the Asia Pacific region. The program encourages students to analyze complicated and ever-changing sociocultural conditions and international issues, pursue feasible solutions and pave a path to a prosperous future for the region. Students accumulate professional knowledge and insights, interpret complex facts in objective and systematic manners and provide insightful solutions to problems. A broad range of issues are addressed in the two divisions: International Relations and Society and Culture. The courses taught under this program consist of four pillars: analytical foundation courses, core courses on the Asia Pacific region, division-specific courses and research-oriented intensive seminar courses. This program nurtures students’ research skills, including the ability to formulate frameworks for analyses, collect and analyze data, and test arguments and hypotheses. Students are expected to conduct research under a specific theme in a systematic manner throughout their studies. At the end of the program, students must submit a thesis or report on a theme of their choice, which they have developed under personal guidance from their supervisors in the seminar courses run throughout the program. During the process, they are encouraged to conduct field surveys in the Asia Pacific region. Divisions International Relations (IR) The International Relations (IR) division is aimed at expanding the students’ empirical knowledge base and sharpening their analytical and theoretical thinking regarding social, political, economic and security phenomena in the globalizing world. The courses in this division provide a useful knowledge base for both academic-bound students and practitioner-bound students with intended careers in security, diplomacy and media. While taking subjects such as international security, international law and conflict resolution, students will also focus on writing a thesis or research report. Major Subjects Regionalism and Globalization International Law International Political Economy Comparative Politics and Government Special Studies (International Relations) Conflict Resolution International Security Society and Culture (SC) The Asia Pacific is one of the most rapidly developing regions in recent decades. To capture the patterns of social and cultural changes occurring, the Society and Culture (SC) division is devoted to promoting comparative academic research on the region. Students can acquire practical skills in formulating and conducting research using theories and methods developed in sociology, cultural anthropology, media and communication studies. With knowledge concerning social and cultural backgrounds of the countries in the regions, it enables students to have greater employment opportunities in government, industrial, commercial and academic institutes. Major Subjects Changing Social Landscapes Media and Communication Migration and Trans-nationalism Social Organizations and Institutions Sociology and Everyday Life Special Studies (Society and Culture) Cultural Change For further information regarding the Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies, please visit: http://en.apu.ac.jp/home/study/content25/ ... [-]

Master’s Degree in Communication for International Relations (MICRI)

International University of Languages and Media
Campus 1 year November 2017 Italy Milan

The Master’s degree in Communication for international relations (MICRI) trains communications professionals with specific training leading to work opportunities in the international field, in public or private organisations. [+]

Best Part time Masters in International Affairs 2017. The Master’s degree in Communication for international relations (MICRI) trains communications professionals with specific training leading to work opportunities in the international field, in public or private organisations. 1st level University Master’s degree in Communication for international relations (MICRI) The MICRI Master’s degree is a 1st level postgraduate master’s degree aimed at young graduates and communications professionals, and offers high quality training for work opportunities in the international field. The study path, with a very high profile teaching body both academically and professionally, takes place over 12 months (annually) and features a combination of theoretical training and practical experience: six months of in-week formal lessons with compulsory attendance, in Italian and English, laboratory activities and individual study sessions. Following the class-based experience, and to complete the training cycle, students take part in a placement of 300 hours in an international company or organisation, in Italy or abroad. With the Milan Master’s degree in Communication (MICRI) you will become an international communications professional! For a future in business or in commercial activities overseas, in journalism, diplomatic and consular representation or in the field of international organisation and cooperation. Master Objective The Master in “Communication for International Relations” (MICRI) is an unique post graduate program in Italy, as it aims to fill the gap in the field of intercultural communication education within the European academic scenario. MICRI turns to students who have a special flair for communication and interpersonal relationships and who are also interested in politics, economics and multicultural processes: The Master in “Communication for international relations” is a one year postgraduate degree course which aims to: Develop a critical and analytical understanding of the new global context, by examining current globalization trends, with relation to the realities offered by media and communication; Offer students a challenging high qualified university environment with a strong link to the national and international communication environment. Offer a cross study approach of different subjects that allow the development of specific interests in the numerous fields of communication; Offer a high level background in order to enter the world of employment in any country of the world; Allow the student to be part of an intercultural group of students and lecturers enabling a free and dynamic exchange of ideas; Introduce students to high level national and international careers. A basic requirement for all international students, in order to be admitted to an Italian University Master Course, is that they hold a college or university degree equivalent to a three-year first level University Italian degree (in Humanistic, Legal, Economic and Social subject) and that have successfully completed the equivalent number of years of education as an Italian graduate: at least 15 years of study (from primary school to university graduation). Master program Master Degree Course in International Relations MICRI lasts 12 months, including 6 months of full-time front courses, that take place during the week, self-study sessions and a Study Tour to U.S., in Washington DC and New York. After the class experience, the student goes through a 300-hour training course (minimum required), to complete the educational program and has to discuss a final Project Work. Study tour to Washington D.C. and New York The 11th Edition of the Master degree course in “Communication for International Relations” includes a Study Tour to Washington DC and New York. The Study Tour to U.S. is the ideal place to get in touch with current international affairs: nowadays Washington and New York are the main centers for politics and international affairs as location of International Organizations (as Monetary Fund, The World Bank, UN Palace), lobbying firms and International Universities. The Master will provide flights and accommodation. Lessons The Master in Italy MICRI’s academic program is divided into 5 teaching modules, held by IULM University professors as well as experts and professionals from the International Relations field (administrative and executive officials working for ministry and government circles). The academic program will include class sessions, workshops, simulations and a Study Tour in Washington DC and New York. Our Master Degree Courses in International Relations are 60% in English and 40% in Italian. They take place from Monday to Friday and require compulsory attendance. The student is required to attend at least 80% of the total hours of each individual module. Didactical Modules I Fundamentals of International Relations Elements of political and economic geography International history from 1890 Structure of international society Strategic aspects of international relationships International public law Political philosophy II Management of International Communication International finance and economics Company management International marketing and advertising Elements of political and social communication Work Psychology III Tools of International Communication Social responsibility and communication Strategy of cultural communication of international processes Basic knowledge of lobbying and public affairs Communication for development Web communication & digital new media International journalism IV Case Studies Conferences with valid experts relating the content of their professional experiences shall be an integral part of the course and students shall be required to follow up on such events carrying out analyses and in-depth studies. V Simulation lab Stage: At the end of this training there will be an internship in national or foreign offices and organizations, in the field of international communication and relations. Project work: At the end of the Master, students will need to draft a final project work about a topic previously agreed upon with professors, followed by a presentation and discussion in the presence of a representative committee of the Master’s faculty Internship The internship can take place in corporate offices, international and national public administrative institutions, either abroad or in Italy. The internship is assigned by the Course Director as part of the academic program, on the base of each student’s attitudes and skills. Internships are to last at least 300 hours given that they are one of the main parts of the didactic course and are to be undertaken between June and December. MICRI Master communication: Admission enquiries and fees Master MICRI dates Master opening: November 7, 2016 Master closure: December 2017 Application definitive deadline: October 31, 2016 Admissions requirements Admittance examinations to the master in Communication for International Relations MICRI will be held from May to October 2016, in Milan. Candidates will be evaluated strictly focusing on inclinations and personal attitudes, ability to work in groups and to communicate actively, in order to create a strongly motivated team. A basic requirement for all international students, in order to be admitted to an Italian University Master Course, is that they hold a college or university degree equivalent to a three-year first level University Italian degree and that have successfully completed the equivalent number of years of education as an Italian graduate: at least 15 years of study (from primary school to university graduation). Compulsory: very good knowledge of Italian and English language. Application process The application process is made up of 4 stages: On line applications (see below) Pre-enrolment fee: a payment of a € 100,00 admission fee is required (pre-enrolment fee), this amount will be deductible from the first installment applied upon enrolment. No refund will be due if candidates should not proceed to enrolment or should they not pass the selection. Required documentation sent to: Università IULM, Segreteria Studenti (see below) Interview with the Master scientific board. After having proceeded with the application, the applicant will be contacted to be informed of his/her eligibility to continue the selection process to the final phase (last stage of evaluation), which will consist of an interview with the master scientific board. On line application Applications can be submitted through: http://servizionline.iulm.it/ You have to register first, and then access to your personal area, get into “segreteria” and then “preiscrizioni". The application is confirmed only after: The on-line registration of the student has been completed (http://servizionline.iulm.it/). The Application form, printable after having completed the on line pre-enrolment registration, is called “dichiarazione sostitutiva di certificazione”. It certifies the bachelor degree achieved and the given exams and it has status of legal declaration in Italy (called self-certification); Pre- enrolment fee payment has been credited on University account (this usually takes at least 4 week days). This payment must be done through the payment form, printable after having completed the application (MAV); Having sent the following required documentation: application form (dichiarazione sostitutiva di certificazione) a copy of the identity card or passport a copy of pre- enrolment fee payment receipt; curriculum vitae a copy of degree certificate with academic transcript providing a comprehensive list of examinations taken (or if students have not graduated yet, academic transcript providing a comprehensive list of examinations taken); Optional: certificate of Italian and English knowledge (IELTS or TOEFL) All these documents should be delivered by mail, through recorded delivery letter with advice of delivery to the person concerned to: Università IULM, Segreteria Studenti, Ufficio Master – Via Carlo Bo, 1– 20143, Milano. Tuition fee Tuition fee for EU- students: 10.560 € Application tax €100,00 (cut of from I enrollment fee) Tuition fee for NON-EU students: 12.672 € [-]

Master in International Affairs (Dual Degree with the Moscow State University of International Relations)

Sciences Po
Campus 2 years September 2017 France Paris Russia Moscow + 1 more

Sciences Po and the MGIMO (Moscow State University of International Relations) are both members of the APSIA (Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs) and have been partner institutions for 15 years. [+]

Master in International Affairs (Dual Degree with the Moscow State University of International Relations) Dual Degree - MGIMO in Moscow A high standard program Sciences Po and the MGIMO (Moscow State University of International Relations) are both members of the APSIA (Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs) and have been partner institutions for 15 years. They share the conviction that a sound, multidisciplinary education oriented towards international affairs, offered by both renowned universities, constitutes a major asset for future leaders and experts destined for international careers. Through an agreement established in 2005, Sciences Po and the MGIMO decided to unite their excellent reputations and the quality of their study programs in order to offer selected undergraduate students a double master’s degree. Set in a multicultural environment, this double master’s degree aims to train young professionals to a high level in two years, equipping them with the knowledge and necessary skills to thrive in international environments, the private sector, national and international public institutions and NGOs. Multidisciplinary, this highly selective and demanding program unites international relations and social sciences, and courses at an operational and professional level. Subject to fulfilling all necessary academic and administrative requirements, after two years of study, the Sciences Po-MGIMO dual degree students will obtain a master’s degree from both universities. Program Overview The Sciences Po-MGIMO double master’s degree is a 2-year program. Courses on the dual master’s degree program are multidisciplinary: courses cover fundamental areas such as history, political science, international relations, international law and economics, as well as specific areas linked to the chosen modules. Dual degree students must choose and validate their courses according to the rules and requirements of each partner institution. The awarding of the master’s degrees by each of the two universities is subject to the dual degree students fulfilling the academic requirements for the full two years of the program. The master’s degrees from each university cannot be obtained separately and will not be awarded until the full two years of study have been completed and validated. Year 1 at Sciences Po During the first year of the dual degree at Sciences Po, students join the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA). The following master’s programs are offered by PSIA in the dual degree program: Master in International Security Master in International Public Management Master in International Economic Policy Master in Environmental Policy Master in International Development Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action Master in International Energy Year 2 at MGIMO The second year is spent at the MGIMO completing the Master in World Politics. In addition to the core curriculum on Russia, students can choose between the following specialisations: International Security International Energy Policy The program also includes the compulsory preparation and defense of a Master thesis at the end of the program, as well as completing a compulsory internship in the second semester, parallel to courses. Internship Students must complete a compulsory internship as part of the Sciences Po-MGIMO program. Examples of internships completed between 2006 and 2013: BNP Paribas, Moscow, Russia Ministry of Defence, France French and Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Organisation for International Migration, Moscow, Russia United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva, Switzerland Institute of Strategic Research, Moscow, Russia Delegation of the European Commission, Moscow, Russia National Assembly of the Russian Federation Unesco Moscow Office, Russia Military mission for the Organization for Sedurity and Co-operation in Europe, Vienna, Austria Deutsche Bank, Moscow, Russia Bouygues International Construction, Moscow, Russia EDF, Moscow, Russia SAFRAN, Moscow, Russia Alfabank, Moscow, Russia Admission to the dual degree Application process Candidates to the dual degree apply through Sciences Po’s website. Online admissions open in October. Applications must be filled in online. Application forms in Russian must be downloaded from the website in PDF format, filled in, scanned and attached to your electronic file. This application is specific to the Dual Degree program and is not transferable to other programs at either institution. Students who wish to be considered for admission to other Sciences Po or MGIMO programs must fulfil all relevant application requirements for those programs. Eligibility The dual degree is open to all candidates worldwide. Applicants do not have to be already enrolled at Sciences Po or MGIMO to apply to the dual degree. Language Requirements At Sciences Po, language requirements differ according to the program you follow. For PSIA master’s programs: English C1. No French required. For the Master in Finance and Strategy: French C1. English B2. At MGIMO, as classes are taught in Russian and English, all students must prove they have an excellent level in both languages. Tuition Fees and Financial Aid Students must pay the tuition fees applicable in their host institution (Sciences Po for Year 1 and MGIMO for Year 2). For the dual degree Sciences Po-MGIMO, the tuition fees are determined in agreement with both institutions and are set at 6850€ per year for each of the two years of study (academic year 2014-2015). This is a dual degree with the Moscow State University of International Relations. [-]

Master in International Law, Foreign Trade & International Relations

Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE) Barcelona
Campus March 2017 Spain Barcelona

This Master has been developed for recent graduates in Law, lawyers who want to improve their law knowledge and practice in an increasing global economy scenario and other persons with interest in developing their career in the International Law framework. [+]

Best Part time Masters in International Affairs 2017. This Master has been developed for recent graduates in Law, lawyers who want to improve their law knowledge and practice in an increasing global economy scenario and other persons with interest in developing their career in the International Law framework. NEXT EDITION: MARCH 2016 The Master in International Law is an international postgraduate Law degree for recent graduates in Law, lawyers who want to improve their law knowledge and practice in an increasing global economy scenario and other people interested in developing their career in the International Law framework. The applicants must be able to attend and dedicate one year to the programme as a full-time student. It is also mandatory for all the students to have an outstanding knowledge of the English language, as English is the official language of the programme and therefore all the lectures are given in English. Thinking globally is the aim of the Master in International Law: globalization and economic crisis is transforming the practice of law becoming more international. Nowadays, even family business are likely to face complex issues involving employment and immigration law, international trade issues and sophisticated tax and health law regulations. Thus, the programme is designed to appeal to both local and foreign students who wish to obtain a specialist qualification in International law, international relations and foreign trade. The knowledge of International law is important to graduates for different reasons: public international law has taken into account the effects of globalization and the necessity of protecting general and common international interests; it is also a reality the importance of the International Community, and in consequence of international relations and foreign trade. The Master in International Law wants to reflect this broader perspective. In order to practice law with enough guarantees, it is necessary for the lawyer to acquire practice knowledge and the correct application of it. This learning mechanism can only be acquired in the Centres which are in actual contact with the main local and international Law Firms. With this simple but at the same time innovative principles, ISDE launches the Master in International Law (International relations and Foreign Trade). Structure The total duration of the programme exceeds 1200 hours. The programme is divided in two phases: The first phase begins in March and ends in June. It takes place at our academic headquarters. The method is based on a combination of study of cases and case study. The study of cases gives students a general approach to the different subjects of the program. At the same time this particular method develops students’ agility for legal reasoning. On the other hand, the case study consists in analyzing, deeply and precisely, those particular aspects which are especially relevant in international legal practice. This combined method aims at providing students with a work method which will allow them to face any kind of legal problem in future. This specific programme in International Law is completed by different common subjects that are essential for a lawyer and paying special attention to the International relations and Foreign Trade. The second phase begins in July and ends in November. Each student completes this phase at the premises of one of the collaborating entities of the Master, under the conditions and rules set by those entities. For this reason, the schedule for the Second Phase is subject to further modifications. Location and calendar The first phase of the Master in International Law Trade & International Relations. takes place in our Academic Headquarters in Barcelona. The students are obliged to attend lectures everyday plus the additional classes that can take place during also the mornings. The students shall take practical cases and exams related to the classes they have each week. Furthermore, the students could visit different departments of the top law firms in Spain and other institutions and companies. These legal offices and institutions are partners to ISDE. The second phase takes place in the law Firms, institutions or companies that have collaborated in teaching the program in the first phase. ISDE collaborates and works closely with institutions in the following countries: Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, UK, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Poland, Canada, USA, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Panama, Peru, Mexico, Costa Rica, etc. The critera used to appoint the institution that will receive the student consists in a detailed case by case analysis of the academic performance of the student, personal profile, and the previous acceptance from the receiving institution of that particular student. Admission process The selection process developed by ISDE aims to ensure the uniformity of the participants’ level in order to allow them all to perform a similar work rate adapted to the program requirements. Once a candidate has expressed his/her wish to apply for a position in one of ISDE’s Masters and therefore has submitted to ISDE a pre-requested set of personal data, a coordinator within ISDE’s Department of Admissions will be assigned to the candidate. This professional will be the in charge of the following-up along the whole admission process providing the candidate of any requested information as well as solving any doubt that may arise. [-]

Master of International Relations: Europe in the Visegrad Perspective

Matej Bel University
Campus 4 semesters September 2017 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. The programme lasts 4 semesters. The overall workload corresponds to a total of 120 ECTS. English is the leading language of instruction. Instruction in national languages of the partner universities is provided as well. Upon the completion of all requirements of the programme students obtain a joint degree equivalent to a title of the Master of Arts in accordance with national nomenclature of the partner universities. Following the first semester at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, students spend a semester at each partner university: second semester at Masaryk University, third semester at University of Pecs and final semester at Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica All information are available here: https://visegradstudies.eu/ Graduate Profile Upon the completion of this programme graduates will demonstrate high competence in both history and culture of the Visegrad and the wider Central Europe region as background for better understanding of contemporary international relations as exemplified in the impact of European integration. More specifically they will acquire knowledge necessary to better understand the complex nature of the interplay between global and regional phenomena affecting the functioning of international organisations, business and civil society. Graduates will be prepared to work in international organisations, diplomatic service, public administration, mass media and civil society organisations. If interested in pursuing an academic career, graduates will acquire the analytical ability to carry out individual research as prospective doctoral students. Admission process The programme is designed for all students who hold a university degree equivalent to a bachelor education or higher in humanities, social sciences, economics and law with excellent knowledge of English and outstanding motivation. Candidates will be admitted to the programme upon evaluation of their written applications. Submit the following in order to apply for the Programme: Online Application - https://visegradstudies.eu/admissions/online-application/ [-]

MSSc in International and European Relations

Linköping University
Campus 2 years August 2017 Sweden Linköping

The master’s programme approaches issues related to European relations in the context of an international society and global governance. It is suitable for students with a strong interest in international politics and global perspectives, with a special focus on Europe and Europe’s role in world affairs. [+]

Best Part time Masters in International Affairs 2017. The master’s programme approaches issues related to European relations in the context of an international society and global governance. It is suitable for students with a strong interest in international politics and global perspectives, with a special focus on Europe and Europe’s role in world affairs. Students will be equipped with the skills necessary to face the challenges of an increasingly competitive and globalised labour market. The programme also provides a solid foundation for further studies and research in the general field of international and European relations. Programme description The master’s programme approaches issues related to European relations in the context of an international society and global governance. It is suitable for students with a strong interest in international politics and global perspectives, with a special focus on Europe and Europe’s role in world affairs. Students will be equipped with the skills necessary to face the challenges of an increasingly competitive and globalised labour market. The programme also provides a solid foundation for further studies and research in the general field of international and European relations. The programme is divided into four components, each equivalent to one term: International relations European relations International governance/Guided internship Master’s thesis The curriculum consists of topics ranging from international law and security, to European institutions and Europe’s external relations, theories of international relations and organisation, foreign policy analysis, contemporary issues of international governance, and research design and methodology. During the third term, students have the option of either taking courses with a general focus on international and global governance, or to pursue a guided internship with an organisation of relevance for international or European relations. By the end of the programme students will have developed an independent critical approach to complex global, and specifically European, issues. Furthermore, students will gain the skills and knowledge to contribute actively to important developments, either as practitioners or as researchers. Students will also be able to: Understand the history, theory and contemporary implications of international and European relations, as well as the forces that drive developments Acquire the tools to reflect upon and analyse the dynamics of contemporary international and European relations Develop an in-depth understanding of issues regarding international governance and their significance Independently design a research question, conduct inquiries and then report on scientific matters within international and European relations. The programme staff are engaged in research concerning international theory and the development of international norms and institutions, European security and foreign relations, regional development, political economy, federalism, policy analysis and political theory. Career opportunities The programme prepares students for a professional career in governmental institutions and in international public organisations, as well as in the private and non-governmental sectors. Graduates from the programme can be found today in such institutions, working with various aspects from running policy programmes to scientific research. The courses also provide a solid foundation for further studies and research within European and international studies. [-]

Mpa International Civil Service

HEIP, Hautes Etudes Internationales et Politiques
Campus 2 years September 2017 France Paris

Master Programs in Public Administration Heip are for students who have already obtained a +3. They prepare, in 2 years, the careers of international relations, public affairs and diplomacy, in France or abroad. [+]

MPA International Civil Service Master Programs in Public Administration Heip are for students who have already obtained a +3. They prepare, in 2 years, the careers of international relations, public affairs and diplomacy, in France or abroad. First Year: Fundamental Lessons of Advanced International Relations, the courses offered during this year are: geopolitics International economy Public International Law United Nations Negotiation and Crisis Management institutional Relations International News International Affairs Development and International cooperation demographic and migration challenges Health, solidarity, co-development international and sustainable development Second year: The course is focused on issues of international law, international and European organizations, international politics, it prepares students for the International Civil Service. Principles of the International Civil Service Communication of International Organizations international institutions, NGOs and Lobbying international refugee law Strategy and conduct of military operations Large diplomacies in the world International relations theory International Business & Modern Diplomacy International & Institutional Relations Relations Second and / or third language After a semester of courses, students complete a research paper under the guidance of a teacher or conduct a six-month internship related to their curriculum. [-]

Master of Political Science and International Affairs

American University of Armenia
Campus 2 years September 2017 Armenia Yerevan

The PSIA program at the American University of Armenia equips students with advanced analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills through the study of political science and international affairs. [+]

Best Part time Masters in International Affairs 2017. Program The PSIA program at the American University of Armenia equips students with advanced analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills through the study of political science and international affairs. The two-year Master’s degree in PSIA offers a curriculum that includes political theory, methodology, international relations, comparative politics, public administration, public policy, development policy, and political economy. Throughout the program, students are encouraged to think critically about issues from both a local and global perspective as they engage in analysis, research, writing, and leadership training. Courses place a strong emphasis on research and comparative methodology, analysis, and on bringing practical applications of theory into the classroom. Graduates from the program pursue careers in politics, government, and international relations within the Armenian government, non-governmental organizations, and international organisations. Admission and Graduation Requirements Admission Requirements To be considered for admission to PSIA, an applicant must meet AUA’s general admission requirements and the PSIA-program specific requirements, which include: An undergraduate degree from a four or five year program Demonstrated English proficiency with a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 79 or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5. Test scores cannot be more than 2 years old at the time of application. A minimum 25th percentile score on the GRE quantitative examination. A high undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA). Two letters of recommendation. A concise and informative personal statement. In addition to these requirements, work and volunteer experience are also taken into consideration. The program may also require interviews with applicants. Graduation requirements To graduate with a Master of Political Science and International Affairs, students must complete 54 credit hours of coursework, including a capstone Master’s Essay, Policy Internship Project, or Policy Paper, and at least one credit in environmental studies in satisfaction of the university-wide environmental studies requirement. A cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher is required for the granting of the degree. Student Learning Outcomes Students will be able to GOAL 1 – Internalize and contextualize concepts and theories (abstract and empirical) Recognize and explain concepts and theories Question and discuss theories and interpretations Draw conclusions from evidence GOAL 2 – Learn how to conduct analysis Organize, filter and synthesize a large body of information Dissect a problem into its component parts Compare, contrast and differentiate among various events GOAL 3 – Master subject matter (course topics and materials) Recall and tell others of course materials Recognize subjects’ studied and the relationship among courses GOAL 4 – Develop (a) Research, (b) Problem-Solving, (c) Writing, (d) Communication, and (e) Argumentation Skills Apply library acuity Construct and use appropriate research techniques Recognize and formulate political problems Choose appropriate tools for analysis of political problems Clearly organize and prepare papers, reports, and research findings Work in groups Properly cite sources Tailor writing to specific assignments Present to groups Develop and use presentation tools Distinguish different supporting arguments Make reasoned arguments with logical conclusions Curriculum The curriculum of the Master of PSIA is comprised of courses in the following subfields of the discipline: political theory, methodology, international relations, comparative politics, public administration, public policy, development policy, and economics. Courses are offered in each of these fields throughout the students’ two years of study. Most courses represent approximately three hours of class attendance per week by the student. The curriculum is divided into first and second year courses. In the first year all courses are required, with students taking five courses each semester. In the second year, students choose eight elective courses (four each semester) from a range of options and in their final semester a capstone requirement. Full-time students will carry either 12 or 15 credit units per semester. Part-time students must develop an approved program of study with the Chair during the student’s first semester of study at AUA. While the majority of students complete all school requirements in two years, the maximum period for completion is three academic years for full-time. Degree candidacy will automatically lapse after this period and students will not be awarded a diploma. A course load of more than 15 credit units or less than 12 credit units requires prior approval from the Chair of the Program. Two-Track System In the second year of studies, students may choose one of two tracks to follow: International Relations or Public Policy. Elective courses are allocated to one of the two tracks and students should take at least five elective courses in the track that they wish to specialize in. Environmental Studies Requirement Students must also complete one credit in environmental studies in satisfaction of the university-wide environmental studies requirement. PSIA347 Environmental Policy counts for this requirement, but students may if they wish choose a course from the AUA’s Acopian Center for the Environment. [-]

Master in International Affairs and Public Policy

Nankai University
Campus 2 years September 2017 China Tianjin

IAPP is an international relations programme with a focus on understanding China’s foreign policy and strategic thinking. [+]

International Affairs and Public Policy is the study of how countries form relationships with and interact with each other. China’s foreign policy and strategic thinking is highly influential, so studying this subject in China itself will provide some fascinating insights. This programme is designed to prepare graduates for a wide range of careers in the field of international relations. It will provide you with the academic and analytical skills necessary to understand the contemporary world and the rapidly changing context in which international relations and foreign diplomacy are conducted. This programme will also provide you with the ability to deploy strategic foresight and encourage you to engage in the spirit of constructive dialogue and mutual understanding. As well as developing your academic and problem-solving capabilities, the programme will equip you with the tools to make sense of the complex world around us, to think on your feet and to consider international issues and events from a global perspective. WHY STUDY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AT NANKAI? The Zhou Enlai School of Government that delivers the programme is ranked number 1 in China. As one of the most prestigious schools in China, the Zhou Enlai School of Government is an elite centre for research and teaching in the fields of politics, political science, international relations and Sino-Foreign diplomacy. The school is named after Premier Zhou Enlai, one of China’s most revered leaders of the 20th century, holding the position as Chinese Premier. WHAT WILL I STUDY? Modules will include: - Contemporary Chinese studies - International political studies - Theories of international relations - Chinese foreign policy - Introduction to international relations - The evolution of world politics - Chinese language KEY COURSE FACTS Start Date: September 2017 Course Length: 2 years English Language Entry Requirement: IELTS: 6.0 or equivalent. Academic Requirement: - Bachelor’s degree or equivalent HOW TO APPLY: - Completed application form, signed by the student. - Personal statement - Copy(s) of relevant academic certificates and transcripts in English. - Copy(s) of English language certificates in English. - A copy of your passport. [-]

European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR)

University of Oldenburg
Campus 2 years September 2017 Germany Oldenburg

EMMIR is the European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations. It is the first African-European Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Migration Studies. EMMIR is jointly run by three African and four European universities, facilitated by a wider network of partners. [+]

Best Part time Masters in International Affairs 2017. EMMIR is the European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations. It is the first African-European Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Migration Studies. The first cohort set out to study in September 2011; since 2013 the programme is fully accredited by the national agencies as part of the European pilot project JOQAR. EMMIR is jointly run by three African and four European universities, facilitated by a wider network of partners. Various associate organsiations on the regional, national and international level provide significant assistance for student internships and graduate's employment. The quality of the programme is constantly evaluated by an international board of experts. EMMIR is a unique study programme focusing on migration through an intercultural approach. It provides profound theoretical skills in migration studies combined with field work in Europe and Africa. It is designed as a multidisciplinary programme that addresses important contemporary issues in an emerging field of study. EMMIR includes study periods in both Europe and Africa. Students' mobility is understood as a key to mutual understanding of different views and cultures of migration and movement and will sharpen intercultural sensitivity. EMMIR students become acquainted with different cultures and academic traditions and gain knowledge about migration issues in internships. They will gain profound skills and specialise in of the four programme foci, this will provide them with excellent chances for employment in national and international governmental and private sector organisations or in academia. Graduates will be awarded a joint degree by the EMMIR partner universities. Background In the 21st century, migration processes - multidirectional in their spatial as well as social and cultural structure - increasingly contribute to the shaping of societies. Consequently, the presence of migrants adds emphasis to intercultural relations and intercultural communication, which are of key concern for social cohesion. Arguably, migration and globalisation may be considered twin processes. They contest concepts of the nation state, including territoriality and citizenship, and direct attention to questions of social justice and human rights, peace and conflict. They also lead to the emergence of new concepts of identity and transnational social spaces. Answers to policy questions linked to phenomena as diverse as voluntary and forced migration, internal displacement and transcontinental flows, movement of unskilled labourers and brain drainers need differentiated investigation and evaluation as well as complex negotiation. Content EMMIR responds to this rising importance by providing state of the art education in theoretical concepts, empirical methods and transdisciplinary approaches to migration studies. Teaching and research in EMMIR will address issues that currently rank highly on the global agenda - and need expertise on transnational, transcultural and transdisciplinary level. Migration and mobility, flight, displacement and refuge - globally and (supra)nationally discussed primarily on a policy level - touch decisive dimensions in economic and social development, demography, international relations, political theory and cultural cooperation, to name some, not all of the key areas. Sustainable answers bridging the interests of nation states (incl. their welfare systems and labour markets) with human rights, democratic values and globality have yet to be found. Research on intercultural relations and intercultural communication is closely linked to these questions and frequently key to the understanding of problems and conflict. The curriculum takes into account all forms of migration and displacement. Related issues to be addressed are intercultural conflict resolution mechanisms, multi cultural governance issues and global/regional integration. Foci The two key terms of reference for this study programme are migration and intercultural relations. Migration is understood here as encompassing all forms of international migration, voluntary as well as forced movements. Internal displacement, prominent especially in African contexts, will also be addressed. Intercultural relations include not only communication and other forms of interaction between the majority and resident minorities/diasporic communities within nation states but also interethnic relations in the (inter-)national arena and beyond nation states - including multinational settings and concepts such as multiculturalism or cosmopolitanism. There are four programme foci: - Gender - Development - Representation - Education The foci serve as the foundation students use to develop their individual specialisation and profile, e.g. by combining them with a geographic focus involving one or more of the countries in the partnership, potentially also linked to individual language skills. Qualification EMMIR, combining the expertise of European and African universities, strongly encourages students to critically evaluate the existing body of knowledge and to conduct their own research projects. Students will have the benefits and challenge of an international learner group where participants' different backgrounds will in itself offer valuable intercultural perspectives for the study of migration. EMMIR aims at training young academics that contribute to improved information about the dynamics of migration and will become new professionals, consciously combining their specific national/regional/ institutional situatedness and tasks with transnational perspectives, in the specific context of this programme primarily in Europe and Africa. In order to train for a labour market demanding flexibility, self-motivation and problem-solving skills, the didactics of EMMIR are built around the idea that young professionals need state of the art, in-depth-knowledge in their field plus the tools to present and negotiate, to apply and to conceptualise, to cooperate, administrate and to manage. In cooperation with numerous actors and institutions in the field (associates and others) students will be exposed to specific labour market segments, they gather experience that can be actively linked to the study programme and their specialisation. The cross-cutting aim is to promote problem solving skills and the ability of knowledge transfer. Graduates will be qualified to pursue doctoral studies or employment in national and international governmental and non-governmental institutions dealing with migration, intercultural competence and education, in particular intersecting with development issues and/or gender issues. Language The language of instruction is English, but students will be encouraged to enhance bi- or multilingual language skills. EMMIR builds on and supports multilinguality by offering language courses and by its mobility path. Students are encouraged and supported to expose themselves to different cultural and economic settings in Europe and Africa. Mobility and Specialisation EMMIR combines the mobility of the full cohort with individual research mobility and specialisation. The mobility path serves two purposes. On the one hand it exposes students to different migration policies, various approaches to intercultural relations, several academic institutions and economic, social and cultural settings that are shaping migration processes as well as migrants’ experiences. On the other hand it allows students to develop individual research foci - drawing on the expertise of all involved partners and their specialisation in a decentralised way. EMMIR mobility path enhances: - to focus on ‘major’ nations in global migration e.g. Germany or Sudan (as the largest African nation with major forced migration and internal displacement), - to focus on intercultural relations/migration issues in small nations and young nation states (Europe, Africa); - to specialize in comparative research on two or more of the involved countries, and/or drawing on the expertise and access to selected partner networks, - to specialize in overarching questions, e.g. research on global migration - drawing on EMMIR as a network of networks. Degree The Consortium will award graduates a joint degree by all seven universities in accordance with Bologna criteria. Student graduation ceremonies will take place in Oldenburg annually in September. EMMIR is based at the the School of Linguistics and Cultural Studies. A variety of research centered Master programs are offered by the institutes in the same faculty, which secures the high quality of both curriculum and scholars in English and German. [-]

Master of Public Policy

International University of Japan
Campus 1 year September 2017 Japan Niigata

The objective of this one-year intensive master’s program is to equip scholars with fundamental knowledge and practical skills in the fields of international relations, international development, and public management. [+]

The objective of this one-year intensive master’s program is to equip scholars with fundamental knowledge and practical skills in the fields of international relations, international development, and public management. The main target includes employees who have more than 2 years of work experience in private enterprises and public institutions who intend to obtain a master’s degree at the professional level with a lighter academic research activity workload. Students who complete all requirements are awarded a professional master’s degree, the Master of Public Policy. Curriculum The curriculum of the one-year master’s program consists of a combination of required courses and elective courses: the former provides analytical and empirical skills and knowledge that are applicable to policy-oriented issues; the latter focuses more on specific aspects of practical and policy-oriented issues and expands the theoretical capability and descriptive knowledge obtained from the required courses. This combination allows the scholars to facilitate problem identification and problem solving in regional and international agendas. Policy Paper Different from the two-year master’s programs, scholars are not required to write a solid master’s thesis. Instead, they are required to write a policy paper on an important policy-related topic under the supervision of faculty members. This gives the scholars an opportunity to learn how to discuss their policy topic by integrating the concepts and methods that have been acquired during the entire one-year program as well as knowledge developed in their previous professional careers. [-]

Master in International Relations

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus 4 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Master Degree in International Relations at EEG intends to meet the need of advanced training in International Relations, as it accommodates itself to the requirements of the European Higher Education and in line with the changes resulting from the post-cold war and the 9/11, 2001. [+]

Best Part time Masters in International Affairs 2017. Justification and Purpose The Master Degree in International Relations at EEG intends to meet the need of advanced training in International Relations, as it accommodates itself to the requirements of the European Higher Education and in line with the changes resulting from the post-cold war and the 9/11, 2001. It is thus an eclectic education project, whose main objectives are: Offer advanced training on the main trends and dynamics of the contemporary International Relations Theory; Provide in-depth knowledge in specific fields (Diplomacy, International and Area Studies, respectively); Develop intellectual skills and practices in the field of International Relations, as well as soft skills (analysis, communication, problem-solving and interpersonal soft skills, among others). In this light, it is a four-semester-long programme which accumulates 120 ECTS. The first year is devoted to coursework, whilst combining six structural compulsory course units in the fields of Political Science and International Relations, and two optional course units within the scope of these two scientific areas, or complementary scientific areas such as Economics, Management or Administrative Sciences. The completion of the programme requires the student to research and prepare an original dissertation, or realise an internship and report. The Master Programme in International Relations unfolds a unique opportunity for the consolidation and development of performance skills in various organisational contexts, governmental and non-governmental, national and international, and in multiple areas (human rights, co-operation and development, international negotiations, inter alia), thus offering a complete and innovative training. Would you like to pursue a broadband programme to enrich your profile and enhance the prospects of your professional career? The Master Programme in International Relations is the best choice to launch your future. [-]