Masters Programs in International Studies

Compare 13 Masters Programs in International Studies

Students who wish to further their education after they receive their undergraduate degree often pursue a master’s degree. A master’s degree program delves deeper into the student’s chosen field, often requiring an already enhanced knowledge of the subject.

What is a Master in International Studies? The world is shrinking, and with that comes a demand for professionals who understand how to run a business or navigate politics on a global scale. International studies students can learn the intricacies of socio-political cultures from all over the world, as well as how to negotiate within those cultures. They then have the chance to apply those skills in a position that could affect the very way the world operates. Coursework typically focuses on global affairs and foreign practices.

International studies graduates join the workforce with strong analytical skills and management prowess. They often know how to work with professionals from all corners of the world and can successfully close business deals or affect policy in different geographic regions.

The time it takes to complete a master’s degree depends largely on whether the student is going full-time or part-time. Tuition can also fluctuate, depending on whether the school is private or public and other factors. Prospective students should compare schools.

International studies graduates can pursue many careers. International banking is a viable field for business-minded students, where they may become bankers or financial consultants. Research programs also seek international studies graduates to fill researcher roles. Both governments and global nonprofits are other professional avenues graduates can pursue as well. They can become diplomats or ambassadors, if they choose, or they can serve nonprofits as program coordinators.

Students interested in a Master in International Studies can find professional programs from around the world specializing in this educational field. Many programs are also available online. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master Political and International Studies (epi)

Ecole de Gouvernance et d'Economie de Rabat
Campus Full time August 2019 Morocco Rabat

Policy and International Studies (IPS) is a Master of the School of Governance (EGE) Mohammed VI Polytechnic University built through an international academic partnership with the Institute of Political Studies in Aix-en-Provence (Aix Sciences Po ). [+]

Policy and International Studies (IPS) is a Master of the School of Governance (EGE) Mohammed VI Polytechnic University built through an international academic partnership with the Institute of Political Studies in Aix-en-Provence (Aix Sciences Po ).

This Master's degree lasts two years and trains professionals in the analysis of public policy, disseminate and produce intellectual knowledge and research on contemporary political, social science and international relations in a academic framework of international reference.

Morocco and the North African countries are engaged in reform complex processes of their state their level of political and public decision making in an international environment changing. Also new ideas emerge or supplement the terms of the conduct or the deployment of public action, with competing ways of involving different stakeholders, society, the public sector, the private sector, the representative body.... [-]


Master's Degree in International Migration

Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2019 Spain Madrid + 1 more

The Master's Degree in Contemporary International Migration caters to the need for skilled professionals in different areas related to migration, involves many different areas, and requires specific and complex preparation and training. [+]

Máster Universitario en Migraciones Internacionales Admisión

Perfil de ingreso:

El Máster va dirigido a todo tipo de titulados universitarios, alumnos recién egresados, profesores universitarios, profesionales procedentes del mundo empresarial, investigadores y personal de las organizaciones internacionales, que deseen profesionalizarse o mejorar su profesionalización en el ámbito de las migraciones internacionales y la movilidad humana, así como a aquellos alumnos que quieran desarrollar su capacidad investigadora en este campo.

Requisitos de acceso:

Estar en posesión de un título de Grado o equivalente. Tener un buen expediente académico. Se valorará la experiencia profesional previa en migraciones internacionales. Conocer al menos otro idioma, preferentemente el inglés. ... [-]

Postgraduate Programmes in International Studies

IPU New Zealand
Campus Full time 3 - 5 semesters March 2019 New Zealand Palmerston North

IPU New Zealand offers two postgraduate qualifications: Master of International Studies, Postgraduate Diploma of International Studies. Both of these qualifications are of an interdisciplinary nature. Students study a mixture of business, international relations, and environmental science to develop knowledge and practical skills to engage in today's rapidly changing business world... [+]

IPU New Zealand offers two postgraduate qualifications:

Master of International Studies Postgraduate Diploma of International Studies

Both of these qualifications are of an interdisciplinary nature. Students study a mixture of business, international relations, and environmental science to develop knowledge and practical skills to engage in today's rapidly changing business world.

Designed for high-achieving professionals who are looking for international career opportunities, the Master of International Studies will provide you with an appreciation of how businesses, government and the global economy interact. You will develop the ability to think globally, manage people within multicultural settings and will be equipped to go on to a rewarding career with a multinational company, government agency, international aid agency or organisation with global business links.... [-]


Master in International Geostrategy and Jihadist Terrorism

INISEG Instituto Internacional de Estudios en Seguridad Global
Online September 2019 Spain Móstoles Zamora

The Master in International Geostragegy and Jihadist Terrorism is an official degree of II livello (second level) of the Pegasus University of Italy, which gives access to the doctorate due to its adaptation and reception to the Bologna plan and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) . [+]

Presentation

The Master in International Geostragegy and Jihadist Terrorism is an official degree of II livello (second level) of the Pegasus University of Italy, which gives access to the doctorate due to its adaptation and reception to the Bologna plan and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) .

This master's degree in international geostrategy is designed to provide the student with extensive knowledge related to military issues, national security, defense policy, modern defense theory, conflicts and international politics, intelligence services, terrorism and organized crime, military industry and economy. the defense, among others. The main objective of the official master's degree in geostrategy and terrorism is the highly qualified training of professionals and experts, regardless of their level or position in the decision-making structure, focused on strategic planning and international geopolitics, knowledge of the functioning of the intelligence services in the fight against terrorism and counterintelligence measures in the fight against the jihadist threat.... [-]


Master in Advanced European and International Studies – European Integration & Global Studies – Berlin-Nice-Rome/Istanbul

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Campus Full time October 2019 France Nice Germany Berlin Turkey Istanbul Italy Rome + 5 more

The one-year anglophone programme "European Integration and Global Studies" of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies takes place in Berlin-Nice-Rome/Istanbul. [+]

"Learning and living Europe"

The European Integration and Global Studies branch of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS) is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Its objective is to give students an overarching vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural challenges of today’s world.

The MAEIS is a one­-year ­programme, subdivided into three study terms plus an optional internship (3-6 months). The teaching modules are (for a detailed description see below):

Conflict and cooperation in the international system European integration and external action Federalism and multi-level governance Economic globalisation and sustainable development Professional Skills Workshops ... [-]

Master in Advanced European and International Studies – Trilingual Studies – Nice-Canterbury-Berlin

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 France Nice United Kingdom Canterbury Germany Berlin + 4 more

The one-year "Trilingual Studies" programme (French, English, German) of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies takes place in Nice-Canterbury-Berlin. Learn about economy, federalism, international relations, European integration, participate in professional skills workshops, handle three languages and acquire the competences to become a Policy Officer in international organisations. [+]

Learning and living Europe in three languages

The trilingual branch (French, English, German) of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS) is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Its objective is to give students an overarching vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural challenges of today’s world.

The MAEIS is a one-year ­programme, subdivided into three terms, plus an optional internship (3-6 months).

The Master’s programme follows an original approach which distinguishes it from other Master’s courses in European Studies and International Relations. The MAEIS is an international, interdisciplinary and itinerant programme. It is also unique in its multilingual approach to learning.... [-]


Master in Interdisciplinary research and studies on Eastern Europe

University of Bologna
Campus Full time October 2019 Italy Forli

The international Master of Arts MIREES is a Second cycle Joint Degree (120 ECTS), awarded by the School of Political Sciences-Forlì Campus in cooperation with the following partner universities: Vytautas Magnus University at Kaunas; Saint-Petersburg State University. [+]

The international Master of Arts MIREES is a Second cycle Joint Degree (120 ECTS), awarded by the School of Political Sciences-Forlì Campus in cooperation with the following partner universities: Vytautas Magnus University at Kaunas; Saint-Petersburg State University.

MIREES is an innovative graduate programme, taught entirely in English , unique in Italy and Europe, devoted to students that have a BA background in Economics, Politics, International Relations, History, Agricultural or Cultural studies at large, and would now like to acquire a specialized, in-depth knowledge of the Post-socialist Countries in transition, the new EU Member States after the Enlargements of 2004 and 2007, as well as the New East-European Neighbour Countries.... [-]


Master in International Migration and Ethnic Relations

Malmö University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 Sweden Malmö

The master’s programme in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER) focuses on current international developments and research perspectives in migration and ethnic relations; the effects of globalisation and human mobility on societies, groups and individuals; the social and political adaptation and integration of ethnic minorities in different societies; issues of inclusion and exclusion of immigrants; majority-minority relations; philosophical and ethical perspectives on life in diverse and complex societies. [+]

The master’s programme in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER) focuses on current international developments and research perspectives in migration and ethnic relations; the effects of globalisation and human mobility on societies, groups and individuals; the social and political adaptation and integration of ethnic minorities in different societies; issues of inclusion and exclusion of immigrants; majority-minority relations; philosophical and ethical perspectives on life in diverse and complex societies.

What makes International Migration and Ethnic Relations unique?

This master's programme teaches you how to conduct in-depth analysis, evaluate policies and criticise and critique migration-related policies.You should expect research-based training and an interdisciplinary outlook that links social sciences with humanities.... [-]


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 International Development Studies

Mendel University in Brno
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Czech Republic Brno-sever

Specialism "International Development Studies", as part of program "International Territorial Studies" focuses on education and teaching of current issues of the developing world from the global and comparative points of view. [+]

Master in International Development Studies

This Master‘s degree program in the sphere of International Territorial Studies focuses on „International Development Studies“, enabling students to specialize either in Global Development or European Studies. The program aims to provide students with the ability to identify critical factors and trends in the developing world both in general and international contexts, assess the causality and existence of problems in the developing world and draft proposals for effective solutions (including critical situations), translate proposals addressing these issues into development assistance projects, including respecting the environmental impacts of decisions in a broader context. At the same time, students will gain practical knowledge of specific current issues related to selected regions of the developing world, namely Africa, South and Southeast Asia, or Latin America (based on their choice) and will be able to draft development projects for the particular region they select. Graduates of European Studies will be able to understand the role of the European Union in the global environment, with special emphasis on its interaction with developing countries.... [-]


Master in Advanced Global Studies

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 France Paris

The Master in Advanced Global Studies offered at the Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs is an opportunity for early- to mid-career professionals to follow a one-year accelerated programme in International Affairs. [+]

A one-year Master to fast-track your career in International Affairs

This one-year master's program is designed for candidates with an undergraduate degree and 5 years of professional experience, seeking to immerse themselves in a challenging university environment and gain further expertise or new horizons in one of the cardinal fields of international affairs. PSIA has 5 years of successful experience with the one-year Master in Development Practice and is now expanding the offer to encompass all domains of expertise within the school.

Key strengths

The Master in Advanced Global Studies is:

An opportunity for early- and mid-career professionals to follow a one-year accelerated program in International Affairs; The possibility to specialize in both a master's track and a concentration (regional or thematic); Access to PSIA's regular broad and world-class curriculum offer, as well as dedicated and customised courses; Joining Sciences Po and PSIA's vast, active and international alumni network. Curriculum and structure ... [-]

Master of International Policy and Practice

The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Online Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 USA Washington + 2 more

The Elliott School's Master of International Policy and Practice (MIPP) program helps international professionals develop these highly marketable skills. This flexible degree program prepares mid-career professionals for the challenges of globalization by combining rigorous academic training with the development of valuable career-enhancing skills. [+]

NOTE: If you are interested in studying this program online, scroll down to the next section of this program description for more information. Preparing professionals for 21st-century challenges

The demands of globalization are dramatically changing career and employment practices for individuals and organizations in international affairs. Professionals who want to excel in the international arena must have knowledge of international economic, political and social trends. They must possess the analytical and management skills necessary to formulate and advocate policies on key international issues, and the ability to negotiate and work effectively in cross-cultural settings.

The Elliott School's Master of International Policy and Practice (MIPP) program helps international professionals develop these highly marketable skills. This flexible degree program prepares mid-career professionals for the challenges of globalization by combining rigorous academic training with the development of valuable career-enhancing skills. The program covers relevant national and international policies and provides insight into a wide range of international issues.... [-]


Master International Studies and International Cooperation

RANEPA Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Russia Moscow

The program is aimed at training specialists for international cooperation, possessing comprehensive knowledge of countries and regions, skills of examination and analysis of political, geopolitical, economic, socio-cultural processes, political consulting, ability to conduct international and regional projects, international negotiations. [+]

Masters in International Studies.

Description

The program is aimed at training specialists for international cooperation, possessing comprehensive knowledge of countries and regions, skills of examination and analysis of political, geopolitical, economic, socio-cultural processes, political consulting, ability to conduct international and regional projects, international negotiations.

Deep scientific and theoretical training is combined with the solution of practical problems, the development of creative potential and strategic thinking of students.

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