Masters Programs in International Politics

Compare 63 Masters Programs in International Politics

International Politics

With present day international politics continually facing new problems and challenges, the study of international politics offers students a unique opportunity to learn about the various problems that face the world. These problems include: terrorism, poverty, human rights, conflicts, displacement, economic development and global environments. Students enrolling in the masters program have an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the global problems, their origin and the structures that have been put in place to try and solve the problems. The students have an opportunity to examine and critically evaluate the contemporary world issues.

The masters degree in international politics focuses on the study of global policies, policy-making processes and the theoretical as well as the practical approaches in development of solutions to world issues. The program has both core and elective modules; students can choose their area of specialization depending on their personal career goals and intellectual interest. Areas of specialization include: development and inequality, foreign policy, security, diplomacy, the environment, religion, financial crises, the economy, migration and cultural identity as well as human rights.

The masters program also gives the students an opportunity to analyze the various players in the global environment and their inputs to the solutions of the world problems. These players include: governments, international institutions, social movements, private players and the civil society. Therefore, the students can take classes in a range of fields including regional and international relations. The graduates can take up job offers in a variety fields such as: foreign policy, academia, law and the government.

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Master in Euroculture

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Euroculture is an interdisciplinary master's focusing on the key challenges of contemporary Europe. Its strengths are a job-oriented approach and training in substantive research skills. [+]

Masters in International Politics. The master's specialization Euroculture is a unique, interdisciplinary and international programme consisting of 4 semesters (120 ECTS) and offered by a Consortium (8 European and 4 non-European universities). The status “Erasmus Mundus Master of Excellence" was granted to the programme by the European Commission in 2005 and again in 2011 thereby confirming the programme's outstanding quality. In 2015, Euroculture was, for the 4th time in a row, considered to be a "top" Master Programme by Keuzegids, an independent Dutch guide ranking university Programmes. In fact, the Keuzegids considered the Euroculture programme to be the best European Studies Master programme in the Netherlands. The mission of the programme is to provide graduates with the following: - a deep understanding of European identity, civil society, the ongoing European unification process in itself, its cultural and social dynamics and the consequences for its citizens and the wider world; - the ability to identify and problematise what Europe, and the EU, represents for its citizens and for the wider world. For more detailed information about the programme please visit the consortium website. [-]

MSci International Relations and Global Issues

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Helping students develop a broad understanding of the subject, this course includes a year abroad at one of 25 overseas institutions in locations such as Canada, Hong Kong and Australia. [+]

MSci International Relations and Global Issues This innovative four-year degree leads to a masters level qualification. Years one, three and four will be spent at Nottingham; the second year will be spent at one of our partner institutions overseas (the choice will be governed by your academic progress). Years one and three will follow the programme outlined in our BA Politics and International Relations degree with year four allowing you to take modules from the school's portfolio of masters programmes, and to research and write a dissertation. Year one Your first year will provide you with a broad knowledge across the discipline, focusing on the areas of international relations, comparative politics, British political history, and political theory. You will take some subsidiary modules from other schools within the University and, while many students opt to study a language module and continue this throughout their time at Nottingham, you can choose any subject you wish. Year two Year two is spent focusing on global issues in one of 25 partner institutions around the world, drawn from the Universitas 21 (U21) network, the school's European Erasmus exchange partners and The University of Nottingham's campuses in China and Malaysia. Year three Year three is spent back at Nottingham, where you will take modules chosen from the wide range offered on international relations and global issues. You need to choose at least three modules from the international relations stream in your third year and can either choose to specialise further by adding more of the same, or broaden your knowledge base by taking modules from comparative politics and political theory. Once again you are permitted to take subsidiary modules during this year. Year four During your fourth year you can choose from a selection of masters-level modules offered by the school, which cover a number of themes and issues and all deal critically with current world events. You will be able to deepen your knowledge of the subjects which interest you the most and the dissertation element will allow you to strengthen your research and analytical skills as well as thoroughly explore a question you find intriguing. Additionally, if you have started a language earlier in your studies you will be able to continue with this. Entry requirements A levels: AAA not including general studies or critical thinking English language requirements If English is not your first language, you must fulfil, as a minimum, the following condition: IELTS: 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any element Students who require extra support to meet the English language requirements for their academic course can attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) to prepare for their future studies. Students who pass at the required level can progress directly to their academic programme without needing to retake IELTS. Please visit the CELE webpages for more information. Alternative qualifications View the alternative qualifications page for details. Flexible admissions policy In recognition of our applicants’ varied experience and educational pathways, The University of Nottingham employs a flexible admissions policy. We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances. Please see the University’s admissions policies and procedures for more information. Notes for applicants We are looking for students who have the ability and motivation to benefit from our courses, and who will make a valued contribution to the department and the University. Candidates for full-time admission are considered on the basis of their Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) form. Applications are considered solely on merit and academic potential. The selection process is normally based entirely on the UCAS application form - so it is important that this is completed correctly and fully. We do not normally interview applicants. Modules Typical year one modules Core modules British Political History Since 1945 Culture and Values in a Changing World Introduction to Comparative Politics Modern Political Theory Political Theory from Ancient to Modern Problems in Global Politics Understanding Global Politics Plus some subsidiary modules from outside the school to be chosen on arrival. Typical year two modules Year two is spent focusing on global issues in one of 25 partner institutions around the world. Typical year three modules Core modules Airpower and Modern Warfare International Politics of Race Re-thinking the Cold War The Rights and Wrongs of Climate Change Optional modules American Politics Comparative Electoral Systems European Union Politics Gender and Development Ideas and Politics in Contemporary Britain Identity, Territory and Political Conflict Immigration and Citizenship Intervention in Africa Parliamentary Studies Politics and Drugs Politics Placement Property and its Critics The War in Iraq Typical year four modules Core modules Dissertation Optional modules Comparative Democratic Development Designing Political Enquiry Europe and the Developing World Global Asia Grand Strategy International Political Economy Justice Beyond Borders: Theories of International and Intergenerational Justice Politics of South Asia Quantitative Political Analysis The Road to Guantanamo: the treatment and experience of prisoners, civilian internees and detainees since 1860 Secret Intelligence and International Security Terrorism and Insurgencies The Theory and Practice of Diplomacy War, Peace and Terror The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. The above list is a sample of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Year abroad The University of Nottingham has one of the biggest and most diverse study abroad programmes in the UK, and those who have studied abroad often say that it was the highlight of their time as a student. This course has been specially designed to include the opportunity to spend either your second or third year abroad. You can choose to study at the University's campuses in China or Malaysia or at one of our international partner institutions in locations such as Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, Mexico and the USA (the choice will be governed by your academic progress). You'll get the opportunity to broaden your horizons and enhance your employability by experiencing another culture and will study similar modules to your counterparts back in Nottingham (teaching is in English). "I learnt so much in my year away at Monash University in Australia and really matured as an individual. It offered me a life experience I don't feel I could have gained had I studied my whole degree at Nottingham. I would encourage anybody with the opportunity to go on exchange to take advantage of it!" Benjamin Beck, MSci International Relations and Global Issues Careers At Nottingham you will acquire a strong academic foundation and a range of excellent transferable skills, such as the ability to study independently and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. You will leave us with specialist knowledge of international issues and political systems that will enhance your global career prospects. Our graduates develop careers across the private, public and charitable sectors. Private sector destinations include print and television journalism, broadcasting, television and film production, advertising, marketing and personnel as well as the commercial and financial sectors. Some go into party politics as parliamentary assistants, councillors in local government and even MPs; others work for the civil service and in research and data analysis. Third-sector careers include working for non-governmental organisations, charities and development agencies. Some graduates opt for further study or take vocational qualifications in postgraduate law or teaching. Average starting salary and career progression In 2015, 95% of first-degree graduates in the School of Politics and International Relations who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £21,728 with the highest being £35,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home first degree undergraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK. Careers support and advice Studying for a degree at The University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take. For the last three years Nottingham has been one of the two most targeted universities in the country by employers. Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers. [-]

Master in Geopolitical Studies (GPS)

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Geopolitical Studies (GPS) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which seeks to explore the dynamic relationship between International Politics and Human Geography, focussing on essential theories, thinkers and regions. [+]

Masters in International Politics. Geopolitical Studies (GPS) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which seeks to explore the dynamic relationship between International Politics and Human Geography, focussing on essential theories, thinkers and regions. As newer boundaries are created between us and maps constantly re-drawn the world over, in a world that is still being described as borderless, it is therefore important consider why this is happening. The programme will combine the strengths of the Institute of Political Studies’ strongest departments, Political Geography and Security Studies to create a unique opportunity for students to focus on a key aspect of today’s Political study. The programme is deliberately structured to take advantage of the multidisciplinary nature of the Institute of Political Studies and the Faculty, and students will be encouraged to make connections between different fields of study, learning to combine a global perspective with attention to detail and local interests. It is an excellent stepping stone in developing an academic career in the field of Political Science, as well as a valuable source of analytical skills and practical background knowledge that can be applied in professional life. Highly focused on employability – outside speakers will provide networking opportunities. The programme includes discussions with experts outside the academy. The class offers an advanced grounding in geopolitics and security while allowing you to specialize in issues and themes of interest to you. There is a strong emphasis on skills development especially communication. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria In addition to the application, the following documents must be provided: 1. Copy of a diploma to show completed Bachelor's or Master's studies, or confirmation of ongoing studies in the academic year that those studies will be completed; 2. Transcript of marks and academic results from previous higher education studies; 3. CV 4. Motivation letter Confirmation of studies may be substituted with a transcript of marks, provided that these are from the same academic year as the application. All documents which are not originally in Czech, Slovak or English must be accurately translated into English. Conditions for admission The admissions commission will will assess applicants for study on the basis of the documents submitted and give them a ranking from 1 -10 points. The point limit for accepting applicants is set by the Dean. A pre-condition for being accepted is the completion of higher education studies. Information on the exercise of graduates A graduate of the GPS should be able to reflect, using his acquired knowledge of theoretical premises, on the dynamic of changes of politico-spatial relations, brought by the current economical, political and social development. The theoretical basis should allow for an independent analytical research of territorial issues, including their critical analysis, for the purpose of the public or the private sectors. Graduates are prepared to work in state administration, political parties, international institutions or in the private sector (for instance as consultants in multinational corporations). Theoretically oriented students can work as scientists or university pedagogues. [-]

Master in Political Science

Palacky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

Core programme courses include EU Institutions EU and its Member States EU Cohesion Policy [+]

Programme content: Core programme courses include: EU Institutions EU and its Member States EU Cohesion Policy External Relations of the EU EU Economic Policy International Relations Theories International Security Conflict Resolution Modern History of Europe Methodology Programme dates: September – June, 2 years Application deadline: February 28th Application procedure: The applicant should be a graduate of a BA or a MA study programme in the field of social studies, humanities or law. The applicant will present: Bachelor’s degree diploma diploma supplement of her/his Bachelor’s study (the diploma supplement may be substituted by a list of courses and exams passed during the Bachelor’s study) his/her bachelor’s thesis or any corresponding graduate work, eventually another written essay with a minimum page count of 20 pages CV motivation letter Personal interview might be arranged via skype. Language requirements: English language CEFR level B2 or TOEFL points 87 minimum Training methods: lectures, seminars, workshops, consultancy. [-]

Master in International Development and Management of Global Affairs

Universitatea De Vest Din Timisoara
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Romania Timisoara

This new master program of our faculty seeks to respond to employers and students demands for an education closer to practice and a better adjustment to labor market needs. We are aware of the fact that most of our graduates find employment in the new globalized economy dominated by multinational enterprises. This is why we offer, after a first year centered on the development of the most important skills for a work in international relations, the possibility to choose in the second year from three attractive modules: International development studies, European studies and African studies. [+]

Masters in International Politics. The Faculty of Political Science, Philosophy and Communication Sciences is the youngest and most dynamic of the faculties of the West University of Timisoara, being created in 1999. Most of our students study international relations, public relations, communication and journalism. Teaching takes place in Romanian, English and German. The faculty has nine bachelor programs, six master programs and two doctoral programs, in political science and in philosophy. This new master program of our faculty seeks to respond to employers and students demands for an education closer to practice and a better adjustment to labor market needs. We are aware of the fact that most of our graduates find employment in the new globalized economy dominated by multinational enterprises. This is why we offer, after a first year centered on the development of the most important skills for a work in international relations, the possibility to choose in the second year from three attractive modules: International development studies, European studies and African studies. Main course titles Theories and strategies of international development Introduction to management International organisations Macroeconomy Diplomacy and global affairs Project management Sustainable development and environment Social development in regional context Global security studies, with an emphasis on Africa Education systems and policies Migration studies Gender and development Potential labour market positions following graduation Specialist in political and economical international relations; International officer in public institutions; International customer support; Backoffice; [-]

European Master Course TEMA – European Territories: Identity and Development

Charles University Faculty of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The TEMA Erasmus Mundus Master Course (120 ECTS) takes two years (four semesters), includes an M1 and an M2 degree course. Its development was financed by the Socrates Erasmus Curriculum Development Grant. [+]

The TEMA Erasmus Mundus Master Course (120 ECTS) takes two years (four semesters), includes an M1 and an M2 degree course. Its development was financed by the Socrates Erasmus Curriculum Development Grant. Required languages: English French Guarantee of two common objectives: A certain homogeneity in training The appreciation of the specificities of each partner university The principal thematic goal: - To study scientific analyses of space and territorial problematic At each partner university, the seminar is held according to the same principles: the core texts refer to the four main issues of the MA programme, i.e. CIVILIZATION NATION REGION CITY These four objects represent four scales and four possible approaches and different viewpoints to the historical, political, social and cultural problems of space and territory. Accordingly, the four readers (Civilisation, Nation, Region and City) put together by the teachers and researchers of the partner universities, mean the heart of the TEMA EMMC. Seminars based on TEMA are offered in the same order by each partner university. Added value for TEMA students: Multidisciplinary approach within the international context of social sciences, in which History, Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, Urbanism and Area Planning are concerned Special emphasis on methodological questions [-]

Master in Current Democracies: Nationalism, Federalism and Multiculturalism

Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Spain Barcelona + 1 more

Linguistic, national, ethnic, religious and cultural diversity is a consolidated reality in the world of modern democracies and is a trend of growing importance. The first decades of the century are a testimony of a process of political, economic and technological change with global and irreversible characteristics that raises both challenges and opportunities for modern liberal democracies.... [+]

Masters in International Politics. Master in Current Democracies: Nationalism, Federalism and Multiculturalism Linguistic, national, ethnic, religious and cultural diversity is a consolidated reality in the world of modern democracies and is a trend of growing importance. The first decades of the century are a testimony of a process of political, economic and technological change with global and irreversible characteristics that raises both challenges and opportunities for modern liberal democracies. The main objective of this programme is to prepare high-level academicians and professionals in the area of political theory, with the capacity of becoming specialists who can compete successfully in international academic and professional sphere. To achieve this, an advanced level of knowledge has to be attained, with special emphasis on the handling of methods and techniques with which to analyse the practical transformation of current societies and influence them. The master's degree therefore seeks to develop generic competences that will enhance the holder's professional activity in relation to their capacity of analysis, synthesis and communication; the capacity of adapting to new situations and the creation of new knowledge; interpersonal relationship skills in an international context; and ethical responsibility. From the outset the intention has been for the programme to be completely consistent with the values and basic principles of respect for democratic rights, equal opportunities, promotion and safeguarding of peace, general equality and accessibility to persons with disabilities. Who is it for? This master is aimed at holders of a degree in the field of Political Sciences, Social and Legal Sciences, Humanities and Health Sciences, and who wish to make a start in academic research in the discipline of political theory, with the aim of going on to study a doctorate or to deepen their knowledge in this field. Structure Module 1: Methodology and Research Techniques (15 ECTS). Module 2: Fundamentals of Theory and Political Science (10 ECTS). Module 3: Deepening in some areas of Theory and Political Science (15 ECTS). Module 4: Final Research Project (20 ECTS). Skills acquired in this programme On completing it, the student will be capable of: Understanding the main theories and approaches of political theory. Understanding the institutions and processes of democratic and federal political systems. Understanding the structure and processes of the political players in different societies. Understanding the value and concepts of the legitimating processes in culturally diverse democracies. Recognizing and understanding the theories of democracy, federalism, and nationalism. Defining and understanding the historic dimension of multiculturalism in modern democracies. Operating with theoretical, quantitative, qualitative and comparative research data. Career prospects Expert political analysts on theoretical, practical and compared analysis of institutions, processes and public policies in culturally diverse democracies. English Remember that in order to be successfully enrolled, the presentation of an official English certificate is an essential admission requirement. Only applicants whose mother tongue is English do not need to pre¬sent an English certificate. Official results must be sent directly by the examining institution to the school’s Admissions Department and must comply with the required minimum scores: - TOEFL CBT: > 235 - TOEFL PBT: > 575 - TOEFL IBT: > 100 - CAE: C1 - IELTS: > 6.5 Applicants who, at the time of the application, still do not possess an official English certificate or who are in the process of obtaining it must include this information in their admission applications. Applicants who have completed their full Bachelor’s Degree at an English-speaking university must submit written evidence that the language of instruction of their studies was English. [-]

Double Masters Programme in European Studies

University of Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Germany Cologne

The Double Master’s Programme in European Studies gives students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. Participants of the programme study at each university for one year and graduate with two master’s degrees from the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University. [+]

The Double Master’s Programme in European Studies gives students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. Participants of the programme study at each university for one year and graduate with two master’s degrees from the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University. The Double Master is an ambitious research-based and interdisciplinary programme which has a strong focus on the European Union, its institutions and policies. Students develop an in-depth understanding of the EU and of the workings of politics and society in an integrated Europe. The programme equips graduates with excellent methodological skills, enabling them to operate at an advanced level in an international research environment. During their year abroad, students will be exposed to an international environment that allows them to improve their intercultural and language skills. Students admitted to the Double Master’s Programme pursue a Research Master in European Studies at Maastricht University in their first year and complete modules of the Master of Arts in Political Science at the University of Cologne in their second year. The programme is based on the mutual recognition of credit points by both universities. Students attend a colloquium and write their master’s thesis during their year in Cologne. The thesis is jointly supervised by professors at both universities. In cooperation with Maastricht University The Fac­ulty of Arts and So­cial Sci­ences (FASoS) has ap­prox. 1,800 stu­dents and is one of the six fac­ul­ties at Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity. Its ed­u­ca­tional ap­proach is based on the prin­ci­ple of Prob­lem-Based Learn­ing (PBL). The Fac­ulty has a strong in­ter­na­tional ori­en­ta­tion, ev­i­denced by its in­ter­na­tional stu­dent body and its ex­ten­sive re­search. The Fac­ulty has an ex­cel­lent lo­ca­tion in the cen­tre of Maas­tricht. Pro­gramme du­ra­tion: 4 se­mes­ters, full-time Pro­gramme start: Be­gin­ning of Sep­tem­ber in Maas­tricht De­grees awarded: Re­search Mas­ter in Eu­ro­pean Stud­ies by Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity and Mas­ter of Arts in Po­lit­i­cal Sci­ence by the Uni­ver­sity of Cologne Lan­guage of in­struc­tion: Eng­lish Fees: Stu­dents pay tu­ition fees at Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity dur­ing their first year of stud­ies (ap­prox. €1,980 for EU ap­pli­cants; for more de­tails on the tu­ition fee, please see the web­site of Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity) and a se­mes­ter con­tri­bu­tion at the Uni­ver­sity of Cologne (ap­prox. €260 per term, which in­cludes a stu­dent travel card which is valid on all pub­lic trans­port in North Rhine-West­phalia). Career perspectives Graduates of this double degree will be well prepared for the demands of an international employment market in European Studies, which increasingly expects applicants to have studied in more than one country. Graduates of the programme are particularly well qualified for a career in the institutions of the European Union, other areas of public administration or international companies. The research-oriented nature of the degree also enables graduates to move on to doctoral research, or to research-related work in think tanks or NGOs. These career perspectives require familiarity with different academic cultures, and thus graduates with a double degree will be better prepared for these kinds of positions than most of their peers with degrees from a single university. Entry requirements An excellent bachelor’s degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences with strong proficiency in Political Science (30 ECTS). Furthermore a minimum of further 12 ECTS in Political Science or in Methodology and Empirical Social Research Bachelor final grade equivalent to at least 2.7 (German grading system) English at level C1 (CEFR) or equivalent (TOEFL min. ibt 100; IELTS min. 7.0; Cambridge CAE (B) or CPE (C)). Please note that the Maastricht University also requires minimum scores in writing. IELTS: minimum score overall 7.0, minimum score writing 7.0; TOEFL ibt: minimum score overall 100, minimum score writing 28. Very good intercultural and social skills Relevant practical experience is desirable Application deadlines The online application for the Double Master’s Programme in European Studies takes place both through Maastricht University and the University of Cologne. Please note the different application deadlines at the two universities. At the University of Cologne: For applicants with a German bachelor's degree or a bachelor's degree from Maastricht University: 15 May 2017 For applicants who have not obtained their bachelor’s degree in Germany or at Maastricht University: 1 May 2017 At Maastricht University: For EU applicants: 1 June 2017 For non-EU applicants: 1 May 2017 [-]

Master in Politics. Economics. Philosophy.

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

An opportunity to master economics and political science while developing your philosophical outlook and critical thinking skills [+]

Important breakthroughs in social sciences and the humanities are often achieved at interdisciplinary crossings, and this PPE-style programme deepens students’ knowledge and understanding of political science, economics, and philosophy.

A widening network of the programmes developing the pattern and purpose of Oxford PPEs "Philosophy, Politics and Economics", or alternatively "Politics, Economics and Philosophy" is an educational response to such social demand.

Students come from diverse academic backgrounds, ranging from mathematics to the social sciences. During the programme, they broaden their philosophical outlooks and develop strong critical thinking and social communication skills through courses that emphasize theory, methodology, and analysis.... [-]


Master in European Governance

University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language And Literature, Humanities, Arts And Education (FLSHASE)
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette

The principal objective of the Master in European Governance is to educate experts in European public policy, providing an advanced-level training in Political Science complemented by a wider interdisciplinarity. [+]

Taught in the heart of one of the principal institutional centres of the European Union, the University of Luxembourg’s innovative new bilingual (English/French) Master in European Governance distinctively combines: a strong core of teaching on European Politics and Policy a broader interdisciplinary curriculum on European integration; a series of practitioner-led seminars providing unique insight into the processes of European decision-making. The Master’s degree builds upon the research programme in European Governance established in 2004, which brings together over 25 collaborators (http://europa.uni.lu). Objectives The principal objective of the Master in European Governance is to educate experts in European public policy, providing an advanced-level training in Political Science complemented by a wider interdisciplinarity. The programme permits students: To acquire an advanced-level knowledge of the functioning of the institutional system of the European Union, as well as of a wider range of European public policies (particularly in the areas of economic, social and environmental policy). To benefit from a solid disciplinary grounding in Political Science complemented by an awareness of interdisciplinary research methods To develop transferable skills (data analysis; report-writing; oral presentation, etc.) To familiarise themselves with the working methods of the European institutions and/or of private sector firms (including internship possibilities) To profit from the experience of a bilingual educational and working environment, situated within a wider multilingual context Career Possibilities European institutions National, regional and local administrations Multinational corporations Non-governmental organizations Consultancy Lobbying Journalism Education/Research [-]

Master in Global Politics and Communication

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Helsinki

Global Politics and Communication is an interdisciplinary and innovative Master’s degree programme that addresses the key challenges of globalisation from the perspective of media and communication studies, organisation research and global political economy. The programme emphasises developing your critical thinking, a necessary skill in many careers. [+]

Masters in International Politics. Global Politics and Communication is an interdisciplinary and innovative Master’s degree programme that addresses the key challenges of globalisation from the perspective of media and communication studies, organisation research and global political economy. The programme emphasises developing your critical thinking, a necessary skill in many careers. The specific objectives of the programme include: Providing you with advanced knowledge of global political economy, relationships between the media and the development of democracy, and linkages between governance, organisations and communication Empowering you to assess how politics and the media are linked to the forces of globalisation Equipping you with conceptual understanding and the theoretical and methodological skills needed to carry out original and relevant research on key societal issues Preparing you to engage in public discussions and develop critical reasoning and argumentation skills that are equally important in academia, public organisations and the private sector The University of Helsinki will introduce annual tuition fees to foreign-language Master’s programmes starting on August 1, 2017 or later. The fee is 13 000 EUR. Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area, are liable to these fees. You can check the FAQ at the Studyinfo website whether or not you are required to pay tuition fees. In­form­a­tion on the lan­guages of in­struc­tion The working language of the Global Politics and Communication programme is English. The degree can include up to 30 credits (ECTS) of studies in other languages, such as Finnish or Swedish, or courses completed during an international exchange or an exchange at another university in Finland. The Diploma Supplement given upon graduation states that the degree has been completed in English. Pro­gramme con­tents How do global transformations affect democratic politics? What is the role of the media in the transformation of contemporary democracies? Why do economic activities result in global and national financial crises and inequality instead of in stability and democratisation? How does governance affect organisations and communication, and how do governance and organisations structure communication and political and economic activity? The Global Politics and Communication programme offers a cutting-edge combination of political science, communication studies and global political economy. You will apply ideas, concepts and methodologies to key societal and political issues such as the changing character of democracy, the role of organisations and governance in the globalising world, and the regulation of global finance and trade. During the first year, you will study general theoretical and methodological courses and take part in thematic courses offered by the programme’s study tracks. You will also begin to work on your Master’s thesis. In the second year, you will deepen your knowledge on your selected study track or study tracks by participating in thematic specialisation courses. You will also attend the Master’s seminar and write your Master’s thesis. Se­lec­tion of the ma­jor The Master’s degree programme on Global Politics and Communication has three study tracks: Governance, Organisations and Communication Media and Democracy Global Political Economy The interplay between Governance, Organisations and Communication gives this study line its name. Governance and organisational and communication practices are increasingly global but are modified locally. The foci of this study line include the global governance of knowledge, organisational communication, the changing institutions of knowledge and communication, the digitalisation of politics and communication, and changes in media policies. Media and Democracy exposes you to the key debates about the relationship between the media and democratic processes at a time when the future of democracy remains uncertain because of authoritarian tendencies in politics and the commercialisation of the public sphere. It focuses on such questions as how the media represent and frame conflicts and war; how new forms of political participation are challenging the traditional conduct of politics; how human rights such as freedom of expression rely on media practices; and how new digital media reconfigure public communities and extend the possibilities for civic engagement. Global Political Economy covers multidisciplinary studies drawing on economics, sociology, and political science. It explains how social practices and institutions constitute relational, complex and open systems of production, exchange and distribution. Taking into account the widely-shared aim of sustainable global development, political economy is crucial for understanding the principal current problems such as global warming; potential financial crises; disparities in income, wealth and power; or war and peace. You will specialise in one of these three study tracks. However, you can also combine them by including courses from other study tracks in your elective studies. Pro­gramme struc­ture The Master's Degree Programme on Global Politics and Communication is a full-time, two-year programme. The programme fulfils the requirements of a 120 credits (ECTS, European Transfer Credit System) Master's degree in social sciences in the Faculty of Social Sciences. The programme consists of advanced studies in politics and communication, as well as other elective and compulsory studies. Master’s Degree Programme on Global Politics and Communication: 120 credits (ECTS) Advanced studies: 80 – 95 credits Theoretical studies 10-15 credits Methodology studies 10-15 credits Specialisation Studies 20-25 credits Master’s Seminar (10 credits) and Master’s Thesis (30 credits) 40 credits Elective studies and other studies, including voluntary internship: 25 – 40 credits Thesis To complete your master’s studies, you will conduct research and write a Master’s thesis (30 credits). The usual length of a Master’s thesis is about 50-70 pages. You will select your topic under the guidance of your supervisor. When writing your thesis, you will need to acquire advanced knowledge in your chosen field and develop analytical and critical thinking skills. You will learn to formulate research questions, plan and design your research, conduct it and report your results with an understanding of the key concepts, debates and perspectives concerning your chosen topic. Ca­reer pro­spects Graduates of the Discipline of Politics and Communication Studies at the University of Helsinki have gone on to work in a range of jobs as experts and consultants in Finland and internationally, in the public and the private sectors as well as in non-governmental organisations. They are mainly employed in the fields of politics, administration, the media and communication. Some graduates also continue on with academic research to pursue an academic career in universities in Finland and around the world. In­ter­na­tion­al­iz­a­tion The Global Politics and Communication programme is an international programme with students from around the world. In addition to the degree students, we receive many visiting and exchange students and scholars from Europe and further afield. In addition to providing you with a unique international learning environment, we also encourage you to participate in Erasmus and Nordplus exchange programmes for a short-term study period in Scandinavian and European universities. You will have the opportunity of doing a voluntary internship abroad with support from Erasmus. Net­work­ing One of the advantages of studying at the Faculty of Social Sciences is the possibility to study elective courses in other Master’s programmes in disciplines such as sociology, social psychology, journalism, social policy, and other subjects. Academic freedom is a strong part of the studying experience at the University of Helsinki. This gives you the possibility to study different elective studies within the university and the other universities in the Helsinki metropolitan area through Flexible Study Right (JOO) agreements. You can also conduct your master’s research in a company where you are working. Re­search fo­cus Political science research on democracy Political science research on governance, organisations, and communication Media and communication studies Political economy [-]

Masters in Comparative International Relations

Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Venice

The MSc programme involves two years of full-time study, covering a wide spectrum of fields in International Relations. It is designed for students with different academic backgrounds such as history, international law, political sciences, languages and related disciplines. [+]

The MSc (Master of Science/Laurea Magistrale) degree in "Relazioni Internazionali Comparate – International Relations", active since 2008, involves two years of full-time study, covering a wide spectrum of fields in International Relations. It is designed for students with different academic backgrounds such as history, international law, political sciences, languages and related disciplines. Link to the Degree Programme page Link to the apply procedure page The curriculum
 Students can choose from five curricula, comprising specific groups of related elective courses focusing on specific themes or geographic areas: Europe-East Asia. Inter-Mediterranean Relations Transatlantic Relations Eastern Europe Development policies (fully taught in English) The final project
 The programme culminates with a final project. Students will work intensively on a topic of their choice while attending regular meetings with their project supervisor. Applying for the programme
 To enter the programme applicants need to have the equivalent to a three-year Italian undergraduate degree (Laurea) such as a BSc degree, with a sound knowledge of key issues in history, international law, and economics. Further requirements include certified knowledge of English at B2 level in addition to basic knowledge (B1 level) of one of the following languages: French, Russian, Spanish or Portuguese. Graduate careers
 The special education provided to second-cycle graduates in Comparative International Relations will enable them to hold positions of high responsibility in organizations and businesses operating internationally. Possible career opportunities include: - Purchasing of goods and services - Image and public relations consultancy and similar professions - Government and regional bodies - National and international organizations - International study centers - Consular posts - Broadcasting - Management - Marketing - Public service [-]

Euromasters

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Germany Berlin Region

Euromasters is a unique, international masters program that prepares graduates for careers in business, administration, diplomacy, policy formulation and research. The full-time program consists of four semesters, during which students study at up to three of the program's partner universities: [+]

Masters in International Politics. Euromasters Euromasters is a unique, international masters program that prepares graduates for careers in business, administration, diplomacy, policy formulation and research. The full-time program consists of four semesters, during which students study at up to three of the program's partner universities: University of Bath | Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Freie Universität Berlin | Univerzita Karlova v Praze | Sciences Po, Paris | Università degli Studi di Siena |University of Washington Seattle The Department of Social Sciences of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Freie Universität zu Berlin's Otto Suhr Institut für Politikwissenschaft operate the Berlin modules of the program. Program Overview Euromasters prepares students for careers in business, administration, diplomacy, policy formulation and research. The program focuses on the comparative analysis of European polity, politics and policy. It is operated by the European American University Consortium (EAUC). This vast network of renowned universities gives students the unique opportunity to complete the program at a minimum of two and up to three different universities in Europe. Therefore, students do not simply pursue a European Studies degree, but experience Europe from the perspective of multiple countries, their (academic) cultures and languages. After the successful completion of all study requirements students are awarded a Joint Degree (MA in Contemporary European Studies) by the University of Bath on behalf of the EAUC. The Berlin Modules cover: Module I Comparative European Government Systematic comparison of liberal Western democracies concerning typologies of institutional settings, decisionmaking structures and the processes and various types of actors involved in modern mass democracies. Foreign and Security Policy in Europe Analysis of EU foreign policy, including the comparison of nation-state, supranational and inter-governmental approaches. Facets of Europeanization Elective chosen from the course catalogues of either Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin or Freie Universität Berlin. Module II Democracy and Democratization in Europe Investigation of social, economic and political changes as an outcome of democratization processes in Europe, by reflecting on examples from Western, Central and Eastern Europe. Europe’s Borders and Neighbors Discussion of EU-enlargement regarding policies and consequences. Analysis of instruments such as the European Neighborhood Policy or regional EU-initiatives. Facets of Europeanization Elective chosen from the course catalogues of either Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin or Freie Universität Berlin. [-]

MPhil in Sociology and/or Social Policy

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

In the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, teaching and research cover many exciting areas in these two related disciplines (http://www.ln.edu.hk/socsp/). [+]

MPhil in Sociology and/or Social Policy Duration: 2 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong The Department of Sociology and Social Policy has a very good record of success in the HKPFS. In the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, teaching and research cover many exciting areas in these two related disciplines (http://www.ln.edu.hk/socsp/). In terms of research locations, we have expertise in Hong Kong, China and many other countries of the Asia-Pacific (including, for example, Korea, The Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Macau, and Myanmar) and other regions. As well as sociology and social policy topics, we encourage interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research with our sister social science departments of Applied Psychology, Political Science and Economics. We would therefore also be delighted to hear from students interested in undertaking postgraduate research in cross-disciplinary topics. Within Sociology and Social Policy, members of staff currently have internationally recognised expertise in areas including: Ageing, social gerontology Health research, population; social well-being Social theory Social and political thought; political sociology Economic and urban sociology; housing Hong Kong society and culture Justice and society; income inequality and social stratification Gender and sexuality studies; religion Comparative policy including international education Application for Admission Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$15,540* (US$1 = HK$7.8). *rate subject to review Application Period The University invites applications from 1 November 2016 to 27 January 2017. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis, subject to the availability of places. General Admission Requirements An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally: a. hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or b. have obtained an equivalent qualification; or c. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment. In addition to the above, an applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or an equivalent score in a recognised test, or an equivalent qualification to prove his/her language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are required to fulfill additional requirements, if any, set by the programmes to which they apply for admission. Programme Specific Admission Requirements ... [-]

Master in Political Science

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Master Programme in Political Science offers in-depth specialised training/education deemed fundamental for a comprehensive understanding, analysis, management, and evaluation of political phenomena. [+]

Masters in International Politics. Justification and Purpose The Master Programme in Political Science offers in-depth specialised training/education deemed fundamental for a comprehensive understanding, analysis, management, and evaluation of political phenomena. It is offered in a high-quality research environment provided by the Research Centre in Political Science (CICP), which is a R&D unit funded by FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology. CICP ranks Excellent for the period 2014-2020. All members of its faculty hold doctoral degrees awarded by the most prestigious national and international universities (European and American). This Master Programme was audited and accredited unconditionally by A3es-Agency for the Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education, in 2014. This Course has been designed for graduates who wish to excel and consolidate skills as experts in activities spanning from the elaboration, monitoring and evaluation of public policies, electoral marketing agents to political couching consultants, polls and political analysts of political and electoral behaviour, amongst many other activities that take place in the universe of public and private institutions, both national and international (inter alia, public agencies, companies, survey and consulting services, European institutions, governmental and non-governmental international organisations, think tanks, research centres). It is a three-semester-long programme which accumulates 100 ECTS. The first year is devoted to coursework, whilst combining six structural compulsory course units in the field of Political Science, and two optional course units within the scope of Political Science, or complementary scientific areas such as Economics, Management, International Relations or Administrative Sciences. The completion of the programme requires the student to research and prepare an original dissertation, or realise an internship and report. Do you aim at enhancing the prospects of a solid and competitive professional career in the field of Political Science? Then seize the chance of pursuing our Master Programme in Political Science at EEG/UM! For further information, please access The Pedagogical Guide of the Master Programme in Political Science. [-]