Master Degree in International Politics in Europe

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A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

An international politics education course or program encompasses a broad field that could include a variety of topics. International politics course and program focuses include military studies, international studies, political science and Middle Eastern studies.

There are more than four thousand higher education organizations in Europe, from leading research institutions to small, teaching-focused universities. Europe itself is not as much different than other continents, reaching from the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa.

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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 in Europe 2017. 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 [-]

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 International Economic and Political Studies (IEPS)

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

International Economic and Political Studies (IEPS) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which seeks to investigate contemporary political, economic and social issues from a multidisciplinary perspective. [+]

Masters in International Politics in Europe 2017. International Economic and Political Studies (IEPS) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which seeks to investigate contemporary political, economic and social issues from a multidisciplinary perspective. Although the predominant emphasis in IEPS is on approaches from economics and political science, students will also be expected to explore their historical, legal and sociological aspects. The IEPS programme offers a unique study both in its contents and methods. It is based neither on an overview of facts about the social organisation, nor on crunching of abstract mathematical models – it offers the students the ways of thinking and understanding social, economic and political phenomena in globalised societies. Students deal with the nature of economic objectives of agents, social organisation, institutions of power, emergence of conflicts and aims at cooperation. They are expected to master the principles of modern non-conventional economic thinking and be able to apply it in political decision-making at the level of supra-national institutions, states, regional governments, corporations, firms, political parties and groups of citizens. 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. Recommended literature, sample questions Although a background in mathematics is not formally required for admission, it is an advantage for IEPS applicants to have an aptitude for maths and statistics, especially those students who wish to specialise in economics and finance. All students must have a good command of the English language in order to successfully complete all of the course requirements, including the ability to discuss specialised topics. Information on the exercise of graduates A graduate of the IEPS should be able to reflect, using his/her acquired knowledge of the theoretical foundations, on the dynamics of changes of political-economic relations ongoing in international environment, brought by the current economical, political and social development open to the world. The theoretical basis should allow for an independent analytical research of economic and political issues in the international environment, including their critical analysis, for the purpose of the public or the private sectors. Graduates will be prepared to work in the banking and financial businesses, state administration, political parties, international institutions or in the private sector (for instance as consultants in multinational corporations). Theoretically oriented students can work as researchers or university instructors. [-]

Official University Master's Degree In International Cooperation And Management Of Public Policies, Programs And Projects

Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset
Campus Full time 600 hours May 2017 Spain Madrid

This program leads to the title of University Master's Degree in International Cooperation and Public Policy Management, Programs and Projects Development from the International University Menéndez Pelayo, organized in collaboration with the University Institute Ortega y Gasset Research. Credits taken in the Master are recognized automatically for access to doctoral studies in any university in the European Higher Education [+]

Objectives: promoting development requires professionals able to understand the causes that fuel poverty and inequality and to design policies and cooperation programs that effectively combat. Theme: - Fundamentals of International Cooperation System. - Design and implementation of public policy development. - Project management. Logical Framework Approach. - Development cooperation with Latin America. - International cooperation with sub-Saharan Africa and the Maghreb / ​​Middle East. Dirigido a: Professional and related persons, or vocation of public service whose degree allows access to training programs as a matter of Master. Acknowledgements according to the prestigious ranking of Masters prepared annually by the newspaper El Mundo, it has recognized the Master in International Cooperation as the third best Masters in Spain on Cooperation category 2014/2015. This program leads to the title Official Master's Degree in International Cooperation and Public Policy Management, Development Programs and Projects the Menendez Pelayo International University, organized in collaboration with the University Institute Ortega y Gasset Research. Credits taken in the Master are recognized automatically for access to doctoral studies in any university in the European Higher Education Area This is the third edition of the Master's Degree which is based and history Master in International Cooperation and Management Projects which were held XI editions. Program Mandatory module. FOUNDATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION SYSTEM (16 credits) Traditional cooperation of donors and non-donors DAC (6 credits) Concept Development and its dimensions: economic growth, Democracy, Gender and Human Rights (6 credits) International cooperation instruments (4 credits) Mandatory module. DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF PUBLIC POLICIES FOR DEVELOPMENT (14 credits) Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Public Policy Development (5 credits) Intergovernmental coordination and management of decentralized cooperation. The formation of public-private networks (5 credits Areas of intervention: Social Policy, Capacity Building and Economic Growth (4 credits) Mandatory module. PROJECT MANAGEMENT. Logical Framework Approach (12 credits) Identification and Development of Cooperation Projects (6 credits) Techniques for Monitoring and Evaluation of Projects and cooperation interventions (6 credits) Optional module. DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION WITH LATIN AMERICA (6 credits) Development, poverty and inequality in Latin America: political systems and models of growth (3 credits) Latin America in the system of international cooperation (3 credits) Optional module. INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION WITH SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA AND MAGHREB / MIDDLE EAST (6 credits) Problems of Development and International Cooperation with sub-Saharan Africa (3 credits) Problems of Development and International Cooperation with the Maghreb / ​​Middle East (3 credits) Internships (6 credits) - Made in a specialized agency in international development cooperation Final Master Work (6 credits) - Ensures graduate specialization in the area of ​​cooperation and development of their choice Admission Requirements  A maximum of 30 places are available. The admission to the Master must be in possession of a Spanish official university degree or another issued by an institution of higher education belonging to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that authorize, in the issuing country for access to teaching Master's Degree, preferably at graduates in the different fields of knowledge related to the discipline being studied, but may also admit students (graduates or graduate degree) formed in other areas within the field of Social Sciences and Law , which must certify basic training in matters related to the program. They may be admitted graduates from outside the EHEA education systems without approval of their titles, with proof of a level of education equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degrees and that empower the country issuing the qualification for admission to postgraduate studies . Entry by this route does not imply in any case the approval of the title, nor its recognition for purposes other than study the teachings of Master. The admission criteria are: Academic record (50%) Volunteer or professional experience in the field of cooperation (20%) Linking the candidate with organizations and institutions from which they can apply the skills acquired in the Masters (10%) Additional training (5%) Letter of motivation on the reasons for working in the field of cooperation and development (5%) Other languages ​​(5%) Other merits (5%) The Academic Programme Committee conducts the review and evaluation of registration applications received and approved the proposal of admitted candidates, according to the above criteria. scholarships Students wishing to pursue this program can apply for scholarships that are detailed below. The application of any help and / or tuition scholarship to pursue studies leading to the official title of Master Management International Cooperation and Public Policy, Programs and Projects Development does not exempt the student from the obligation to pay on time and date, payment terms of reservation and registration required by IUIOG Ortega y Gasset. [-]

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. [+]

Masters in International Politics in Europe 2017. 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 [-]

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 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.... [+]

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. [-]

Master Degree Course in Global Politics and Euro-Mediterranean Relations

University of Catania
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Catania

GLOPEM - Global Politics and Euro-Mediterranean Relations - is a two-year full-time programme entirely taught in English. It offers an advanced training program to people eager to analyze how European and global institutions tackle the challenges set by the recent acceleration of the process of globalization, and the increased interdependence of societies, markets, and states; to sharpen their analytical and critical reasoning, and to approach world politics from a genuinely multidisciplinary perspective. [+]

Masters in International Politics in Europe 2017. GLOPEM - Global Politics and Euro-Mediterranean Relations - is a two-year full-time programme entirely taught in English. It offers an advanced training program to people eager to analyze how European and global institutions tackle the challenges set by the recent acceleration of the process of globalization, and the increased interdependence of societies, markets, and states; to sharpen their analytical and critical reasoning, and to approach world politics from a genuinely multidisciplinary perspective. GLOPEM innovative feature is the association of global politics, European governance, and Euro-Mediterranean relations. Focus is on global institutions, policies and issues, global justice, EU policy-making and governance, and key Mediterranean issues. GLOPEM offers also the Double Degree Programme with the University of Liège. Admission A. Requirements Candidates are required to: - Have earned an undergraduate degree in a three-year Bachelor course in the area of Social and Human Studies. - Candidates who are still studying during the admission process may be given a conditional offer subject to the completion of their degree requirements by 30 November 2014 or 10 March 2015. - Have knowledge of English certified by an international certification, or proved by an exam passed in the Bachelor degree course (Italian grade 27/30 or a grade equivalent to level B1 of the Council of Europe scale). B. Colloquium All candidates are enrolled to the Master upon passing the admission colloquium. The colloquium is about the student motivation, interest and knowledge about the object of the Master programme. Core modules First year ENGLISH LANGUAGE EU PUBLIC POLICIES GLOBAL HISTORY AND NORTH AFRICA HISTORY HUMAN RIGHTS: HISTORICAL AND THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES MEDITERRANEAN POLITICS METHODOLOGY OF POLITICAL RESEARCH WORLD INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES Second year COMPARATIVE POLITICAL ECONOMY AND SOCIAL POLICY ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL CIVIL SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS [-]

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 [-]

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 in Europe 2017. 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; [-]

Master’s Degree Programme in Leadership for Change (Master of Administrative Sciences, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration), or Master of Social Sciences)

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

Want to become a visionary leader who knows how to deal with change in the complex society? Choosing studies in the Master’s Degree Programme in Leadership for Change will help you to achieve your goal. [+]

Want to become a visionary leader who knows how to deal with change in the complex society? Choosing studies in the Master’s Degree Programme in Leadership for Change will help you to achieve your goal. Degree: Master of Administrative Sciences, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration), or Master of Social Sciences, depending on specialisation Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS When to apply: 1.12.2016 – 13.1.2017 Start date: August 2017 Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 12 000 € / year Read more about Scholarships New kinds of leadership skills are in demand at local, national, international and global levels. The challenges societies face have increased in complexity. Environmental and energy problems, the dynamics of global security, management of regional crises, provision of cost-effective public services and development of fertile grounds for entrepreneurship and business development are all systemic in nature. This means that various institutions and civic society actors must work together, negotiate and agree on the new ways of doing things. Master's Degree Programme in Leadership for Change enables developing the kind of knowledge and expertise that is needed to explain and understand complex phenomena, become a visionary leader, and to change the world. In the programme, leadership is understood as a capability to deal with change. Major changes require joint efforts of the government, private companies and other institutions. The School of Management at the University of Tampere provides a unique setting for studying multifaceted leadership dynamics. We bring together the perspectives of business and management from the private sector, the understanding about institutions and governance from the public administration, as well as the knowledge of international relations and political processes from the area of politics. The School offers high-quality academic research and teaching in the fields of business, public administration and politics - and the Leadership for Change programme focuses on the intersection of these fields. The aim of the programme is to provide the student with a unique understanding of these different fields with a specific focus on leading the dynamics of societal change processes. The programme has three specialisations: Governance for Sustainable Change Politics in Wider Europe Sustainable Business Management Why Leadership for Change? Leadership for Change programme is a unique combination of Administrative Sciences, Business Studies and Politics. The programme enables developing the kind of knowledge and expertise that is needed to explain and understand complex phenomena, become a visionary leader, and to change the world. The three specialisations of the programme give students an excellent opportunity to focus on their area of interest while gaining a broader understanding of the central topics of the programme. Students from all specialisations take part in joint courses focusing on cross-disciplinary perspectives on leadership in complex societal processes. The School of Management at University of Tampere seeks novel ways to lead, govern and study across boundaries. The combination of the three adjacent fields is internationally rare and one of its kind in Finland. Study objectives After completing the Master’s Degree Programme in Leadership for Change you will have: an advanced understanding of the role of leadership in solving contemporary challenges at local, national, regional and global levels learned to examine global trends such as digitization, urbanization, climate change, aging, polarization, democratization and integration from a multidisciplinary perspective the skills to foster new forms of engagement across sectors of the economy and society, learned in interaction with staff members from various disciplines – business, governance, politics and international relations – as well as with different societal stakeholders the theoretical and methodological skills to formulate relevant research problems and to undertake independent scientific work the skills to analyse and debate the challenges that leadership faces today and to communicate your views to multiple audiences using different channels of communication. Study contents The programme (120 ECTS credits) consists of four elements: Joint programme studies (30 ECTS) form the core of the master’s degree programme. The focus is on cross-disciplinary perspectives on leadership in complex societal processes. This module also focuses on a variety of important academic and employability skills (e.g. research methods, academic writing and presentation skills) The advanced studies module (25 ECTS) enables the students to acquire in-depth theoretical, methodological and conceptual knowledge in their chosen specialisation: business, politics or public administration. Through free-choice studies (25 ECTS) students can develop a unique profile to their studies based on individual interests. Master’s thesis (40 ECTS) is an individual research project that enables the student to demonstrate his/her in-depth knowledge in the chosen specialisation. Career opportunities The programme prepares the graduates to work in private, public or the third sector in tasks that involve analysing, planning and steering complex change processes, which unfold at local, national, international and global levels. Students learn to carry out academic research on these phenomena, and acquire skills required for a potential academic career. Doctoral study opportunities The programme gives eligibility for postgraduate studies in Administrative Sciences, Social Sciences (International Relations, Political Science) and Business Studies, for example in UTA’s Doctoral Programme of School of Management. Programme specific eligibility criteria Eligible to apply to the MDP in Leadership for Change (LFC) is a person who: has completed a university level Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the field of Administrative Sciences, Business Administration or Political Science/International Relations (according to the student's desired specialisation(s) within LFC) or other relevant field. Specialisation in Governance for Sustainable Change: field of Administrative Sciences or other relevant field Specialisation in Politics in Wider Europe: field of Political Science/International Relations or other relevant field Specialisation in Sustainable Business Management: field of Business Administration or other relevant field The Bachelor's degree or equivalent must be completed by the time the programme begins. If the degree is not completed by the end of the application period, an applicant can be accepted to the programme on the condition that she/he sends the degree certificate to the University by 31 July 2017. An attested copy of the degree certificate must reach the University of Tampere Admissions office by the deadline. A successful applicant will, in this case, first receive a notification on conditional acceptance and later an official letter of acceptance once the degree certificate has reached the University of Tampere. Applicants with a Master’s degree will be admitted to the programme only for well-founded reasons. [-]

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 in Europe 2017. 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. [-]

MA In Governance, Political Marketing And Strategic Communication

VONSELMA EDUCATION - Escuela de Liderazgo y Gobernación
Online & Campus Combined Full time September 2017 Spain Madrid

Since May 2014 the Masters in Governance, Political Marketing and Strategic Communications is held in collaboration between the Institute of Public Law at the Rey Juan Carlos University and the prestigious consulting VONSELMA INTERNATIONAL. [+]

Since May 2014 is celebrated Master in Governance, Political and Strategic Marketing Communication in collaboration with the Institute of Public Law at the Rey Juan Carlos University and the prestigious consulting VONSELMA INTERNATIONAL. This Master's Degree from the Rey Juan Carlos University is the only one of its kind recognized by the Spanish Electoral (ASESMAP) Association of Political Marketing and and begin teaching in the classroom mode as in online, it will provide professionals who want to work in public institutions, political parties, embassies, consulates, international institutions, NGOs, etc. an integrated, comprehensive and high-level specialized training in analysis and communication management that meet the needs of these institutions. Presentation of the Master. This program is recognized by Spanish Association of Political and Electoral Marketing (ASESMAP) as the first master led by professional politics. Thus, it intended to cover the lack of training proposals for professionals and offer a comprehensive, global and high-level specialized training in matters of analysis and management that is responsive to the current demands of the professional political activity. Current challenges lead, overcoming earlier weaknesses, train the participants in the political life, with knowledge to understand and know how to convey their ideas to the electorate and / or the governed. cIn Today, both political parties and government teams have confirmed the importance to be accompanied by a political strategy as a tool for change and to achieve their goals. This has increased the demand for experts in this discipline. Designing electoral strategies is always a craft. In order to know what strategy to apply, we must analyze various contexts, not only the political, social or economic, times today, demanding a more detailed analysis of reality to which applicants face public office. We must always bear in mind that "What looks good to one, you may be wrong to another." The training of professionals in the service of leaders and governments will not be limited to the reality of major European countries, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, and will include the analysis and practice in other political environments like the US, Latin America, Asia and Africa. We develop case studies of campaigns in different countries, among these: the campaign of Barack Obama in the US, François Hollande in France, Mariano Rajoy in Spain, Vladimir Putin in Russia, Mozambique Armando Guebuza, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in Argentina, Rafael Correa in Ecuador, Juan Manuel Santos in Colombia, Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, among others. We compare the techniques used, the possibility in other policy scenarios and profiles that today's society demands. What should we communicate, what to say, how, under what framework and context and make it known where ?; all these questions and many more are to be asked the leaders of the XXI century if they want to have a fruitful and very successful career, not only is achieving the goals is also to know how to manage your policy and your policy of government image. In this regard, the importance of political marketing and strategic communication is essential and this is intended to create opinion, to sell a candidate, voters get a representative increase, gaining a strong position and, of course, get to electoral victory. Addressed to Master in Governance, Political Marketing and Strategic Communication is aimed at graduates and professionals who want to work in public institutions, political parties, media and companies, embassies, NGOs and corporations and other organizations. This is to meet the demand for professionals governance, political marketing and strategic consulting, and Public Officials, Directors of Newspapers, Chiefs of Staff, Advisors of Communication and Image, Consultants, Experts on Public Opinion, Political Advisors, Analysts Campaign, Journalists, Future Entrepreneurs, etc. GOALS To provide students with the practical skills necessary to develop the correct strategy work in their daily work with political, social and business leaders. Provide a high level specialized in analysis and planning training as well as techniques and strategies of the political and electoral marketing, covering different areas of activity of the political profession (key players, organizations and companies operating in the life economic, political and social life. Offer a comprehensive approach to political activity in different scenarios, to train and specialize students in the techniques and strategies used in the marketing of government political leaders. Familiarize participants with the technical research and enforceable during the development of campaign analysis and marketing continued in the Government. Form advisers, managers and specialized politicians Governance, Political and Electoral Marketing and Strategic Communications, making students proficient in the development and implementation of those specific techniques that affect the political image of candidates and political parties in different scenarios. [-]

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 in Europe 2017. 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. [-]