Webster MA International Relations in Geneva

Webster University in Geneva

Program Description

Webster MA International Relations in Geneva

Webster University in Geneva



Why choose Webster's MA in International Relations?

  • You benefit from an American approach to teaching
  • You meet experts in international relations through organizing major conferences at Webster
  • You deepen your knowledge of international relations by participating in study trips to countries throughout the world
  • You experience international relations on campus and in Geneva
  • Your professors are experts in their fields and are also active professionals
  • The program accommodates working professionals
  • You embark on a proven career path

IR On Campus

You will learn about international relations not only through your studies but also by interacting with other Webster students, who represent more than 100 nationalities.

In the classroom, you will have lively debates with classmates who bring diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives to discussions of global issues. You will learn to work in international, multicultural teams.

Outside the classroom, you are part of a unique international community. You will understand the world through your classmates. You will build life-long friendships with students from countries you might not have had access to otherwise.

Geneva is a leading center for international relations and is home to:

  • European headquarters of the United Nations
  • UN specialized agencies, such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Labor Organization (ILO)
  • International organizations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross and the World Council of Churches
  • More than 200 non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • 117 international head offices of multinationals

40 percent of the Geneva population comes from outside of Switzerland, representing more than 180 nationalities.

Program Content

The MA in International Relations gives you a theoretical as well as historical understanding of modern international relations. You approach international relations from an interdisciplinary perspective, looking at economic, political, legal, technological and human elements.

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Your coursework will cover such areas as:

  • Globalization and economic development
  • International law
  • Comparative foreign policy
  • The UN system and other international organizations
  • European integration
  • Human rights and humanitarian action
  • Migration and refugee issues
  • International security and arms control
  • Area studies, covering developments in the Middle East, Asia, Eastern- and Central Europe, and Africa

You will research and write analyses of complex historical and contemporary developments, including a master’s thesis on a topic of both theoretical and practical importance.

The average class size is small: 10 to 15 students, ensuring an interactive, dynamic classroom experience.

Professors develop close, informal relationships with their students, based on active collaboration.

Flexible schedule

Webster’s flexible, modular Geneva MA program allows you to easily combine work and other commitments with your studies.

All classes are conveniently held in the evening, from 18.30 - 22.30.

The MA can be taken on a full-time or a part-time basis:

  • Full-time: 2 courses per term for 6 terms (total of 14 months)
  • Part-time: 1 course a term for 12 terms (total of 28 months)

In addition, all courses may be taken online, via a web platform. Participants can communicate with their instructors and classmates via the Internet and upload and download necessary data and assignments.

Basic Admission requirements

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Applications areaccepted for August, October, January and Marchstart dates.

1. Bachelor's degree from accredited, recognized university

2. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4-point scale (approximately a B-)

3. Proof of English proficiency


At the start of each term the student pays for courses taken in that term. Each course is Swiss Francs 2,925, and the total tuition is Swiss Francs 35,100

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated August 26, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
14 - 36 months
Part time
Full time
37,260 CHF
Start date Aug. 2017
Switzerland Geneva
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Switzerland Geneva
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Switzerland Geneva
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Duration 14 - 36 months
Price 37,260 CHF
Tuition paid each term at registration