The Master of Arts in International Relations from Webster University Thailand is designed to give students a comprehensive understanding and critical awareness of global issues and relevant international relations challenges, all within the context of a changing world culture.

In-depth learning, real-life experience, and critical analysis are all part of the dynamic, up-to-date course structure and curriculum. Students explore the latest international relations theories through case studies and specialized projects. Tutors with expertise in a range of individual fields, guest lecturers, and trips to international organizations allow you to delve into complex real-world issues whilst discovering different perspectives.

Meanwhile, the international makeup of the faculty and student body culture inspires healthy debate, encourages appreciation and tolerance of diversity, and enhances diplomacy and communication. Students are also involved with helping to organise high-profile conferences focused on international relations.

The MA International Relations at Webster University Thailand focuses on Foreign Policy, International Law, and Humanitarian Affairs, incorporating study in areas such as migration and refugee issues. Coursework covers Economic Development and World Politics, as well as Humanitarian Action, analyzing the complexities of globalization.

Well-equipped to successfully enter business, education, and public affairs, graduates of this program are career-ready for roles in government agencies, NGOs, INGOs, MNCs and intergovernmental organizations.

Programme Description

The master of arts (MA) in international relations enables students to analyse the complexities and processes involved in world politics and international affairs. Coursework provides exposure to the key subfields of the discipline and relevant issues such as globalization, human rights, humanitarian action, and economic development. The program can help prepare students to compete for work with a governmental agency, an intergovernmental organisation, a nongovernmental organisation, or a multinational corporation. This program is also recommended for students planning to pursue a Ph.D. or an academic career at another institution.

The degree requires satisfactory completion of 27 credit hours of the INTL curriculum and 9 credit hours of graduate electives for a total of 36 credit hours.

This program is offered online, at the St. Louis home campus, and at select U.S and international campuses. Please see the Campus Locations section of this catalogue for a list of campuses where this program is offered.

Webster also offers a Global MA program in international relations.

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of several subfields of the international relations discipline.
  • Demonstrate strong research skills.
  • Critically analyse international events and issues.
  • Apply theories of international relations.
  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills.


Students who are interested in applying to this degree program should see the Admission Section of this catalogue for general requirements.

Send all admission materials to:

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Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119

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