M.A. in International Relations

Best 114 Masters of Arts in International Relations 2017

International Relations

An MA is a master’s degree awarded to students that have completed a program studying humanities or fine arts subjects such as history, communications, philosophy, theology or English. A Master of Arts degree typically requires coursework, research and written examinations.

Master of Arts in International Relations

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MA International Relations

Regent’s University London
Campus Full time 12 - 14  September 2017 United Kingdom London

This programme examines the complexities and processes involved in world affairs. The relationships between states, international institutions, international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) and non-state operators are explored and analysed extensively. [+]

MAs in International Relations. This programme examines the complexities and processes involved in world affairs. The relationships between states, international institutions, international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) and non-state operators are explored and analysed extensively. You will take an interdisciplinary approach to your studies, integrating historical examples and theories from areas such as international relations, international political economy, sociology, psychology and history. Why should I choose this programme? Traditional issues such as war and peace, strategy and diplomacy are still at the heart of world affairs. However, the issues of human rights, climate change and the environment, migration, globalisation, global civil society, terrorism and many others present even more complex and intriguing challenges which future scholars and practitioners of international relations will have to address. The programme aims to prepare you for an exciting career in the fast-moving and uncertain world of global politics, able to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Key skills, aims and objectives You will gain A deep analytical understanding of key sub-fields and theories of International Relations as a discipline The ability to identify major operators and institutions of international relations and their functions Analytical understanding of international issues from a range of perspectives The ability to evaluate decision-making processes, including moral and ethical implications A familiarity with foreign cultures and languages Future opportunities Graduates of this programme are not limited to a single career path. It will prepare you for a number of careers in areas such as diplomacy, international business, economics, history, law and political science. It will give you the necessary tools to excel in your career in the public and private sectors [-]

MA International Relations in Historical Perspective

Utrecht University
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The international political stage is much like a game of chess between multiple players. During the course of this Master’s programme you will gain a greater understanding of the parties involved, and prepare yourself for a future as a participant in the game of global politics. [+]

Judged best in the field Keuzegids Master’s Selection Guide 2015 The highly regarded Keuzegids Master’s Selection Guide 2015 ranked Utrecht University’s International Relations in Historical Perspective programme as the best in the field in the Netherlands. Elsevier Best Studies Top Rated Programme In this year's Elsevier Best Studies Survey, students have also rated International Relations as the best programme. Explore complex issues in modern international relations Will the EU become a union under German leadership? Are we heading for a new Cold War with Russia? Have the Asian superpowers surpassed their former colonial rulers? Does the current climate of increasing international competition and growing nationalism still allow enough space for ethical norms and values such as human rights? How can terrorist violence be countered? Is it possible to control such violence with warfare and the optimal use of ‘intelligence’? The international political stage is much like a game of chess between multiple players. During the course of this Master’s programme you will gain a greater understanding of the parties involved, and prepare yourself for a future as a participant in the game of global politics. Bridging history and political science Political theory is an important tool in the analysis of international developments. In order to fully understand those developments, however, you need a wider historical viewpoint. Nothing is without its history – and while history never repeats itself exactly, you can learn a great deal from it. By bridging history and political science, the Master of International Relations in Historical Perspective (IR/HP) offers in-depth insight into both worlds. Build a strong foundation for understanding modern politics The programme content uses central research themes that help shed light on modern international politics and provide students with the tools to analyse a wide range of topics. During your studies, you will select a theme to focus on in greater depth: The history of war and violence, such as the meaning of security concerns, terrorism, humanitarian interventions, and intelligence. The development of norms and values in international relations, such as the development of international law and human rights. The history of European interstate relations, such as the European integration process. The history of colonialism, decolonisation, and modern North-South relations. Internship During the programme, you can choose to participate in an internship of at least three months, which is an important step towards obtaining future employment. You will put your knowledge and skills into practice, and this experience will form an important part of your resume. Recent enquiry shows that 80% of students who participated in an internship find employment within a year of graduating. AFTER GRADUATION After graduating from the Master of International Relations in Historical Perspective programme, you will have: Gained insight into the history of international relations, especially of the 20th and 21st centuries. Become an expert in one of the research areas central to the programme. Learned to name relevant issues in modern politics and to study them independently. Gained research skills, with emphasis on research into historical sources and the use of theories from within the field of international relations. Learned to report research clearly and understandably, in both written and oral form. Career prospects Professionals with an IR/HP degree find their way easily in the world of international politics, and their career options extend beyond foreign affairs, the EU, and the UN. Graduates will have the skills to create effective policy, and such expertise can be employed in other areas as well. [-]

MA in International Relations

Webster University Thailand Campus
Campus Full time 15  March 2017 Thailand Bangkok

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. [+]

MAs in International Relations. 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 organize 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. Program Description The master of arts (MA) in international relations enables students to analyze 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 organization, a nongovernmental organization, or a multinational corporation. This program is also recommended for students planning to pursue a PhD 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 catalog 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 analyze international events and issues. Apply theories of international relations. Demonstrate effective written communication skills. Admission Students who are interested in applying to this degree program should see the Admission Section of this catalog for general requirements. Send all admission materials to: Office of Admission Webster University 470 E. Lockwood Ave. St. Louis, MO 63119 [-]

MA Research Methods (Politics and International Relations)

Durham University
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Durham

This degree is offered in collaboration with other departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health and is designed to provide a strong all-round training in research methods allied to further specialisation within the field of politics and international relations/studies. [+]

Description This degree is offered in collaboration with other departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health and is designed to provide a strong all-round training in research methods allied to further specialisation within the field of politics and international relations/studies. It is assumed that in taking this MA, you do so with the intention of proceeding to a PhD in Politics or International Relations. It has received official recognition from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and eligible candidates can apply for (ESRC) (1+3) studentships. The programme includes compulsory elements in a wide variety of techniques including statistics and quantitative methods, but contains less subject-specific content than the other MA courses. Core Modules: Perspectives on Social Research Dissertation Optional Modules: Optional modules in previous years have included: Statistical Exploration and Reasoning Quantitative Research Methods in Social Science Applied Statistics Qualitative Research Methods in Social Science Fieldwork and Interpretation International Theory International System Additional Optional Modules: European Institutions and the Policy Process The European Union as a Global Actor German Foreign Policy Collective Memory and Identity in Post-War Europe Collective Identities and Political Thought in Britain Since 1850 Contemporary Socio-Political Issues in Muslim Religious Thought European Security International Relations and Security in the Middle East Issues in the Politics of Military Occupation Just War in Political Theory and Practice Politics, Government and Civil Society in the Middle East The Political Economy of Development in the Middle East America and the World: The Making of US Foreign Policy Region, Nation and Citizen in SE Asia Political Economy and Development in Chinese Business Nationalism, Revolution and Reform in Contemporary China Human Rights Political Ideology Strategic Asia: Policy and Analysis Theories of Captialism Categorical Data Analysis with SPSS and R A module offered by the School of Modern Languages Subject requirements, level and grade 2.1 or First at BA level or the international equivalent. English Language requirements Please check requirements for your subject and level of study Open days and visits This degree is designed for high calibre graduates who intend to undertake research for a doctoral degree in Politics or International Relations and need to acquire all-round training in research methods and methodologies in the political and social sciences. The object is to equip students with comprehension of basic principles of research design and strategy. This MA programme is specifically focused to provide research training. It is assumed that students taking this MA do so with the intention of proceeding to a PhD. It has received official recognition from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and eligible candidates can apply for (ESRC) (1+3) studentships. Anyone proposing to do this should apply as early as possible in order to meet the ESRC deadlines. [-]

MA Asian and International Studies

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

This course is an ideal foundation to embark on a career in Asia. The time spent in either China or Malaysia will develop your knowledge and experience of the culture and politics of the region. [+]

MAs in International Relations. MA Asian and International Studies On this tri-campus MA programme, you will study at our UK campus for the first semester, moving to either our Ningbo, China campus or Malaysia campus for the second. This provides you with the genuinely distinctive opportunity to study the countries of Asia, and the relations between them and the rest of the world. This course is taught by academics across the University's UK, China and Malaysia campuses, who are experts on Asian politics, history and international relations. The core module, Global Asia, will introduce you to Pan-Asian themes such as nationalism, globalisation, environmental challenges, resource politics and gender relations. It challenges the prevailing conception of 'Asia Rising' as a new phenomenon and will also allow you to specialise on specific country or regional studies. You will be able to immerse yourself in the culture of these countries and take language options if required. Accommodation will be organised by the University, although it is not covered by the course fees. Key facts The School of Politics and International Relations was ranked in the UK top 15 for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) The school is home to the interdisciplinary Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies, which provides opportunities for engagement with policy practitioners on our UK, China and Malaysia campuses Course details All students will take a core module and an additional minimum of 20 credits and a maximum of 40 credits in the autumn semester from a list of modules offered by the School of Politics and International Relations (UK campus). You will also have the opportunity to take 20 credits of options outside the school. Your studies will culminate in the research and writing of a 60-credit, 15,000-word dissertation, which must be related to Asia. This represents a substantial piece of independent research drawing on primary source material as well as secondary literature. You will be allocated an appropriate dissertation supervisor who will oversee your progress. Teaching is spread across two semesters: autumn, which begins in September and ends in January; and spring, which begins in January and ends in June. You will spend the summer months between June and September writing your dissertation. Student profiles "The MA Asian and International Studies is a tri-campus programme, taught on the UK campus for the first semester and on either the Malaysia or Ningbo campus for the second one. Being passionate about the South East Asian region and its culture, I decided to opt for Malaysia for my spring semester and I am currently living in Kuala Lumpur. This course offers a combination of high quality education, practical experience in the region of study and personal growth. One of the main benefits of living, while studying, in Asia is the possibility to confront and verify (whenever possible) the concepts learnt in class and to interact with other students from the region." Carlotta Panchetti "I chose to do the MA Asian and International Studies because it seemed like an adventure. I initially thought that I was limited in my options because of my lack of foreign languages, so was looking in the UK and a few places in Europe which taught in English. But when I saw that I could study in China, in English, I decided to go for it. The split-campus nature of the course seemed like a good first step to studying abroad; if I hated the food I'd only have to put up with it for a couple of months, while still getting a taste for living in another country." Gabriel Leatham Modules Core modules Dissertation on Asian and International Studies Global Asia Optional You will take a minimum of 20 credits and a maximum of 40 credits from the following list in the autumn semester: Comparative Democratic Development Contemporary Chinese Culture and Society EU-China: Trade, Aid and Public Diplomacy in the 21st Century Europe and the Developing World European Union Politics Gender and Development Grand Strategy International Political Economy Justice Beyond Borders: Theories of International and Intergenerational Justice Political Utopianism The Politics of South Asia* The Road to Guantanamo: The Treatment and Experience of Prisoners, Civilian Internees and Detainees since 1860 Special Project A Special Project B War, Peace and Terror When Does Russia Expand and Why? *This module is particularly recommended. Then you can choose either: Spring semester, Ningbo Campus 60 credits to be taken, with appropriate modules including: China in International Relations Global Development Politics OR Spring semester, Malaysia Campus 60 credits to be taken, with appropriate modules including: Human Security The International Relations of South East Asia Watch our lecturers talking about some of the modules on offer in our virtual module fair. 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. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers The MA Asian and International Studies will attract both those who seek an academic programme of study at an advanced level, and those who wish to pursue a professional career in Asia. It does not presume any pre-knowledge of the region. The course is designed to have broad appeal to students not only from the UK, but also Europe, North America and Asia. However, the modules are also designed to provide students who have previous experience of living or working within the region to expand and build on their existing knowledge. The tri-campus element will make you particularly attractive to employers seeking graduates with cultural and political experience of engagement in the region. The professional relevance of the course will make it attractive to those considering careers in: Academia The civil service International cultural exchange International organisations Journalism Ministerial advising Non-governmental organisations Policy research It is suitable for those in mid-career who wish to change direction, move into policy areas, or who wish to take time out to make sense of their day-to-day policy activities. For those students who wish to continue with their studies following the successful completion of one of our MA programmes, the school offers MRes and MPhil/PhD degrees. Research degree supervision in most of the major sub-areas of the discipline of politics is offered by the increasing number of academic staff working in the school. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 92.9% of postgraduates in the school who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £22,409 with the highest being £29,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Careers The MA Asian and International Studies attracts those who are seeking an academic programme of study at an advanced level, and those who are looking to pursue a professional career in Asia. It does not presume any pre-knowledge of the region. The course is designed to have broad appeal to students not only from the UK, but also Europe, North America and Asia. However, the modules are also designed to provide those who have previous experience of living or working within the region to expand and build on their existing knowledge. The tri-campus element will make you particularly attractive to employers which are seeking graduates with cultural and political experience of engagement in the region. The professional relevance of the course will make it attractive to those considering careers in: academia the civil service international cultural exchange international organisations journalism ministerial advising non-governmental organisations policy research It is suitable for those in mid-career who wish to change direction, move into policy areas, or who wish to take time out to make sense of their day-to-day policy activities. Students who wish to continue with their studies following the successful completion of one of our MA programmes may wish consider our MRes and MPhil/PhD degrees. Research degree supervision in most of the major sub-areas of the discipline of politics is offered by the increasing number of academic staff working in the school. Average starting salary and career progression In 2015, 82% of postgraduates in the School of Politics and International Relations who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation.* * Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates 2014/15. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Entry requirements 2.1 (Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) Other requirements Mature applications without standard entry requirements but with substantial and relevant experience may be considered. IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

Dual MA Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security

University of Malta
Campus Full time October 2017 Malta Valletta

This dual degree program combines the faculties of two renowned educational institutions: George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, the oldest and largest programme of graduate conflict studies in the United States, and the University of Malta’s Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, which has been offering advanced degrees in diplomacy and building bridges between Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East for the past twenty years. The teaching faculty will be provided by S-CAR and MEDAC who will share teaching responsibilities in this programme. More information - http://www.um.edu.mt/icp/MSc-Conflict-Analysis-Resolution [+]

This dual degree program combines the faculties of two renowned educational institutions: George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, the oldest and largest programme of graduate conflict studies in the United States, and the University of Malta’s Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, which has been offering advanced degrees in diplomacy and building bridges between Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East for the past twenty years. The teaching faculty will be provided by S-CAR and MEDAC who will share teaching responsibilities in this programme. The main objective of this program is to provide students with an array of theoretical and practical tools that will enable them to deal effectively with conflicts at the micro and macro levels. It also places a specific emphasis on the Mediterranean context as an area where these skills are particularly useful. Students who successfully complete this collaborative postgraduate programme earn two Masters degrees: MS Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and an MA Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security from the University of Malta. Course delivery starts with each new academic year in late September. The course duration extends over twelve months to September of the following calendar year. It is divided into three semesters, with the first two semesters devoted to the taught component of the course while the final third semester is dedicated to independent student research. The tuition fee for this dual programme is 13,500 Euro. Prospective students may apply online at any time as applications are received on a rolling basis. The course general admission requirements are (i) a recognised bachelor's degree in a relevant subject area, at second class or better, (ii) certified English language proficiency, and (iii) letters of recommendation. More information is available at: http://www.um.edu.mt/icp/MSc-Conflict-Analysis-Resolution [-]

MA Programme in International Relations (Non-Thesis)

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

The goal of the non-thesis MA program in International Relations is to fulfill an important need by providing the appropriate training for students who do not plan to be academics or researchers but plan to pursue applied careers focused on policy making as experts of international relations in national or international organizations. [+]

Non-Thesis MA Program in International RelationsThe goal of the non-thesis MA program in International Relations is to fulfill an important need by providing the appropriate training for students who do not plan to be academics or researchers but plan to pursue applied careers focused on policy making as experts of international relations in national or international organizations. In a world that increasingly looks multipolar, state and non-state actors in emerging powers including Turkey must establish multiple and multifaceted relations with other state and non-state actors. This can only be managed and accomplished successfully by professionals with adequate training and expertise. Thus, there is a growing need to educate and employ in public and private sectors professionals who are experts in international relations, self-confident on a global scale, and equipped with analytic and communication skills necessary to manage multifaceted institutonal relations. Even if these prpfessionals do not develop theories and conduct research themselves, they need to be able to follow, understand and adequately interpret research in their own areas. Hence, Koç University non-thesis MA program in International Relations is designed to fulfill this need by educating students who will develop these qualities without spending time to research and write a thesis.In Koç University non-thesis MA program in International Relations, students will focus on developing these applied skills by taking three additional courses instead of writing a thesis, and still be able to complete the program and start their cereers at least one semester earlier than the students in the with-thesis program. In principle, enrollment in the non-thesis MA program does not entitle a student to directly gain admission to a relevant PhD program in the Institute. But such students can apply for admisson to a PhD program provided that they meet the application criteria.The faculty members of the International Relations Department at Koç University are internationally renowned for their first-rate research, expertise and contributions to their respective fields nationally as well as internationally. Even though it is a medium-size department, it is ranked highly in international rankings based on refereed academic publications. The faculty’s expertise include theoretical research in areas such as international relations and comparative politics, research on regions such as the European Union and the Middle East, as well as applied research in areas such as conflict resolution, migration, and elections. Thus, the International Relations Department at Koç University has the qualities needed to provide a first-rate graduate education for experts of international relations.With these qualities, Koç University non-thesis MA program in International Relations can be expected to attract graduates from universities in major Turkish cities, the rest of Turkey, as well as Asia and Eurasia, thus contributing to relations with these countries.Application... [-]


MA International Relations and Security

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This course provides you with a detailed understanding of the nature of the contemporary security agenda, its origins, theoretical foundations and future trajectory. You will examine the theories of international security and those key security issues that have dominated security discourse in the post-Cold War era. [+]

The question of security now dominates contemporary international politics. Issues such as the 'War on Terror', pre-emptive self-defence and humanitarian intervention constitute seminal international concerns that have implications for all states and all peoples. This course provides you with a detailed understanding of the nature of the contemporary security agenda, its origins, theoretical foundations and future trajectory. You will examine the theories of international security and those key security issues that have dominated security discourse in the post-Cold War era. You will also develop your analytical skills in order to facilitate understanding of the seminal contemporary security issues in a broader theoretical and historical framework. Core modules Contemporary Controversies in International Security: Intervention Terrorism and Self-Defence The end of the Cold War fundamentally altered the nature of international security, heralding the emergence of new issues and threats. In the contemporary era the locus and nature of the paramount threats have altered, with intra-state conflicts and non-state actors characterising sources of insecurity. This module will provide you with a comprehensive overview of security discourse and practice since the end of the Cold War relating key issues such as humanitarian intervention, self-defence and terrorism to broader trends such as the evolving role of the UN, the challenges to international law and the new concern with intra-state crises. Dissertation and Research Methods You will receive supervised guidance and research methods training (through a series of research method workshops, the dissertation induction and colloquium seminars, and individual dissertation supervision sessions) to prepare you for your Masters dissertation on an agreed research topic. You will begin identifying your dissertation interests at the start of your studies, when you will be able to discuss your ideas with different tutors who may direct you towards taking appropriate option modules that support your future research studies. This module must be taken either following the completion of all other modules, or concurrently with modules in your second semester. Theories of International Security This module examines the contemporary discourse and debates surrounding the meaning of international security. The end of the Cold War fundamentally altered the structure of the international system and precipitated the emergence of a new security agenda. The new systemic dynamics and reconfigured security agenda led many to question the dominant theoretical frameworks previously applied to international security, and new security discourses – such as human security and critical security studies – have emerged to challenge established security theory. This module will examine the key tenets of the new theoretical frameworks and critically analyse their contribution to our understanding of 'security'. Course-specific entry requirements You should have a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent; equivalent qualifications from overseas are welcome. Your application must be supported by a reference written on institutional notepaper by an academic familiar with your abilities. Applications from mature candidates are welcomed. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS overall score of 6.5 and 5.5 in Writing, Listening, Reading and Speaking or equivalent. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course. Associated careers This course will provide you with numerous key skills and knowledge that will prepare you for your future career in a variety of different fields. Our graduates hold posts within various international and national government departments and organisations. Many have also gone on to study for Doctorates within the Department and at other universities around the world. [-]

MA International Relations & International Organization

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

International Relations as a discipline is almost a century old. About its origins different interpretations exist, but in general IR emerged in response to the consequences of power politics in Europe [+]

MA International Relations & International Organization

 

International Relations as a discipline is almost a century old. About its origins different interpretations exist, but in general IR emerged in response to the consequences of power politics in Europe, culminating in the First World War, and in response to specific research questions within Political Science. IR in Europe started as an interdisciplinary project, IR in Groningen still follows this tradition.Building on the interdisciplinary Bachelor on International Relations & International Organization, this specialization of the Master International Relations offers a comprehensive study in theory and practice. Theretofore, IRIO uses a 'self-service' model. Besides the mandatory course on advanced theory and the master thesis, you can select from specialized capita and research seminars in four essential areas of Internationals Relations: International Security, International Political Economy, European Integration, and Global Governance. Moreover, to prepare for an international career you can organize an internship at a public or private organization in the field of international relations, where you can apply your knowledge and skills in a 'real-time' environment.... [-]


Master in International Relations in Eurasia

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time September 2017 Russia Moscow United Kingdom London Canterbury + 3 more

International Relations in Eurasia is a two-year double degree graduate programme delivered in collaboration with the University College London and the University of Kent (separate tracks). [+]

This programme takes a multidisciplinary approach to the complex interrelationship of politics and economics in the modern globalized world with a focus on the Eurasia region. Students gain a deep understanding of the political, economic, and social processes at play in post-Soviet Eurasia.

Three special double-degree tracks are offered in Politics and Security, Politics and International Economy, and Nation, History, and Society. Students spend the first year of study at a UK partner university and the second year at HSE in Moscow.

Lectures delivered by a team of experienced international faculty members, as well as experts from the public and private sectors, strengthen students’ theoretical knowledge and develop their applied skills. Graduates work in the public, private, and non-profit sectors as analysts, researchers, and future decision-makers in the Eurasia region.... [-]


Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Affairs (MADIA)

ADA University
Campus Full time September 2017 Azerbaijan Baku

MADIA is a two-year master's degree in international affairs and explores political, social, and economic issues across several disciplines. The curriculum of MADIA has been designed to prepare professionals in international affairs and diplomacy and to understand the complexity of global affairs. [+]

MAs in International Relations. MADIA is a two-year master's degree in international affairs and explores political, social, and economic issues across several disciplines. The curriculum of MADIA has been designed to prepare professionals in international affairs and diplomacy and to understand the complexity of global affairs. MADIA program at a glance: Program duration: two years Format: daytime Academic focus: International politics, international economics, diplomacy, international law Start date: Fall, 2016 Application Process The application process for MADIA is a three-step process: Step 1: Submit all required documents Step 2: Submit all the test scores Step 3: Attend the Admission Interview (only for shortlisted candidates) All interested candidates must submit the following documents in order to be considered for admission: ADA University Online Application Form Supporting Documents (can be uploaded to Online application) Resume, maximum 2 pages Bachelor diploma
 (translated into English, notary certified) Academic transcripts for Bachelor degree
 (translated into English, notary certified) National ID card (for Azerbaijanis) or passport
 (for International Students) Recent photo Official Test Scores Internet Based TOEFL (minimum 83 in IBT) or General Training/Academic IELTS (minimum 6.5) *SSAC/TQDK Master Exams (only first round, only for Azerbaijanis, minimum required score is 50) www.tqdk.gov.az *Candidates whose IELTS score is below 6.5 ( IBT 83) but above 5.0 (IBT 47) will be required to complete pre-sessional English Program offered in summer. This program has additional cost. Click to learn more about Pre-Sessional English Program. Candidates who have studied in English outside Azerbaijan for minimum one year or have extensive work experience in an English-speaking environment can request a waiver from language exam. Please contact admissions office with such request. Candidates who will be required to take pre-sessional English program or receive waiver from English language exam will have less chances for partial tuition waiver for the first semester of studies. The Institutional TOEFL Code for ADA University is 2093. Note: Bachelor degree in related field is not required. Graduates of all specialisations may apply to this program. Shortlisted candidates are invited for an interview as the last step of the application process. International Fellowship named after Alimardan bay Topchubashov This fellowship is open to all international undergraduate and graduate applicants who have been admitted to one of ADA University’s degree-granting schools and are renewable for the duration of studies when certain criteria are met upon availability of funds. Alimardan Bay Topchubashov Fellowship covers the tuition fee and rent of housing only. Fellowship recipients are expected to cover all other expenses, including books, student fees and utilities. Fellowship Requirements Applicants should first be admitted into ADA University. Previous work experience in public sector and/or commitment to serve in public sector is valued most. Incoming undergraduate fellows are eligible to receive a 100 percent tuition waiver for the first year of their studies. Incoming graduate fellows are eligible to receive a 100 percent tuition waiver for the first semester of their studies. To retain the fellowship, the eligibility criteria are as follows: Returning undergraduate and graduate fellows must maintain a full load coursework and accumulate a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.80 or higher to receive a 100 percent tuition waiver for the next semester of study. In addition, recipients are expected to work a minimum of 20 service hours at ADA University. Returning undergraduate and graduate fellows must maintain a full load coursework and accumulate a Grade Point Average (GPA) between 3.50 and 3.79 to receive a 50 percent tuition waiver for the next semester of study. International fellows, whose GPA is 3.50 and above are eligible to receive a housing allowance. International fellows, whose GPA falls below 3.50 are required to cover their own housing. [-]

Master of Arts in Security Policy Studies

The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

Security Policy Studies (SPS) is a policy-oriented master's degree program focusing on international security issues, with a particular emphasis on the security challenges for the 21st century and how to respond to them. [+]

Security Policy Studies (SPS) is a policy-oriented master's degree program focusing on international security issues, with a particular emphasis on the security challenges for the 21st century and how to respond to them. These challenges include but are not limited to: weapons of mass destruction proliferation, transnational threats, terrorism, changing regional power dynamics, weak and failing states, international crime, effectively linking security and development, and ensuring U.S. national security. The curriculum provides strong grounding in the national security and defense policy-making process. Students choose two specific concentrations — which can range from transnational security issues to conflict resolution to defense analysis. Students also have the option of emphasizing a particular region, such as East Asia, the Middle East, or Latin America, by selecting a regional field as one of their two concentrations. The program's faculty includes internationally recognized authorities in international security, defense policy, foreign policy, the national security policy process, and regional and transnational security issues. Through its academic and professional skills development courses this program can open doors to future employment in the security policy institutions of the federal government, in the private sector, in international organizations such as NATO, and in the many think tanks and non-profit institutions engaged in security policy work. [-]

M.A. Olympic Studies

Olympic Studies Centre Cologne
Campus Part time March 2018 Germany Cologne

The international part-time program Master of Arts (M.A.) Olympic Studies, which is officially supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), is a fully validated Master degree programme that implements a high-level, interdisciplinary curriculum in Olympic Studies. The programme aims at fostering the links between the academic and the Olympic world. [+]

MAs in International Relations. The international part-time program Master of Arts (M.A.) Olympic Studies, is a fully validated Master degree programme that implements a high-level, interdisciplinary curriculum in Olympic Studies. The programme aims at fostering the links between the academic and the Olympic world. The Olympic Studies Centre of the German Sport University Cologne (OSC Cologne) is the main operational institution of the program and is responsible for all of the course’s organizational and overall academic elements. Professor Dr. Stephan Wassong, Director of the OSC Cologne, is the Programme Leader of the M.A. Olympic Studies and a member of the IOC’s Olympic Education Commission. In the delivery of the teaching modules, the OSC Cologne cooperates with several Olympic Studies Centres worldwide, such as the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (Germany), Loughborough University (United Kingdom) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain). Moreover, other highly qualified professors from international academic institutions with long and proven experience in the field of Olympic Studies such as the International Olympic Academy (IOA) (Greece) and the New Zealand Centre for Olympic Studies at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand) teach on the programme. Usually, the seminar weeks take place at the German Sport University Cologne but it is aimed to include other teaching locations as well. The MA Olympic Studies has the official support of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The central intentions of the programme are: To enable knowledge transfer between the academic and the Olympic world in each participant´s working environment; To enhance the individual participant’s Olympic knowledge in social sciences and humanities; To promote the individual participant’s critical appreciation of the ethical and educational dimensions of the Olympic values in the fields of education, economy, governance and politics in sport; To foster critical dialogue on processes of continuity and transformation in the Olympic Movement and on the relationship between Olympism and Olympic practices in wider social and professional contexts; To develop the individual participant’s capacity to conduct research projects of practical relevance to the Olympic Movement. Objectives It is the target to reach the objectives of the programme through teaching interdisciplinary contents about diverse aspects of the Olympic Movement. The topics include, but are not restricted to Olympic history, commercialization, professionalization, politicization, internationalization and administration. It is the nature of the M.A. Olympic Studies that all these topics are substantially linked with sport ethical and educational considerations. This is important for a modern application and legitimization of the Olympic Movement and meets important aspects of the Olympic Agenda 2020. The learning outcomes are to expand the participant’s critical knowledge base as it relates to the modern Olympic Movement. A more detailed, interdisciplinary understanding of the Olympic world, including its issues and challenges, would also foster the identification of the participant with the Olympic Movement but it is also a benefit for the employing organisation/company and its profile to support the development of the Olympic Movement. Entry Requirements The participants are required to hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. Participants must have at least two years of work experience in an environment relevant to the interests of the Olympic family, including the administration of the IOC, National Olympic Committees, Organising Committees of the Olympic Games, Olympic museums, TOP-sponsors, International Federations, universities, sport academies as well as media and broadcasting companies. The part-time nature of the programme with five on-site modules spread over a period of two years enables participants to stay in their professional jobs during the time of their participation in the M.A. Olympic Studies. It is also necessary to prove sufficient English language skills. A formal application process will be required to join the programme. Applicants have to fill in and submit an application form, which can be requested on demand. The screening of application files as well as the selection process will be the responsibility of the OSC Cologne and the Programme Management of the M.A. Olympic Studies. Fees The fee for the two year study programme is 5.000€, excluding flights and costs for accommodation. Payments can be made for the full sum or can be split into parts of 2.500€ for each study year. Candidates can apply for scholarships to cover the study fees through the Olympic Solidarity Commission of the IOC. Applications for Olympic Solidarity support have to be made via the candidates´ respective National Olympic Committee. The National Olympic Committees have to put forward the application to Olympic Solidarity. Since its first intake in 2010, the academic reputation of the programme has developed increasingly on the international level. Evidence for this is the map with the geographical distribution of the participants of the first five intakes. [-]

Master of Arts in International Relations and European-Asian Studies

Tallinn University of Technology
Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

The programme is directed to anyone interested in foreign politics as well as international economic relations and basic legal issues. Each and every student has to take the core courses in both European and Asian studies. All students are required to study either French or German. In addition, several other European languages as well as Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Korean can be taken as free electives. [+]

International Relations and European-Asian Studies Degree awarded: Master of Arts in Social Sciences (MA) Workload: 120 ECTS Language of instruction: English Duration: 2 years Number of places available: 15 Number of full tuition fee waivers: 1 Pre-Requisites: Bachelor degree or equivalent (bachelor’s degree in humanities or social sciences is preferred, but not strictly required) www.ttu.ee/masterir www.ttu.ee/ir-department The programme is directed to anyone interested in foreign politics as well as international economic relations and basic legal issues. Each and every student has to take the core courses in both European and Asian studies. All students are required to study either French or German. In addition, several other European languages as well as Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Korean can be taken as free electives. The programme is unique in the region because of its balanced attitude towards the European Union and Asia-Pacific area. Teaching is supported by research in both directions. Cooperation partners abroad include Bologna University, Stanford University, Canterbury University in New Zealand, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Pusan National University, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies and many other outstanding centres of social sciences all over the world. Key features Latest developments in theories of political science and international relations The professors are from a large variety of different regions of the world, e.g. USA, Spain, Netherlands, Italy, New Zealand, Japan, China and Ukraine Staff does not only include theoreticians, but also practitioners, who have extensive experience in diplomacy, policy making, corporate business and many other fields, and who are frequent presenters and participants in international forums and conferences On a regular basis, the Department organises Top Hat Lectures - the 'trade-mark' public events - during which both scholars and studentship have chances to meet foreign and Estonian Ambassadors Future career options Our graduates work in different types of foreign services, including diplomatic ones. They can be political analysts and observers in the media or work for private companies that are active internationally. Our graduates have been employed in the organisations adjacent to the EU. But we can also find a commander of an anti-piracy squad among them. We are aiming at keeping the brightest graduates as the reserve for our own faculty. Our graduates can continue their studies in doctoral programmes of a large variety, specialising in International Relations and Political Science, European Studies, Asian-Pacific Studies, Conflict Resolution, Intercultural Communication, etc. Course outline The two-year Master’s program in International Relations and European-Asian Studies builds upon bachelor studies and is designed to prepare specialists with the potential to work in various areas of International Relations such as diplomacy and the conduct of foreign relations as well as mass media, policy planning or academic research etc. The program aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to take advantage of an increasing range of professional opportunities of an international dimension. The students can develop their specialisation in the narrower fields of political, legal and economic studies. The students obtain a solid basic knowledge and skills in planning and doing research in their field. They learn about the basics and latest developments in theories of political science and international relations. Current issues on the scene of international life today are frequently discussed in class with a special focus on the problems concerning security, conflict resolution and terrorism. The students take a special module concerning European-Asian studies, including European/Asian politics, economy and EU law. This educational background offers them the possibility to obtain excellent qualifications for a successful career in the EU and Asian institutions. In addition, academic career is open for those willing to pursue it. The Department of International Relations at Tallinn University of Technology offers advanced programmes in the field of International Relations at the Bachelor and Master level, which are unique in the region. International Relations as an interdisciplinary field of social science typically consists of international politics, international law and international economy. These fields are in the main focus of our programmes. Concerning teaching the law courses, we are developing cooperation with The Tallinn Law School. In addition, there is an emphasis on courses introducing the history and basics of diplomacy, security studies, political and cultural communication, etc. Our students learn about the foundation, historical development and current trends of the democratic society in the international context. Language-based area studies are becoming an important research focus of the department. This brings us into direct contact with the developing world. Our students have the requirement to learn at least two foreign languages. In addition, our students have an opportunity to take or choose from seven Asia-related courses framed by the interdisciplinary joint educational module that is offered by our university as well as Tartu and Tallinn University. The aforementioned module is called ‘Asian Societies, Economy and Politics’. The graduates of our programmes have a wide range of opportunities open in front them. They can work in different types of institutions ranging from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and embassies to several kinds of international organisations and companies in both public and private sectors. Besides local Professors, the faculty comes from a large variety of different regions of the world, i.e., the USA, Spain, 1 Netherlands, Italy, New Zealand, Japan and Ukraine. The faculty members have solid academic background and substantial teaching experience. In addition, we have interesting practitioners with a background in diplomacy, foreign office and other areas of political activity as part time faculty. Our cooperation partners abroad include Bologna University, Stanford University, Canterbury University in New Zealand, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Pusan National University, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies and many other outstanding centers of social sciences all over the world. Programme specific requirements Please pay attention as this programme you are applying for, has specific prerequisites: CV - working experience benefits Skype interview- will be conducted to candidates who have passed preliminary evaluation Motivation letter/personal statement For each programme you apply to, an individual motivation letter (statement of purpose) must be inserted. Please include following: What and where have you studied, how does your academic background fit to the degree programme you are applying for? What knowledge and skills gathered in your previous education will be useful? (0-2 points) Describe your professional goals. How will the degree programme you are applying for support your professional profile? (0-2 points) Have you already gathered any relevant practical work experience? (0-2 points) Why do you want to come to study at a university in Estonia? (0-2 points) Please point out 1-2 potential research questions of your interest (0-2 points) Grading scale: 0-10 points. Positive scale: 5-10 points. The candidate must collect at least 5 points to be in the competition. PS! It is important to properly cite any sources (quotations, publications, ideas which are not your own etc.) used in your motivation letter, because to do otherwise would be plagiarism and result in disqualification. For general admission requirements please visit the Admissions section. ... [-]

MA in International Development

International University of Japan
Campus Full time September 2017 Japan Niigata

This degree program is designed to educate future leaders in formulating and implementing economic as well as public policies geared for social and economic development. [+]

Main Features

As a successive expansion of this MA degree program in International Development shows, our leading program in International Development maintains its highly reputable development of its educational quality particularly related to development issues. While its core courses are mainly related to modern economics, its outstanding achievements in education comprehensively covering development issues can be found not only in the number of graduates of this degree program, but also in the number of countries of all graduates. The diversity of countries of enrolled students provides one of the most ideal environments to study international development issues. The strong human network of the graduates of this program shows the quality of this educational program as well as the benefits which students of this program will gain after their graduation.The program encompasses a wide range of public policy issues in the context of socioeconomic development. These issues are examined in the areas of finance, trade, investment, human resources development, environment, sustainable development, and urban and regional development. Beyond the understanding of the immediate and specific circumstances of country specific issues, the program provides students with as many opportunities as it can, in order to let students share/deepen development issues of different countries under its rigorous coursework environments. The program consists of required and elective courses, and enrolled students can choose several elective courses based on their own research and policy related interests after taking required courses, all of which are designed to make students use highly sophisticated analytical tools smoothly in exploring their own development issues. Our faculty members devote ourselves to provide students with our expertise and experience to contribute to their successful thesis writing. The diversity of students over more than thirty different countries as well as highly professional teaching staff members, all of whom have been awarded their PhDs by reputable graduate schools abroad, result in the largest benefits in obtaining a MA degree in International Development. The program is also extremely useful for individuals who wish to work in international organizations, many of which have been concerned with development issues. An experience as a student enrolled in this program definitely gives you priceless values; the drastic improvement in your human capital equipped with highly analytical tools which are impressively powerful for analyzing development issues, and the development of strong human network particularly in Asian countries including the Central Asia, which will definitely result in a maximized outcome in your future career if you are considering an unbeatable success in Asia related fields. ... [-]