You attend a wide range of courses, develop your analytical and research skills, take on an internship, write your master’s thesis, and build your network with experts in relevant fields. Upon graduation you are prepared to take on positions in international organisations, politics, and diplomacy; or for PhD research.

What does this master’s programme entail?

This two-year MSc-programme is offered jointly by the Institute of Political Science of Leiden University and the prestigious Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael in The Hague.

Clingendael's objective is to promote the understanding of international affairs, and the institute focuses specifically on European co-operation, international security, and diplomacy.

You will take core courses in the fields of international relations and political science. In addition, you will gain specialised knowledge and hands-on experience in the area of diplomacy and international organisations, and insights into the practice of international negotiations and diplomacy.

During the programme, you will have the opportunity to complete an internship at an international organisation or to take additional specialised courses.

Choose International Relations and Diplomacy at Leiden University:

  • Your understanding and practice of diplomacy are stimulated by a unique combination of academic insights into international relations and political science, plus essential practical skills.
  • Located in The Hague, this MSc puts you in the centre of European and global politics.
  • The shared knowledge and top reputation of Leiden University combined with the expertise and renown of Clingendael offers a prestigious programme that can really launch your career.
Program taught in:
English

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