Master of Science (MSc) in International Relations

Top 30 MScs in International Relations 2017

International Relations

The Master of Science provides an opportunity for graduates to obtain advanced research skills and knowledge in a professional learning environment. A Master of Science (MS) degree can provide you with the foundation of knowledge and key competencies you'll need throughout your career

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M.Phil./P.Grad.Dip. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation [FT/PT]

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 - 2  September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The M.Phil. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation is a creative and innovative programme designed to suit the needs of specialists already working in the fields of conflict resolution and reconciliation, as well as those new to the study of conflict resolution and reconciliation. [+]

MSc Degrees in International Relations. M.Phil./P.Grad.Dip. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation The M.Phil. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation is a creative and innovative programme designed to suit the needs of specialists already working in the fields of conflict resolution and reconciliation, as well as those new to the study of conflict resolution and reconciliation. As Trinity’s only specialist cross-border School, the Irish School of Ecumenics offers modules in Belfast and/or Dublin, as well as some options at week-long residential courses at the Corrymeela Community’s Centre for Reconciliation in Ballycastle on the north Antrim coast. These modules are taught by experts from our partner organisations: Beyond Walls, the Glencree Centre for Reconciliation and Different Tracks Global. The M.Phil. offers an inter-disciplinary approach to the challenges of political and social reconciliation in the aftermath of armed conflict, drawing on politics, sociology, social research, theology and ethics. It is suitable both for those interested in theoretical and comparative study, and for reflective practitioners. Particular attention is given to ethnic conflicts, and the role of religion in such conflicts and in peace building and reconciliation. The course combines academic study and research with community involvement and life experience. Case studies include: Northern Ireland; Zimbabwe; Israel/Palestine; Afghanistan; Rwanda; and Sri Lanka. It equips graduates for work with local and international organisations, and provides transferable skills for a wide variety of careers, including mediation, diplomacy, policy, advocacy, journalism, teaching, and ministry, as well as Ph.D. research. After registration in Dublin at the start of the course, teaching takes place in Belfast and partner sites over two terms (September to December and January to early April). From April-July students may be based in either Belfast or Dublin depending on their research interests. A one term, non-degree programme is available and is ideal for those on sabbatical, or for those who prefer a shorter period of study. There is also the option of attending single modules. Course Content (please note that not all modules will be offered every year) Common core module: Research Skills. Conflict Analysis and Models of Intervention. Dynamics of Reconciliation. Conflict Resolution Skills. Conflict Transformation. Conflict Resolution Lessons from Comparative Peace Processes. Social Research for Transformation. Guided Research Project. Reconciliation in Northern Ireland. Theology of Reconciliation. Community Learning and Reflective Practice in Northern Ireland. South Africa: The Ethics of Truth and Reconciliation. Modules from the M.Phil. in International Peace Studies and the M.Phil. in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies (both taught in Dublin) are also open to students on the M.Phil. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation. Students seeking to be assessed for their work on a module in either of the two other programmes must first secure the permission of the relevant course coordinators. Dissertation A research dissertation (15,000 – 20,000 words) to be supervised by an appropriate member of staff and to be submitted by 20 August Admission Requirements Applicants should normally have an honors degree at second class level or GPA 3.2 or above. Students not meeting these criteria may exceptionally be considered at the discretion of the Dean of Graduate Studies. [-]

Master of Science in International Relations

Virginia International University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Fairfax + 1 more

In an increasingly interdependent world, it is important for professionals to have an understanding of the complex issues that go beyond our own borders. Virginia International University's Master of Science in International Relations is a graduate-level degree that arms students with the tools to not only understand the implications of global issues in today's world, but to work in a dynamic and fast-paced professional environment. [+]

Master of Science in International Relations In an increasingly interdependent world, it is important for professionals to have an understanding of the complex issues that go beyond our own borders. Virginia International University's Master of Science in International Relations is a graduate-level degree that arms students with the tools to not only understand the implications of global issues in today's world, but to work in a dynamic and fast-paced professional environment. Graduates from VIU's Master of International Relations Program will be able to build careers in a variety of settings including, but not limited to, international organizations such as the World Bank, IMF, or United Nations; non-profit organizations; federal and local government agencies; multi-national corporations; non-governmental organizations; intergovernmental organizations; humanitarian organizations; news outlets; and many more. The MIR program offers two (2) concentration areas for students to choose from: International Economic Development International Business Degree at Glance The program consists of seven (7) Core Courses and students have the choice any three (3) Concentration courses as well as two (2) Elective courses. The elective courses provide the opportunity for the students to develop further competencies covered in the core courses, based on their area of interest. Required Courses Students in the MIR program will take twelve (12) classes. These include seven (7) core courses, three (3) concentration courses, and two (2) electives. Students may be asked to take up to three (3) prerequisite courses depending on the area of their undergraduate studies. All students in the program take the same seven core courses. Students in different concentrations take different concentration courses. Each graduate class is worth three (3) credits. To complete the program, students should accumulate 36 credits. Students enrolled in the graduate program must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (B), out of 4.0, and a minimum of grade not less than 2.0 (C), out of 4.0, in all courses to qualify for the MPA degree to remain in good academic standing and to graduate. The maximum time frame permitted for the completion of any graduate program is 54 semester credits. Only graduate-level courses may be applied toward the degree. A master's student may transfer up to 12 semester hours of graduate credit earned at other accredited institutions. Beyond the prerequisites, the student must have completed 36 credit hours, of which 21 credit hours of required core courses, and 15 credit hours of elective course must have been earned. No degree credit is earned by a graduate student for any grade below 2.0 (C), out of 4.0, received in a graduate-level course. However, any grades lower than 2.0 (C), out of 4.0, will be calculated in the grade point average. Prerequisites There are three (3) prerequisite courses for the MIR program. Students who have no previous political science or international affairs background and whose bachelor's degrees did not include the following courses are required to complete these prerequisites: GEC 114, STAT 200, and ENGL 110 or ENGL 120. If students have taken similar courses in their undergraduate studies they may transfer their credits for those courses. Objectives The program objectives of the Master International Relations are designed to enable graduates to be successful in the multitude of employment positions that an MIR degree will garner including, government, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and many more. Upon completion of the program, the graduates will be able to: Exhibit global awareness & sensitivity to other cultures Develop the knowledge of the theory and practice of international relations in the current, global arena Exhibit ethical conduct while maintaining awareness of the large responsibilities of serving the global community Analyze and understand the latest developments in the fields of international politics, economics, culture, and law that will lend itself to the field of international relations and public affairs [-]

MSc International Management and International Relations (September Start)

Oxford Brookes University, Business School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

This is a unique programme which combines the development of international management skills with the study of international relations within a contemporary economic, political and social world context. It develops a deeply insightful understanding of the [+]

MSc International Management and International Relations - September 2016This course is run by the Business School / Department of Social Sciences

This is a unique programme which combines the development of international management skills with the study of international relations within a contemporary economic, political and social world context. It develops a deeply insightful understanding of the increasingly global environment in which business, government and NGO sectors function. The degree has been developed between International Relations and Business School staff, offering a rich opportunity to draw on contemporary global research and review business and institutional global practice. A key element is the study and practice of cross-cultural management. Why choose this course?... [-]


MSc in European Studies

Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

The Research Master European Studies is a two-year interdisciplinary programme leading to a Master of Science degree. The programme’s focus is on doing research into the politics and [+]

The Research Master European Studies is a two-year interdisciplinary programme leading to a Master of Science degree. The programme’s focus is on doing research into the politics and policies of the European Union and into the wider historical and international contexts of the process of European integration. It is an interdisciplinary programme combining political science and the study of international relations with history and the cultural sciences. The overall objective of the programme is to equip future PhD students and analysts with a broad range of scientific methods and theoretical approaches relevant to the analysis of European phenomena. The programme operates in close cooperation with other universities, with European Union institutions, other Brussels-based actors and with the national administrations of the European Union member states. Double degree The research master’s programme European Studies can also be studied as a double degree programme in co-operation with the University of Cologne. Fast facts The Research Master European Studies at Maastricht University… is a two-year international and interdisciplinary Master of Science programme is taught in English offers the possibility to follow a double degree track, which results in two master's diplomas: first year of the programme at Maastricht University, second year at the University of Cologne combines political science and the study of international relations with history and the cultural sciences explores the politics, policies and administration of the European Union pays attention to the wider historical, cultural and international contexts of the process of European integration uses a distinctive didactic model places an emphasis on doing research culminates in a master’s thesis Summer School If you would like to come to Maastricht earlier in the summer in order to settle in, you might think about taking a language course or attending the Maastricht summer school for 2, 4 or 6 weeks. [-]

MSc Humanitarian Studies

Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Liverpool

The programme reviews historical and current policies and practice in humanitarian assistance, analyses the effect of war, natural disasters and the international economy on social dislocation, health and wellbeing, investigates the evidence base for current operational guidelines and explores novel approaches in responding to the challenges of today’s humanitarian problems. It is responding to the need for a professional, integrated, accountable and ethical approach to humanitarian interventions in which humanitarian workers are often called upon to operate in environments where demands extend beyond conventional professional boundaries. Opportunities for in-depth study include regional and country case studies and a choice of modules addressing specific aspects of humanitarian interventions. In addition, the programme offers participants an opportunity to develop and undertake a research project, usually overseas, in an area of special interest indicated by client Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), International Organisations (IOs) or National Ministries. [+]

MSc Degrees in International Relations. The programme reviews historical and current policies and practice in humanitarian assistance, analyses the effect of war, natural disasters and the international economy on social dislocation, health and wellbeing, investigates the evidence base for current operational guidelines and explores novel approaches in responding to the challenges of today’s humanitarian problems. It is responding to the need for a professional, integrated, accountable and ethical approach to humanitarian interventions in which humanitarian workers are often called upon to operate in environments where demands extend beyond conventional professional boundaries. Opportunities for in-depth study include regional and country case studies and a choice of modules addressing specific aspects of humanitarian interventions. In addition, the programme offers participants an opportunity to develop and undertake a research project, usually overseas, in an area of special interest indicated by client Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), International Organisations (IOs) or National Ministries. Academic requirements: Open to graduates of health-related disciplines with relevant humanitarian assistance, developing countries’ or other appropriate professional experience. Applications from international students are welcomed. Recognition of prior learning: All programmes of study will permit entry with credit attributed to previous certificated study up to a total of one third of the credits required to be awarded a MSc Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Award. Work experience: Non-graduates with considerable satisfactory work experience with humanitarian / development organisations and evidence of appropriate in-service training will also be considered. Field experience is desirable but not essential. English language requirements: The programme is taught in English. Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all learning components, or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 88 for the Internet-based Test (iBT), with minimum scores of 21 for Listening and Writing, 22 for Reading and 23 for Speaking. Tests should be within their validity period of 2 years. Specific aims: Provide experienced humanitarian workers with a deeper understanding of the political economy of humanitarian emergencies including the internally displaced, refugees and migrants: the historical context; regional and country case studies; the effect of war and natural disasters and the international economy on social dislocation, health and wellbeing Provide an interdisciplinary forum in which participants from a variety of professional backgrounds (e.g. health, political and social sciences, engineering, agriculture, development, international humanitarian law, human rights, administration and media) can review critically and debate key issues of mutual interest Facilitate high quality learning that is informed by critical analysis of current research Give participants an opportunity to conduct an independent in-depth research study of a specialist aspect of humanitarian interventions in the field Produce graduates who are experienced, committed, informed, proactive and effective professionals, capable of taking substantial and leading professional roles in humanitarian interventions Develop independent and reflective approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue to learn in the future Careers Many alumni of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) hold prominent positions in health ministries, universities, hospitals and international organisations throughout the world. Graduates are competitively placed to begin PhD programmes, seek employment as research assistants, work in developing countries with a wide variety of employers, or return to previous employers with enhanced knowledge and skills with which to advance their existing careers. The MSc Humanitarian Studies (MHS) aims to strengthen links between academic institutions and operational humanitarian organisations. The skills, knowledge and understanding of humanitarian issues gained during the programme equip graduates to practise at a senior level in NGOs, IOs and Ministries involved in the prevention of and response to humanitarian crises. [-]

MSc International Relations

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

The course provides you with a strong grounding in the analysis of international politics. There’s a focus on the role of major organisations in a global environment. [+]

Why this course? The course provides you with a strong grounding in the analysis of international politics. There’s a focus on the role of major organisations in a global environment. The programme trains you in different theoretical and methodological approaches from modern political science. You’ll evaluate their usefulness in explaining international political processes and organisational practices. You’ll gain knowledge of global and regional problems including economic, security and environmental threats. You’ll have the opportunity to do a research placement through the Erasmus programme - from Finland to Italy, and from Portugal to Slovakia. You’ll study The course consists of core and optional classes and a dissertation. The core classes provide an introduction to theories of international politics and to the actual workings of major world organisations, such as the EU. Core classes These classes are as follows: International Institutions & Regimes Contesting Global Governance European Governance Principles of Research Design Optional classes Choose from: Quantitative Methods I Quantitative Methods II Qualitative Methods Policy Analysis Comparative Public Policy European Political Economy Facilities Established in 2010, the School of Government & Public Policy integrates the Department of Government with three research centres: European Policies Research Centre Centre for the Study of Public Policy Centre for Elections & Representation Studies Entry requirements First or upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in social science. English language requirements If you’re a national of an English speaking country recognised by UK Border Agency (please check most up-to-date list) or you have successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence. For others, the School requires a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no individual component below 5.5) or TOEFL ib 92. Pre-sessional courses in English are available. If you are from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA), please check English requirements before making your application. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU MSc full-time: £4,200 MSc part-time: £2,100 PgDip full-time: £4,000 PgDip part-time: £2,100 Rest of UK MSc full-time: £4,200 MSc part-time: £2,100 PgDip full-time: £4,000 PgDip part-time: £2,100 International MSc full-time: £11,000 MSc part-time: £5,500 PgDip full-time: £7,350 PgDip part-time: £3,675 How can I fund my course? The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Where are they now? Examples of organisations our graduates work for: Audit Scotland Centre for African Family Studies Centre for Scottish Public Policy Confederation of Passenger Transport German Red Cross Hall Aitken Associates Health and Social Care Alliance HMRC Invicta Public Affairs Ministry of Finance Iceland Morgan Stanley National Centre for Social Research NHS Ofgem Santander Bank UK Scottish Council for Development and Industry Scottish Refugee Council Serco Group The Improvement Service The Scottish Parliament United Nations Development Programme West and Central Voluntary Network [-]

Master in European Affairs (Dual Degree with University of St. Gallen)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time September 2017 France Paris Switzerland St.Gallen + 2 more

Mastering several languages and being familiar with different European cultures – these are but two essential competences required in a world in which the national dimension is losing importance, giving way to international perspectives. [+]

MSc Degrees in International Relations. Master in European Affairs (Dual Degree with University of St. Gallen) Dual degree - University of St. Gallen Mastering several languages and being familiar with different European cultures – these are but two essential competences required in a world in which the national dimension is losing importance, giving way to international perspectives. On the job market, experts are looked for who offer the following qualities: they need a pluridisciplinary education that allows them to better grasp the contemporary global stakes, and they should be able to work in an international environment. In this context presenting a dual degree from two top European institutions is major advantage. This is why Sciences Po and the University of St. Gallen (HSG), both members of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), have create a dual degree programme which allows students to obtain, after two years of study, the University of St. Gallen's Master of International Affairs and Governance and the Sciences Po Master's degree (at Sciences Po, different programmes can be chosen: International Affairs (several specialisations available), Public Administration, European Affairs, International Business). The programme intends to a high-level education preparing the students and future decision-makers for international-focused jobs, both in the private and public sectors. These job profiles require excellent general knowledge and specific knowledge in the political, economic and social realms. The year spent in St. Gallen completes the study of international affairs and governance with solid competences in finance, management and international business. Goals and Opportunities The dual degree between Sciences Po and St. Gallen is structured around for major goals: A large perception of politics, economics and society The programme intends to encourage students to adopt a global approach of the topics studied, which allows them to analyze political, economic and legal questions in an international framework. A synthetical and critical spirit The ability to make sound and responsible decisions is an essential competence, which allows students to acquire and mobilise new knowledge and to advisedly use theoretical methods after adapting them to each question or problem set. Writing a master's thesis at St. Gallen allows dual degree students to get acquainted with academic discussions and scientific research tools, which are paramount to becoming actors aware of the imperatives of a globalized society. Analytical capabilities and autonomous learning Life-long learning is an essential concept in today's world; students are therefore encouraged to deepend their theoretical knowledge and to be conscious of the limits and usefulness of their work. Team spirit and organisation Teamwork in the framework of projects and workshops offers the opportunity to shed light on everyone's leadership and management qualities, which are key competences. Dual degree graduates today work in financial institutions, consulting firms and big multinational corporations. They are also present in national and regional administrations and in international organisations. NGOs, diplomacy, the media as well as the academic realm are also among the multiple workplaces of dual degree alumni. The curriculum Structure The dual master's programme between Sciences Po and the University of St. Gallen features a two-year curriculum: the first year takes place at the Paris campus of Sciences Po, the second year, at the University of St. Gallen. At each institution, the students are integrated into the regular master's programmes: At Sciences Po they can choose among the following programmes (2012/13): International Affairs (PSIA): Semester 1 – Semester 2 European Affairs: Semester 1 - Semester 2 Finance et stratégie: Semester 1 and Semester 2 Public Affairs At the University of St. Gallen, students are enrolled in the Master of International Affairs and Governance (MIA) The dual degree's guiding principle is the full mutual recognition of classes and exams taken at the respective partner institution. The programme thereby allows students to study similar content under different perspectives and with different methods. Study programme in the two institutions First Master's year in Paris During their first year in Paris, students are enrolled in one of Sciences Po's master's programmes. They can choose between four different master's programmes (International Affairs, European Affairs, Public Affairs, Finance et Stratégie). The language of instruction is English, but students can also choose classes in French. There is a specific French-Swiss joint seminar under the supervision of professors of Sciences Po and the University of St. Gallen, which focuses on methodology. It enhances contacts among students and also endeavours to encourage intercultural competences. The dual degree is innovative as it offers students an equilibrium between fundamental intellectual units and specialisation classes, completed by the practically-oriented approach of many teachers. Academic excellence is further enhanced by a stimulating intellectual environment in the French capital. Second Master's year in St. Gallen During their second year at St. Gallen, students are enrolled in the Master's programme in International Affairs and Governance. They thereby complete their Sciences Po education with the University of St. Gallen's expertise in economics, management and business. Dual degree students are not obliged to sit the "Grand Oral" exam at Sciences Po but replace it by a master's thesis in St. Gallen. The languages of instruction in St. Gallen are English and/or German. Further information Admitted students have the possibility to participate in the Welcome Programme, which is organised at the beginning of the academic year at Sciences Po. At Sciences Po, the academic year starts at the beginning of September and ends in June. It is composed of two semesters (12 weeks each). Check Sciences Po's academic calendar. At the University of St. Gallen, the academic year starts in September and runs to September of the following year. Check the University of St. Gallen's academic calendar. Financing your studies Dual degree students pay their tuition fees where they stay: During their first year, they pay Sciences Po's tuition fees. Swiss students benefit from the same rules for the calculation of tuition fees as European students. During the second year, students pay their tuition fees at the University of St. Gallen This is a dual degree with University of St. Gallen. [-]

MSci Global Issues and Contemporary Chinese Studies

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

Equipping graduates with an understanding of contemporary China and specialised knowledge of the country's political development, this course includes a year at postgraduate level. [+]

MSci Global Issues and Contemporary Chinese Studies This four-year course follows the three-year BA Contemporary Chinese Studies with International Relations programme, with the addition of postgraduate level modules in the fourth year. Year one You will be introduced to aspects of life in contemporary China and a variety of academic approaches to understanding China today, and apply this knowledge to an international context. Year two Year two will be spent at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China. You will take modules designed and delivered to Nottingham standards, and will receive training in research skills. Native Mandarin speakers remain in Nottingham for their second year and choose from a range of optional modules. Year three In year three you will return to Nottingham, where you will take core modules as well as having the opportunity to choose from a range of optional modules. Year four In the fourth year you will take postgraduate level modules, as well as a compulsory dissertation. Entry requirements A levels: AAB-ABB; social science or humanities or equivalent and/or evidence of ability in modern languages are preferred English language requirements IELTS: 6.5 (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 All applications are considered equally on merit; students are usually selected on the basis of academic excellence and personal qualities. We do not rely on predicted grades alone and aim to take into account the broader context of each applicant's achievements, primarily as reflected by their personal statement and reference. If you apply to us having already completed your A levels, your application will be considered in exactly the same way as those from candidates with predicted grades. Please tell us something about your gap-year activities in your UCAS personal statement. Applicants are not routinely interviewed. If you are offered a place you will be invited to a UCAS visit day. The aim of the visit is for you to ensure that Nottingham meets your perceived needs and aspirations. In addition to a formal presentation, which provides details of the courses we offer, you will also be able to meet members of the teaching staff and, very importantly, some current undergraduates. Modules Typical year one modules Core Approaches to Contemporary Chinese Studies Introduction to Contemporary China Mandarin Chinese for Beginners Optional Introduction to Business and Economy of Contemporary China Modern Political Theory Typical year two modules Core modules in China Intermediate Mandarin The Rise of Modern China Optional modules in China Chinese Society and Economy Political Communication Core modules in Nottingham The Rise of Modern China Optional modules in Nottingham Approaches to Politics and International Relations Chinese Society and Economy Social Change and Public Policy in China's Reform Era Typical year three modules Core Government and Politics of Taiwan and Hong Kong International Political Economy of China Mandarin Chinese for the Advanced Level Optional China's Political Economy China Through Film and Literature Media and Communications in Globalising China Politics Placement The Politics of Ethnic Conflict Religion in Modern China The Rights and Wrongs of Climate Change Typical year four modules Core China and the World Dissertation Optional Contemporary Chinese Culture and Society EU-China: Trade, Aid and Public Diplomacy in the 21st Century Europe and the Developing World Government and Politics of China Human Resource Management Marketing Management The Theory and Practice of Diplomacy Theories and Concepts in International Relations 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. Careers The skills you develop during your Chinese studies degree at Nottingham are skills which a wide range of employers will recognise and value. You will leave us with an insight into the world's fastest growing economy. As well as transferable skills, the other great benefit of your Nottingham degree is the in-depth understanding you will develop of the rapid changes China is undergoing today. If you take advantage of opportunities to study in China, you will see a side of the country that tourists, backpackers and most expatriates working there, never discover. Your assumptions about China will be thoroughly challenged during your studies and you will see what is really happening in the world's most populous nation. This kind of knowledge and understanding of China is still in very short supply in the UK and beyond, and can give you a vital edge in the graduate jobs market, with or without a high level of language proficiency. 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. 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. Have a look at our Careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students. [-]

MSc in Environment and Society Studies

Radboud University
Campus Full time 1 - 1  August 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

Learning how contemporary society deals with its physical environment and how you can help enhance sustainability in the economy, society and politics. How can we work towards a sustainable future? There are plenty of new sustainable technologies, smart governmental instruments and new ideas on organising the market to become more sustainable, but very often we don’t use them. [+]

MSc Degrees in International Relations. This programme focuses on the way society deals with its physical environment. We’ll look at experiences of countries all over the globe, at good and bad practises and at the role of markets and governments as well as society itself. You’ll become part of the quest for sustainability. How can we green our economies and change daily behaviour? With the help of other disciplines like sociology, psychology, political science and administration, you’ll gain the complete picture. Our multidisciplinary programme allows you to look beyond country borders and you’ll discover what is needed on different levels, from the United Nations to Europe, from individual countries to the local level. What is the role of the EU in promoting the 20-20-20 Agenda? And what can be done by people themselves, through, for examples, citizens’ initiatives? In short, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to guide and influence societal transformations towards sustainability. ... [-]

MS in Student Affairs Administration

Binghamton University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Binghamton + 1 more

The Master of Science in Student Affairs Administration degree program is suited for those who wish to pursue careers in higher education. The program is grounded in both student development theory and the concept of theory-to-practice-to-theory. [+]

MS in Student Affairs Administration The Master of Science in Student Affairs Administration degree program is suited for those who wish to pursue careers in higher education. The program is grounded in both student development theory and the concept of theory-to-practice-to-theory. Thus, an underlying goal of the program is to prepare professionals who have working knowledge of how student development theory is used in practice and how practice serves to inform future theory development. The program seeks prepare administrative leaders and personnel who are comfortable working with people of diverse backgrounds in positions that require decision-makers to respond to department/unit situations while taking into consideration how their decisions impact other systems (such as departments and/or divisions) within the institution. The program was designed to meet the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Professional Preparation Commission Standards and is offered through full-time and part-time tracks. Degrees Offered MS in Student Affairs Administration Want to combine your talent for leadership with your passion for working with students? The Master of Science in Student Affairs Administration (MSAA) degree program at Binghamton University prepares graduates for entry- to mid-level management positions in higher education institutions. The MSAA program is ideally suited for those who wish to pursue careers in academic advising, admissions and enrollment management, career development and placement, financial aid, health services, judicial affairs, leadership development, multicultural affairs, non-traditional and commuter student services, residential life, services for students with disabilities, student activities, and student development and involvement. Coupled with sufficient professional experience, the MSAA may also serve as the foundation for students who want a career in upper administration, such as a dean of students or vice president for student affairs. Graduates of the MSAA program may also acquire skills that are desirable in organizations outside of academia. The curriculum for the MSAA degree program was designed to meet the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Professional Preparation Commission Standards. No GRE required. Fast track your next step to success. The Student Affairs Administration program does not require a GRE for its master's degree applicants. Program goals To prepare professionals who have working knowledge of how student development theory is used in practice and how practice serves to inform future theory development To prepare graduates to discuss research relevant to their selected areas of work, contributing to knowledge production at a level appropriate to their experience To prepare administrative leaders and personnel who are comfortable working with diverse people in positions that require them to respond to department/unit situations while taking into consideration how their decisions impact other systems within an institution Learning outcomes and academic content The overall academic content of the program has been structured to enhance the students' ability to think reflectively, work independently and collaboratively with others, as well as be able to investigate and analyze situations in student affairs specifically and higher education in general, both verbally and in writing using technological aids where appropriate. More specifically, upon completion of the program graduates should be able to perform the following: Define the role and function of student affairs work in higher education within philosophical and historical frameworks, as well as the broader context of higher education; Articulate the current status of the field and discuss contemporary issues facing the profession; Articulate an understanding of how student development theory (e.g., psychosocial, cognitive-structural, typologies, and person-environment interaction models) is used in practice; Discuss leadership principles and strategies used in practice; Demonstrate in behavior and practice the rudiments of effective leadership; Interpret research significant to the profession and conduct related scholarship at an elementary level; Identify factors affecting human and organizational behavior; Translate theoretical knowledge about the development of individuals and organizations into meaningful practice; Articulate an understanding of how various systems of oppression (e.g., racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, ageism, etc.), impact student development and the role of advocacy in student affairs work; and Develop multicultural competency that enables engagement with diverse students and others with effectiveness and confidence. Professional Development Through the program, students complete internships, which give opportunities to apply theory and acquire practical skills while working under the guidance of experienced practitioners. Students often also seek out graduate assistantships — which provide additional practical experiences, as well as financial support packages — through the offices in the Binghamton University Division of Student Affairs. These internships and graduate assistantships help students to explore specific areas of interest within the field of student affairs administration. The faculty encourages involvement and participation in professional organizations, conferences and trainings, which further immerse students in the field while they are completing their graduate studies. The program also supports the Student Affairs Graduate Association (SAGA). This student-led organization aims to provide support and services that encourage personal, professional and community development to current students and alumni. Program opportunities Graduate assistantships The Division of Student Affairs at Binghamton University offers a limited number of assistantships each academic year to graduate students enrolled in the Student Affairs Administration Program. Graduate students that are interested in applying for available assistantships should complete the official Division of Student Affairs Application for Graduate Assistantship and apply by February 1st (for highest priority) unless noted otherwise. You must be a full time student to qualify for a graduate assistantship position. If you are a conditional/provisional admit or you are on probabtion, you are not eligible to obtain a graduate assistantship position. Required internship experience Internships provide new professionals an opportunity to gain invaluable practical experience under the leadership of an experienced practitioner. Through working in student affairs units, students learn how to apply the theory and concepts they are learning in the classroom to real life situations. They also gain a better sense of their particular areas of interest within student affairs and have a chance to develop the skills they will need to be successful in the field. Therefore, all students are required to participate in at least one internship experience while enrolled in the program. However, we recognize that some students in the program will be experienced professionals enrolled in order to gain advanced academic credentials and/or training for upward mobility. Therefore, students who have professional experience in the field of Student Affairs (i.e., 3+ years of service) may be exempt from having to complete the internship experience at the discretion of their faculty adviser. Students will be required to take an additional course in the major areas of study as a replacement. Because the internship experience is designed to expand the student's current knowledge of theory and practice, students will not be permitted to do an internship in an office where they have previous work experience, where they currently work, or currently serve as a graduate assistant. Any questions regarding internships should be presented to the department chair. Students will be permitted to register for the internship experience only after they have fully matriculated into the program, completed the 15 credit-hour student affairs core curriculum, obtained a grade-point average of B or better, and submitted a completed Internship Proposal with signatures indicating approval by the site supervisor where they intend to work and their faculty adviser. While the time equivalents (156 clock hours) are the basis for these options, the intent here is to afford students who may be working and attending school simultaneously flexibility in their scheduling options. The final product for the internship experience will be a written report outlining aspects of the student's learning experience based on the objectives identified in the Internship Proposal. After You Graduate Graduates of the program are prepared to enter careers in the full range of the field of student affairs: academic advising, admissions and enrollment management, career development and placement, financial aid, health services, judicial affairs, multicultural affairs, non-traditional and commuter student services, residential life, services for students with disabilities, and student development and involvement. Coupled with sufficient professional experience, the program may also serve as the foundation for students wishing to become deans of students or vice presidents for student affairs. Admissions Requirements To be eligible for graduate study, you must: Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following: You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University Have earned, at minimum, one of the following: A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career A 3.0 GPA during your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements. To apply, you must submit the following materials. For general guidelines for these materials, see the Admission Requirements website. Online graduate degree application with graduate degree application fee Transcripts from each college or university that you have attended Two letters of recommendation The letters should come from instructors or professors who can attest to your academic ability for graduate study. If you have been out of college for at least three years, you may submit current letters of reference from employment supervisors or others affiliated with your employment who can attest to their ability to perform successfully and professionally and to the likelihood of success in a graduate program. Personal statement The personal statement should be 2 to 3 pages and should specifically address the your interest in the program, career goals, and current skills and experiences relative to your current or intended career in student affairs. Résumé or curriculum vitae A completed copy of the Student Affairs Administration Contract (available in the online application) Review the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Statement of Ethical Principles and Standards before signing the contract. By completing this contract, you agree, if admitted to the program, to abide by the professional standards of social work as set forth by this Statement of Ethical Principles and Standards. International students must also submit the following materials. For more information about these materials, see the International Students section of the Admission Requirements website. International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form Supporting financial documentation (such as bank statements, scholarship or sponsor letters, etc.) Official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores Fast-Track Application for Eligible Students: The Department of Student Affairs Administration offers a fast-track application process open to students who hold a bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.5 of higher. Prospective students who meet the requirement should apply to the Student Affairs Administration program by submitting the online application, appropriate transcripts, a personal statement and résumé. No letters of recommendation are required. This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to update these program pages, we recommend you contact the department with questions about program-specific requirements. Class Profile Total Enrollment: 37 International / Non-Citizen Enrollment: 5% Deadlines Fall: Rolling (February 1 Recommended) Spring: Rolling (October 15 Recommended) [-]

MSc international studies

University of Siena
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Siena

The Master of Science in International Relations aims to provide knowledge of the methodology and content of cultural, scientific and vocational training in the following areas of learning: Historical, economic, law, political science, linguistic. [+]

MSc Degrees in International Relations. Language: Italian or English (English level B2 required) Specializations: Development and international cooperation (taught in Italian), International and diplomatic sciences (taught in Italian), European studies (taught in English) double degree: Jagiellonian University - Krakow (Polonia) Years: 2 Numerus clausus: No The Master of Science in International Relations aims to provide knowledge of the methodology and content of cultural, scientific and vocational training in the following areas of learning: Historical, economic, law, political science, linguistic. These skills are designed to help students develop the ability to understand and analyze issues concerning the international dimension of political, economic and social phenomena. The specific objectives of the programme are: provide analytical tools and institutional knowledge aiming to understand, evaluate and manage issues relating to contemporary societies, the complex relationships among the states, the processes of democratization and protection of human rights; provide, focusing on tools and comparative analysis method, knowledge about the dynamics of the processes of structural change occurring in the international arena, as well as basic knowledge of the methodologies used by the bodies of multilateral cooperation for the development of programs development cooperation. International students can be admitted to the Master's course in European studies (taught in English) if they have a bachelor degree in Political science, Law, Economics, History, Communication or Sociology. Those student who have a different bachelor degree can be admitted if they have credits in following scientific fields: Political science, Law, Economics, History and Sociology. Study Plan 2015/16 Specialization European studies taught in English first year European Macroeconomics 6 European Union Politics 9 Environmental Economics 6 European Human Rights Protection 6 UE language 6 Comparative Politics 9 Contemporary European History 9 English language qualifying examination 4 Computer qualifying examination 3 second year UE language 6 History of International Relations 9 Monetary Economics 6 International Economic Law 6 Free-choice training activities 9 Stage 8 Final work 18 Application In order to apply to the 2016/17 academic year you will have to send all your documents to the Academic Committee of the course you are interested in for the evaluation and you will be able to do that (approx. from mid January 16 on) through an online platform that you will find at this link: http://enrolment.diism.unisi.it/index.php?logout=no&lng=en For second cycle (laurea magistrale) degree programmes taught in English (documents must be submitted in English) evaluation form (please note: the form must be completed in all parts) curriculum vitae transcript of records of the first cycle degree possessed certificate of proficiency in English, with language level copy of passport or identity card Fee Tuition fee for the MSc courses can be up to around 2000 euros per academic year but part of the fee is based on your family income and students are required to produce an official declaration of the economic status of the family unit for the previous year issued by the home country tax office, legally translated into Italian with the Embassy/Consulate duty stamps. Tuition fees have to be paid in three different moments: the first part when you complete the enrolment procedure, the second in January, the third part in May. Scholarship and accommodation Scholarship and accomodation are not granted by the University itself but by the DSU and are based on family income and merit. Call for scholarship and accomodation is usually out in the month each year so we advise you should keep an eye on their website www.dsu-toscana.it Contacts International Place - Sportello integrato internazionale Università di Siena Via Banchi di Sotto, 55 53100 - Siena (Italia) Tel. +39 0577 232293/2034 e-mail internationalplace@unisi.it Facebook Fan Page: International Place Università di Siena [-]

Master of Science in Leadership and International Affairs

Academy of Leadership Sciences Switzerland
Campus or Online Part time February 2017 Switzerland Zurich

The Master of Science in Leadership and International Affairs (MSLIA) at ALSS is a political leadership graduate program of study designed to develop skills for effective political leadership and international affairs in a rapidly changing, global politics. [+]

The Master of Science in Leadership and International Affairs (MSLIA) at ALSS is a political leadership graduate program of study designed to develop skills for effective political leadership and international affairs in a rapidly changing, global politics. Effective leadership is essential to the success of any endeavor in political domain. Countries, government agencies, international political organizations and political parties need valuable leaders who can identify, promote, and accomplish political goals and objectives. In this context, MSLIA students will have the opportunity to gain the most recent knowledge from the leadership and international affairs, incorporated in this program, and become more aware of their own strengths, attitudes, and behaviors, and the effects they have on others as leaders. The MSLIA program also provides individuals currently in or seeking leadership positions with the conceptual and analytical skills necessary for successful leadership in international affairs. This program reflects our commitment to promoting community service, personal growth, conducting research and evidence based training opportunities for students.... [-]


MSc Political Science: European Politics and External Relations

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The European Politics and External Relations programme provides students with a thorough understanding of the politics and power of Europe in an increasingly diverse, interdependent, and multi-polar world. [+]

MSc Degrees in International Relations. The European Politics and External Relations programme provides students with a thorough understanding of the politics and power of Europe in an increasingly diverse, interdependent, and multi-polar world. It offers in-depth study of the internal and external dimensions of European politics and their interrelations. Internally, it takes a historically grounded approach to processes of European integration, democracy, and citizenship. Externally, it focuses on understanding and analyzing the power of Europe in a changing global environment, for example in relation to borders, security, trade, finance, and environmental governance. Do you wonder how the EU relates to other global players? How it acts upon Russian involvement in the Ukrainian crisis, deals with transatlantic relations in post-Snowden times, or engages with political transformations in the Middle East and North Africa? Are you interested in how the economic crisis in the eurozone affects the European Union’s internal governance and its position in the world? What does deeper integration within the eurozone mean for national democracy, the risks of British exit, and relations with major trading partners like the US and China? Do you want to know how old and new security threats (like migration, global warming, energy dependency, new wars) challenge, unite and divide EU member states? Would you like to understand how the EU responds to social and political instability in its own direct neighborhood? Three reasons to study European Politics and External Relations at the University of Amsterdam European Politics and External Relations: is research-oriented: you learn about your teachers’ research projects and you develop and apply your theoretical and methodological skills in the framework of research projects; is unique in combining study of the internal politics and external relations of Europe and the European Union: it examines how the European institutions interact with the dynamics of global power; offers an international classroom and works closely together with the Amsterdam Centre for Contemporary European Studies (ACCESS EUROPE) meaning that students have access to debates, lectures and events delivered by the best European studies scholars in the world. Student profile You have a fascination for European politics in a global context in all its facets. This fascination extends to the current political developments of the EU, as well as the state-of-the-art of theorising EU power and politics. The programme is intensive and rigorous. You are expected to develop a capacity to work independently and in group settings. Most teaching is in small seminars (max 25 students) in which you are expected to contribute actively, and in which your skills of analysis, presentation, team work and critical questioning are developed. In addition, you learn to undertake an individual and high-level research project. Career prospects The European Politics and External Relations programme prepares you for a career in (European) policy making, diplomacy, work with a non-governmental organisation (NGO), consultancies, and businesses, as well as academia. Research Master For students interested in this field of study, we also offer a two-year Research Master’s programme in Social Sciences. Degree certificate European Politics and External Relations is a track of the accredited degree programme Political Science. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Political Science and the title Master of Science (MSc). [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Global and Transnational Sociology, M.Soc.Sc.

University of Tampere
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Tampere

Analyse policies. Understand change. Master the world. High-quality research into the policy and cultural complexities of globalization. [+]

Apply on 1 December 2016 - 13 January 2017 Degree: Master of Social Sciences Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS Start date: August 2017 Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 10 000 € / year Read more about Scholarships Master’s Degree Programme in Global and Transnational Sociology (GTS) is a high-quality, internationally linked programme especially suited for students aiming at careers in social research, policy analysis and consultation, cultural analysis, media, international organizations, and international development. A unique offering in Finland, the programme integrates with world-class research being conducted at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Tampere, and with other post-graduate degrees in the School’s cutting-edge framework programme on Global Society. GTS programme provides students with the basis for making sense of globalization and transnational connections in the contemporary world. National policies and cultures are increasingly and obviously related to events and forces outside national borders. Policies, cultural trends and organizations are now intimately and broadly inter-connected across the world. A critical understanding of these patterns and connections is the primary goal of the programme. Covering a range of theoretical training, and focusing on sociological neo-institutionalism, the GTS programme will provide the students with a toolkit to analyze social, political and cultural forces shaping our global world. Students will learn perspectives on understanding the contemporary world, will appreciate how national policies are made, will unpack the transnational connectivity in contemporary media, and will see into the transnational relations of civil society, culture and modern religion. The degree will also offer students a cosmopolitan perspective and multi-cultural appreciation crucial for a wide span of careers today. Study objectives After completing the Master’s Degree Programme in Global and Transnational Sociology you will be able to: comprehend what globalization is from multiple disciplinary perspectives understand a range of theoretical approaches to understand global and transnational processes confidently analyze global social change investigate transnational elements of local policies and cultural trends discuss relevant current literature, approach new scholarship, and critically present in public design, conduct and report academic research of the highest quality independently and in teams recognize, value and work with cultural diversity apply this knowledge in working life Career opportunities This internationally linked programme is especially suited for students aiming at careers in social research, policy analysis and consultation, cultural analysis, media, international organisations, and international development. A primary aim of the programme is to attract high-quality students into an academic career in global and transnational studies. Therefore, the students will be closely integrated into on-going research and teaching in the area. Eligibility Eligibility criteria to the MDP in Global and Transnational Sociology consist of two parts: the University of Tampere general eligibility criteria, and programme specific eligibility criteria, which specify and/or add information to the general criteria. Applicants must meet both in order to be considered eligible. General eligibility To be eligible to apply for a Master’s programme at UTA, an applicant must have a completed university level Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the field of the desired programme or in a closely related subject AND fluency in English sufficiently advanced for academic studies. Programme specific eligibility criteria To be eligible to apply to the MDP in Global and Transnational Sociology, an applicant must have a successfully completed Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in sociology, political science or in a related discipline appropriate for the content of the MDP. 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 s/he sends the degree certificate to the University by 31 July 2017. Attested copy of the degree certificate must reach the Univeristy 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. Applicants with a Master’s degree will be admitted to the MDP only for well-founded reasons. [-]

MSc European Governance

Utrecht University
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The Master’s programme in European Governance explores pressing concerns facing Europe today: [+]

MSc Degrees in International Relations. The Master’s programme in European Governance explores pressing concerns facing Europe today: How can we regulate financial markets in crisis? How can we make the transition to a green economy and sustainable forms of energy? Will reforms to welfare states foster economic growth, and if so, how do we approach these reforms? What are the emerging patterns of intelligence sharing and law enforcement within the context of cross-border policing? Are European countries becoming more similar and homogenous because of the EU? Does the EU unify us as equals or undermine democracy? These are amongst the most important questions facing Europe today. Each issue involves activities at the local, national, and European level, and each requires insight into the fields of economics, law, and public administration. The interdisciplinary Master’s programme in European Governance will equip you with the knowledge and skills to answer these questions and to formulate appropriate responses to the challenges they pose. Our programme prepares you to deal with and work within the framework of European governance – both in Brussels and at home. Study and live in two different European locations The Master in European Governance is a unique double-degree programme offered in partnership with Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic) and the University of Konstanz (Germany). As a student in this programme, you will study and live in two different European locations. This will allow you to experience European governance from two different perspectives in the context of a unique personal experience. Double degree Successful graduates will receive two Master diplomas, one from each university, specifying that the degree was completed in cooperation between the universities. The two Master diplomas are equivalent to the Master’s degree in countries of the three partner universities as follows: Brno (Czech Republic): Magistr/ Magistra (Mgr), Konstanz (Germany): Master of Arts (Ma) and Utrecht (The Netherlands): Master of Science (MSc). PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE You will develop the skills to analyse complex problems of European governance from multiple perspectives, including economics, law, political science, and public administration. You will also learn to apply abstract knowledge and theory to real-life problems through case studies, simulations, and policy-oriented research projects. The challenging course content will train you to use academic knowledge to analyse and solve complex problems in different contexts and from different perspectives. This skill set opens up a wide range of job opportunities in local, regional, and national governments, EU institutions, other European organisations, non-profit and for-profit organisations, and consultancy firms that deal with issues of European governance. [-]