KEY BENEFITS OF THE MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DIPLOMACY
- Learning in a dynamic environment in Switzerland with a multicultural student body and faculty working in academia and international institutions;
- Providing knowledge and skills to analyse international issues, prepare policy reports and participate in international decision making via international conferences and meetings;
- Exploring the United Nations system, international regimes, regional agreements and technical cooperation between states;
- Gaining insight into multilateral diplomacy being in the heart of “International Geneva”.
The Master of International Relations and Diplomacy (MIR) responds to the growing demand to train young professionals in Geneva for decision-making careers in international organizations, diplomatic services, and the private sector. Situated in the same city as the United Nations headquarters in Europe, the program takes full advantage of Geneva’s unique situation as a world capital of multilateral diplomacy. The MIR provides substantial resources for its international faculty and student body to network with international institutions (UNHCR, UNECE, UNCTAD, WTO, WHO, ILO, ITU, WIPO, WEF, ICRC) and diplomatic missions.
MIR PROGRAM DETAILS
Calendar: The Master of International Relations and Diplomacy program has four starting dates: September, November, March, and May.
In addition to core international relations courses, with a focus on the United Nations system and the European Union, foreign policy and geoeconomics, the global economy and economic diplomacy, the Master of International Relations and Diplomacy curriculum trains young professionals for decision making positions with courses in international trade organizations and statistics, executive communication and negotiations, multimedia and internet. The Master of International Relations and Diplomacy is comprised of 14 courses taken over one year.
The faculty at IUG in Switzerland is international in experience, practical in orientation and focused on their teaching. The faculty members are student-centered and committed to foster a stimulating learning environment.
Study in Switzerland:
Geneva is host to the United Nations and specialized agencies such as the World Trade Organization and is often referred to as the capital of peace and diplomacy, making it an ideal place to study international relations. Learn more about studying in Geneva.
AN INTERNATIONAL NETWORK
The International University in Geneva has established a strong network, developing exchange programs with 17 universities worldwide. Learn more about our international network.
YOUR CAREER WITH YOUR MIR
MIR graduates engage in decision-making careers in international organizations and diplomatic services; corporate business and financial sector; media, NGOs, and civil society.
Career Services: The International University in Geneva provides for counseling to assist students in their career decisions. The International University in Geneva provides for Career Counselling to assist students.
Apply online for the MIR program: Fill in the Application form.
MIR entry requirements: Students applying for the MIR program must provide several documents. See the admission requirements.
MIR TUITION FEES
The tuition of the International University in Geneva, Switzerland, is CHF 36,400 for Master of International Relations graduate program. Learn more about Tuition Fees. The fees include teaching materials, cases, and textbooks.