Master's in International Relations in Asia

Top Master's Degrees in International Relations in Asia 2017

International Relations

The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

International relations is a field that deals with the relationships between large entities such as states, nations, multinational corporations and nongovernmental organizations. However, there tends to be a greater focus on big ideas such as terrorism and human rights.  

As the largest and most populous continent in the world, Asia consists of a wide variety of ethnic groups, cultures, environments, economics, historical ties, and governmental systems.

Master Degree in International Relations in Asia

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Master in International Affairs and Public Policy

Nankai University
Campus Full time September 2017 China Tianjin

IAPP is an international relations programme with a focus on understanding China’s foreign policy and strategic thinking. [+]

Top Masters Degrees in International Relations in Asia 2017. International Affairs and Public Policy is the study of how countries form relationships with and interact with each other. China’s foreign policy and strategic thinking is highly influential, so studying this subject in China itself will provide some fascinating insights. This programme is designed to prepare graduates for a wide range of careers in the field of international relations. It will provide you with the academic and analytical skills necessary to understand the contemporary world and the rapidly changing context in which international relations and foreign diplomacy are conducted. This programme will also provide you with the ability to deploy strategic foresight and encourage you to engage in the spirit of constructive dialogue and mutual understanding. As well as developing your academic and problem-solving capabilities, the programme will equip you with the tools to make sense of the complex world around us, to think on your feet and to consider international issues and events from a global perspective. WHY STUDY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AT NANKAI? The Zhou Enlai School of Government that delivers the programme is ranked number 1 in China. As one of the most prestigious schools in China, the Zhou Enlai School of Government is an elite centre for research and teaching in the fields of politics, political science, international relations and Sino-Foreign diplomacy. The school is named after Premier Zhou Enlai, one of China’s most revered leaders of the 20th century, holding the position as Chinese Premier. WHAT WILL... [-]

Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Campus Full time September 2017 Japan Beppu Germany Birkenfeld + 2 more

Many people regard the 21st century as the “Asia Pacific century” as a result of the region’s continuous and robust growth. The region’s prominence can be witnessed through its increasing political power in the G-20 and economic interdependence that boosts steady growth. [+]

The Master’s program in Asia Pacific Studies aims to educate and transform students into competent leaders ready to handle challenges facing the Asia Pacific region. The program encourages students to analyze complicated and ever-changing sociocultural conditions and international issues, pursue feasible solutions and pave a path to a prosperous future for the region. Students accumulate professional knowledge and insights, interpret complex facts in objective and systematic manners and provide insightful solutions to problems. A broad range of issues are addressed in the two divisions: International Relations and Society and Culture. The courses taught under this program consist of four pillars: analytical foundation courses, core courses on the Asia Pacific region, division-specific courses and research-oriented intensive seminar courses. This program nurtures students’ research skills, including the ability to formulate frameworks for analyses, collect and analyze data, and test arguments and hypotheses. Students are expected to conduct research under a specific theme in a systematic manner throughout their studies. At the end of the program, students must submit a thesis or report on a theme of their choice, which they have developed under personal guidance from their supervisors in the seminar courses run throughout the program. During the process, they are encouraged to conduct field surveys in the Asia Pacific region. Divisions International Relations (IR) The International Relations (IR) division is aimed at expanding the students’ empirical knowledge base and sharpening their analytical and theoretical thinking regarding social, political, economic and security phenomena in the globalizing world. The courses in this division... [-]

Postgraduate Research Programmes

University of Kent, School of Politics and International Relations
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3  September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

The School has a long tradition of high-quality research among its staff and students. The School’s vibrant research culture attracts students from all over the world who conduct research at the forefront of our discipline [+]

Top Masters Degrees in International Relations in Asia 2017. The School has a long tradition of high-quality research among its staff and students. The School’s vibrant research culture attracts students from all over the world who conduct research at the forefront of our discipline. The breadth of expertise within the School enables us to provide research supervision on a very wide range of topics across Politics and International Relations. Research students can specialise in one of the following four areas: - Comparative Politics, MA-R, MPhil, PhD - International Conflict Analysis MA, MPhil, PhD - International Relations, MA-R, MPhil, PhD - Political and Social Thought, MA-R, MPhil, PhD MA-R The MA-R is a one-year full-time or two-year part-time programme. Candidates research and write a thesis of a maximum of 40,000 words under the supervision of one or two academic staff. The formal requirement to obtain the qualification is that the thesis must show the candidate is able to conduct an independent study, to understand its relationship to a wider field of knowledge, and to organise and present the thesis in an appropriate manner. MPhil The MPhil is a two-year full-time or three-year part-time programme. Candidates research and write a thesis of a maximum of 56,000 words under the supervision of two academic staff. The formal requirement to obtain the qualification is that the thesis must show the ability to conduct an original investigation, to test ideas, and to understand the relationship between the theme of the thesis and the wider field... [-]

Master of Public Policy

International University of Japan
Campus Full time September 2017 Japan Niigata

The objective of this one-year intensive master’s program is to equip scholars with fundamental knowledge and practical skills in the fields of international relations, international development, and public management. [+]

The objective of this one-year intensive master’s program is to equip scholars with fundamental knowledge and practical skills in the fields of international relations, international development, and public management. The main target includes employees who have more than 2 years of work experience in private enterprises and public institutions who intend to obtain a master’s degree at the professional level with a lighter academic research activity workload. Students who complete all requirements are awarded a professional master’s degree, the Master of Public Policy. Curriculum The curriculum of the one-year master’s program consists of a combination of required courses and elective courses: the former provides analytical and empirical skills and knowledge that are applicable to policy-oriented issues; the latter focuses more on specific aspects of practical and policy-oriented issues and expands the theoretical capability and descriptive knowledge obtained from the required courses. This combination allows the scholars to facilitate problem identification and problem solving in regional and international agendas. Policy Paper Different from the two-year master’s programs, scholars are not required to write a solid master’s thesis. Instead, they are required to write a policy paper on an important policy-related topic under the supervision of faculty members. This gives the scholars an opportunity to learn how to discuss their policy topic by integrating the concepts and methods that have been acquired during the entire one-year program as well as knowledge developed in their previous professional careers. [-]

Master in Advanced European and International Studies – Berlin--Nice--Rome

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Campus Full time October 2017 France Nice Germany Berlin Italy Rome + 3 more

"European Integration and Global Studies" branch of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies in Berlin-Nice-Rome [+]

Top Masters Degrees in International Relations in Asia 2017. The European Integration and Global Studies branch of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS) is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Its objective is to give students an overarching, encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural challenges of today’s world. The teaching modules are (for a detailed description see below): * Conflict and cooperation in the international system * European integration and external action * Federalism and multi-level governance * Economic globalisation and sustainable development * Professional Skills Workshops The Master programme follows an original approach which distinguishes it from other Master courses in European Studies and International Relations: The MAEIS is an international, interdisciplinary and itinerant programme. Following the slogan “Learning and living Europe”, the participants rotate each trimester, moving their place of studies from Berlin to Nice and then to Rome. The MAEIS is a one­-year ­programme, subdivided into three study terms. The programme allows students coming from all over the world to develop a thorough understanding of the role of the European Union in a growingly complex and turbulent world. From international conflict settlement to trade agreements negotiations, democracy promotion or sustainable development strategies, students discover how EU institutions, policies and actors shape this role by exploring case studies and discussing with field experts. Degree and recognition Students who successfully complete the programme are awarded two certifications at the end of the academic year: Master in Advanced European and International... [-]

MA in Conflict Analysis & Resolution

Sabanci University
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has made a substantial investment to develop a Conflict Analysis and Resolution Program that is designed to provide graduate level education for Turkish and foreign students. [+]

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has made a substantial investment to develop a Conflict Analysis and Resolution Program that is designed to provide graduate level education for Turkish and foreign students. Consistent with the philosophy and mission of the University, the Program aims to take a regional lead in providing support for peacemaking and conflict prevention schemes on the ground. Initiated in Fall 2000, the master's program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution has the following goals and objectives: Presenting students with an analytical perspective that will enable them to define objective parameters as well as the perceptual and psychological context of conflicts Equipping students with theoretical understanding and practical skills in conflict resolution so as to assist them in managing conflict situations creatively and constructively. Various approaches to conflict resolution and conflict management techniques are introduced, such as negotiation, mediation, problem solving techniques, and track two diplomacy Encouraging students to apply their conflict resolution background to policy issues related to disputes in or among governments, organizations, civil societies, or corporations. The international dimension of the program considers the changing nature of diplomacy in the post-Cold War era. In this context, the Program treats different frameworks of conflict resolution as a tool to study and generate alternative foreign policy options. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is determined to pursue these objectives in an effective way through building international institutional networks as well as strategic alliances with universities and NGOs. Program outcomes Develop the ability to use critical,... [-]

Master in International Development and Cooperation

Ajou University - Graduate School of International Studies
Campus Full time March 2018 South Korea Suwon

Since this program combines international cooperation with development, it gives students an overview and deeper understanding of essential ideas and practices of International Development and Cooperation (IDC). [+]

Top Masters Degrees in International Relations in Asia 2017. Since this program combines international cooperation with development, it gives students an overview and deeper understanding of essential ideas and practices of International Development and Cooperation (IDC). Therefore, the program provides students topical and thoughtful learning on the academic product of IDC. The program also provides students with political, economic, social and environmental perspectives of IDC through a multidisciplinary approach. Trying to incorporate objective viewpoints about governmental aid policies from developing countries in the South to developed countries in the North, it aims to explore a well-rounded view of developmental strategies as well as actors' behavior and precise issues of international cooperation. The program is divided into three parts: (1) knowledge and information regarding the key motive power of IDC and Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) perspectives, (2) various IDC discourse such as development theories and their practical application cases, and (3) and exploration of contemporary politico-economic issues in the field of IDC. Finally the program is designed for students seeking to work in national/international public agencies, NGOs, non-profit organizations, and governments dealing with IDC issues. Required courses Option A Qualitative Research Methods This course is designed for students who are beginning their dissertation projects. The aim of the course is to give students the tools to conceptualize their theses in terms of research questions and design, methodology, data collection, and qualitative analysis. In doing so, this course focuses more narrowly on the issues, problems, and strategies related to "small-N" qualitative research,... [-]

MA International Relations

Webster University Leiden
Campus Full time Part time March 2018 Netherlands Leiden Austria Vienna China Shanghai Switzerland Geneva Thailand Bangkok Beijing United Kingdom London + 11 more

The Master of Arts (MA) in International Relations enables students to analyze the complexities and processes involved in world [+]

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 to students planning to pursue a PhD, or an academic career at another institution. Learning Outcomes Students who complete this program will be able to: - Demonstrate a working knowledge of several sub fields of the discipline. - Demonstrate strong research skills. - Critically analyze international events and issues. - Apply theories of international relations to the practice of international affairs. - Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills. - Develop the requisite skills to seek employment relevant to the field by having the necessary education. Fees Students will be charged a tuition fee of €1,665 per 3-credit course. The INTL program consists of 12 courses in total and the INGO program consists of 13 courses in total. [-]

Master of Political Science and International Affairs

American University of Armenia
Campus Full time September 2017 Armenia Yerevan

The PSIA program at the American University of Armenia equips students with advanced analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills through the study of political science and international affairs. [+]

Top Masters Degrees in International Relations in Asia 2017. Program The PSIA program at the American University of Armenia equips students with advanced analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills through the study of political science and international affairs. The two-year Master’s degree in PSIA offers a curriculum that includes political theory, methodology, international relations, comparative politics, public administration, public policy, development policy, and political economy. Throughout the program, students are encouraged to think critically about issues from both a local and global perspective as they engage in analysis, research, writing, and leadership training. Courses place a strong emphasis on research and comparative methodology, analysis, and on bringing practical applications of theory into the classroom. Graduates from the program pursue careers in politics, government, and international relations within the Armenian government, non-governmental organizations, and international organisations. Admission and Graduation Requirements Admission Requirements To be considered for admission to PSIA, an applicant must meet AUA’s general admission requirements and the PSIA-program specific requirements, which include: An undergraduate degree from a four or five year program Demonstrated English proficiency with a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 79 or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5. Test scores cannot be more than 2 years old at the time of application. A minimum 25th percentile score on the GRE quantitative examination. A high undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA). Two letters of recommendation. A concise and informative personal statement. In addition to these requirements, work and volunteer experience are also taken into consideration. The program may... [-]

Master - Russia in the Asia-Pacific Politics, Economics, Security

Far Eastern Federal University
Campus Full time September 2017 Russia Vladivostok

FEFU’s MA Program in International Relations, Russia in the Asia-Pacific: Politics, Economics, and Security is taught in English and aimed at both Russian and foreign students. This is a graduate degree program in International Relations. It has a cross- [+]

Russia in the Asia-Pacific Politics, Economics, Security

Master’s degree program «Russia in the Asia-Pacific: Politics, Economics, Security” is administered by FEFU’s Oriental Institute - School of Regional and International Studies. It has a cross-disciplinary curriculum, offering courses in diverse fields, such as Political Science, International Political Economy, Security Studies, Regional Studies, Russian Studies, Law, Languages, and Intercultural Communication.

The program provides students with knowledge about international relations of the Asia-Pacific, about Russia’s foreign policy, Russian Far East and its multi-faceted engagement with the Asia-Pacific important processes and trends in the contemporary world politics. The program also introduces students to factors and processes in the sphere of international security and with their roles in maintenance of international peace. ... [-]


Master in International Relations

Saint Petersburg State University
Campus Full time September 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

This master degree program is the balanced combination of university courses covering topical issues of Russia and a curriculum recognized by the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs. [+]

Top Masters Degrees in International Relations in Asia 2017. Overview This master degree program is the balanced combination of university courses covering topical issues of Russia and a curriculum recognized by the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs. The program is aimed to train highly qualified professionals for their future work at public service institutions, international organizations and international businesses. It creates a new generation of leaders competent in general topical issues of international relations both in foreign and domestic policy of Russia. Programme outline Compulsory courses: Current Issues of the Theory of International Relations International Organizations and Global Government International Security International Political Economy Russia in the World Russia’s Identity Elective courses: EU Policies in the Post-Soviet Space Public Diplomacy The Energy Dimension of the World Politics Ecological Politics The Arctic Region in the Modern Political System Credits: 120 ECTS [-]

International MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES)

European University at St. Petersburg
Campus Full time September 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

IMARES is the oldest of the international MA programs currently offered by the European University at Saint Petersburg, and has been available to students since 1998. Like its core subject of study - the post-Soviet space - IMARES has changed and developed over the past 18 years. The program not only examines the past, but also interprets the most up to date events unfolding in this fascinating region. By combining analyses of past and present, our students gain a deep understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural dynamics of the post-Soviet space. [+]

Introducing IMARES IMARES is the oldest of the international MA programs currently offered by the European University at Saint Petersburg, and has been available to students since 1998. Like its core subject of study - the post-Soviet space - IMARES has changed and developed over the past 18 years. The program not only examines the past, but also interprets the most up to date events unfolding in this fascinating region. By combining analyses of past and present, our students gain a deep understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural dynamics of the post-Soviet space. Why Study Eurasia? In its various forms (the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet space), Eurasia has been the scene of some of the world’s most spectacular dramas during the last three centuries, including the rise and fall of empires and the successes and stagnations of strikingly different political and economic systems. It has followed a path from one of the world’s largest empires to the birth of nation states. It has been the battleground for the Napoleonic War, Civil War, and the horrors of two World Wars. During a turbulent history, the people of Eurasia experienced the contrasting forces of autocratic monarchy, socialism and fragile democracy, atheism and religious fundamentalism, and multiculturalism and ethnic conflict. Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus and Russia’s western neighbors have been testing the ground for political and economic theories, which left legacies that are still felt today. IMARES enables students to learn about the geopolitical space,... [-]

Master of Arts/Master in International Studies

Miriam College
Campus Full time November 2017 Philippines Quezon City

The graduate program seeks to deepen the understanding of new developments, emergent complexities and persistent issues linked to globalization. [+]

Top Masters Degrees in International Relations in Asia 2017. Master of Arts/Master in International Studies The graduate program seeks to deepen the understanding of new developments, emergent complexities and persistent issues linked to globalization, with emphasis on global governance, that challenge theories and practices in international relations and development. The goal of the whole course is to produce graduates who are academically and technically prepared to be facilitators for social change and more equitable development aided by a perspective of global-regional-local interactions. Major Subjects Theoretical Perspectives and Issues in International Studies Human Rights and Humanitarian Law International Peace and Security Research Methods in International and Development Studies Development Theories and Strategies MC Ethics and Values Global Governance: The UN and Civil Society Migration and Development Global Political Economy New Regionalism Social Movements and Social Change Gender Analysis in Development International Trade and Finance Global Issues International Women’s Human Rights Creative and Transformative Leadership Intensive Orientation Course on Foreign Service Officers’ Exam Comprehensive Examination Thesis Writing [-]

Master’s Programme of International Affairs and Strategic Studies

Tamkang University
Campus Full time September 2017 Taiwan Taipei Yilan City

The Master’s Program of International Affairs and Strategic Studies is designed for for domestic and foreign students who are interested in international affairs or strategic studies. [+]

Founded in 1983, the Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies (GIIASS) focuses on research in international politics, international security, regional affairs, and strategy. At present, we provide both Ph.D. and master programs for domestic and foreign students who are interested in international affairs or strategic studies.

Requirements for a Master’s degree of Arts in International Affairs and Strategic Studies

Successful completion of 36 credits of courses, including 8 credits of required courses and 26 credits of elective courses. Students are also required to submit a written master's thesis completed under the supervision of a faculty member and pass an Oral Examination.... [-]


Master in International Relations

National Research Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod
Campus Full time September 2017 Russia Nizhny Novgorod

Graduates of the International Relations master's program are ready for professional work, which requires in-depth and fundamental knowledge of various aspects of international relations. [+]

Graduates of the International Relations master's program are ready for professional work, which requires in-depth and fundamental knowledge of various aspects of international relations.

A master's degree in International Relations provides the opportunity for employment as a diplomatic worker, consultant in the field of international relations or foreign area studies in state bodies, government and non-governmental organizations, educational and scientific institutions, foreign and Russian business structures.

 

Lobachevsky University has long-lasting international ties with leading scientific institutions in Europe, United States, countries of Middle East. Students of the "International Relations" program will have an opportunity to take part in language, practical, production, translation trainings in state and private structures of Russia, as well as in the training centers of the United States, France, Italy, Turkey, Syria, and China.... [-]