Master Program in International Relations in Europe

Best Masters Programs in International Relations in Europe 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.  

Europe is the sixth largest continent and includes 47 countries and assorted dependencies, islands and territories. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Asia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the West.

Master's Degree in International Relations in Europe

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Master in International Relations and Diplomacy (MIR) (European & US accreditation)

The International University in Geneva
Campus Full time Part time February 2018 Switzerland Geneva + 1 more

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 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. [+]

Top Masters Degrees in International Relations in Europe 2017. 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 analyze 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”. PROFILE 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 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. Contents: In addition to core international relations courses, with a focus on the United Nations system and the European Union, foreign policy and geoeconomics, 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... [-]

Master of International Relations: Europe in the Visegrad Perspective

Matej Bel University
Campus Full time September 2017 Slovakia Banská Bystrica

Over 4 semesters, the student will gain an insight and depth of knowledge in International Relations as they study at a combination of various universities. [+]

Program Information This joint Master’s degree programme in international relations is carried out within the framework of the VNDREAM network, which consists of: Jagiellonian University in Kraków (Poland), Masaryk University (Czech Republic), University of Pecs (Hungary) and Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica (Slovakia). This joint Master’s programme offers a unique opportunity to study international relations, European politics, economy, society & culture from the perspective of the Visegrad region. Experienced faculty of the leading universities from the Visegrad region as well as visiting professors and guest lecturers from renowned international academic and diplomatic institutions provide insightful and inspiring instruction about major developments in contemporary international law, economics, politics and culture in light of the European integration processes seen from the standpoint of the Visegrad region. The programme lasts 4 semesters. The overall workload corresponds to a total of 120 ECTS. English is the leading language of instruction. Instruction in national languages of the partner universities is provided as well. Upon the completion of all requirements of the programme students obtain a joint degree equivalent to a title of the Master of Arts in accordance with national nomenclature of the partner universities. Following the first semester at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, students spend a semester at each partner university: second semester at Masaryk University, third semester at University of Pecs and final semester at Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica All information are available here: https://visegradstudies.eu/ Graduate Profile Upon the completion of this programme graduates will demonstrate high competence in... [-]

Master International Communication

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen United Kingdom Leeds Lithuania Vilnius + 4 more

The programme has a competency based, hands-on approach. As part of a team, you will design communication strategies for clients needing results. Academic achievement is not enough to be successful in this programme. You will have to prove yourself as a creative problem solver, able to measure up to professional standards as well as academic excellence. [+]

Top Masters Degrees in International Relations in Europe 2017. Master International Communication: www.hanzegroningen.eu/mic Welcome to the Master in International Communication This double degree programme is offered in association with the Geert Hofstede Consortium. Four universities, all specialising in corporate communication and public relations in an international, professional context, have joined forces to form the Geert Hofstede Consortium. The consortium offers a unique joint master's programme in International Communication (MIC). The programme is a full-time study over three semesters (90 EC). You will study at two universities, with the possibility to study in the Netherlands, Italy, the United Kingdom and Lithuania. Graduates receive two degrees and a certificate from the Geert Hofstede Consortium. The Master in International Communication (MIC) is a joint programme developed in close cooperation between the Geert Hofstede Consortium partners:​ Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, the Netherlands IULM University, Milan, Italy Vilnius University, Lithuania Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom The Master International Communication (MIC) is an ambitious programme for those who aspire to an international career in communication. Whether you have recently graduated or are currently working, the MIC prepares you for a career as a communication practitioner in senior managerial or consultancy positions, responsible for the external and internal communication of an organisation. Educational concept The programme has a competency based, hands-on approach. As part of a team, you will design communication strategies for clients needing results. Academic achievement is not enough to be successful in this programme. You will have to prove yourself as a... [-]

Master’s Programme in International Affairs and Governance

University of St.Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs
Campus Full time 18  September 2017 Switzerland St.Gallen

The Master of Arts in International Affairs and Governance (MIA) is designed for students seeking a professional career in business, government, non-profit organisations, and international agencies. [+]

The Master of Arts in International Affairs and Governance (MIA) is designed for students who seek a professional career in business, government, non-profit organisations and international agencies. MIA graduates are trained as generalists and are skilled at integrating the specialist knowledge required to address today’s pressing political, economic, and social problems. Combining interdisciplinary study with a result-oriented approach, the MIA programme prepares graduates for a world in which leaders and professionals must increasingly be able to work across borders, disciplines and sectors.

 

Curriculum

The MIA programme is based on a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates the diverse perspectives constitutive of economics, political science, business administration and law.... [-]


MA In Intercultural Conflict Management

Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Berlin

Because of the changes that have been experienced by many societies as a consequence of increasing global interdependence, Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences (ASH) offers a Master of Arts in Intercultural Conflict Management (MA-ICM), in order to [+]

 

Because of the changes that have been experienced by many societies as a consequence of increasing global interdependence, the University Alice Salomon of Applied Sciences (ASH) offers a Master of Arts in Intercultural Conflict Management (MA-ICM), in order to train professionals from all over the world in their work promoting social development and mitigating existing and future conflicts. In line with the values ​​of social justice and human rights and supported by the long tradition of social defense University, the MA-ICM addresses issues and complexities raised by a globalizing world from an international and interdisciplinary perspective. The program is a response to the emerging challenges of conflict, diversity, social exclusion, migration, violations of human rights and human exploitation.... [-]


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... [-]

Master in Politics, Administration & International Relations

Zeppelin University
Campus Full time 1 - 2  August 2017 Germany Friedrichshafen

For experts on science & research, foundations, parliaments, civil service, associations, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, opinion research centers, political consulting, journalism, public relations [+]

Top Masters Degrees in International Relations in Europe 2017. For experts on science & research, foundations, parliaments, civil service, associations, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, opinion research centers, political consulting, journalism, public relations New Educational Dimensions for the Management of Politics, Administration, and Organizations The public sector finds itself in one of the most important phases of transformation in the history of modern statehood. The following examples are indicative of this profound change: European integration; new global and regional interdependence; the call for more efficient and more citizen-oriented administrative management; debates about privatization, public-private partnerships, or debureaucratization; the introduction of Electronic Government; the crisis of confidence in public institutions, with issues concerning ethical standards and new forms of political communication. This doesn't just include public, communal, and international administration, but rather public enterprises, non-government organizations, non-profit organizations, and political authorities such as alliances, parties, and parliaments. The new generation of executives in the public sector need ever-more management and strategic expertise to prepare them for making complex decisions in the dynamic environment of politics, economics, and society – on both a national and an international level. ZU offers an innovative training and research program in the form of management-oriented politics and administrative sciences with international relations, in which social scientific elements of organizational research and policy research are combined with economics, management skills, and the most important elements of public law. In this context, the faculty of Public Management & Governance sees itself as a research and education laboratory which promotes... [-]

Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication (MIC)

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Part time 14 - 18  March 2018 Switzerland Lugano Mendrisio + 1 more

Part-time postgraduate program for professionals engaged in managing operational or strategic situations in a multicultural context and in managing multicultural human resources. Founded in 2004, MIC is the only academic program in Intercultural Communication of its kind in Europe. [+]

Enrich your professional profile in the public or private sector with high-level intercultural competencies

 

New edition starting September 18, 2017

The Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication (MIC) is a part-time postgraduate program for professionals engaged in managing operational or strategic situations in a multicultural context and in managing multicultural human resources.

 

Founded in 2004, MIC is the only academic program in Intercultural Communication of its kind in Europe.

 

This Master's program equips participants with the means to deal successfully with multicultural issues and opportunities at the professional, public, and personal levels.... [-]


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 Europe 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 in International Relations - Global Studies

University of Wroclaw
Campus Full time October 2017 Poland Wrocław

Recent political and economic changes in Europe have increased the demand for specialists in the field of international relations. To meet these needs, the Institute of International Studies introduced a program focusing on International Relations. The Program is designed to equip students with a... [+]

Recent political and economic changes in Europe have increased the demand for specialists in the field of international relations. To meet these needs, the Institute of International Studies introduced a program focusing on International Relations. The Program is designed to equip students with a significant knowledge in some of the contemporary international issues such as the international system, issues of globalization and regionalization, development economics, international human rights protection, commercial law and international economics. Within seminars students can focus on issues related to areas such as Diplomacy, European Integration, Global Problems, International Communication or International Economic Relations. M.A. studies program offered by Institute of International Studies contains ca. 1150 hours of courses equivalent to 120 ECTS points. Students are obliged to write M.A. thesis under the supervision of a Institute member. 1st semester ... [-]

MSSc in International and European Relations

Linköping University
Campus Full time Open Enrolment Sweden Linköping

The master’s programme approaches issues related to European relations in the context of an international society and global governance. It is suitable for students with a strong interest in international politics and global perspectives, with a special focus on Europe and Europe’s role in world affairs. [+]

Top Masters Degrees in International Relations in Europe 2017. The master’s programme approaches issues related to European relations in the context of an international society and global governance. It is suitable for students with a strong interest in international politics and global perspectives, with a special focus on Europe and Europe’s role in world affairs. Students will be equipped with the skills necessary to face the challenges of an increasingly competitive and globalised labour market. The programme also provides a solid foundation for further studies and research in the general field of international and European relations. Programme description The master’s programme approaches issues related to European relations in the context of an international society and global governance. It is suitable for students with a strong interest in international politics and global perspectives, with a special focus on Europe and Europe’s role in world affairs. Students will be equipped with the skills necessary to face the challenges of an increasingly competitive and globalised labour market. The programme also provides a solid foundation for further studies and research in the general field of international and European relations. The programme is divided into four components, each equivalent to one term: International relations European relations International governance/Guided internship Master’s thesis The curriculum consists of topics ranging from international law and security, to European institutions and Europe’s external relations, theories of international relations and organisation, foreign policy analysis, contemporary issues of international governance, and research design and methodology. During the third term, students have the... [-]

Master in Advanced International Studies

Diplomatic Academy Of Vienna
Campus Full time October 2017 Austria Vienna

The M.A.I.S. programme is a two-year academic programme which centres on the advanced study of politics and international relations, international economics, history, and international and European law. [+]

The M.A.I.S. programme is a two-year academic programme which centres on the advanced study of politics and international relations, international economics, history, and international and European law. Students have to complete an interdisciplinary thesis in this research-based programme. Equipped with extensive knowledge, strong analytical skills, some language competency, and the experience of an international community, graduates proceed to positions in international organisations, business, and government or to further research and academic careers. The M.A.I.S. is a joint Master’s degree of the Diplomatic Academy and the University of Vienna. Target group University and college graduates of all disciplines and all nationalities who wish to attain profound knowledge of international relations through a multidiscplinary Master’s programme. Structure MAIS1 In the first year of the Master of Advanced International Studies students attend classes in the fields of political science, international relations, economics and international economic relations, contemporary history, as well as international and European law. The student’s interests, preferences and prior knowledge are taken into account in individual student counselling sessions. The knowledge previously acquired in undergraduate programmes is complemented and supplemented, and the necessary basis for the analysis of specific topic areas in the MAIS2 year is created. MAIS2 In the second MAIS year students apply the knowledge acquired during the MAIS1 year in specialised courses and seminars to analyse problems and solve case studies. Methodological and interdisciplinary seminars, presented by prominent personalities from politics and science, prepare students for writing their Master’s thesis. In their Master’s thesis students are required to... [-]

Master’s degree in European Union International Relations

Kaunas University of Technology
Campus Full time September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Interdisciplinary study programme provides students with knowledge of political, economic, legal and cultural dimensions of the EU international relations. With the help of international team of Lithuanian and foreign lecturers-practitioners and experts, students establish their competences in the analysis of the cases and specifics of the EU international relations with individual states and regions. Graduates of this study programme are able to raise the issues, critically assess and relate political, economic and social events, related to the EU international relations, they understand the principles of diplomacy and are able to apply them while working in the multicultural environment. They are ready to work at the ministries of the EU or the third states, international or EU institutions, which form and implement EU international relations as well as in global business companies. [+]

Top Masters Degrees in International Relations in Europe 2017. European Union International Relations Master’s degree in Social Sciences Interdisciplinary study programme provides students with knowledge of political, economic, legal and cultural dimensions of the EU international relations. With the help of international team of Lithuanian and foreign lecturers-practitioners and experts, students establish their competences in the analysis of the cases and specifics of the EU international relations with individual states and regions. Graduates of this study programme are able to raise the issues, critically assess and relate political, economic and social events, related to the EU international relations, they understand the principles of diplomacy and are able to apply them while working in the multicultural environment. They are ready to work at the ministries of the EU or the third states, international or EU institutions, which form and implement EU international relations as well as in global business companies. Top reasons to study @KTU Why KTU? Why Lithuania? Course outline More information about programme ktu.edu/m/european-union-international-relations Academic mobility & internship opportunities KTU students are encouraged to use academic mobility programme among which Erasmus+ is the most popular. More than 350 Erasmus+ and 100 other bilateral agreements are made for student exchange, and the students may spend 1 semester in a partner university of KTU and gain credits which are transferred into their study plan. Just few universities-partners of the programme are Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic), University of Graz (Austria), University of Padova (Italy), University of Crete (Crete). Internship (studies... [-]

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. [+]

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 also require interviews with applicants. Graduation requirements To graduate... [-]

Master in European Governance

University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language And Literature, Humanities, Arts And Education (FLSHASE)
Campus Full time September 2017 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette

The principal objective of the Master in European Governance is to educate experts in European public policy, providing an advanced-level training in Political Science complemented by a wider interdisciplinarity. [+]

Top Masters Degrees in International Relations in Europe 2017. Taught in the heart of one of the principal institutional centres of the European Union, the University of Luxembourg’s innovative new bilingual (English/French) Master in European Governance distinctively combines: a strong core of teaching on European Politics and Policy a broader interdisciplinary curriculum on European integration; a series of practitioner-led seminars providing unique insight into the processes of European decision-making. The Master’s degree builds upon the research programme in European Governance established in 2004, which brings together over 25 collaborators (http://europa.uni.lu). Objectives The principal objective of the Master in European Governance is to educate experts in European public policy, providing an advanced-level training in Political Science complemented by a wider interdisciplinarity. The programme permits students: To acquire an advanced-level knowledge of the functioning of the institutional system of the European Union, as well as of a wider range of European public policies (particularly in the areas of economic, social and environmental policy). To benefit from a solid disciplinary grounding in Political Science complemented by an awareness of interdisciplinary research methods To develop transferable skills (data analysis; report-writing; oral presentation, etc.) To familiarise themselves with the working methods of the European institutions and/or of private sector firms (including internship possibilities) To profit from the experience of a bilingual educational and working environment, situated within a wider multilingual context Career Possibilities European institutions National, regional and local administrations Multinational corporations Non-governmental organizations Consultancy Lobbying Journalism Education/Research [-]