Master of International Relations
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Master of International Relations

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As the name suggests, the Master of International Relations theorises political international relations among states. In order to comprehend these, why they succeed or fail, you need to comprehend the political set-up of a state as well as its national context. Based upon this structure, you learn to measure the political or economic relations among states, international conflicts or involvements of international organisations. You learn to theorise issues of conflict, cooperation or globalisation.

Your curriculum contains history of political thought, macroeconomics or conflict resolution. Some universities may emphasise one particular element of international relations, such as economic relations or human rights matters. Others may place a regional focus on the Masters course, such as European Union affairs or Asian politics.

The two-year Masters programme usually requires a political science degree (Bachelor or equivalent) as obligatory admission criterion. Once you have successfully accomplished the Masters course, you are entitled the academic degree Master of Arts or Science, depending on the university.

Your career springboard into International Relations professions

Experts in the field of international relations find attractive career prospects in research institutions, think tanks, international organisations, political institutes, journalism or consultancies.

These European universities offer a Master of International Relation:

    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   Law and Politics of International Security   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Niederlande-Deutschland-Studien (Joint Degree der Radboud University und der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster)   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   M.A. International Social Sciences   comprehensive profile   Theologische Hochschule Friedensau
comprehensive profile   Executive Master of Public Administration   comprehensive profile   Hertie School
comprehensive profile   European Master's Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation   comprehensive profile   Global Campus of Human Rights
comprehensive profile   European and International Business Management   comprehensive profile   Deusto Business School - University of Deusto
comprehensive profile   International Affairs   comprehensive profile   Hertie School
comprehensive profile   International Security Studies     Universität der Bundeswehr München
comprehensive profile   International Relations     University of Groningen
comprehensive profile   International Relations in Historical Perspective     Utrecht University
comprehensive profile   European Governance (double-degree programme)     Utrecht University
comprehensive profile   International Relations and Regional Studies     University of Tartu
comprehensive profile   Conflict Studies and Human Rights     Utrecht University
  Communication and Information Studies   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
  Social Science Research Methods (International Relations)     Cardiff University
  Contemporary History and International Politics     University of York
  European Politics     University of Sussex
  Conflict, Security and Development     University of Sussex
  International Relations     University of York
  Strategy and International Security     University of Hull
  Diplomacy and World Order     De Montfort University
  International Relations     University of Glasgow
  International Relations (Res)     University of Sussex
  International Relations and Global Governance     Aston University
  International Relations     University of Exeter
  International Security and Development     Swansea University
  Defence, Development and Diplomacy     Durham University
  Global Studies     SOAS, University of London
  International Public Policy     University College London
  International Relations     Richmond, The American International University in London
  Political Psychology of International Relations     University of Birmingham
  International Conflict     Kingston University
  Risk and Security     Durham University
  Global Energy & Climate Policy     SOAS, University of London
  Human Rights and International Relations     University of Roehampton
  International Relations     Keele University
  Transnational Studies     University College London
  ...     ...

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