MSc in International Relations
About the Course
The MSc in International Relations program is designed to provide students with a deep understanding of the complex dynamics shaping the global political landscape. This course description outlines the curriculum, learning outcomes, and career opportunities for students pursuing this specialization. The MSc in International Relations program equips students with a deep understanding of the complexities and challenges of global politics. By exploring various theories, analyzing real-world case studies, and developing essential research and analytical skills, graduates will be well-prepared for successful careers in a wide range of international and global affairs contexts, contributing to shaping a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world. The program also provides students with a strong foundation for further academic study or research in international relations or related fields.
- International Relations Theory
- Comparative Politics
- Global Governance
- International Political Economy
- Conflict Analysis and Resolution
- Diplomacy and Negotiation
- Research Methods in International Relations
- International Security
- Human Rights and Global Justice
- Globalization and Development
- Regional Studies (e.g., European Union, Asia-Pacific, Middle East)
- Foreign Policy Analysis
- International Organizations and Cooperation
Elective Courses (Choose from a range of options):
- Gender and International Relations
- Environmental Politics and Sustainability
- Migration and Refugees
- Media and International Relations
- Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Capstone Project or Thesis:
- Students will have the opportunity to conduct independent research on a topic of their choice within the field of international relations, applying theoretical frameworks and research methods learned throughout the program.
Upon completion of the MSc in International Relations program, students will:
1. Develop a comprehensive understanding of key theories, concepts, and debates in the field of international relations.
2. Analyze and evaluate global political issues and conflicts from multiple perspectives, employing a nuanced understanding of the complex factors involved.
3. Enhance critical thinking skills and the ability to communicate ideas effectively in both written and oral formats.
4. Acquire advanced research skills, including the ability to design and undertake independent research projects in international relations.
5. Develop a global mindset and cultural sensitivity, enabling effective engagement and collaboration in an international context.
6. Understand the role of diplomacy, negotiation, and international cooperation in addressing global challenges.
Graduates of the MSc in International Relations program can pursue a variety of rewarding careers in government, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, think tanks, consulting firms, academia, and the private sector. Potential career paths include, but are not limited to:
- Policy Analyst
- Political Risk Consultant
- International Development Specialist
- Intelligence Analyst
- Non-profit Organization Manager
- Journalist/Reporter with a focus on international affairs
- Researcher/Professor in International Relations