International Relations and International Organization (MA)

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The award
MA

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February, September

International course fees
EUR 11500

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About International Relations and International Organization at University of Groningen

One world, 7 billion people, 193 sovereign states, over 6,000 (Non-)Governmental Organizations, 1,000s of multinationals, all tied up in complex processes of dis/integration, cooperation and conflict.

International Relations as a discipline is almost a century old.About its origins different interpretations exist, but in generalIR emerged in response to the consequences of power politics inEurope, culminating in the First World War, and in response tospecific research questions within Political Science. IR in Europestarted as an interdisciplinary project, IR in Groningen stillfollows this tradition.

International Relations and International Organization, a trackof the Master's in International Relations, offers a comprehensivestudy in theory and practice. Theretofore, IRIO uses a'self-service' model. Besides the mand atory course on advancedtheory and the master thesis, you can select from specializedcapita and research seminars in five essential areas ofInternationals Relations: International Security, InternationalPolitical Economy, European Integration, Geopolitics &Connectivity and East Asian Studies. Moreover, to prepare for an international career you can organize an placement at a public orprivate organization in the field of international relations, whereyou can apply your knowledge and skills in a 'real-time'environment.

One world, 7 billion people, 193 sovereign states, over 6,000 (Non-)Governmental Organizations, 1,000s of multinationals, all tied up in complex processes of dis/integration, cooperation and conflict.

International Relations as a discipline is almost a century old.About its origins different interpretations exist, but in generalIR emerged in response to the consequences of power politics inEurope, culminating in the First World War, and in response tospecific research questions within Political Science. IR in Europestarted as an interdisciplinary project, IR in Groningen stillfollows this tradition.

International Relations and International Organization, a trackof the Master's in International Relations, offers a comprehensivestudy in theory and practice. Theretofore, IRIO uses a'self-service' model. Besides the mand atory course on advancedtheory and the master thesis, you can select from specializedcapita and research seminars in five essential areas ofInternationals Relations: International Security, InternationalPolitical Economy, European Integration, Geopolitics &Connectivity and East Asian Studies. Moreover, to prepare for an international career you can organize a placement at a public orprivate organization in the field of international relations, whereyou can apply your knowledge and skills in a 'real-time'environment.

After your studies

Job prospects

The Master programme in International Relations prepares itsstudents for professions and research careers where knowledge ofinternational-political developments and the ability to analyse andassess complex issues and to form grounded judgements arerelevant.

Manygraduates become policy advisors for national governments, NGOs,and international organisations in international politics. Anincreasing number of graduates also use their analytical skills toadvise international businesses. Research, media and communicationare also prospective fields of employment.

Alumniof the International Relations and InternationalOrganization track work at:

Government:

Business:

Communication:

Lobby:

Research:

Alumni Network Mitrany| Wewould also like to direct you to the IR Alumni Network or a surveythey conducted amongst IR alumni.

The Master programme in International Relations prepares itsstudents for professions and research careers where knowledge ofinternational-political developments and the ability to analyse andassess complex issues and to form grounded judgements arerelevant.

Manygraduates become policy advisors for national governments, NGOs,and international organisations in international politics. Anincreasing number of graduates also use their analytical skills toadvise international businesses. Research, media and communicationare also prospective fields of employment.

Alumniof the International Relations and InternationalOrganization track work at:

Government:

Business:

Communication:

Lobby:

Research:

Alumni NetworkMitrany| We would also like to direct you to the IRAlumni Network or a survey they conducted amongst IRalumni.

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language test

The English language proficiency requirement will be met bypassing an examination in English at the level of the Dutch VWOfinal exam (mark 6 or higher), or by passing the internet-basedTOEFL test with a score of at least 90 (with a minimum of 21 for all items), IELTS Academic Module with a minimum score of 6.5 (witha minimum score of 6.0 for all items) or a certificate from theUniversity of Groningen Language Centre, at least B2, CEFR.

previous education

Students with either a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences(including - but not limited to - Economics, Political Science,Development Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Social Geography), oran internationally oriented Bachelor's degree such as InternationalRelations, Regional Studies, European/International Law, or(Modern) History can submit an application to the IR AdmissionsBoard.

Please use this step-by-step guide for more informationregarding your eligibility and your specific application procedure:http://www.rug.nl/let/how-to-apply-MA

After you complete your application, the IR Admissions Boardwill assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, and will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades you have obtained.

The Admissions Board will then determine whether:

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

The English language proficiency requirement will be met bypassing an examination in English at the level of the Dutch VWOfinal exam (mark 6 or higher), or by passing the internet-basedTOEFL test with a score of at least 90 (with a minimum of 21 for all items), IELTS Academic Module with a minimum score of 6.5 (witha minimum score of 6.0 for all items) or a certificate from theUniversity of Groningen Language Centre, at least B2, CEFR.

previous education

University of Groningen: For students with a University ofGroningen Bachelor's degree in American Studies, Communication andInformation Studies, European Languages and Cultures (ProfilePolitics and Society), History, International and European Law,International Business, Media Studies, Middle Eastern Studies,Minorities and Multilingualism, Psychology and Sociology a standardPre-Master programme applies. Please use this step-by-step guidefor your specific application procedure: http://www.rug.nl/let/how-to-apply-MA

Other universities and degree programmes: Students with either aBachelor's Degree in Social Sciences (including - but not limitedto - Economics, Political Science, Development Studies, Psychology,Sociology, Social Geography), or an internationally orientedBachelor's degree such as International Relations, RegionalStudies, European/International Law, or (Modern) History can submitan application to the IR Admissions Board. Please use thisstep-by-step guide for more information regarding your eligibilityand your specific application procedure: http://www.rug.nl/let/how-to-apply-MA

After you complete your application, the IR Admissions Boardwill assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, and will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades you have obtained.

The Admissions Board will then determine whether:

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