Master in International Relations

IE University
Program overview
10 months
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
English

Start dates
Madrid
October 2023

Madrid
October 2024

Madrid
October 2025

About this program

Master in International Relations

The Master in International Relations trains professionals in the dynamics that shape global affairs and provides them with the ideas and tools required to effectively lead government agencies, corporations, civil society and multilateral organizations in a fast-changing environment.

Designed in partnership with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), this Master combines pioneering academic thinking with the professional expertise of one of the world’s leading multilateral organizations. IE University’s experienced faculty and OECD research and policy experts have co-created an academically rigorous and future-forward program.

Admission requirements

Freshmen Students

English Proficiency Requirements

All our programs are taught fully in English therefore all candidates will have their English communication skills assessed during the admissions process.

The possession of language certificates is not mandatory, particularly if candidates have spent the last 2 years in an English speaking country or studied in an Anglophone educational system (such as American High School, IB in English or A-levels).

Language Test guidelines:

  • TOEFL: minimum 90, 100 points recommended
  • IELTS: minimum 7 points
  • Cambridge: CAE (with marks A, B and in some cases C with a strong oral conversation) or CPE
  • Duolingo English Test: minimum 115 points, 120 or higher recommended

Transfer Students

English Proficiency Requirements

All of our programs are taught in English so that you’re set to excel in the professional world. For that reason, we test every candidate’s English communication skills during the admissions process.

It isn’t mandatory to possess a language certificate, especially if you have spent the last two years in an English-speaking country, or if you’ve studied in an Anglophone educational system. That includes attending an American high school, or completing an English International Baccalaureate or A-levels.

Language test guidelines:

  • TOEFL: minimum 90, 100 points recommended
  • IELTS: minimum 7 points required
  • Cambridge: CAE (with marks A, B and in some cases C with a strong level of oral conversation) or CPE

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Global Affairs Foundations

  • Theories of International Relations
  • History of International Relations
  • Introduction to International Law
  • Global Governance and International Organizations
  • Peace, Conflict and Mediation

International Business & Economics

  • International Finance and Monetary Theory
  • Micro- and Macro- Economics
  • Global Leadership
  • Quantitative Methods
  • International Political Economy

Comparative Regional Studies

  • International Relations and Political Economy of the Middle East
  • Politics and Economics of China and Southeast Asia
  • Politics, Development and Economics of Latin America
  • Comparative Development and Political Economy of Africa
  • The European Union and the European Economy
  • Comparative Politics

Social Entrepreneurship & Development

  • Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
  • Game Theory and International Strategy
  • Project Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Climate Politics and Environmental Sustainability
  • Economic Development Theory

Final Projects and Electives

  • Master’s Thesis
  • Capstone Consulting Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

The Madrid-based program is complemented by a week-long fieldwork visit to Brussels, where students are able to learn from key regional and global players such as the EU and NATO, and includes an opportunity to visit the OECD headquarters in Paris. During the second and third terms, students will complete either a final research thesis or a consultancy project. This will enable them to apply the knowledge acquired throughout the program to a professional environment, working hand in hand with one of IE University’s prestigious partners, such as OECD, NATO, or Club de Madrid.

Tuition

The tuition fees for this program are 30,200€ per year

About this institute

IE University

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Why study at IE University

IE University is more than just an education, it’s a life-changing experience. With cutting-edge resources and innovation at our core, our programs guarantee that you gain the tools necessary to be a leader of tomorrow. Step into the IE Community—a world of like-minded colleagues, experienced faculty and an extensive global network—and step out as a well-rounded professional with a worldwide network, ready to tackle today’s challenges and predict tomorrow’s trends.

With our unique methodologies and over 45 master’s programs on offer, you’ll be able to find a program that best suits your needs. What’s more, you can personalize your studies to adhere to your schedule and professional goals. Don’t put your education on hold: the future is now.

Contact info

IE University

Calle de María de Molina, 11-13-15
28006 Madrid
Spain

Phone no: +3491 568 96 00
https://www.ie.edu/

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