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Master of International Politics (Leuven)

KU Leuven
Program overview
1 year
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

Program description

KU Leuven’s Master of International Politics is a one-year Master’s programme that empowers students to gain critical insight into today’s key issues in world politics. The programme is designed to provide students with rigorous research and analytical skills and prepares them for careers in NGOs, research organisations, and political institutions in the EU and around the world.

Master of International Politics

The Master of International Politics (MIP) aims to provide students with the theoretical and methodological skills necessary to study governance in a globalizing world. With an explicit focus on international politics, the programme is geared towards students who are interested in international diplomacy, peace processes, conflict management, development coordination, global environmental politics, and international political economy. It also offers specialised courses on regional political developments in Europe, China, Russia, Eurasia and the Middle East.

The MIP programme offers students the opportunity to study at one of Europe's oldest and most well-established universities and offers them the opportunity to engage in international affairs at all levels. The programme is both promoted and supported by the Faculty of Social Sciences and rejoice regular interaction with developments in and outside political institutions in Brussels.


The programme is taught by international academics who are passionate about their field of expertise and are at the forefront of current research in political science and international relations.

The programme offers a variety of teaching methods, strengthening communication and professional skills: interactive class discussions, group work, presentations, guest lectures and simulations.

Admission requirements

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Scholarships & funding

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Tuition fees

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Career opportunities

Graduated students of the Master of International Politics will have access to a wide range of employment pathways across various sectors, including the private, governmental and non-governmental sectors at the national, European and international levels. They will be able to compete for a career in academia or as a policy or decision maker in the political arena. They will have the necessary skills to work as a regional expert, UN consultant, an employee in a non-profit organisation, programme coordinator, policy adviser, researcher, diplomat or journalist.​

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About this institute

KU Leuven. Inspiring the Outstanding

KU Leuven is Europe’s most innovative university. Located in Belgium, it is dedicated to research, education, and service to society. KU Leuven is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and has a strong European and...

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Why study at KU Leuven

A Highly Ranked University

According to international rankings, KU Leuven is among the best 100 universities in the world. Moreover, KU Leuven was ranked as most innovative university of Europe by Reuters four years in a row (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019). All of KU Leuven’s disciplines proudly belong to the top 100 of their field. Scholars and researchers, teachers and visionaries, thinkers and makers all have their place in KU Leuven’s fertile intellectual habitat.

Most Innovative University in Europe

KU Leuven has been identified as Europe’s most innovative university for four years in a row by Reuters. By developing the most important drug against HIV, a new type of solar panel that converts oxygen into hydrogen and uncovering the secrets of Sagalassos, KU Leuven researchers have a profound impact on our everyday lives in nearly all fields of research. That innovative character is deeply embedded in the way we teach our students, by integrating relevant guest lectures, taking an Interdisciplinary approach and opening the most advanced research and education facilities.

A Comprehensive University

As a comprehensive university, KU Leuven offers a wide range of disciplines organized by 15 faculties. Each of these disciplines is ranked in the top 100 of its field according to the THE World University Rankings by subject. Half of the university’s faculties are even in the top 50 within their fields of study.

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KU Leuven

Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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