Study International Relations at 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 general IR emerged in response to the consequences of power politics in Europe, culminating in the First World War, and in response to specific research questions within Political Science. IR in Europe started as an interdisciplinary project, IR in Groningen still follows this tradition.
International Relations and International Organization, a track of the Master's in International Relations, offers a comprehensive study in theory and practice. Theretofore, IRIO uses a 'self-service' model. Besides the mandatory course on advanced theory and the master thesis, you can select from specialized capita and research seminars in five essential areas of Internationals Relations: International Security, International Political Economy, European Integration, Geopolitics & Connectivity and East Asian Studies. Moreover, to prepare for an international career you can organize a placement at a public or private organization in the field of international relations, where you can apply your knowledge and skills in a 'real-time' environment.
Admission requirements in the Masters in International Relations & International Organization at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands are:
- an internationally recognized Bachelor’s degree in International Organizations and International Relations or a comparable degree in one of the following fields: International Politics or International Relations
- a thorough background in the discipline and theoretical discourse of International Relations is an absolute necessity
- proficiency in English based on a minimum TOEFL score of 92-93 (internet-based), 580 (paper-based) or 237 (computer-based), or an overall IELTS score of 6.5
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Master of Arts (MA) in International Relations & International Organization
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The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, founded in 1614 the university ranks amongst the top 100 universities in the world. We are a research intensive institution offering a wide range of highly regarded bachelor,...
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