Official master's degree in International Relations, Security and Development

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Admission Official Master's Degree in International Relations, Security and Development

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Access to this master's degree is open to holders of an official bachelor's degree from a Spanish university or from another higher education institution within or outside the European Higher Education Area, provided this gives access to postgraduate studies in the country of issue.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are as follows:

1. Students need a bachelor's degree in one of the following subject areas: International Relations, Political Science, Law, Economics, Sociology, History, Communication Studies, Translation and Interpreting, or Environmental Science. The Master's Committee will examine applicants' qualifications for joining the programme.

2. Students must also certify they are at level B1 in English on the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Selection criteria

1- Academic transcript (65%)
2- Letter of motivation (15%)
3- Level of English at or above B2 of the Council of Europe Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of Europe (10%)
4- Curriculum vitae (5%)
5- Letter of recommendation (5%)

Complementary training

Students without a bachelor's degree in International Relations, Political Science, Sociology or Law may, depending on their previous studies, need to take and pass bridging courses, up to a maximum of 12 ECTS.
The Master's Committee will examine students' previous studies and determine whether bridging courses need to be taken or not.
The bridging courses that may be required are:

  • Contemporary International System (6 ECTS)
  • Theory of International Relations (6 ECTS)
Both these bridging courses are taught in the first semester.