University Master's Degree in International Relations, Security and Development

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

UAB's Virtual Fair for Master's Degrees, Graduate Courses and PhD Programmes

Informative sessions with each programme's direction, from the 22th to the 26th of May. Registration is open!

Ideal student profile

Students should be interested in general in international issues (politics, economy, law, culture, society, etc.). They must be specially motivated, and show initiative and the ability to work in a team with members of different nationalities. They must certify an English level of B1 on the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The Master's degree is aimed particularly at graduates in social sciences, humanities or environmental science, with some elements of international affairs as part of their syllabus.

Basic skills

  • Use acquired knowledge as a basis for originality in the application of ideas, often in a research context.
  • Solve problems in new or little-known situations within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the field of study.
  • Integrate knowledge and use it to make judgements in complex situations, with incomplete information, while keeping in mind social and ethical responsibilities.
  • Communicate and justify conclusions clearly and unambiguously to both specialised and non-specialised audiences.
  • Continue the learning process, to a large extent autonomously

Specific skills

  • Know theoretical frameworks and approaches and conceptual constructs for analysing international relations, and know the different fields of international activity and the main geographical areas.
  • Analyse the international situation and recognise its complexity, using the theoretical tools seen in the master's programme, and base one's vision of the future on sound knowledge of preceding periods.
  • Design, plan and conduct a project on international relations that meets the criteria of academic rigour and excellence.
  • Apply the necessary methodological instruments for systematic and rigorous analysis of international relations (observation, comparison, formulation of hypotheses, etc.), and intervention tools (policy and strategy making, planning, negotiation and mediation techniques, etc.).
  • Make a diagnosis of security and development problems in the proposed countries, regions and areas of the international system, and offer useful advice for decision-making based on the diagnosis.

Cross-curricular skills

  • Seek out information in the scientific literature, skilfully handling specialised documentary and bibliographic sources on international relations, and integrate this information to formulate and contextualise a research topic.
  • Work in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Analyse, synthesise, organise and plan projects and assignments related to the area of study.