University Master's Degree in Research Master in International Studies

This Master’s programme intends to prepare policy analysts and researchers in different areas of international studies

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The Research Master's in International Studies is a two-year programme that admits students bienially. The admissions process to take the complete programme will open in 2024, for the 2024-2026 academic year. It is an interdisciplinary 120-ECTS credit programme that combines the study of complex problems in international politics and related areas, with a strong focus on research methods in Social Sciences. This two-year Master’s programme intends to prepare policy analysts and researchers in different areas of international studies, providing them with advanced methods training and research skills that would enable them to develop or consolidate their professional and academic careers. This Master’s offers excellent preparation to successfully pursue a PhD programme in International Relations, Development studies, Public Policy or Political Science.

IBEI’s masters’ degrees are officially accredited in Spain and adapted to the European Higher Education Area. This degree is offered jointly with the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the Pompeu Fabra University.

IBEI is an affiliate member school of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). The Institute is a centre of academic excellence specialised in International Studies. It combines distinguished research with top-quality teaching and student-oriented services.

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Candidates applying directly for the second year of the Research Master's are welcome to do so for the 2023-2024 academic year.

The application deadline is 1 July 2023

Contact: / Phone: +34 93 542 3021/3004

Coordinator university:

Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)

Participating universities

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

Collaborating institutions:

Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI)

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