University Master's Degree in International Relations

The master's degree offers a practice oriented towards the analysis of issues in international politics

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The Master's in International Relations taught at the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) equips its students to pursue academic or professional careers as policy-makers, analysts or researchers into international relations through a programme which includes a substantial component of comparative and international politics.

The master's degree offers a solid grounding in concepts, together with practice oriented towards the analysis of issues in international politics. Students will come into contact with several disciplines such as politics, law and the economy, and will be able to specialise in more specific material according to their interests.

This advanced master's degree is worth 60 ECTS credits (to be taken in one year, or in two years if you enrol as a part-time student) and can be studied either fully in English or in a combination of Spanish and English. It is a multidisciplinary programme addressed to graduates in political sciences, international relations and economics. Students from a variety of areas of knowledge can benefit from this master's degree, although the majority come from the social sciences branch. The overall objective is to help students acquire ample knowledge of the analytical tools and essential data needed to analyse current international issues, in both the private and public sectors. The contents of the master's degree aim to bring students closer to the analysis of international political and economic processes through the study of national and international actors and economic and social agents, their networks and institutions and contexts in which these actors interact. The postgraduate programme includes the possibility of doing an internship or studying abroad for one semester.

IBEI’s masters’ degrees are officially accredited in Spain and adapted to the European Higher Education Area. The degree diplomas are issued jointly with the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, the University of Barcelona and the Pompeu Fabra University. The master's degree was awarded the distinction International Master's Programme (IMP) by the Government of Catalonia (2014).

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.

Admissions open until 1 July 2023

Contact: / Telf. +34 93 542 3021/3004

Coordinator university:

Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)

Participating universities

University of Barcelona (UB)
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

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