The Master in International Relations (MIR) at the IE School of International Relations is designed to be a truly transformative program, which provides students the education, training, and first-hand experience necessary for successful international careers. We aim to train internationally-oriented professionals for excellence, achievement, and leadership in an increasingly complex and multipolar world.
The MIR curriculum both encompasses and transcends traditional distinctions between the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Students will take courses from selected IE professors with wide-ranging experience in academia, policy research, non-profit management, and private enterprise. As well, students will participate in international projects that require the cooperation of both public and private actors, and which involve non-governmental and civil society organizations as crucial partners.
The program provides students a strong academic foundation, complemented with on the ground field research, in European Union processes and governance. In addition, we offer substantive training in regional dynamics ranging from Latin America, to the Middle East, to contemporary China. This global academic focus is consistent with our uniquely diverse faculty and student body, which include members from across the globe.
The IE School of International Relations is an Affiliate Member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), which serves as an active platform for the exchange of valuable expertise in the international arena.
* Students in possession of an official university diploma, or with an equivalent official diploma that allows access to post-graduate studies in the country of your university studies, will be awarded an Official University Master Degree in International Relations by IE University. This official university diploma is adapted to the European Higher Education Area in accordance with the Bologna Process. It is worth 60 credits ECTS and provides you with access to third cycle studies, and therefore, to doctorate programs. For more information, please contact Registrar@ie.edu.Close
The MIR offers an intensive 21 course program which provides students a diverse and practical skill set, applicable in a wide variety of international careers. Among other things, students will gain knowledge of key issues and processes in today’s international sphere; training in policy research, written composition, and project management; and proficiency in a foreign language. Equally important, these skills will be put to use in projects that address real-world situations, and that prepare students for the dynamics of problem-solving, team-building, and negotiation essential for international work.Close
The European Union is the world’s most extensive and ambitious experiment in supranational governance, and constitutes an ideal venue in which to study the interaction of public sector, private sector, and civil society organizations. As a result, the European Union provides a unique lens into both the opportunities and challenges which result from increased international cooperation. In order to provide students access to this fertile testing ground, a salient feature of the MIR experience is a week-long fieldwork visit to Brussels.Close
The Master in International Relations represents a unique opportunity to develop a broad international network, and to share and learn from students and faculty with diverse cultural backgrounds. Our student body represents not only dozens of countries from all major continents; it also includes members with diverse professional and academic backgrounds, who nonetheless share a commitment achievement and excellence in international careers.
Besides this exceptional student body, students will learn from international professors with wide-ranging experience in academia, policy research, non-profit management, and private enterprise. At IE, our faculty provides a unique learning experience which combines hands-on practice with the depth of cutting-edge research and scholarship.Close
At IE, you will become a part of more than just a Master in International Relations. Learning does not limit itself to the academic courses. It extends to all activities organized on & off campus.
Throughout this intensive one-year program, you can focus on different areas of interest, develop your soft skills and enjoy a unique experience. You can also improve your Spanish, regardless of the current level you have, and you will have the opportunity to enroll in any of the extracurricular activities offered at IE.Close
Becoming part of the Master in International Relations is an investment in your future. IE graduates are exceptional people with exceptional skills who are sought out by multinational companies, international consulting firms, NGOs and governmental organizations around the world. IE’s Master in International Relations is the beginning of your career in international relations.Close
Being part of the IE community is more than just being an alumnus: it makes you part of a global network of people sharing a set of common goals and ethical values and allows you to build up a network of contacts with your classmates, professors, associations and clubs as well as with the corporate relationships that IE has fostered over the years.Close
We seek dynamic, motivated, and creative candidates with excellent academic and professional backgrounds who offer the kind of interpersonal skills that will benefit the program. If you think that the Master in International Relations is right for you, here you will find out how to apply and finance your program.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Department at (+34) 91 568 96 10 or at Admissions.IR@ie.edu.
The demanding nature of the Master in International Relations means that applicants are subject to a rigorous selection process. The main objective of the admissions process is to select students with the highest potential.
To be considered for the Master in International Relations program, you will need to have completed a Bachelor degree or equivalent and to submit a series of documents to be evaluated for the program.Close
The tuition fees of the Master in International Relations program amount to €30,200, including the contribution to the IE Foundation. In addition to this you must also consider the accommodation and living costs while enrolled in the Master in International Relations in Madrid.Close
The Master in International Relations is an important investment; therefore it is important that you take time to draw up your financial plan. IE’s Financial Aid Department currently offers a host of loan agreements, scholarships and other financial aid options to help you fund your studies of the Master in International Relations. We strongly recommend applying for financing options as early as possible, as financial resources are limited and competition is high.Close
Once enrolled, IE’s Student Office is at your disposal to help you with all aspects of your move to Spain, from immigration and housing issues to social events and support for your family or partner if they are joining you. The Student Office works towards making your IE Experience a smoother and an altogether more enjoyable one.
Your main point of contact with different IE departments will be the Campus Online where all announcements from the Academic Department, the Student Office and other departments will be posted.Close
Those students in possession of an official university diploma, or with an equivalent official diploma that allows access to post-graduate studies in the country of your university studies, will be awarded an Official University Master in International Relations from IE University.
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