The Master in International Relations trains professionals in the complex dynamics that shape global affairs, providing them with the ideas and tools required to effectively lead government agencies, corporations, civil society and multilateral organizations in a fast-changing environment.
The Master in International Relations has been carefully curated to respond to the needs of the international job market, while adapting to your career aspirations.
The program achieves this by giving you the skills you need to forge a successful career within an experiential learning journey that’s academically outstanding, hands-on, immersive and customizable. You’ll have the opportunity to focus on what interests you most, selecting a specialization between three core tracks: Geopolitics and Diplomacy; International Economics and Business; and Global Governance and International Cooperation.
Gain insights from OECD practitioners working on establishing international norms and finding evidence-based solutions to a range of social, economic and environmental challenges.
Apart from being a full member of the Association for Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), IE University is also a member of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).
Receive insights from leading experts, high-level politicians, diplomats and business professionals.
More than 50 nationalities are represented among the Master in International Relations cohort, and there are over 100 nationalities on campus every year.
Gain the skills to become an in-demand professional capable of driving social change.
Meet experts from European Union institutions and international organizations during a one-week trip to Brussels, included as part of the program experience.
As a student in the Master in International Relations, you’ll have the option to do an exchange term. Among your options are: Sciences Po (France), the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), the University of Pittsburgh (US), and many more.
More than 70,000 high-level professionals around the world have already graduated from IE University and stay connected through our Alumni Association.
Madrid is a cosmopolitan bridge between Europe and Latin America, where you can learn the third most-spoken language in the world.
by addressing the complex challenges facing our societies today.
because you’re as interested in positive outcomes for others as you are for yourself.
and can open doors to world-leading employers in the sector of your choosing.
and want to challenge your own preconceptions, worldview and cultural understanding.
to become a strategic communicator, outstanding negotiator and efficient leader.
Dan Kselman, Vice Dean of Academic Affairs, explains in-depth the Master in International Relations.
Students must fulfill the following requirements to be able to request the issuance of the Official University Degree upon completion of the Master Program. If educational prerequisites are not provided and/or if the requirements are not met on time, the student will not be able to request the official university degree as issued by the Spanish government. In this case, the studies will not be official under Spanish educational regulations.
To enhance a dynamic and practical learning experience, at IE School of Politics, Economics & Global Affairs we focus on the continuous engagement and networking of our students by hosting events and welcoming top speakers from a diverse range of topics to shape the next generation of impactful global leaders.
IE University is one of the few institutions that offer dual master’s programs for students who want to fine-tune their global affairs knowledge while also developing the leadership and management skills they need to face challenges that span multiple sectors. Your dual degree options include:
At IE University, we have carefully streamlined related subject areas to create unique paths featuring similar programs. Guided by these paths, you can take control and discover the right program for you.
Explore these two areas to find the program that best suits your career goals:
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The Master in International Relations provides you with the skills required to navigate today’s increasingly complex global landscape and effectively lead government agencies, corporations, civil society and multilateral organizations.
Although there aren’t any geographic requirements for a master’s in international relations, you’ll want to choose a country or region with geopolitical relevance. IE University in Spain, for example, collaborates closely with the European Union and NATO. It’s also a member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA).
The Master in International Relations is a postgraduate program that provides students with an understanding of the complex dynamics that shape global affairs and drives hands-on global practice through specific specializations.