International Relations and International Organization

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
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One world, 7 billion people, 193 sovereign states, over 6,000 (Non-)Governmental Organizations, 1,000s of multinationals, all tied up in complex processes of dis/integration, cooperation and conflict.

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMA
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60734
numerus fixusnee
honoursheeft honours track

International Relations as a discipline is almost a century old. About its origins different interpretations exist, but in general IR emerged in response to the consequences of power politics in Europe, culminating in the First World War, and in response to specific research questions within Political Science. IR in Europe started as an interdisciplinary project, IR in Groningen still follows this tradition.

International Relations and International Organization, a track of the Master's in International Relations, offers a comprehensive study in theory and practice. Theretofore, IRIO uses a 'self-service' model. Besides the mandatory course on advanced theory and the master thesis, you can select from specialized capita and research seminars in five essential areas of Internationals Relations: International Security, International Political Economy, European Integration, Geopolitics & Connectivity and East Asian Studies. Moreover, to prepare for an international career you can organize a placement at a public or private organization in the field of international relations, where you can apply your knowledge and skills in a 'real-time' environment.

Waarom aan de RUG?

The Master's track IRIO offers: (a) flexibility in the selection of courses, enabling students to design a study programme tailored to their needs and interests; (b) a research-led and policy-oriented curriculum taught by a committed staff; (c) reserves room for a career-oriented placement that excellently prepares graduates for the labour market and (d) provides an excellent preparation for a variety of positions related to the broad field of international relations.

Studieprogramma

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opbouwBecause the track starts in September as well as in February, all courses are offered both in the first and in the second semester.

Examples of Research Seminars are: 'Europe and China', 'Culture, Fear and Insecurity', 'Political Geographies of Infrastructure', and 'Money, Trade and Crime'. The topics of the research seminars differ every year, so these are merely examples.
This track within the Master's degree programme International Relations is 60 ECTS. The basic element is the module Advanced Theory of International Relations. This module must be followed by all students. You can select from specialized capita and research seminars in four essential areas of IR: International Security, International Political Economy, European Integration, and Geopolitics & Connectivity. During your second semester, you will write a Master thesis and you will do a placement.
periode
1234
Advanced Theory of International Relations
5 EC
Research Seminar 1
10 EC
Research Seminar 2
10 EC
Capita: EI, IPE, IS or G&C keuzevak
5 EC
Master's Placement stage
10 EC
Master's thesis IRIO afstuderen
20 EC

specialisaties

specialisatie Master's placement

A placement is a recognised component of this Master's track.

You can propose yourself at what organisation you would like to do a placement and where necessary the programme can advise you. Click the link above to find examples of placements completed by other Master's students.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet50% zelfstudie
30% theorie
20% praktijk
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afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
case study, individual assignment, integration module, research, research project, project, seminar, internship, tutorial, self evaluation, self study
study guidance
If you have any questions or doubts about your studies, you can always contact the study advisor. He or she knows all the ins and outs of the program and personal planning. Study advisors are impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially. They can also help you find the right institutions and student desks for your problems.
honours-/excellence program Master's Honours Programme

The Master's Honours Programme is developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies.

It is a programme worth 15 ECTS that is followed in addition to the standard Master's programme. It is a one-year interdisciplinary programme that is designed to introduce students to various aspects of leadership.

Toelating en kosten

startmomenten

1 februari 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 november 2019
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 11700
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 12500

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend

toelatingseisen

taaltoets
Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1 (B2 for no more than two components). If you have a VWO diploma a language test is not required.

vooropleiding
University of Groningen:
For students with a University of Groningen Bachelor's degree in American Studies, Communication and Information Studies, European Languages and Cultures (Profile Politics and Society), History, International and European Law, International Business, Media Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Minorities and Multilingualism, Psychology and Sociology a standard Pre-Master programme applies. Please use this step-by-step guide for your specific application procedure: http://www.rug.nl/let/how-to-apply-MA

Other universities and degree programmes:
Students with either a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences (including - but not limited to - Economics, Political Science, Development Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Social Geography), or an internationally oriented Bachelor's degree such as International Relations, Regional Studies, European/International Law, or (Modern) History can submit an application to the IR Admissions Board. Please use this step-by-step guide for more information regarding your eligibility and your specific application procedure: http://www.rug.nl/let/how-to-apply-MA

After you complete your application, the IR Admissions Board will assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, and will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades you have obtained.

The Admissions Board will then determine whether:

  • direct admission is possible
  • a student has to complete the pre-Master's programme first: http://www.rug.nl/let/premaster-IR
  • a student cannot be admitted

studie kosten
bron: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
bedrag kostenpost
€ 10000levensonderhoudper jaar

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
bedragkostenpost
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

214 studenten volgen deze opleiding
48% daarvan is vrouw
40 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
48% daarvan is vrouw
29331 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

studievereniging

Clio
Clio is the Study Association of International Relations & International Organization at the University of Groningen. Clio has 1200 members and is one of the largest students' associations in Groningen, and the largest students' organization at a Dutch faculty of Arts.
Clio has 1100 members and is one of the largest students' associations in Groningen, and the largest students' organization at a Dutch Faculty of Arts. Clio organizes numerous events including parties, workshops, excursions and offers services like high-quality summaries, the internship database and various discounts around Groningen.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Rishi Raithatha
Internship at the Centre for European Security Studies Groningen (CESS)

The experience of doing a placement demonstrated my ability to adapt to different demands and environments, and produce quality output even when under pressure. In addition to this, I was able to learn more about the intellectual element of CESS itself – namely Security Sector Reform (SSR)..

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The internship allowed me to explore a different strand of an area of familiarity (Burundi), ultimately assisting my thesis-writing process. On a side note, during the internship itself, a letter I submitted to The Economist (on what constituted a “state”, whilst mentioning Burundi) was published on their website and in that week’s print edition.
Without a doubt, I enjoyed traveling abroad to two different countries and representing CESS at two High-Level events. It gave me an unparalleled insight into the lifestyle of a “high-flyer”, proven by my having to work on the train to Schiphol and even on the aircraft itself! But aside from the trips, I enjoyed working as part of an accepted member of a close-knit group of people. This allowed me to contribute constructively to the teams ideas and objectives. Read more


lees verder ...
Quirien van Straelen
Placement at the United Nations Development Programme in Sierra Leone

I choose to do an internship in support of the Transition Support Team (TST) of the United Nations Development Programme in Sierra Leone. My task was to support the TST in the daily management of the Transition Initiative Fund (TIF). The main objective of the Transition Initiative Fund (TIF) is to support the implementation of the Local Government Act (2004) and in particular build the capacity of the Local Councils to deliver their broad mandate of decentralized service delivery.
Yue Kay
The UG still strives to show its students it is always underway to improve its educational quality and assorted academic facilities

The University of Groningen (UG) is an admirable university where to pursue your aspirations while studying. For bachelor students, rigorous trainings on theories and methodologies are completed to get into more advanced studies. For master students, emphasis is put on developing one's ability to research independently with small seminars where every student can receive one-on-one coaching.

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After the completion of a studying period, students always receive an email to evaluate the classes they took and the professors in charge as well as to provide suggestions on the administrative work of their departments.Read more about Yue Kay and ask her your question about studying in Groningen


lees verder ...
Gloria Dede
Junior Policy Officer at the Dutch House of Representatives

I work as a junior policy officer for the Dutch Labour Party (PvdA) in the House of Representatives of the Netherlands. I support different MPs in the areas of development aid and foreign affairs. I like the fact that I work on current issues that you hear in the news and get to meet interesting people with various different jobs. I also like the fact that development aid is the main focus of my work, as it was during my studies.

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Furthermore, the programme covers very diverse topics, and it is very useful to be able to learn another language alongside English. 
During the track I learned most from my placement, which taught me how to put the theory into practice. I also learned practical skills like writing reports, which I still use in my current job. 
I hope to continue working in development aid, maybe at a non-governmental organization. I also hope to work abroad for a while.


lees verder ...
Sander IJmker
Project Assistant at the International Organization for Migration

After finalizing his Master in International Relations, RUG alumnus Sander IJmker moved to The Hague and now works as Project Assistant at the International Organization for Migration (IOM – the UN Migration Agency) country office in the Netherlands. He talks about his work and how his studies and time at the University of Groningen contributed to his current position.

Read more
Alumni Ambassador Erekle Koplatadze
I have to do an internship of at least seven weeks, and the best part of it is - it can be anywhere in the world!

I'm Erekle from Georgia, currently pursuing a master's degree in International Relations and International Organizations (IRIO). I arrived in Groningen in September 2018 and have enjoyed every day so far… well except those leading up to deadlines and exams.

I have nine hours of lectures spread across three days per week, but I spend at least twice as much studying in the library. The classes and readings are a weekly challenge, which requires my full concentration, patience, and dedication...


lees verder ...

Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/15 RUG
International Relations and International Organization
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/15 RUG
International Political Economy
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
3/15 RUG
Geopolitics & Connectivity
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
4/15 RUG
East Asian Studies
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
5/15 RUG
International Security
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
6/15 RUG
European Integration
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
7/15 RUG
Internationale Betrekkingen (60 EC)
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
8/15 Universiteit Leiden
International Relations
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
95 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
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9/15 Universiteit Leiden
Global Political Economy
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
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10/15 Universiteit Leiden
European Union Studies
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
95 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
11/15 Universiteit Leiden
Global Order in Historical Perspective
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
95 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
12/15 Universiteit Leiden
Culture and Politics
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
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13/15 Universiteit Leiden
Global Conflict in the Modern Era
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
95 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
14/15 UU
International Relations in Historical Perspective
star Elsevier
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
52 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
15/15 UU
Conflict Studies and Human Rights
star Elsevier
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The Master programme in International Relations prepares its students for professions and research careers where knowledge of international-political developments and the ability to analyse and assess complex issues and to form grounded judgements are relevant.

Many graduates become policy advisors for national governments, NGOs, and international organisations in international politics. An increasing number of graduates also use their analytical skills to advise international businesses. Research, media and communication are also prospective fields of employment.

Alumni of the International Relations and International Organization track work at:

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Alumni Network Mitrany| We would also like to direct you to the IR Alumni Network or a survey they conducted amongst IR alumni.



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