International Security

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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How do actors relate to each other and their natural environment in terms of threats and vulnerabilities? When and how is violence organized? How can possible conflicts be prevented or solved?

International Security, a track of the master International Relations, is aimed at issues of power politics and international order, peace and war, and strategy and diplomacy. Its main focus is the phenomenon of, and theoretical reflection on, 'violence' in its broader context.

Traditionally, attention for warfare and political violence, i.e. military security, has dominated the study of International Security. They still form the central issues. But especially after the Cold War other concerns occupy the agenda, such as environmental security (about climate change or industrial hazards), societal security (about group identities) and economic security (about welfare and development). These different types of concerns have their own meaning when studying the causes of violent conflict, its prevention and management, and conflict resolution and reconciliation.

Methodologically, the study of International Security has profited from the so-called constructivist turn in International Relations. In addition to traditional analyses new approaches have emerged, most notably Critical Security Studies, the Copenhagen School, and the Risk Society approach.

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMA Internationale betrekkingen
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60734
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma

Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

The Master's track International Security: (a) pays attention to the theoretical developments as well as the dimensions of the contemporary security agenda; (b) offers a research-led and policy-oriented curriculum taught by a committed staff; (c) includes a career-oriented placement that prepares graduates for the labour market; and (d) provides an excellent preparation for positions at a broad variety of security-oriented and conflict-management related institutions.

Open dagen en meeloopdagen

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Studieprogramma

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opbouwBecause the programme 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 International Security are: 'Governance and Security in the Arctic', 'Global Politics of Disease', and 'Energy Security'. The topics of the research seminars differ every year, so these are merely examples.
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 choose two research seminars (at least one of which in International Security) and a Capita International Security, all in your first semester. During your second semester, you will write a Master thesis (in the field of International Security) and you will do a placement.
periode
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Advanced Theory of International Relations
5 EC
Research Seminar 1
10 EC
Research Seminar 2
10 EC
Capita International Security
5 EC
Master's Thesis International Security
20 EC
Master's Placement
10 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
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
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 programme 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 studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 februari 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 november 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2083
instellingstarief : € 11700
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 12500
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
instellingstarief : € 2060
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 11500
1 september 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083
instellingstarief : € 11700
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 12500
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

estimated monthly costs

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bedragkostenpost
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 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
28510 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.
Mitrany
Mitrany is the Alumni Network for all graduated students of International Relations and International Organization.
Mitrany was established in February 2013 in order to facilitate the contact between alumni and the Department of IRIO. Mitrany offers events tailored to graduated IRIO students concerning career paths and connects graduated IRIO students to its alumni network.

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

Paul Morgenstern
The master degree at the University of Groningen is fun and challenging.

The reason why I applied for the master in International Relations, Security track at the University of Groningen is because it aligned with my interests and it had a system that allowed students who had BA degrees from Universities outside Europe to apply. The master degree at the University of Groningen is fun and challenging...
With good time management I can complete all my work for the week by 4 to 5 hours per day, including weekends, but this depends on the spread of your assignments because some students are given two assignments to complete in one week so naturally they spend more time on their work in that given week.Over all this masters at the University of Groningen is the best fit for me and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is passionate about studying International Relations.


lees verder ...
Internship at the Scottish Parliament in the United Kingdom

As the organizational culture at the Scottish Parliament is very informal overall, I was given a very reasonable deal of responsibility which allowed me to experience the workings of the parliament first-hand. As such, I learned much about the day-to-day workings of a MSP's (Member of Scottish Parliament) office and the politics and alliances within the parliament itself – on a local as well as on an international level.

Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/15 Rijksuniversiteit
International Security
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/15 Rijksuniversiteit
Geopolitics & Connectivity
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
3/15 Rijksuniversiteit
Internationale Betrekkingen (60 EC)
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
4/15 Rijksuniversiteit
East Asian Studies
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
5/15 Rijksuniversiteit
International Relations and International Organization
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
6/15 Rijksuniversiteit
European Integration
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
7/15 Rijksuniversiteit
International Political Economy
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
8/15 Universiteit Leiden
Global Order in Historical Perspective
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
95 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
9/15 Universiteit Leiden
Global Conflict in the Modern Era
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
95 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
10/15 Universiteit Leiden
Global Political Economy
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
95 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
11/15 Universiteit Leiden
Culture and Politics
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
95 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
12/15 Universiteit Leiden
International Relations
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
95 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
13/15 Universiteit Leiden
European Union Studies
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
95 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
14/15 Utrecht
International Relations in Historical Perspective
star Elsevier
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
27 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
15/15 Utrecht
Conflict Studies and Human Rights
star Elsevier
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2017
deze
opleiding
landelijk
algemeen oordeel4.03.8
inhoud3.83.8
docenten3.93.9
studiefaciliteiten3.73.5
studielast3.33.4
studiebegeleiding3.53.3

Studentoordelen

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In 2017 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

International Security aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 51 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.0 uit 5.

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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 Security track work at:

NGO:

Government:

International Organisations:

  • Programme Officer – SRHR (Burundi)

Business:

  • Junior Policy Analyst – Shungham (Brussels)
  • Customer Engagement Representative - Survey Monkey (Dublin)
  • Consultant – Balkan Goes Europe(Berlin)
  • Product Lab Manager – Nomoko (Zurich)

Research:

Media:



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