International Security

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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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 internship 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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opbouw
Because 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', 'The Netherlands and the EU: Politics, Economics and Security', and 'Power Configurations in World Politics'. The topics of the research seminars differ every year, so these are merely examples.
For course descriptions, please visit the Online Course Catalogue: https://www.rug.nl/let/courses-ma-international-relations (please scroll down for International Security)

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 an internship.
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 Internship
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.
onderwijsvormen
case study, colloquium, internship, research, excursion, research proposal, tutorial, individual assignment, self study, integration module, project, seminar
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.
study abroad
It is optional to do a master internship abroad.
honours-/excellence program Master's Honours Programme

The Master's Honours Programme was 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 2017
aanmelding deadline : 1 november 2016
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 2006
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 11400
1 februari 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 november 2017
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 2006
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 11400
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
toelatingseisen

taaltoets
The English language proficiency requirement will be met by passing an examination in English at the level of the Dutch VWO final exam (mark 6 or higher), or by passing the internet-based TOEFL test with a score of at least 90 (with a minimum of 21 for all items), IELTS Academic Module with a minimum score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 for all items) or a certificate from the University of Groningen Language Centre, at least B2, CEFR.

vooropleiding
Students with either a university Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences (including - but not limited to - Economics, Political Science, Development Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Social Geography), or an internationally oriented university Bachelor's degree such as International Relations, Regional Studies, European/International Law, or (Modern) History are eligible to apply.

Please use this step-by-step guide for more information regarding your eligibility and 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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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.

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Studenten en studentenleven

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51% daarvan is vrouw
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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.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
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aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Daniel Craanen
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.
Master's Ambassador Orion Noda
International Security was precisely the programme I was looking for!

After having graduated in International Relations at the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais in Brazil, I am now pursuing my Master’s degree in International Relations, more specifically, the master’s track International Security at the University of Groningen.
During my undergraduate studies, I have always leaned towards the International Security, Peace and Conflict areas and it was also pretty clear to me that a Bachelor’s degree would not be the last stage of my academic life...
Not only is it a prestigious university, with a plethora of different programs, it is also a wonderful city with a cozy student vibe in which you get in touch with people from all over the globe, coming from the broadest array of backgrounds. That combined with the fact that they offered precisely the program I was looking for, made it an easy decision for me.
Read more on Orion and why he chose to study International Security.
Questions? Send Orion an email: o.noda@student.rug.nl


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Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The Master's track is broad in scope and gives students a solid foundation in international relations. There is consequently a wide range of employment opportunities for International Relations graduates. The most obvious profession is a policy advisor, but you could also become a researcher, lobbyist, diplomat, or PR officer. You can work in international business, non-profit or government organizations, in the media, and at a university or a private research institute.

Brochure job profiles IR graduates | For some examples of where our IR graduates work, please go to our brochure. 

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

University of Groningen Career Services | Helps students to prepare for a successful career. 



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Contact

Master's Ambassador Orion Noda

Master's Ambassador

Dieneke Zomer

Student Adviser

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E: studieadviesibio@rug.nl
T: +31 (0)503638986
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