International Relations (60 EC)

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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Are you fascinated by international relations? Do you want to become a specialist in this field? Then this Master's degree is what you are looking for.

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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

Within the one-year Master's degree in International Relations, you choose one of the following six Master's tracks:

Waarom aan de RUG?

  • Choice between six tracks
  • Career-oriented placement
  • A research-led and policy-oriented curriculum taught by a committed staff
  • Independent and innovative research
  • Provides an excellent preparation for a variety of positions related to the broad field of International Relations

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.
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 and a Capita fitting with your track, all in your first semester. During your second semester, you will write a Master thesis (in the field of your track) and you will do a placement.
periode
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Advanced Theory of International Relations
5 EC
Research Seminar 1 (in your track)
10 EC
Research Seminar 2
10 EC
Capita Selecta (in your track)
5 EC
Master's Thesis
20 EC
Master's Placement
10 EC

tracks

track European Integration

What does the future hold for the European Union? Are its founding ideals of peace and prosperity strong enough to overcome public distrust about further integration? Find out in this track.

track East Asian Studies

How have some East Asian countries achieved such economic growth and global prominence in so little time? What are the global implications of the rise of East Asia? Find out in this track.

track International Political Economy

Why is it fascinating coming to grips with the globalizing world economy? Why did the crash of the housing market in the US lead to a global financial crisis? Find out in this track.

track International Security

How do actors relate to each other and their environment in terms of threats and vulnerabilities? How can conflicts be prevented or solved? How is violence organized? Find out in this track.

track Geopolitics & Connectivity

In this master's track, students are stimulated to think critically about geopolitics by combining cutting-edge theoretical developments in the study of power, space, and connectivity.

track International Relations and International Organization

What are the dominant issues in international relations? What effect does globalization have on state autonomy? Why is European integration so important? Find out in this track.

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 proposal, project, seminar, internship, working group, self study
study guidance
Each Master's degree programme has a study advisor whom you can contact if you have questions or need advice about your degree programme and other study-related matters. Everything you discuss will be treated confidentially. If you have a more complex problem, for example study delay, a performance disability or if you are ill for a long time, you should contact a student counsellor.
In addition, you can also follow various courses at the Study Support section of the Student Service Centre (SSC), for example on study stress and holding presentations.

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

estimated monthly costs

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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
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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.
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

Rishi Raithatha
Internship at the Centre for European Security Studies (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 SSR (Security Sector Reform)..

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The internship also 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


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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.


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Janna Bots
"The master is challenging, deepening and multidisciplinary.”

My name is Janna Bots and I am a 22-year-old master's student International Relations and International Organizations (IRIO) with a specialization in International Political Economy (IPE). The reason I chose this master is because I have always been interested in the relationship between politics and economics and how politics is affected by and affects the economy.

To summarize the master in three words; challenging, deepening and multidisciplinary. The master broadens your knowledge about the theories and topics related to IR and especially teaches you to think critically...
Besides, Groningen is a wonderful student city and the best if you want to study in the Netherlands!


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Iris Staalman
The programme forces you to critically think about the role the economy plays in international as well as local politics

My name is Iris Staalman and I study International Relations with a Master's track in International Political Economy (IPE). I previously obtained my bachelor in Psychology, with a focus on social and cultural psychology. Curiously I was never very interested in politics when I was younger. During my bachelor however, I went on exchange to Uppsala, Sweden, and took a course in development theory and colonial legacy. Here my interest grew, particularly concerning colonial history and its effects on international politics today...
Debate is constantly present in our classes and in the discipline in general. The programme highlights many different perspectives, none of which you necessarily need to agree with. This is one of the things I enjoy most in our programme, because I believe interacting with different opinions can teach you a lot more than only encountering similar-mindedness.
Why International Political Economy?
Due to my previous education it was necessary for me to follow the pre-master programme before starting the masters. Initially I had intended to specialise in International Security, but during the pre-masters it became clear to me that if I wanted to focus on development in ways other than foreign aid, I needed to look at international trade. Therefore I decided to specialise in IPE. This track does not merely teach you about the economic system that is in place, it also shows the various perspectives on IPE that are present, it questions the morality of it and forces you to critically think about the role the economy plays in international as well as local politics.


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

I choose to do a placement 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.

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The mayor lesson I learned was that you are the only person who can create the circumstances wherein your internship will be rewarding.
Diversity can be difficult; I attended a workshop with all our program officers; when asked who believed it wasn’t possible for a women to be raped within marriage, half of the participants raised their hands. And this is just one example of the cultural differences that I faced. But it was also amazing to be living in an entirely different country and culture, working in such a diverse environment and learning that I could actually be an asset to an organization. I learned so much from the people I met, both through work and personally. Read more


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Esmée Bloemendal
The courses are challenging, but at the same time give you the opportunity to delve deeper into your topic of interest."

The Master International Relations offers six different tracks, and I chose East Asian Studies. This means that my Master is focused on International Relations in East Asia, but also that we look at East Asia from an Asian perspective instead of a Western perspective. I find it very interesting and I am enthusiastic about my Master: it is challenging and it forces you to look critically toward your own perspective..

The courses are challenging, but at the same time give you the opportunity to delve deeper into your topic of interest...
You are supposed to work hard for the Master: besides taking part in the intensive classes, it takes a lot of time to prepare the seminars and study the theories of International Relations as well. Nonetheless, I do not find the study load is too heavy: due to good time management it is possible to do something extra besides the study.I have chosen for the University of Groningen because their Master’s programme allows me to expand my knowledge about the Asian region in general, in addition to my knowledge about China. Also, I am really interested in International Relations, so for me this programme brings together the best of both worlds. I am originally not from Groningen, but I feel at home here. It is a friendly, cozy city, “gezellig” as we call it in Dutch. The city centre is small, which allows you to bike around and get to know the city very easily. I am very happy to study here, and I would definitely recommend the Master if you are interested in International Relations and East Asia!


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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.

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Child Protection Officer at UNICEF Indonesia

I have always been interested in international relations, since I was exposed to people from various backgrounds from a young age. When I was 17, I was chosen to study as an exchange student in the USA for one year. There, I was involved in events in the fields of international politics and development. While discussing various topics with people from all over the world, I realized that if we want to solve the world's problems, we have to act together.
Annamarie Steenhuis
Junior Consultant at Hiemstra & de Vries

My interest in social and political issues led me to pursue the track International Political Economy of the Master International Relations. Specifically, the role of a changing government in its interaction with society and the private sector is something that fascinates me. This has been a focus during my studies at global and European levels. It is also something I find back in my work. This time at the local level.

An advantage of the Master's track in International Political Economy is that you can put together your own programme...
You learn in a relatively short time to find your feet in all sorts of topics. In my case ranging from the European Union to international political economy, political power and democracy. You also have the opportunity to gain practical experience. I did an internship at the Dutch Embassy in Bangkok. Working at an Embassy gave me insight into the daily issues in international affairs and the role of various players in the field.
I currently work at Hiemstra & De Vries. This is a consultancy agency that carries out assignments in the public sector. Mostly, for municipalities and provinces, but also for health-care and educational organizations. This year, I was involved in projects with quite a diverse character. Ranging from projects with a retrenchment character to projects assisting governmental organizations with the transition of care to municipalities.
I really enjoy this job. For me, the dynamic of different projects, focus on social and political issues, and being in contact with people, is a perfect combination.


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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 track 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.


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Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/15 RUG
Internationale Betrekkingen (60 EC)
€ 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
International Security
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
4/15 RUG
Geopolitics & Connectivity
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
5/15 RUG
International Relations and International Organization
€ 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
East Asian Studies
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
8/15 Universiteit Leiden
Global Conflict in the Modern Era
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
95 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
9/15 Universiteit Leiden
Culture and Politics
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
95 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
10/15 Universiteit Leiden
European Union Studies
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
95 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
11/15 Universiteit Leiden
International Relations
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
95 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
12/15 Universiteit Leiden
Global Order in Historical Perspective
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
95 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
13/15 Universiteit Leiden
Global Political Economy
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
95 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
14/15 UU
Conflict Studies and Human Rights
star Elsevier
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
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15/15 UU
International Relations in Historical Perspective
star Elsevier
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
52 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
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studielast3.33.3
studiebegeleiding3.53.5
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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 Master International Relations (all six tracks) work at:

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International Organisations:

Communication:

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Research:

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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Contact

Daniel Cintra Brandão

Master Ambassador International Political Economy

Erekle Koplatadze

Master Ambassador IRIO

Juliette Eijkelkamp

Master Ambassador East Asian Studies

Dieneke Zomer

Study Adviser

Drs. Hidde de Haas

Study Adviser

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