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.

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

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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?

  • 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 position related to the broad field of International Relations

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.
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 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

  1. European IntegrationWhat 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 specialization.
  2. East Asian StudiesHow 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 specialization.
  3. International Political EconomyWhy 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 specialization.
  4. International SecurityHow 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 specialization.
  5. Geopolitics & ConnectivityIn 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.
  6. International Relations and International OrganizationWhat 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 specialization.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet50% zelfstudie
30% theorie
20% praktijk
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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 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 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 november 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
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
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
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

bron: Nibud
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.

Mitrany
Mitrany is the Alumni Network for all graduated students of International Relations and International Organization.

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

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.
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!


lees verder ...
Master's Student 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.


lees verder ...
Student Laura Wieseman
I chose to focus on Middle and Eastern Europe

Hi future Master students! My name is Laura Wieseman (23) and in September 2013 I started the Master's track International Relations and International Organization (IRIO), and I chose to focus on Middle and Eastern Europe. This track has given me the opportunity to concentrate on a very dynamic and interesting region of Europe.

What I like the most is its small scale, the personal contact between students and lecturers, and the focus on preparing students for the labour market.
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 ...
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!


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.

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Studievergelijker

1/16 Rijksuniversiteit
Internationale Betrekkingen (60 EC)
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/16 Rijksuniversiteit
International Relations and International Organization
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
3/16 Rijksuniversiteit
European Integration
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
4/16 Rijksuniversiteit
International Political Economy
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
5/16 Rijksuniversiteit
Geopolitics & Connectivity
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
6/16 Rijksuniversiteit
International Security
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
7/16 Rijksuniversiteit
East Asian Studies
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
8/16 Universiteit Leiden
International Relations
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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9/16 Universiteit Leiden
Global Political Economy
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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10/16 Universiteit Leiden
European Union Studies
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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11/16 Universiteit Leiden
Global Order in Historical Perspective
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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12/16 Universiteit Leiden
Global Conflict in the Modern Era
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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13/16 Universiteit Leiden
Culture and Politics
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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14/16 Universiteit Leiden
International Studies
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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15/16 Utrecht
International Relations in Historical Perspective
star Elsevier
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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16/16 Utrecht
Conflict Studies and Human Rights
star Elsevier
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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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 Relations (60 EC) aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 51 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.0 uit 5.

Na de studie

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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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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

Esmée Bloemendal

student ambassador

Janna Bots

student ambassador

Paul Morgenstern

student ambassador

Dieneke Zomer

Student Adviser

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Student Adviser

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