Geopolitics & Connectivity

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
What can we learn about how attempts to create order in the world have to do with how things are connected and disconnected?

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

How is it that nationalisms and identities, economic systems, ideologies, inequalities, environmental and health issues, as well as belief systems, are used to connect and disconnect people, ideas, and places creating (new) geopolitical realities?

In this track you will be introduced to a novel approach, developed and led by colleagues at Groningen, to understand geopolitics as a connectivity effect. You will learn how spaces are, and have been, the result of connecting (strategically or not), many of the issues mentioned above. Drawing on historical and contemporary case studies and issues, you will develop unique analytical skills to approach any geopolitical issue in time.

Some questions inspired by this approach are, for example, how has the United States tried to change the terms under which it connects to the world in an attempt to force a different geopolitical context? How is China resetting the terms for its global connectivity through its Belt and Road initiative(s)? How is the European Union attempting to develop an environmental agenda to connect its members and create its geopolitical projection in the world? How do actors in the global realm challenge or benefit from these geopolitical aspirations? How do certain people and regions choose, and have chosen, to geopolitically disconnect from global designs?

Methodologically, you will learn how conflicts and wars, pandemics and environmental disasters, economic and financial crises, systemic infrastructural failures, and different forms of radicalisms, alert us of failing connectivities and the emerging of new ones, and how you can use these connectivities to understand and theorize an ever-emerging world. You will learn how geopolitical designs in time have resulted from the strategic connection of complex issues and interests, and how such designs have resulted from thinking space and power creatively.

Waarom aan de RUG?

The track G&C:
  • Enables to design a study programme tailored to your needs and interests.
  • Offers a research-led and policy-oriented curriculum taught by committed staff.
  • Includes a placement that excellently prepares for the labour market.
  • Provides you with a research-oriented profile which makes you fit for participation in a Research Master and/or a PhD track.
  • Is embedded in a university that provides a genuine international environment in the sparkling city of Groningen.

Studieprogramma

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The Master's degree programme International Relations is 60 ECTS. During your first semester, you take the module Advanced Theory of International Relations. This module must be followed by all students. In addition, you choose two Research Seminars (at least one of which in Geopolitics & Connectivity) and a Capita G&C. During your second semester, you will write a Master Thesis (in the field of G&C) 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 Geopolitics & Connectivity
5 EC
Master's Thesis Geopolitics & Connectivity
20 EC
Master's Placement
10 EC

specialisaties

specialisatie Master's Placement

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

It is your responsibility to find a placement yourself, but the Office for Student Affairs can offer help with this where necessary.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet50% zelfstudie
30% theorie
20% praktijk
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
case study, individual assignment, integration module, research, research proposal, project, seminar, internship, tutorial, 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.

Toelating en kosten

startmomenten

1 februari 2023

aanmelding deadline : 15 januari 2023
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2023

aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2023
collegegeld nog niet bekend

Please note: Would you like to start this degree programme on February 1 2023, by means of the temporary suspension of the Bachelor's-before-Master's rule? Then please contact the study advisor (under the "Contact" button) for more information.




toelatingseisen

vooropleiding
University of Groningen:
Students with a University of Groningen Bachelor's degree in European Languages and Cultures (Profile Politics and Society) who started in 2016 or later have direct access through the IR Admissions Board. Please use this application guide for your specific application procedure: http://www.rug.nl/let/how-to-apply-MA
For students with a University of Groningen Bachelor's degree in American Studies, Communication and Information Studies, 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 application 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 application 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.

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

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). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180. If you have a VWO diploma a language test is not required.

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
bron: StudieData

studievereniging

Clio
Clio is the study association of International Relations and International Organization at the University of Groningen.
It has around 1000 members and is one of the largest study associations in Groningen and the largest study association at a Dutch Faculty of Arts. Clio organises 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.
It 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

Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/15 RUG
Geopolitics & Connectivity
€ 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
Internationale Betrekkingen (60 EC)
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
5/15 RUG
European Politics in a Global Perspective
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
6/15 RUG
East Asian Studies
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
7/15 RUG
International Relations and International Organization
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
8/15 Universiteit Leiden
International Relations
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
95 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
9/15 Universiteit Leiden
Global Order in Historical Perspective
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
95 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
10/15 Universiteit Leiden
Global Political Economy
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
11/15 Universiteit Leiden
Culture and Politics
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
12/15 Universiteit Leiden
Global Conflict in the Modern Era
€ 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 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
38 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers

studentoordelen

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algemeen oordeel4.04.0
inhoud3.83.9
docenten3.93.9
studiefaciliteiten3.73.6
studielast3.33.3
studiebegeleiding3.53.5
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In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Geopolitics & Connectivity 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

Upon graduation students hold a (60 ECTS) MA degree in International Relations with a track in Geopolitics & Connectivity from the University of Groningen. The Master programme in International Relations prepares its students for professions and research careers where knowledge of international-political developments and the ability to analyze and assess complex issues and to form grounded judgements are relevant.

Although not limiting you to a specific field, your track choice strengthens your profile in Geopolitics & Connectivity and benefits you when applying for specialized jobs in that field.

During the programme you will complete an internship: this will provide you not only with an insight into the job-market, but also further develop your professional skills as well as expand your network.

Many graduates become policy advisors for national governments, NGOs, and international organizations in international politics. An increasing number of graduates also use their analytical skills to advise international businesses, or work as lobbyists, international executives, press officers, journalists, and researchers.

Alumni of the Geopolitics & Connectivity track have found work at:

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