Master of Science in International Relations
Do you want to understand and analyze international relations today in terms of diplomacy, development and environmental sustainability? This program provides the opportunity to adapt to the new global reality.
Håkon Sparre, NMBU
What can you use this qualification for?
Graduates may compete for jobs within civil administration, international organizations, research and education institutions, and within private sector working in international environments. This program is currently the only Master’s degree in International Relations offered at a Norwegian university.
What will you learn?
Graduates gain an in-depth understanding of the political nature of why and how bilateral and multilateral institutions promote certain development policies, both spatially and temporally.
The program increases the practical understanding of international interactions through placement schemes, both at organizations and at other universities, particularly universities abroad utilizing the existing exchange agreements.
The program is of 2-year duration. The first year consists mostly of compulsory courses and some elective courses. In the third semester, students are strongly encouraged to take a semester on exchange or to do an internship. Alternatively, elective courses can be taken at NMBU or other educational institutions. The master thesis of 30 ECTs is written in the fourth and final semester. Students attending the program typically represent around 20 nations from all continents, each year.
Showing programme structure for students starting 2017
Study year: 1
|Piracy and International Relations||10|
|International Relations Theory||15||Compulsory Course|
|Research Methods||15||Compulsory Course|
|Introduction to International Relations||5||Compulsory Course|
|Peacebuilding in fragile and conflict affected states. Case studies of Afghanistan and Mali||5|
|Introduction to Intelligence Studies and International Relations||10|
Study year: 2
|Current Topics in Security Studies||10|
|European security and the power and role of the EU||10|