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Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy

 

In partnership with UNITAR

 

Learn about international relations and diplomacy with Schiller International University and prepare for a career in various fields, such as foreign service, intergovernmental organizations, international business, journalism, NGOs, academic research, etc.

Intake

February | June | October

Campus

Paris, Heidelberg, Tampa

Duration

12 months (15 months for UK Dual Degree)

Credits

36 American Credits, (45 for UK Dual Degree)

Study Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy

Gain a comprehensive understanding of global political dynamics with a Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy from Schiller. In this program, you will explore the complexities of global governance, conflict resolution, and human rights. You will also acquire the expertise to propose effective solutions to pressing international issues.

With this degree in International Relations and Diplomacy you will gain:

  • Economic insights of global markets.
  • Knowledge to recommend sustainable and inclusive economic growth strategies.
  • Skills to analyze global economic problems such as globalization, trade, and financial regulation.

The Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy program will help you adeptly navigate the intricate relationships between state and non-state actors, fostering cooperation and dialogue on the international stage. You will learn how to confront 21st-century challenges like cybersecurity, climate change, and pandemics by contributing innovative solutions to critical issues. 

Join our program to become a part of addressing these challenges and making a positive impact on the world. The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) has partnered with Schiller International University to cultivate top-tier global professionals. This collaboration merges our practical approach with the expertise of the United Nations, allowing our students to benefit from immersive experiences, career guidance, and networking opportunities. Upon graduation, our global adventurers will receive official certification from UNITAR, culminating in a ceremony at the UN in Switzerland.

But that's not all. Our highest performing students will have the opportunity to apply for a 3-month internship in an international organization. What a way to start a career! 

GO BEYOND WITH UNITAR

International Organization Internship

Opportunity to apply for a 3-to-5-month internship at an international organization, with personalized mentorship and support.

Graduation in UN Headquarters

Take the stage in Geneva, Switzerland

Official Certification

Certification for successful graduates according to UNITAR’s Certification Policy.

A study plan showing Curriculum: General Education, Knowledge Area and Elective Courses

Curriculum*

Schiller International University offers a meticulously crafted Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy course syllabus designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the complexities of the international relations landscape.

Subject Credits
Methods of Research and Analysis 3
Diplomacy Workshop: Practical and Historical 3 3
International Relations & Diplomacy Workshop 3
Current Issues in IR: Theories 3
Media Communication Strategies 3
International Organizations 3
Conflict and Peace Strategies 3
International Economic Problems 3
International Law

3

Human Rights 3
Advanced Topics in International Business 3
Master's Thesis/Project 3

*Additional coursework must be taken to earn the UK degree. The following courses must be completed to fulfill UK requirements for this degree: IR 502, IR 512 and IR 567.

*Curriculum subject to change. Each campus and program may have different requirements and exceptions.

  • Critically analyze and apply FOUNDATIONAL principles and theories about International Business.
  • Evaluate and focus on PROBLEM SOLVING IN BUSINESS SETTINGS while integrating diversity, multicultural perspectives and ethical approaches to decision-making.
  • Research EMERGING ISSUES facing countries or businesses in an international environment, such as political instability, trade policies, climate change, human rights, etc.
  • Improve CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE by developing communication and soft skills such as teamwork, cross-cultural communication abilities, public speaking, and multilingual skills.
  • Study ETHICAL BUSINESS BEST PRACTICES such as corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and fair-trade practices.
  • Develop skills in the latest TECHNOLOGY tools and platforms that are necessary to compete in the international marketplace and adapt to rapidly changing technologies.
  • Acquire a GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE, think globally and understand business across borders. They will learn about the global business environment and the impact of business operations.

Subject Credits
Business Economics 3
Managerial Accounting 3
Managerial Finance 3
International Marketing 3
Marketing Management 3
Multinational Business Management 3
Production and Operations Management 3
International Corporate Finance 3
Comprehensive Business Management Seminar

3

Human Resources Management 3
International Business Law 3
Managerial Communications for International Business 3
Methods of Research and Analysis 3
Master's Thesis/Project 3

*Additional coursework must be taken to earn the UK degree. The following courses must be completed to fulfill UK requirements for this degree: IR 502, IR 512 and IR 567.

Why Study Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy

Gain Global Perspective

Schiller International University offers a unique opportunity to gain a global perspective and experience diverse cultures with our Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy degree. With students from over 130 nationalities and a vast network of 20,000 alumni, you can study more about international relations in a setting that provides a rich and immersive global learning experience.

Dual Degree Dual Opportunities

Join our Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy course to broaden your horizons and study the complexities of global governance, conflict resolution, and human rights with our US and European degrees. Prepare for a Global Future in international relations and diplomacy with Schiller International University. Join us and take the first step toward a brighter future!

Challenge-Based Learning

At Schiller, we strongly believe in practical-based learning. Our expertly curated international marketing degree is designed to provide you with hands-on experience by working with international startups on real-world challenges. You will develop top skills and gain valuable insights into the world of international business.

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Our Numbers

+20K

Alumni

+130

Nationalities

60

Years of experience

4

International Campuses

Fees

Fees

Tuition Fees

Cost of the Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy*

*Standard price not including additional possible scholarship.

Tuition fees for European campuses

€ 19,560

Additional fee for University of Roehampton degree (European campuses)

€ 3,816

Tuition fees for the Tampa Campus

$ 21,600

Additional fee for University of Roehampton degree (Tampa campus)

$ 4,320

Price for Schiller Online (Distance Learning)

$ 10,800

*Standard price not including additional possible scholarship.

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Scholarships available!

Discover all the scholarships you can apply for and choose the one that fits your situation!

At Schiller International University, we provide you with a full detailed list of available scholarships: Initial eligibility, Documentation requirements, Amount of the award, Continued eligibility requirements, and Eligibility for re-applying upon loss of an award. If you need additional information or personalized attention, contact us. We will be happy to help you.

Cost of Living

Please check the table below to find the estimate we have calculated for various expenses you could face while living in one of the four cities our campuses are located in. The price is estimated on a monthly basis.

. MADRID PARIS HEIDELBERG TAMPA
Housing € 750 € 950 € 770 $ 1,700
Food € 200 € 320 € 270 $ 400
Transportation € 20-50 € 40-84 € 35-82 $ 50-75
Telephone € 20 € 32 € 40 $ 45
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses € 200 € 300 € 220 $ 400

Books, Course Materials,

Supplies, & Equipment

€ 35 € 35 € 35 $ 37
TOTAL € 1,255 € 1,721 € 1,417 $ 2,657

Admission Process

1

Fill out the application Enrollment

2

Complete the interview

The interview with your Admissions Representative provides a great opportunity to ask questions, define your educational and professional goals, and discuss whether a Schiller degree will meet your needs.

3

Send all required admissions documents

This includes transcripts, passport documentation, proof of English proficiency, etc.

4

Once accepted, you will receive an acceptance package

In the case of students needing a VISA, you will receive a scanned copy of a conditional letter of acceptance, along with the invoice for your first semester’s tuition. Once it is paid, you will receive the official copy of your acceptance letter and acceptance package.

5

Congratulations!

You are now part of Schiller’s learning community.

Credit recognitions and transfers

At Schiller International University, we understand that your academic journey is unique. If you've completed the American High School system, A-levels, AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate), or the French Baccalaureate, you have the opportunity to accelerate your path to success.

Request a Credit Transfer Review and validate up to 36 credits of your General Education. Contact our admissions team for further information.

Global Employability Path

Try our Global Employability Path (GEP) to acquire knowledge, develop your soft skills, build connections, and succeed as a Smart Global Professional. The program is designed to provide graduates with one year and undergraduates with four years of skills training and experience. Upon completion, you will receive a Global Employability Certificate. We are confident that the GEP program will prepare you to thrive in a competitive and dynamic global environment.

Tools, Awards, Accreditations, and Certifications

Take your global employability to the next level. Thanks to our agreements with outstanding global companies, you will be able to complement your Bachelor of Computer Science with professional practitioner certifications and make a real difference in your profile


 

AWS: A professional practitioner certification partner of Schiller University

AWS

Access to AWS preparation course to get Cloud Practitioner Certification.

SAP: A professional practitioner certification partner of Schiller University

SAP

Access to SAP preparation and exams for SAP S/4HANA in Financial Accounting and SAP S/4HANA in Sales

SAS: A professional practitioner certification partner of Schiller University

SAS

Access to SAS facilities and 100% tuition fee discount for the first exam in multiple certifications. As SAS Certified Specialist Exam in Visual Business Analytic

Google: A professional practitioner certification partner of Schiller University

Google

Access to Google Courses and Cloud Certification preparation with a 50% discount to obtain: Cloud Fundamentals, Cloud Digital Leader, and Cloud Career Readiness.

CFA Institute: A professional practitioner certification partner of Schiller University

CFA Institute

Specific training to get the CFA Certificate Level 1 and the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing.

Microsoft Learn: A professional practitioner certification partner of Schiller University

Microsoft Learn

Access to all the Microsoft documentation to prepare professional certifications.