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International Relations and Diplomacy

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24 months
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Type of institution
Research University

Program description

This two-year programme offers a unique blend of academic education in international relations and political science with graduate education and training in international negotiations and diplomacy.

The programme is offered jointly by the Department of Political Science of Leiden University and the prestigious Netherlands Institute of International Relations 'Clingendael' in The Hague.

You will attend core courses in the fields of international relations and political science. In addition, you will gain specialised knowledge and hands-on experience in the area of diplomacy and international organisations, and insights into the practice of international negotiations and diplomacy. Teaching is highly interactive, and most classes are taught in a seminar format. Because this programme involves classroom work, individual research, and written assignments, students and staff are in close contact.

During the programme, you will have the opportunity to complete an internship at an international organisation (or to attend additional specialised courses).

The programme prepares students for careers in international diplomacy, international governmental and non-governmental organisations, national or international public administrations, ‘think tanks’ and research institutions, international interest associations or international business. It also aims to prepare students for possible continued academic training within the framework of a PhD.

Admission requirements

Previous education

BA in Political Science, International Relations, Economics, International Law, Public Administration, Sociology, History or a relevant field.

Knowledge minimum

See website www.masterinleiden.nl for details.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 7, TOEFL paper based: 600, TOEFL computer based: 250, TOEFL internet based: 100

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