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Syllabus Part Time

The content of the part-time Master's in International Relations is basically the same as that of the full-time programme, but the syllabus is carried out at a different rate, since the programme lasts for two academic years (4 semesters). The flexible part-time programme enables students to combine their studies with other activities. Students have the possibility to participate in an academic exchange programme or to do an internship in their second year of study.

The Master's in International Relations is structured into three semesters of compulsory courses and electives (studying a total of 50 ECTS credits), taught by highly qualified academics linked to the three universities that jointly offer the degree, as well as to other prestigious international institutions, and a fourth semester dedicated to carrying out the Final Research Project (10 ECTS credits).

Students will obtain 15 ECTS credits per semester. The total of the 60 ECTS credits is allocated in this way:

  • Compulsory courses: 24 ECTS credits (depending on studies carried out previously, it may be possible to exchange one or more compulsory courses for an equivalent or higher number of credits in electives)
  • Pathway core courses: 6 ECTS credits ("Political Economy and Development" and "International Peace and Security" will be offered during the afternoon schedule).
  • Electives: 20 ECTS credits. A minimum of 40 ECTS credits in electives will be offered in the afternoon schedule, throughout the two years of the programme.
  • Final Research Project: 10 ECTS credits
Credits
per semester
First
semester
Second
semester
Third
semester
Fourth
semester
Compulsory courses International Relations Theory
(8 ECTS) 

Comparative Politics and Democratization  (6 ECTS)  

Advanced Social Research 
(4 ECTS)

Final Research Project (10 ECTS)
International Trade and Economy   (6 ECTS) Pathway core course (6 ECTS)    
Electives Preferably area subjects
(8-12 ECTS)
Preferably subjects linked to the pathway chosen
(8-12 ECTS)
Elective credits 0-4 4-8 12-14 0-8
Required credits 14 12 4 10
Total ECTS 14-18 16-20 16-20 10-18

Target group

The Master's in International Relations, whether studied on a full-time or part-time basis, is aimed at graduates interested in gaining greater interdisciplinary insight into international political, economic and social matters.

An applicant's professional experience will be taken into account for the part-time Master's degree.

Timetable

Classes take place in the afternoon from 4pm to 9pm (September to June), and the compulsory courses (International Relations Theory, Comparative Politics and Democratization, International Trade and Economy, and Advanced Social Research) are taught from 6pm onwards. Part-time students can also choose  electives taught in time slots other than those offered during the afternoon period. 

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for the part-time Master's in International Relations is €11,000.

Candidates admitted onto the programme will have to pay a deposit of €1,000, which will not be refundable in any case. The deadline for paying the deposit will be stated on the acceptance letter.

A first installment of the tuition fee, of €6,000, will have to be paid by 30 September 2016, and the remaining € 4,000 by 30 September 2017.

Admissions

The admissions process for the Master's in International Relations is open until 1 July 2017 (non-Eu applicants) or 25 July 2017 (EU applicants).

All information regarding requirements and the admission process is available in the Admissions section. Furthermore, if further information is required, the Admissions Office can be contacted at: admissions@ibei.org.