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International Relations, Geopolitics and Global Governance (UOC, IBEI)


The goal of this program is to introduce participants to the complexities of world politics, making them aware of the multiple dimensions existing in the international area and facilitating their understanding of economic and political decisions, taking the geopolitical context and policy processes involved into consideration.


The participant profile is broad: firstly, graduate students with an interest in international studies and geopolitical issues, and, secondly, professionals and other interested parties who require a better understanding of modern international decision-making processes.


This program will provide and enhance the following capacities:

  • Conducting complex analyses integrating a large number of socio-political variables
  • Forecasting possible developments in world politics and global governance
  • Translating theoretical and conceptual constructs into refined expert interpretations

Who is it for?

This specialization course is designed for graduate students with Bachelor's Degrees in social sciences (Political Science, Sociology, Economics, Business and Administration, Social Sciences), other Bachelor's Degrees and non-graduate students interested in international policy issues and concerned about the problems that the modern world faces. The level of the course subjects is equivalent to a Master's Degree, but non-graduate students will be accepted provided they have minimum level knowledge to follow the program.

Professional outings

This program would enhance the international relations profile of a broad range of professionals currently working on matters with international dimensions. The program has been designed to reveal the intricacies of world politics and global governance both at a sector level and in terms of their aggregate geopolitical dimensions.