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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
per 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