International Relations: Global Order in Historical Perspective
In this Master’s programme you will explore the historical origins and contemporary evolution of global order. Interrogating the ways in which global order has changed over time provides key insights into contemporary challenges in international politics. The specialisation focuses on the historical trajectories of key global institutions, norms and ideas, especially from the perspectives of the Global South. In doing this, you will also critically evaluate the overarching idea of the ‘liberal world order’.
During the MA International Relations you will draw on a multiplicity of perspectives and expertise across the Faculty of Humanities, and examine a range of different issues, from politics and ideologies to the evolution of international law and diplomacy, the emergence of civil society and the rise on non-state actors. The master’s degree in International Relations also explores the development of institutions such as the UN, which structure interactions and power relations within the international system.
During your studies, you are eligible to apply to the prestigious master’s in International Affairs at the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University in Bologna.
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Master of Arts
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Tuition fee 2023/2024
The EU/EEA rate is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
- A bachelor’s degree from a research university that matches the level of a Dutch academic Bachelor’s degree, or demonstrate to meet the requirements for such a degree, including general academic skills;
- the bachelor’s degree should be in the field of social sciences, humanities, law or economics, and
- prior education should include at least 30 EC that are comparable in level, content and course objectives to certain courses of the BA International Studies at Leiden University.
- Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
- IELTS overall band
- TOEFL internet based
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The non-EU/EEA rate is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
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The institutional rate is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
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|Start date||App. deadline EU/EEA||App. deadline Non-EU/EEA|
|1 Sep '23||15 May '23||1 Apr '23|
|1 Feb '24||15 Nov '23||15 Oct '23|
|1 Sep '24||15 May '24||1 Apr '24|
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