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Programma

  • 1 jaar

    The Master's degree programme International Relations is 60 ECTS. The basic element is the module Advanced Theory of International Relations. This module must be followed by all students. You choose two research seminars (at least one of which in International Security) and a Capita International Security, all in your first semester. During your second semester, you will write a Master thesis (in the field of International Security) and you will do a placement.

    The Master's degree programme International Relations is 60 ECTS. The basic element is the module Advanced Theory of International Relations. This module must be followed by all students. You choose two research seminars (at least one of which in International Security) and a Capita International Security, all in your first semester. During your second semester, you will write a Master thesis (in the field of International Security) and you will do a placement.

Programma-opties

  • Master's placement (specialisatie)

    A placement is a recognised component of this Master's track.

    You can propose yourself at what organisation you would like to do a placement and where necessary the programme can advise you. Click the link above to find examples of placements completed by other Master's students.

  • Master's Honours Programme (honoursprogramma)

    The Master's Honours Programme was developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies.

    It is a programme worth 15 ECTS that is followed in addition to the standard Master's programme. It is a one-year interdisciplinary programme that is designed to introduce students to various aspects of leadership.

Opbouw programma

VakPeriode 1Periode 2Periode 3Periode 4
Advanced Theory of International Relations (5 EC)
Research Seminar 1 (10 EC)
Research Seminar 2 (10 EC)
Capita International Security (5 EC)
Master's Placement (10 EC)
Master's Thesis International Security (20 EC)

Because the programme starts in September as well as in February, all courses are offered both in the first and in the second semester.

Examples of Research Seminars International Security are: 'Governance and Security in the Arctic', 'The Netherlands and the EU: Politics, Economics and Security', and 'Power Configurations in World Politics'. The topics of the research seminars differ every year, so these are merely examples.

For course descriptions, please visit the Online Course Catalogue: https://www.rug.nl/let/courses-ma-international-relations (please scroll down for International Security)

Because the programme starts in September as well as in February, all courses are offered both in the first and in the second semester.

Examples of Research Seminars International Security are: 'Governance and Security in the Arctic', 'The Netherlands and the EU: Politics, Economics and Security', and 'Power Configurations in World Politics'. The topics of the research seminars differ every year, so these are merely examples.

For course descriptions, please visit the Online Course Catalogue: https://www.rug.nl/let/courses-ma-international-relations (please scroll down for International Security)

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is facultatief
Waarom in Groningen?

The Master's track International Security: (a) pays attention to the theoretical developments as well as the dimensions of the contemporary security agenda; (b) offers a research-led and policy-oriented curriculum taught by a committed staff; (c) includes a career-oriented placement that prepares graduates for the labour market; and (d) provides an excellent preparation for positions at a broad variety of security-oriented and conflict-management related institutions.

The Master's track International Security: (a) pays attention to the theoretical developments as well as the dimensions of the contemporary security agenda; (b) offers a research-led and policy-oriented curriculum taught by a committed staff; (c) includes a career-oriented placement that prepares graduates for the labour market; and (d) provides an excellent preparation for positions at a broad variety of security-oriented and conflict-management related institutions.

If you have any questions or doubts about your studies, you can always contact the study advisor. He or she knows all the ins and outs of the program and personal planning. Study advisors are impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially. They can also help you find the right institutions and student desks for your problems.

If you have any questions or doubts about your studies, you can always contact the study advisor. He or she knows all the ins and outs of the programme and personal planning. Study advisors are impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially. They can also help you find the right institutions and student desks for your problems.

  • Testimonial van Daniel Craanen

    Internship at the Scottish Parliament in the United Kingdom

    As the organizational culture at the Scottish Parliament is very informal overall, I was given a very reasonable deal of responsibility which allowed me to experience the workings of the parliament first-hand. As such, I learned much about the day-to-day workings of a MSP's (Member of Scottish Parliament) office and the politics and alliances within the parliament itself – on a local as well as on an international level.

    Sluiten
    – Daniel Craanen
  • Testimonial van Paul Morgenstern

    The master degree at the University of Groningen is fun and challenging.

    The reason why I applied for the master in International Relations, Security track at the University of Groningen is because it aligned with my interests and it had a system that allowed students who had BA degrees from Universities outside Europe to apply. The master degree at the University of Groningen is fun and challenging. It is made up of research seminars, lectures about IR theory as well as a 20.000 to 25.000-word thesis and an internship at an international institution like the European Union, a Government Ministry or Embassy.

    Challenging, Exciting, and Intense

    If I was to summarize the programme in three words they would be challenging exciting and intense. With good time management I can complete all my work for the week by 4 to 5 hours per day, including weekends, but this depends on the spread of your assignments because some students are given two assignments to complete in one week so naturally they spend more time on their work in that given week.

    Over all this masters at the University of Groningen is the best fit for me and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is passionate about studying International Relations.

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    – Paul Morgenstern
  • Testimonial van Sanne Roefs

    – Sanne Roefs
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