The International Business School The Hague (IBSH)

Master Degree in Strategic Studies and Diplomatic Sciences

Program Details

Degree

Masters

Campus

The Hague

Duration

2 years

Start

September & March

Mode of Study

Full-time or flexible

Master Degree in Strategic Studies and Diplomatic Sciences

The International Business School, The Hague (I.B.S.H.) Netherlands offers a Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy. The two-year (120 ECTS) MA Program in International Relations and Diplomacy offers a unique blend of academic education in international relations and political science. The program offers special graduate education and training in international diplomacy and negotiation and is aimed at people who want to work in international relations or as international officers in multinational companies and NGOs. We offer a unique combination of theoretical training, practical exercises and professional internship positions.

*Please note that our degree programmes presently are offered via our partner university under Italian accreditation. Your diploma will therefore come from Italy (not the Netherlands). For details see: here

Core courses

Year 1

  • Advanced International Law
  • International Relations
  • Comparative study of Political Systems
  • Effective Management
  • International Organisations
  • Research Methods and projects
  • Economic Development
  • Political Economy
  • European Integration
  • Modern Diplomacy
  • Global issues in policy and economy
  • Middle East Conflict

Year 2

  • Argumentation and Debate
  • Terrorism and security
  • International conflict and resolution
  • USA foreign politics after 1945
  • Advanced Theories of the state
  • China and Globalisation
  • Internship (elective)
  • Master Thesis
*Please note that our degree programmes presently are offered via our partner university under Italian accreditation. Your diploma will therefore come from Italy (not the Netherlands). For details see: here

Semester 1

Course nameCourse CodeECTS (Credits)
Advanced International LawMIR1-1025
International RelationsMIR1-1035
Comparative study of Political SystemsMIR1-1045
Effective ManagementMIR1-105 / MBA1-1025
International OrganisationsMIR1-1065
Research Methods and projectsMIR1-107 / MBA1-1035

Semester 2

Course nameCourse CodeECTS (Credits)
International DevelopmentMIR1-2015
Political EconomyMIR1-2025
European IntegrationMIR1-2035
Game Theory and International StrategyMIR1-2045
Global issues in politics and economyMIR1-2055
Middle East ConflictMIR1-2065

Semester 3

Course nameCourse CodeECTS (Credits)
Argumentation and DebateMIR2-1085
International Trade: economics and policyMIR2-1095
International conflict and resolutionMIR2-1105
USA foreign politics after 1945MIR2-1115
Cross-cultural Communication and ManagementMIR2-1125
China and GlobalisationMIR2-1135

Semester 4

Course nameCourse CodeECTS (Credits)
InternshipMIR-INT10
Master ThesisMIR-THESIS20
Total (program)MIR2-110120

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