The International Business School The Hague (IBSH)

Master’s in international Relations and Diplomacy

Program Details




The Hague


2 years


September & March

Mode of Study

Full-time or flexible

Master’s in international Relations and Diplomacy

The International Business School, The Hague (I.B.S.H.) Netherlands offers a Master of Science in International Relations and Diplomacy. The two-year (120 ECTS) MSc 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 master programmes are presently offered via our partner universities S.S.M.L. Adriano Macagno and Università degli Studi eCampus (both from Italy). For details see: Accreditation

Core courses (30 ECTS)

  • Advanced International law
  • Advance Theories of International Relations
  • Research methods
  • Business ethics
  • International Development Studies
  • Theories of Conflict & Violence
  • Cross Cultural Negotiations
  • Globalization
  • Conflict Resolution & Mediation Practices

Thesis (20 EC)

Internship (10 EC)

  • Research methodology and master thesis

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)
Master ThesisMIR-THESIS20
Total (program)MIR2-110120

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