Master of Arts in International Relations (2 years)

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Degree awarded: 
Country of accreditation: 
United States
Program accreditation/registration: 
Program approved and registered by the New York State Education Department
Program accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ-Austria)
Standard Program duration: 
2 years
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Program Description

Overview and credit requirements

The program is intended for students who have graduated from a three-year undergraduate program and would like to proceed with their studies more thoroughly, possibly with a view of a preparing themselves for a doctoral degree. The program offers an innovative, dynamic learning environment with relatively small class sizes and an interdisciplinary curriculum. It is accredited in both the US and Austria. 

The two-year MA Program in International Relations combines rigorous theoretical and methodological academic training in international relations with area expertise. Interdisciplinarity is built into the very structure of the program, which is subdivided into specializations: Global order and politics (GOP), International Political Economy (IPE), and Conflict and Security (CONSEC). Students are expected to take courses from all three, while they may specialize in one of them to complete the degree. In addition to exposure to the main areas of teaching in the program, students will also receive thorough preparation in academic writing, and research design and methods. The program complements solid academic education with training in practical and transferable skills to enable our graduates to be competitive on the job market within and outside academia.

The program consists of 60 US (120 ECTS) credits, including the thesis (10 US credits). 

This is a full-time MA program, therefore, students are expected to reside at all times in Vienna, during the program. They are expected to continuously remain in contact with campus academic life and respond promptly to any communication from the department.

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