International Relations and Diplomacy (Political Science)
The Master of Science in International Relations and Diplomacy programme offers a unique blend of academic education in international relations and political science with practical graduate education and training in the areas of international negotiation and diplomacy. In the current era of global interdependence, collaborative efforts are needed to meet the most pressing challenges in international politics, security and economics. Increased transnational channels of communication, global trade and capital flows characterise an increasingly interconnected world of both nation-states and non-state actors. Resulting challenges concerning global governance can be met most effectively by patterns of international and transnational cooperation and diplomacy.
This Master’s programme prepares students for careers specifically in international diplomacy, international governmental and non-governmental organisations, national and international public administrations, ‘think tanks’ and research institutions, international interest associations or international business.
As of September 2014, the Master of Science in International Relations and Diplomacy will be a program taught jointly by Leiden University‘s Institute of Political Science, the Centre for Professional Learning at the Faculty Campus The Hague and the Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael. The location of The Hague will be beneficial for this Master program in terms of substantive focus and the various links to international institutions located in this city. As of September 2015, the program will be fully administered and managed by the Faculty Campus The Hague.
The academic program for the coming years stays as planned and announced (see the program information below). As of September 2014, Prof. dr. Madeleine Hosli will be at Leiden University’s Campus The Hague as Program Director of the Master International Relations and Diplomacy Program.