International Relations: International Studies
This one-year Master of Arts in International Relations, specialisation International Studies offered by the Faculty of the Humanities of Leiden University, discusses the pivotal theoretical and practical issues in international politics today, thereby providing students with the contextual knowledge and the analytical abilities to study and comprehend the diversity and the complexities of our rapidly changing world. International Studies takes a special interest in the encounter, the interactions between global and national ideas, cultures, and policies.
The programme consists of one core course in each semester as well as a methods course, a preparatory class on writing a thesis (thesis seminar) and the writing of the thesis itself. The remaining 20 EC can be acquired by choosing electives or an internship.
Please note that there may be additional entry requirements for electives that are offered by other departments, and that the number of places available for MAIS students might be limited.
All students have to apply for admission, see mastersinleiden