Institute for European Studies, University of Malta The Institute offers two types of Bachelor degrees, both taught over three years of full-time study. Both degrees are accepted as entry qualifications for the Master of Arts in European Politics, Economics & Law. The approach is multidisciplinary involving the politics, history, economics and law of the EU. Students acquire knowledge and competence in, amongst others, the functioning of the EU institutions, EU treaties and laws, the economics of European Integration, European security, the history of European integration, small states and the EU, enlargement, Euro-Mediterranean relations, EU social policy, climate change and EU environmental issues, development studies, the EU’s External Relations and the Common Foreign and Security Policy.
Graduates of the Institute work with the EU institutions, in the public service, in business, the media, consultancy, NGOs. By the end of the course the graduate will have the skills needed to understand the politics, economics and law of the EU and to assess and analyse to a very relevant degree policy developments in the EU, write reports on such developments and recognise the developing trends. With job training, the graduate will be employable in most EU policy related positions requiring no more than graduate skills. He/she should be in a position to make presentations or to report EU developments succinctly.
Subsidiary Areas of Study Applicants are required to choose only one subject as their subsidiary area from the following subjects: • Anthropology • Archaeology • Classics • Communication Studies • Contemporary Mediterranean Studies • European and Global History • French • Geography • German • History • History of Art • International Relations • Italian • Linguistics • Maltese • Oriental Studies (Arabic) • Oriental Studies (Chinese) • Oriental Studies (Near Eastern Studies) • Philosophy • Psychology • Theatre Studies
United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) Policy issues are becoming more complex, and policymaking has become a structured interaction between networked actors, with national governments and international organisations playing central roles in human development. More than ever, there is a clear need for specialists in policy analysis who can work in international and multi-level policy processes, taking on duties in the analysis of policy problems and the implementation and evaluation of solutions. In order to perform well in this domain, actors require a combination of theoretical background knowledge, technical skills and the opportunity to practise them, as well as a solid understanding of key policy fields.
The Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development programme is a double-degree programme of Maastricht University’s Graduate School of Governance and University Nations University’s institute UNU-MERIT. In 2018, the programme was re-accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) and received the official EAPAA accreditation by the European Association for Public Administration Accreditation.
The starting point of the MPP programme is to stimulate students to gain an understanding of the basic idea of good governance. The emphasis of the programme lies with the question of how can public policy be dealt with in the most effective and efficient way.
Graduate Institute (IHEID) Looking for an alternative to an MBA? This Master will bring you to a different level of leadership, one that focuses on impact and meaning. - Become a visionary leader - Embrace complexity and radically reframe the questions - Develop an adaptive mindset to set a direction not a destination - Master tools that call upon imagination and creativity to develop a innovative vision - Experience a human-centered approach to leadership and test solutions – as well as yourself - Gain a holistic understanding of world dynamics and lead change in business and society
- A tailor-made learning journey Combination of building blocks | At your own rhythm - A broad array of topics to choose from Geopolitics & global governance | Environment | Sustainable finance | Global health | Conflict and fragility | Development | Gender | Policy and decision-making processes - A portfolio of skills Design thinking | Strategic foresight | Systems thinking | Advocacy | Multidimensional negotiation - Diversity in approaches and perspectives Economic | Political | Social | Legal | Cultural - An intensive module on adaptive leadership Inner agility | Complexity and question reframing | Vision building | Caring leadership
Who is this programme for? Senior executives and mid-career leaders from all sectors and backgrounds who want to: Design their learning journey at their own pace as needs arise; Reinvent their professional path and become visionary leaders; Gain a holistic view of world affairs; Make a positive contribution to the world.
National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (DRIIE-SNSPA) This Master programme is addressed to prospective students who would like to work in diplomacy or negotiations in an international/ multicultural environment or to those who already do it and would like to enhance their skills. The main goal of this Master Programme is to provide advanced training and qualification in the field of external relations, as a very dynamic and diverse section of the job market. Due to the quality of the curricula, the professional experience and academic credentials of the professors involved in the programme, the master “Diplomacy and Negotiations” has the capacity to help the students develop the necessary competences for a career which requires both solid knowledge in the field of International Relations and specific practical skills (a capacity for synthesis and analysis, verbal and written communication, including in foreign languages, negotiation, creativity, etc.). These skills can also be applied by involving in the simulation activities developed within the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication, which is an integrated part of the National University.
The curricular approach is interdisciplinary, but based on political science, so prospective students will need at least basic knowledge in such fields as: International Relations, European Integration, Sociology, International Public Law, EU Law, Public Administration, European Public Administration, Communication and Public Relations, Psychology, Philosophy or Political Science.
This program is addressed to university graduates under Bologna system (3 years) or to those who graduated from long term university study programs (4 years). Form of study: full time, 2 years, 120 ECTS
Master; Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) The aim of this degree is to provide high-quality graduate training in debates about the institutions and processes of diplomacy, multilateralism, regional integration and global governance. The course lasts nine months and normally admits around 25 students a year. In 2010 it received around 10 applications for each place.
Graduate Institute (IHEID) Through academic lectures and direct interaction with negotiators and practitioners from international organisations, participants acquire a clear sense of the core mission of the UN as well as develop critical analysis of future challenges in international relations. The Summer Programme on the United Nations explores the concepts and key issues of peace and security, human rights and humanitarian challenges, international development, North-South relations and the future of global governance.
Understand the UN System, particularly its creation, development and various agencies. Explore the challenges faced by the United Nations and debate the future of international cooperation.
At the end of the 2 weeks, participants will be able to: - Understand the core mission of the UN and how it deals with key global issues such as human rights and the environment. - Critically analyse key issues around peace and security, human rights and humanitarian challenges, international development, and North-South relations. - Appraise the future of multilateral action through conference simulations and role play, as well as visits to key institutions in international Geneva. - Engage with academics and practitioners on what could be done to reinvent global governance at a time of great international uncertainty
Applications will be open from end of January to 1 May
National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (DRIIE-SNSPA) The MA programme International Relations and European Integration (DIREI) is part of the classic educational offer of the Department of International Relations and European Integration, being at the same time the oldest MA programme dedicated to the study of international relations and European studies in the institution. The continuity of the programme is based on the students’ appreciation for the varied academic content, its interdisciplinarity and the quality of teaching constantly adapted to the evolutions at the European and international level, respectively to the needs and requests of the students. The MA programme proposes a dual approach to current regional and international affairs: on one hand, international relations that offer a global perspective and on the other, European studies that focus more on the regional level. This interdisciplinary approach is necessary in order to offer its students the necessary tools that deal with the current challenges and provides a comprehensive approach to national, regional and international levels.
The programme is generally addressed to students graduating from university studies under the Bologna regime (3 years) or to graduates from long term university studies (4 years or more) and, in particular, to those who wish to build a strong career in international organizations such as the EU, NATO, UN, etc., but also national public institutions such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of European Funds, Romanian embassies abroad, etc. Also, the programme supports students with an inclination for research in the domains accommodated by the MA and encourages participation in the activities of the Centre for European Studies, conferences, workshops and seminaries.
Graduate Institute (IHEID) The Summer Programme on International Affairs is a 4-week programme designed as a whole but participants who wish to enrol for one week may do so. Understand international organisations, global governance, human rights and humanitarian action, peace and security, environment and sustainable development issues.
The Programme is open to undergraduate and graduate students. It is a unique opportunity to build a strong international network! Study in International Geneva: interact with leading experts and visit international organisations.
Applications will be open from end of January to 1 May.
National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (DRIIE-SNSPA) The Master’s Program in Latin American Studies is an initiative of the Institute of Latin American Studies and the Department of International Relations and European Integration of the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, and is the first program of this kind in Romania. We emphasize that this program is bilingual, in Spanish and English, so that the courses are held in two internationally used languages, vital for facilitating students’ access to information, documents and resources of the Latin America and Caribbean region. The bilingual courses also create the possibility for students to come from other countries than Romania.
The program aims to become a regional point of interest for people who want to complete their training in international relations and to acquire expertise in Latin American issues. Designing such a program came from the need to meet the demands and changes occurring in the international system, the states in Latin America becoming more interesting for the international community. We will try through the courses to familiarize the students with developments in Latin America and the Caribbean, to analyze phenomena that led the various economic, social and political activities, to predict the relations between states in this area and other relevant actors in the international system. These acquired skills can also be applied through the involvement of students in the activities developed within the Institute of Latin American Studies, which is an integrated part of the National University.
This program is held in English and Spanish and it addressed to university graduates under Bologna system (3 years) or to those who graduated from long term university study programs (4 years). Form of study: full time, 2 years, 120 ECTS