The MA specialisation International Studies focuses on the diversity and complexity of today’s rapidly changing world. Our specialisation is primarily concerned with the interrelationship between global, regional and national ideas and policies, across time and space. Our international contacts give you the chance to become acquainted with both the theoretical and practical aspects of international relations.
Our interdisciplinary programme in International Studies stems from a multidisciplinary faculty, as we are firmly anchored within the humanities. Our humanities’ approach makes a difference. We focus on multiple levels of analysis to bridge the gap between relations among states (international relations) and developments within states.
Real world people and policies are central to our curriculum, but we also engage with models and theories from around the world to consider how different people conceptualise global politics. Our programme therefore extends beyond the policies and institutions of the Western world, and encourages you to foster a critical and comparative approach in your study of international relations.
Most importantly, International Studies takes very seriously the cultures, the ideas and beliefs that underlie the current processes of global change.