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International Relations, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) ,
The basic aim of the International Relations program offered at Corvinus University of Budapest is to train high level specialists by exposing students to a wide range of social sciences that will enable to understand the theoretical and practical aspects of communication in the context of international relations.

About

CUB's Master of Arts in International Relations is a two-year English-language program training future specialists of regional and international affairs with a comprehensive understanding of world politics and international relations. It is ideal preparation for those who wish to pursue a career in public administration, international institutions, NGOs or multinational companies based or operating within Central and Eastern Europe, but it does provide a more global outlook at the same time.

The program is hosted by CUB's Institute of International Studies where students have the opportunity to choose from a selection of area specialist as well as language courses to build up a useful portfolio. In addition, the program has a multidisciplinary scope with strong IR, international legal and world economics dimensions. A solid background in the social sciences and a variety of generalist courses, such as Theories of International Relations and Comparative Foreign Policy, are offered, as well as a focus on European Union affairs and Central and Eastern Europe's interaction with the wider context of world politics and the global economy. The emphasis is on training students empowered with the analytical (interpretive, critical thinking and problem-solving) skills that enable them to use knowledge for practical purposes.

 Students acquire high-level competence in foreign languages, negotiating techniques and in the rules of protocol. Their professional aptitude gained through a comprehensive training in history, international politics, international law and other fields of social sciences enables them to analyze and synthesize complex issues, understand and make predictions about the political, legal and economic processes of international relations. Upon completing these studies the students will be armed with all the theoretical and practical knowledge that a Master’s program can provide and as an additional bonus, they would be able to locate the perspectives of the Central East European (CEE) region amid the complexities of the international system as well as interpreting the EU’s role and position in world politics and the world economy. Likewise, the qualified students would have an understanding of the development tendencies in areas out of Europe. The program offers a choice for a future career in public administration, international institutions, NGOs or multinational companies.

The program is fully in English.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comparative Foreign Policy
  • History of European Political Thought
  • International Finance
  • International Law in Practice I.
  • Public Policy
  • Academic Writing and Communication
  • Hungarian Foreign Policy
  • International Law in Practice II.
  • Middle Eastern Political Systems
  • Regional and World Economics
  • The European Security Architecture
  • Theory of International Relations
  • Contemporary Issues in International Relations
  • U.S. Studies
  • Latin America Studies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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General Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree

Applicants are required to present an authenticated copy of at least a BA/BSc degree both in the original language and in English, as well as an official copy of the transcript of their studies. Graduating students need to send their certificates after the defense of the thesis work.

  • Successful entrance exam
  • Language requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3300 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5040 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2520 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

The tuition fee is 515 CHF for national students per semester and 790 CHF for international (no-residents) per semester. 

Living costs for Budapest

  • 172338 - 268260 HUF/month
    Living Costs

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