12 months
3900 EUR/year
960 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in International Politics at KU Leuven  approaches key issues in international politics from a scientific perspective. You will be prepared for careers in NGOs, research organisations and political institutions in the EU and around the world.

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The Master of Science in International Politics at KU Leuven   is a one-year Master's programme that aims to provide you with the theoretical and methodological skills necessary to study governance in a globalizing world. You will learn to anticipate on and find solutions for complex global challenges in diplomacy, development cooperation, peace processes and conflict management, environmental politics, international development and political economy. Moreover, you will study regional political developments in Europe, North America, China, Russia, Eurasia and the Middle East.

The MIP programme gives you the opportunity to study at one of Europe's oldest and most well-established universities and to engage in international affairs at all levels. The programme is both promoted and supported by the Faculty of Social Sciences and rejoices regular interaction with developments in and outside political institutions in Brussels.

Career opportunities

Graduated students of the Master of International Politics will have access to a wide range of employment pathways across various sectors, including the private, governmental and non-governmental sectors at the national, European and international levels. 

They will be able to compete for a career in academia or as a policy or decision maker in the political arena. They will have the necessary skills to work as a regional expert, UN consultant, an employee in a non-profit organisation, programme coordinator, policy adviser, researcher, diplomat or journalist.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Politics in the 21st Century: Challenges, Approaches and Methods
  • Peace Research and Conflict Management
  • Global Environmental Politics
  • International Political Economy
  • Global Politics and Diplomacy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A decision for admission is based upon the evaluation of a complete application file.
  •  Diploma(s) and transcript(s) of academic records: all applicants must upload PDF scans of his/her original diploma(s) and original transcript(s) of academic records. If the applicant has not graduated yet at the time of his/her application, a proof of provisional graduation issued by the university and the intermediate official transcript(s) of records should be uploaded.
  •  English Proficiency Certificate (or proof of test registration)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3900 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    960 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 960 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Leuven

810 - 1280 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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