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Research in International Studies, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #143 (WUR) Barcelona, Spain
During the first year of the programme, the Master in Research in International Studies at Pompeu Fabra University combines theory and practice, providing students with extensive knowledge of the different fields of international studies, including academic and professional perspectives. 
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The Master in Research in International Studies at Pompeu Fabra University  is an interdisciplinary 120-ECTS credit programme that combines the study of complex problems in international politics and related areas, with a strong focus on research methods in Social Sciences. 

This two-year Master’s programme intends to prepare policy analysts and researchers in different areas of international studies, providing them with advanced methods training and research skills that would enable them to develop or consolidate their professional and academic careers. 

This Master’s offers excellent preparation to successfully pursue a PhD programme in:

  • International Relations
  • Development studies
  • Public Policy
  • Political Science.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Theories of International Relations
  • Programme Evaluation in Development
  • Globalization and Society
  • East Asian Studies
  • Geopolitics of Energy
  • Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

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  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Official undergraduate degree/diploma.
  • Academic transcript 
  • Curriculum Vitae in English 
  • A letter of motivation 
  • Two academic letters of recommendation. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19530 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19530 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    19530 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19530 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Barcelona

  • 770 - 1360 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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