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International Studies Research

Pompeu Fabra University

24 months
19950 EUR/year
19950 EUR/year
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International Studies Research from 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. 


International Studies Research from Pompeu Fabra University 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 or Political Science.

Key facts:

  • During the first year of the programme, the Research Master’s in International Studies combines theory and practice, providing students with extensive knowledge of the different fields of international studies, including academic and professional perspectives. In addition to core courses, over 50 electives in international studies are taught every year by leading academics and an array of distinguished international scholars.
  • In the second year of the programme, students are trained in advanced research methods, including innovative analytical techniques and sophisticated software tools. The sum of the two-year study will be applied towards a 30-ECTS credit Master’s Final Research Project (Thesis), to be written during the last semester of the Master’s.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Theories of International Relations
  • Programme Evaluation in Development
  • East Asian Studies
  • Intelligence Studies
  • European Union Political Processes
  • Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are required to have a good undergraduate degree or its international equivalent, of at least six semesters, in the field of social sciences (political sciences, international relations, economics or equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher education either in Spain or abroad. If you are applying with a degree from the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), a minimum of 180 ECTS is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19950 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19950 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    19950 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19950 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Barcelona

770 - 1360 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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