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International Relations

University of Kent - Brussels School of International Studies

12 months
18850 EUR/year
18850 EUR/year
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The MA in International Relations from University of Kent - Brussels School of International Studies tries to grasp the complexity of international processes and to offer the necessary tools to understand its different dimensions (political, legal, economic) and the role of various actors (states, international organisations, business, etc.).


Brussels is an ideal place to study International Relations. You will find yourself studying in a city where global decisions are made on a daily basis and your access to the institutions, conferences, seminars and events enhances your understanding of the subject.

The MA in International Relations from University of Kent - Brussels School of International Studies is built on the interaction of theory (how we approach the world), method (how we explore the world) and substance (what we know about the world). Students can choose five out of seven courses from a wide variety of electives. This allows them to assemble their personal programme, tailored to their interests and background.

The programme builds on the long tradition of the University of Kent as a leading university in the field of international relations. By offering an MA in International Relations in Brussels, we place this expertise in the unique context of a European and international capital, host to the EU and NATO. More than a context, this aspect of Brussels as hotspot of international policy-making is actively integrated into the programme and reflected in the high number of high-profile diplomats and policy-makers lecturing at BSIS.


For many students, coming to Brussels is a great opportunity to seek out internship and job opportunities. There is a wealth of opportunities in the city to gain valuable work experience in the institutions, organisations and companies in Brussels which could potentially lead to a career post graduation. 

At the Brussels School of International Studies, students have access to the services of Key2advance, a dedicated careers service that provides students with assistance in developing skills and accessing the international job market. The weekly career workshops cover all aspects of the job market starting with rewriting your CV and cover letters to learning networking skills. This leads to a networking event during the Autumn Term that allows students to meet and network with employers and alumni.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Relations Theory
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Global Governance and International Organisation
  • Global Political Economy
  • Legal Aspects of Contemporary International Problems
  • Power, Interests and Identity in the Asia-Pacific

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no fixed application deadline for home/EU students, though we strongly recommend you apply no later than three months before the start date.



90 ECTS or 120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students should hold a bachelor degree for entry to this master's degree.
  • The standard of the degree will normally be at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree from countries such as the UK, Ghana, Nigeria or Kenya, or a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 under the American system from an accredited institution or equivalent. 
  • We do review candidates application on a case by case basis and extensive work experience may compensate for a slightly lower degree result.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18850 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18850 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    18850 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18850 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

90 ECTS Home/EU

  • Full-time: €18,850
  • Part-time: €9,425

90 ECTS Overseas

  • Full-time: €18,850
  • Part-time: €9,425

120 ECTS Home/EU

  • Full-time: €26,500
  • Part-time: €13,250

120 ECTS Overseas

  • Full-time: €26,500
  • Part-time: €13,250

Living costs for Brussels

885 - 1305 EUR /month
Living costs

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


  • University and external funds
  • Scholarships specific to the academic school delivering this programme.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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