International Relations

Nanyang Technological University

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
14226 USD/year
9311 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc (International Relations) programme at Nanyang Technological University offers an integrative set of courses that aims to equip students with the ability to understand international relations theories and develop their own concepts to deal with real-world situations.


The MSc (International Relations) programme offered by Nanyang Technological University is designed to help students better comprehend the ever-changing international scene. It aims to:

  • Develop analytical skills on a wide range of international and transnational issues in an increasingly complex world
  • Integrate theory with policy across the spectrum from traditional issues of military security to non-traditional concerns such as energy and food security
  • Inculcate a systematic understanding of the relationships among states and non-state actors in a globalised international system
  • Provide a sound basis for policy analysis in new and creative ways appropriate in an everchanging policy environment

Present-day international relations is no longer the exclusive preserve of war, peace and strategic diplomacy. The “high politics” of yesteryear have expanded in scope to accommodate an array of concerns, encompassing international trade and investment, ethnic conflict, terrorism and insurgency, and “non-traditional” security issues relating to the environment, energy, water and health. All of these are inter-related, often in complex and multi-dimensional ways.

Against this backdrop, the management of conflict and the search for equity and justice are becoming more challenging by the day. The traditional approach to security is being subsumed by newer concepts such as comprehensive security. At the same time, global and regional multilateral institutions are experimenting with new techniques of dealing with conflict, such as preventive diplomacy and humanitarian intervention, often with mixed results.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • The Study of International Relations
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Critical Security Studies
  • International Relations of Northeast Asia
  • International Relations of South Asia
  • The Study of Institutions
  • Japanese Foreign Policy
  • European Union and Contemporary European Security
  • An Introduction to International Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Global Governance
  • Current Topics and Controversies in U.S. Foreign Policy
  • The International Politics of Islam: Ideas, Actors and Contemporary Issues
  • International Politics of Communication IR6025 Global Governance
  • Global Environmental Politics
  • US-China Relations
  • Quantitative Methods in the Study of International Politics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




27 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree with honours from a Singapore university (or overseas equivalent)
  • Standardised Test Scores: test scores for TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) must be submitted by all applicants except those with undergraduate degrees from universities where English was the medium of instruction.
  • A provisional degree certificate or a university letter stating the expected graduation date is required for applicants who have not yet completed their undergraduate studies. The original degree certificate must be provided for verification at the point of matriculation, otherwise candidates will not be admitted to the masters programme

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14226 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14226 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    9311 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9311 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • 12600 S$ National
  • 19250 S$ International


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International Relations
Nanyang Technological University


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