International Relations, M.Sc. | Nanyang Technological University | Singapore, Singapore
12 months
10074 USD/year
6704 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.


Key facts 

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
  •  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.

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

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  • International

    10074 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10074 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6704 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Singapore citizens: S$9,550  and international: S$14,350

Living costs for Singapore

1878 - 3880 SGD /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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