Understanding the complexities of world affairs requires an ability to think critically and to draw insights from a variety of perspectives, sources, and analytic frames. You will join the only master's programme in the Netherlands to offer five unique specialisations within the field of international relations. With a broad curriculum and flexible design, the Master’s degree in International Relations allows you to tailor your degree to suit your career goals. Five specialisations are available, each with their own thematic focus, and each with further scope for customisation. You will be able to specialise in areas ranging from the European integration process to the global political economy to the pursuit of global justice.
The MA International Relations is unique in its embrace of a humanities-based approach to international relations. Internationally, the programme is distinguished by the way it blends rigorous engagement of ideas in world politics with world-leading historiographical, cultural, and area studies teaching and research. Humanities-based international relations entails a humanistic, critical, and transdisciplinary approach to the study of international relations that comprehends how humankind in all its variety makes sense of the world and how international relations shapes social conditions and systems of meaning across and within countries.