International and European Relations, Master's Programme, 120 credits

This programme approaches issues related to European relations in the context of an international society and global governance, with a special focus on Europe’s role in world affairs. The double focus on international and European relations makes this a unique master’s programme, offering you a competitive edge.

International and European Relations, Master´s Programme - First and main admission round

Autumn 2021, Full-time, Linköping

International and European Relations, Master´s Programme - Second admission round (open only for Swedish/EU students)

Autumn 2021, Full-time, Linköping

International and European Relations, Master´s Programme - First and main admission round

Autumn 2022, Full-time, Linköping

Application period 18 Oct - 17 Jan

The curriculum consists of a wide range of topics, covering the latest updates from this intriguing field. You will get an excellent grasp of topics like international law and security, European institutions and Europe’s external relations, theories of international relations, contemporary issues of international governance, and research design and methodology. During the third semester, students have the option of either taking courses focused on global governance, or pursuing a guided internship with an organisation of relevance for international or European relations. Throughout the programme you will develop the capacity to understand the history, theory and contemporary implications of international and European relations, as well as the forces that drive developments.

The programme is divided into four components, each equivalent to one term:

  • International relations
  • European relations
  • International governance/Guided internship
  • Master’s thesis

Throughout your studies you will be connected to ongoing research in various topics. The teachers are engaged in research concerning international theory and the development of international norms and institutions, European security and foreign relations, European politics, regional development, political economy, e-governance, migration and diaspora studies, policy analysis and political theory.

By the time you graduate you will have an independent, critical approach to complex global, and specifically European, issues. Furthermore, you will gain the skills and knowledge to contribute actively to important developments, either as practitioners or as researchers. 

Future opportunities

Our graduates are prepared for professional careers in governmental institutions and in international public organisations, as well as in the private and non-governmental sectors. Graduates from the programme can be found today in such institutions, working with various aspects from running policy programmes to scientific research. The courses also provide a solid foundation for further studies and research towards a PhD.

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Abisola - United Kingdom

'' I came here to broaden my experiences. And I sure have. I am very enthusiastic about politics and international relations and will work within the third sector, public relations or public affairs, to make a positive impact in the world.

Since my programme mixes international and European relations and includes an internship, I will be well prepared for the task. 

Meeting people from all over the world has boosted my interpersonal skills, and from day one I have been encouraged to improve myself and supported to enhance the expertise on my CV.

I came to Linköping to experience something completely different, and really recommend others to take this opportunity.''

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