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Master’s Degree in International Relations

International faculty with active ambassadors and diplomats
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Student profile: The ideal student profile is that of a young person with a good academic record in a prior undergraduate degree who wants to acquire the essential academic commitments of a demanding program like this, and wants to better understand the facts, factors and international circumstances that will decisively influence his/her professional and personal life, seeking a better knowledge of the international reality, a better development in their analysis of them, contributing to a change of attitude towards their perspective of the international environment, their interests for personal relationships, negotiation and geopolitics.

Official Degree:Master’s Degree in International Relations

Center responsible:School of Social Sciences

Branch of knowledge: Social Sciences

Total Credits:60 credits.
. Minimum of 12 ECTS credits and maximum of 60 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic period.

Academic year in which it was implemented: 2015-2016

Openings available: Classroom attendance: 30 Distance learning: 120

Duration: 1 year. From October to June

Academic Regulations: General student’s regulations. Credit transfer and recognition. Regulation of student participation.

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With the support of the Nebrija - Santander Chair in Risk and Conflict Management

The Master's degree in International Relations of Nebrija University aims to complement the set of university knowledge and contribute to improving the student's comprehensive education and future professional performance. Throughout the program, a panoramic view of both the institutional and business fields are offered.

The two itineraries of the Master's degree open the doors to the Direction of International Companies or to Geostrategic Analysis, which has great employability and that allow one to work as international negotiator or in embassies, consultancies or any international department of big companies or institutions.

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New international reality

The curriculum of the Master's degree in International Relations will allow you to deepen your understanding of the international environment, analyze the causes and challenges of the world scene to be able to transfer your knowledge to the diplomatic services of your country, or after completing your postgraduate studies, to companies or institutions with an international presence.

Europeanist approach with a global perspective

The Europeanist approach is reinforced in our program, but without losing sight of the global perspective of international relations, in order to promote the development of new ideas, theories, approaches and discussions, prioritizing the interests or needs of the geopolitical zones of the participants.


The education provided by the Master's degree in International Relations offers increasing employment opportunities in different areas and countries. This Master's Degree responds to the growing demand of professionals capable of delving into the new approaches of International Relations, both in the field of relations between countries and institutions and in that of the multinational company.


The nature of the University Master's degree means the automatic recognition of the credits taken in order to access to the Doctoral Programs of Spanish universities, as well as the recognition of the Master's degree in any country of the European Higher Education Area.

Complementary Activities

The Department of International Relations and the School of Social Sciences offers its students a wide range of complementary activities.

  • Seminars with international personalities and related professionals.
  • Possibility to visit international organizations.
  • Opportunities to meet professionals from transnational companies and international institutions.
  • Activities with other institutions, such as the National Intelligence Center, the Institute for Strategic Studies, and similar institutions, that amplify the vision and understanding of the international reality in which our graduates will work professionally.

Access to the doctorate

The nature of University Master's degree means the automatic recognition of the credits taken in order to access the Doctorate Programs of Spanish universities.

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100% practical interdisciplinary program

MUN system

The student simulates the praxis of international relations, under the United Nations standard, together with the most prestigious universities in the world.

Together with the best partners

Repsol, ICEX, Chamber of Commerce of Madrid, Unicef and Santander are some of the companies and institutions where our students can carry out their curricular internships.

A personalized modality

We offer you the possibility of taking the Master's Degree in either the classroom attendance or distance learning modalities, allowing you to combine personal and professional life with education.


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All our degrees and curricula have been prepared in accordance with the new guidelines set by current legislation, having already been verified by the National Agency for Quality Assessment.
The student must take 60 credits

First Semester 30 ECTS

  • From October to January, both included

  • 5 ECTS | Advanced Theories of International Relations
  • 5 ECTS | Political systems compared in the new world order

  • 5 ECTS | Foreign Trade and Global Economy
  • 5 ECTS | Governance and economic integration in the European Union

  • 5 ECTS | Strategies and models of Public Diplomacy
  • 5 ECTS | International Order and National Security Policy

Second Semester 30 ECTS

  • From January to June, both included

  • Electives
  • Itinerary 1: Economy, global challenges and international management
  • 3 ECTS | Management and Administration of transnational organizations: companies, NGOs and think tanks
  • 3 ECTS | International negotiation and contracting
  • 3 ECTS | Global corporate finance and capital markets
  • 3 ECTS | International crisis management: terrorism, energy, migration, environment and humanitarian catastrophes
  • 3 ECTS | Global marketing and communication in the digital era

  • Itinerary 2: Geopolitics and Strategic Analysis: Regional Perspectives
  • 3 ECTS | Foreign policy of the European Union
  • 3 ECTS | United States International Policy and Transatlantic Relations
  • 3 ECTS | Latin American regional policy and integration
  • 3 ECTS | Mediterranean and Arab World
  • 3 ECTS | The emergence of East Asia: India and China

  • 8 ECTS | External professional internships
  • 7 ECTS | Final research project of the master's degree

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Career Opportunities

  • Staff of multinational organizations and companies, because companies currently have their own international relations departments to interact with governments, administrations and organizations of the countries in which they carry out their business or activities, and which are responsible for maintaining institutional relations and mediating and adapt the organization to different cultures, and legislations and governmental events.
  • Negotiators between different countries, institutions or social groups in matters that have an international impact.
  • Internal or external business consultancy to design, analyze and evaluate action scenarios in international contexts.
  • Public Civil Servant or Career Diplomat, which is a classic professional opportunity for experts in international relations.
  • Researcher and/or university professor, since the Master's degree also opens the door to be able to continue the training up to the maximum level of Doctorate.
  • Analyst of the innovative competitive intelligence departments of large corporations, who are always eager for experts who understand the international context to gain competitiveness.


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