MA in International Relations


Credentials Master of Arts in International Relations
Qualification International Relations Expert
Duration of education 4 semesters
ECTS value 120 credits

Our master course prepares you for the job market with the help of personality and task-focused sessions. The acquired knowledge and practice will enable you to understand, forecast and analyze the economic, legal, and political processes of the international system, and prepare you to occupy leading positions in the public and non-profit sector, local governments, as well as regional development institutions and international organizations. In addition to theoretical studies, you also do internships with our strategic partners. In the framework of the mentoring program, in addition to the acquisition of practical knowledge, methods and techniques, you can get acquainted with the operation and events of domestic and international institutions, as well as scientific workshops in the framework of small group sessions.

Did you know?

  • near 40% of our International Relations graduates start their professional career at an international company.
  • ICRP, the Institute for Cultural Relations Policy is one of our strategic partners that provides the opportunity for leading researchers, politicians, diplomats and students as future decision-makers to meet for discussions on the most recent developments in their fields of research/work.

Key partners

“Studying International Relations was a conscious decision, I chose KJU for a reason. As a pragmatic professional I needed very practical knowledge that would be useful for my career back then and the career I planned for myself in the future. At the end of the training – thanks to the recommendation of the lecturers of the Department of Social Sciences – in the week following the final exam I was already working at the special state secretariat of the Ministry for National Economy."
Nikoletta Hossófounding president of International Protocol Specialists Organization, hon. associate professor of KJU

Description of the program

The program's qualification objectives are equivalent to the European Qualification Framework System level 7, and Hungarian National Qualification Framework system 7th level programs. Read more

They comply with the Hungarian subject benchmarks and accredited by the Hungarian Higher Education Accreditation Committee, member of ENQA.

A foreign affairs analyst (FAAs/IRAs) or international relation analyst is an expert in one or more areas of international relations, such as foreign policy, international trade, international and domestic security, and regional studies.

With taking this course you will be capable of

  • understanding and using approaches, methods and tools of different international economic, law, political theories, and regional-civilizational studies using your professional foreign language skills for understanding the complex globalized international system.
  • deep analysis of different macro-regions' or sub-regions' economic, political and social interdependencies
  • D. level education

As a foreign affairs analyst you will

  • perform research on issues related to the area of your expertise that may impact policies and positions of governments, humanitarian organizations and multinational corporations. Your work also includes assisting in the development of plans and policy formations and analysing the function of agencies and organizations and their impact on international relations.
  • help non-governmental organizations, government agencies and private sector corporations alike formulate or revise their policies based on what is going on in strategically important parts of the world. Foreign affairs analysts also study the influence and effect of an organization or an agency in a specific country or region in the world. This means IRAs must be knowledgeable of the history, culture and political system of the country or region of the world they study and must be up-to-date on current events. A nation's political and business ties are also of key strategic importance when conducting analyses.
  • have a deep understanding of how countries relate to each other politically, economically, in social or cultural terms and diplomatically. As such, you are responsible for managing the political and commercial interests of an organization.

Specialized focus areas

  • Green Economy
  • Diplomacy and International Negotiations
  • International Marketing & PR

Domains of study

  • Disciplinary Studies: Global Mobility Landscapes, Comparative Regionalism, International Security Challenges, International Relations: Recent Issues, Comparative & Cosmopolitan Law, Challenges in International Development, Global and Regional Functional Policy and Diplomacy Analysis
  • Specialized Studies: European Union’s Global and Regional Common Foreign, Securityand Defense Policy, Hungary in Regional and Global Cooperation, , Mediterranean Regional Studies, American Universalism and Multi-Regionalism in Latin America, EU Policies, International Relations and Regionalism in (East and South), Asia, Eurasian and Middle East Regionalism
  • Global Responsible Leadership: Global Future Trend Analysis, Global Public Policies, Politics & Comparative Politics, Advanced Research and Communication, , Innovation Policies & Management, Comparative Regionalism, Multilateral Negotiations and Communications, Practical Marketing, Etiquette & Protocol

The KJU MA in International Relations Program's position

The program is part of the KJU Budapest International Campus program and together with the Hungarian program is sustainably implemented.
The program is connected to KJU's strategic aims for cooperative education including work-based learning (WBL)
The program is connected to KJU's strategic aims for entrepreneurship education: to develop students for private, non-profit or social entrepreneurship.

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