|Degree:||Master of Arts (MA)|
Politics & Political Science
|University website:||Master of International Affairs (MIA)|
|Annual tuition (EEA)||16,250 EUR|
|Annual tuition (non-EEA)||16,250 EUR|
The Hertie School’s Master of International Affairs is a 2-year, full-time programme in English that prepares students for positions requiring a profound understanding of today’s global policy challenges in government, international organisations, business and civil society.
The Hertie School’s Master of International Affairs (MIA) is a 2-year, full-time programme in English that equips outstanding students and young professionals with tools of international policymaking to tackle global challenges and devise sound policy proposals in a global multilevel system. MIA graduates are well prepared for positions requiring a profound understanding of today’s global policy challenges in government, diplomacy and international organisations, as well as in the private and civil society sectors.
Policymakers and experts today are confronted with a wide array of global challenges. These range from a crisisprone global economy and its repercussions, to security challenges such as new regional instabilities, nuclear proliferation, cyber warfare, and conflicts over limited resources. To meet such challenges success fully in a rapidly transforming context, knowing how to navigate the complex landscape of diverse actors and disciplines is crucial.
Students attend courses in global governance, international economics, international law and security policy. Interdisciplinary and problem-oriented teaching offer hands-on preparation that students can apply across borders, disciplines and sectors. A practice course in international conflict management and mediation supplements the curriculum.
Students choose between two concentrations:
In addition, students complete courses from a wide portfolio of electives to deepen their expertise in a specific policy field. They apply their analytical skills by writing their master’s thesis on a topic relevant to international affairs.
Get a glimpse of some of the relevant, real world topics that our students take on:
Tokyo. Geneva. Singapore. Toronto. Beijing. Or Cairo. – The Hertie School offers its Master’s candidates more than just a degree. Students can gain experience at partner institutions around the world during a semester-long academic exchange as well as within a dual degree programme.
As a professional school for public policy, the Hertie School gives students several opportunities to apply what they are learning and begin building a professional network. All students complete an internship between their first and second year of study. For those who want even more professional experience, the school offers a Professional Year. For internships and the Professional Year, the school has established relationships with a range of institutions such as ministries, international companies and NGOs.
The Hertie School is committed to attracting the best students from around the world. To achieve this goal we provide financial support to students in the form of full and partial tuition waivers. Currently about 50% of students receive funding directly from the school. Special focus scholarships are available for exceptional students with specific profiles. Most students rely on a mixture of tuition waivers, external scholarships, loans and student jobs to finance their studies.
The MPP programme is open to graduates from all academic disciplines with a strong motivation to study public policy. Academic performance, personal suitability and motivation are taken into account when evaluating applications. Admission offers and scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis. Applicants who seek financial aid are encouraged to apply by the priority deadline on 1 February. Applications will be accepted until 1 May.
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