- Annual Enrollment:
- 105 students (avg)
- % International:
- 60% of students have nationalities other than Spanish and come from over 30 countries
- Degrees offered:
- Master's in International Relations, Master's in International Development, Master's in International Security, Erasmus Mundus Master’s Public Policy (Mundus MAPP)
- Employment sectors:
- Private, public, nonprofit and academia
The Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) is a high-quality international studies institute in one of Europe’s most attractive cities. A graduate school and research institute supported by the main universities in Barcelona, IBEI has over 25 faculties with doctorates from major North American or European universities, including many with distinguished profiles in international relations, international political economy, and comparative politics. At the crossroads between Europe, the Mediterranean, and Latin America, Barcelona provides a unique setting to think about the intricacies of governance, development, and security on a global scale.
The Master’s programs in International Relations and in International Security are among the strongest in southern Europe. These compact, full-time one-year programs are taught in both English-only and bilingual tracks, the latter combining classes in English and Spanish, so that students can work in a second world language if they choose. Students are drawn from over 30 nationalities, and find the enriching multilingual and culturally diverse environment they encounter at IBEI rewarding. Another strength is IBEI’s intimate scale: a community of just over 100 students, in which there is a real possibility to forge lasting friendships and professional contacts. A low student-faculty ratio allows for small classes and seminar-style teaching, to facilitate discussion and individualized student-faculty interaction. At the same time, a large number of elective courses enable students to closely align their coursework with their specific academic and professional interests.
The new Master’s in International Development, launched in September 2016, is a degree intended for future professionals in the area of development research and practice. Its innovative approach combines both academic rigor and policy relevance, offering a wide range of specialized courses on key topics of global development such as ongoing trends in socioeconomic inequalities, global governance, economic growth and sustainability, conflict over limited resources, and new emerging powers and social movements.
Alumni report that they greatly valued IBEI’s theoretical and methodological pluralism, and that it prepared them well for the future. IBEI also has a program that provides students with for-credit opportunities to do internships. Over the years IBEI has primed many students for fulfilling careers in international organizations, NGOs, multinationals, foreign ministries, embassies around the world, and for PhD programs at prestigious universities.
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