- Annual Enrollment:
- 150 students (avg)
- % International:
- 87% of students have nationalities other than Spanish and come from over 50 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), Research Master’s in International Studies
- Employment sectors:
- Private, public, nonprofit and academia
Master's in International Relations, Master's in International Development, Master's in International Security: €11,160 (for 60 ECTS credits)
Research Master’s in International Studies: €22,320 (for 120 ECTS)
Erasmus Mundus Master’s Public Policy (Mundus MAPP): €22,000 (for 120 ECTS)
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 Development, International Relations and International Security are among the strongest in southern Europe. Most of these compact, full-time one-year programs are taught in English, however the Master’s in International Relations is offered 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 50 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 150 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.
In 2019 IBEI launched its newest addition to its renowned master’s programmes: the Research Master’s in International Studies. The new Research Master’s is an interdisciplinary, two-year, 120-ECTS credit programme, taught in English, that combines the study of complex problems in international politics and related areas, with a strong focus on research methods in Social Sciences.
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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