- Degrees offered:
- Master of Arts in Political Science and Public Affairs with a concentration in International Relations and Crisis
- Employment Sectors:
- Diplomatic service, the civil service, NGOs, international organizations, think tanks, the private sector, and researchers in academia
- 820 euros per credit (30 credits total)
- Scholarships and Financial Aid:
- Merit awards of up to the full cost of tuition, teaching assistantships, FAFSA
- Application Deadlines:
- Rolling until May 31
- Faculty areas of Expertise:
- Crises of leadership, crisis of the nation-state, the economic crisis, the refugee crisis, populism worldwide, and the EU’s institutional crisis
- Unique features:
- Practical internship requirement, the Observatory on Contemporary Crises, a website dedicated to monitoring the ongoing development of contemporary crises worldwide
In September 2020, SLU-Madrid launched a new M.A. in Political Science and Public Affairs with a concentration in International Relations and Crisis. SLU-Madrid faculty developed this innovative program in response to the increasing number, intensity, and impact of contemporary international crises.
This unique concentration is designed for students holding a B.A. in political science/international relations, or a related field, who are interested in developing a deeper understanding of key contemporary crises. It will familiarize its graduates with the theoretical, political and social dimensions of the global governance of insecurity.
The 30-credit hour program features creative teaching methods, including simulation games, guest speaker series, conferences and academic trips. As a country deeply affected by the 2008 financial crisis and the current refugee crisis, Spain provides extraordinary outreach and practical work experiences with international governmental and non-governmental organizations.
In addition, the program will be delivered by our international faculty, whose areas of expertise include crises of leadership, the crisis of the nation-state, the social and political effects of economic crises, the refugee crisis, the EU’s institutional crisis and the rising tide of populism worldwide.
“International relations students are increasingly expected to display the right knowledge and skills to be able to face complex and shifting work environments, whether in research, humanitarian, or the governmental field,” said Simona Rentea, Ph.D., SLU-Madrid’s international relations program director. “This graduate program is designed to help students develop key diagnostic and scenario-building tools, introducing them to the emerging crisis studies field. They will hone skills critical in acting decisively and responsibly in crisis and emergency situations.”
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