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International Relations

MA Graduate Program

This joint program with the University of Bremen is research-driven and leads to a Master of Arts degree in International Relations: Global Governance and Social Theory. The fields covered are: theories and issues of global governance, changing context of global governance, theorizing social order and change, and methodology. A consecutive PhD is offered by the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), a joint project by Jacobs University and University of Bremen, funded by the German Excellence Initiative.

Please note that the MA International Relations uses the application system of the University of Bremen which can be accessed through the program website.

Program Structure and Content

The curriculum is composed of four fields:
1. Theories and Issues of Global Governance
This field focuses on basic theories and themes of international relations including international security and international political economy.
2. Changing Context of Global Governance
This field highlights broader processes which impact international and transnational cooperation including state transformation and the legalization of world politcs.
3. Theorizing Social Order and Change
This field deals with classical, contemporary and normative social theory.
4. Methodology
This field covers issues of research design and provides students with qualitative and quantitative research skills.