Taught course

International Relations

IE University · School of International Relations

Entry requirements

To meet all the requirements set by the Spanish Authorities, we kindly ask you to come to Madrid with the following documentation ready in order to formally enroll you in IE University at the Registrar’s Office. The requirements are:

  • To have a Spanish bachelor´s degree certificate or equivalent (not your academic transcripts).
  • In case your bachelor´s degree is from outside of Europe, your degree certificate must attest a level of studies equivalent to a university degree that would allow you access to postgraduate studies in your country of study.

Months of entry


Course content

The Master in International Relations trains professionals in the dynamics that shape global affairs and provides them with the ideas and tools required to effectively lead government agencies, corporations, civil society and multilateral organizations in a fast-changing environment.

Designed in partnership with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), this Master combines pioneering academic thinking with the professional expertise of one of the world’s leading multilateral organizations. IE University’s experienced faculty and OECD research and policy experts have co-created an academically rigorous and future-forward program.

The program’s curriculum builds on insight and experience of the public, private, and non-profit sectors and is divided into four main areas: geopolitics and international affairs, international business and economics, regional studies and, management and decision-making. The subject matter will be handpicked by IE University and the OECD annually, based on current priorities shaping global debates. As a result, the G20, G7, EU, OECD, NATO and UN agendas are brought to life in the classroom, equipping students with a deep understanding of the key issues high on international policymakers’ agendas. This reality-based and solutions-oriented approach makes this Masters a unique degree aimed at individuals seeking a successful career in global policymaking or international business and civil society leadership.

The Madrid-based program is complemented by a week-long fieldwork visit to Brussels, where students are able to learn from key regional and global players such as the EU and NATO, and includes an opportunity to visit the OECD headquarters in Paris. During the second and third terms, students will complete either a final research thesis or a consultancy project. This will enable them to apply the knowledge acquired throughout the program to a professional environment, working hand in hand with one of IE University’s prestigious partners, such as OECD, NATO, or Club de Madrid.

After their third and final semester, students have the opportunity to spend a semester at one of our partner universities around the world. Students may also opt to do a Dual Degree Program, which combines their studies with other IE University programs, such as the Master in Management, International MBA or Master in International Business Law in order to achieve a personalized double degree.

Information for international students

This course is taught in English.

Fees and funding

UK students
30,200 Euros
International students
30,200 Euros

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Masters
    full time
    10 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

One-week fieldtrip to Brussels and the OECD Headquarters in Paris

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