Master of International Relations
The Master of International Relations (MIR) Programme is a prestigious, well-rounded and challenging program geared towards preparing ambitious students to take their place in the competitive International Relations marketplace, or to prepare students for further study in the field.
The Master degree program provides students with advanced training, by way of one year of coursework, practical work experience (internship) and an academic dissertation, in the general methods, scope, theories, and findings in the field of International Relations. The courses embrace various disciplinary traditions as the curriculum is taught by faculty members with varied backgrounds, including history, economics, political science, law, philosophy and sociology.
The Master of Arts program gives a systematic preparation for original postgraduate research or for a demanding international career; and it constitutes a program of training for those who have graduated in other fields and wish to transfer to International Relations.
GSD focuses very clearly on preparing individuals for a successful career within management-level positions within the public and private sectors, principally through its combined theoretical and practical approach in our teaching methods. We therefore offer a unique combination of conceptual courses focused on theory and the development of essential diplomatic skills.
The GSD curriculum is based on 3 main pillars:
1. International Relations
2. International Law
3. International Economics
We offer a number of courses on specific topics such as:
- Global Health
- Humanitarian Operations
- Regional Status
Diplomatic skills content:
- Diplomatic Protocol and Etiquette
- Mediation, Dispute Settlement and Conflict Resolution
- Policy Scenarios
- Media Communication
- Public Speaking
- Negotiation Techniques
- Speaker and Presentation Skills
- Analytical Thinking Skills
- Decision-making skills