Master of International Affairs (MIA)

Hertie School of Governance GmbH

10117 Berlin

Master of International Affairs

International security, European governance or the future of human rights – our rapidly transforming world calls for solutions that positively shape the trajectory of our societies.

The Master of International Affairs (MIA) equips students with tools of international policymaking and the practical skills to devise sound policy proposals in a global multilevel system. Learning how to navigate this complex landscape of diverse actors and disciplines is at the heart of the programme. Students choose one of three areas of concentration:
  • International Security
  • European Governance
  • Human Rights & Global Governance

If you want to prepare yourself for a career that requires a profound understanding of today’s global policy challenges – be it in government, international organisations, business or civil society, the Hertie School and its Centres of Competence are where you need to be.

Concentrations: key areas of global challenges

In the Master of International Affairs, students can specialise in one of three key areas of global policy challenges:

  • International Security
    prepares MIA students for positions that require a profound understanding of today’s global security challenges in national governments, international organisations, NGOs, think tanks, academia as well as in the private sector.
  • European Governance
    equips MIA students with knowledge of the policies, institutions and laws of the European Union. The interaction between EU and national law, policy and politics will be a particular focus. This concentration prepares students for careers where deep knowledge of the EU’s internal workings is required, be that at the national, supranational or global level, and across sectors.
  • Human Rights & Global Governance
    gives MIA students an in-depth substantive and analytical understanding of today’s global public policy challenges, with a focus on human rights and international law. This concentration prepares students for careers in national governments, international organisations, the voluntary sector, think tanks, academia and advocacy.

Key facts

  • 2-year, full-time programme (120 ECTS) in English, MA degree
  • Specialise in international security, European governance or human rights and global governance
  • Integrated professional development: Internship and Professional Year programme
  • Tuition: 17,250 euros per year (more about tuition and fees)
  • Scholarships available
  • Career services, professional and alumni network
  • Leading international faculty
  • International academic exchanges and dual degrees
  • Qualifies for a job-seeking visa in Germany (up to 18 months after graduating)
  • Accredited by German Accreditation Council

Further information is provided by Hertie School of Governance GmbH.

  • Studiengebühren: 17.250 Euro pro Jahr
  • Voraussetzung: Abgeschlossenes Studium und Praxiserfahrung
  • Regelstudienzeit: 4 Semester
  • Studienabschluss: Master
  • Immatrikulationsfrist: offen
  • Referenz-Nr: AUBI-5294 (in der Bewerbung bitte angeben)
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