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International Relations: Global Governance and Social Theory

International Relations: Global Governance and Social Theory

Master

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The substantive focus of the MA program in International Relations: Global Governance and Social Theory, which is offered jointly by the University of Bremen and the Jacobs University Bremen, is the analysis of governance beyond the nation state. This research topic is examined from a political science perspective, and within the context of enduring processes of globalization and increasing cross-border activity. This emphasis on the governance perspective and the explicit integration of general social theoretical questions in the context of social ... more » more »


Basic data

Title on graduation

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Language of delivery (mainly)

English

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

for winter semester

A limited number of university places. Further information regarding the specific enrolment procedure in the German "Zulassungs-/Aufnahmeordnung".

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

01.02.

Enrolment for advanced students

for summer semester

admittance limited

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.01.

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

The substantive focus of the MA program in International Relations: Global Governance and Social Theory, which is offered jointly by the University of Bremen and the Jacobs University Bremen, is the analysis of governance beyond the nation state. This research topic is examined from a political science perspective, and within the context of enduring processes of globalization and increasing cross-border activity. This emphasis on the governance perspective and the explicit integration of general social theoretical questions in the context of social and political change is a unique feature of the M.A. in International Relations. Students will participate in a small, relatively specialized, and academically rigorous, all English degree program.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admission to doctoral studies.

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

The content of this program includes theory and practice of governance beyond the nation state and their analysis in relation to political, historical, economical, legal as well as philosophical viewpoints. Furthermore, this program will introduce students to advanced research methods to enable them to analyze problems of international governance.

Major fields

The core of the program of studies is composed of four main fields:

1. Theories and Issues of Global Governance

This field focuses on basic theories and themes of international relations and governance including issues of international security and international political economy.

2. Changing Context of Global Governance

The second field highlights broader processes of political change which impact international and transnational cooperation including state transformation and the legalization of world politcs.

3. Theorizing Social Order and Change

Covering classical as well as contemporary social theory, as well as normative theory of world politics, this component aims to provide a theoretical framework for understanding and evaluating issues of governance.

4. Methodology

In order to provide students with the techniques to conduct up-do-date research, the program offers courses on advanced qualitative and quantitative research methods as well as on research design and the logic of scientific research.

During the course of study students will take three modules from each of the four fields. Each module is offered in a small and a large version worth 6 and 9 ECTS credit points, respectively. Students will take one half of the modules in the small and the other half in the large version, thus obtaining 90 ECTS credit points in the four fields. The MA thesis, which is written in the fourth semester, is worth 30 ECTS credit points.

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

We seek graduate students who have strong records of academic performance as undergraduate students and take a keen interest in theory-oriented, methodologically rigorous research in international relations.

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission regulations

Admission

for new students

A limited number of university places. Further information regarding the specific enrolment procedure in the German "Zulassungs-/Aufnahmeordnung".


for advanced students

admittance limited


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 01.02. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

SoSe

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

postgraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

Master

Title on graduation

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

4 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

English

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Teachers

The faculty is composed of 15 professors and lecturers.

Students

Currently, 42 students are enrolled in the MA International Relations in their first or second year.

Collaborations

The program is a joint venture of the University of Bremen and Jacobs University Bremen.

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Peter Mayer
E-Mail: prmayer(at)uni-bremen.de
Sebastian Möller
E-Mail: smoeller(at)uni-bremen.de

Status

26.10.2019

Author

Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

The substantive focus of the MA program in International Relations: Global Governance and Social Theory, which is offered jointly by the University of Bremen and the Jacobs University Bremen, is the analysis of governance beyond the nation state. This research topic is examined from a political science perspective, and within the context of enduring processes of globalization and increasing cross-border activity. This emphasis on the governance perspective and the explicit integration of general social theoretical questions in the context of social and political change is a unique feature of the M.A. in International Relations. Students will participate in a small, relatively specialized, and academically rigorous, all English degree program.

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admission to doctoral studies.

Objectives and contents of program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

The content of this program includes theory and practice of governance beyond the nation state and their analysis in relation to political, historical, economical, legal as well as philosophical viewpoints. Furthermore, this program will introduce students to advanced research methods to enable them to analyze problems of international governance.

Major fields

The core of the program of studies is composed of four main fields:

1. Theories and Issues of Global Governance

This field focuses on basic theories and themes of international relations and governance including issues of international security and international political economy.

2. Changing Context of Global Governance

The second field highlights broader processes of political change which impact international and transnational cooperation including state transformation and the legalization of world politcs.

3. Theorizing Social Order and Change

Covering classical as well as contemporary social theory, as well as normative theory of world politics, this component aims to provide a theoretical framework for understanding and evaluating issues of governance.

4. Methodology

In order to provide students with the techniques to conduct up-do-date research, the program offers courses on advanced qualitative and quantitative research methods as well as on research design and the logic of scientific research.

During the course of study students will take three modules from each of the four fields. Each module is offered in a small and a large version worth 6 and 9 ECTS credit points, respectively. Students will take one half of the modules in the small and the other half in the large version, thus obtaining 90 ECTS credit points in the four fields. The MA thesis, which is written in the fourth semester, is worth 30 ECTS credit points.

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

We seek graduate students who have strong records of academic performance as undergraduate students and take a keen interest in theory-oriented, methodologically rigorous research in international relations.

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission regulations

Admission

for new students

A limited number of university places. Further information regarding the specific enrolment procedure in the German "Zulassungs-/Aufnahmeordnung".


for advanced students

admittance limited


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 01.02. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

SoSe
Formalities

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

postgraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

Master

Title on graduation

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

4 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

English

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Teachers

The faculty is composed of 15 professors and lecturers.

Students

Currently, 42 students are enrolled in the MA International Relations in their first or second year.

Collaborations

The program is a joint venture of the University of Bremen and Jacobs University Bremen.

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Peter Mayer
E-Mail: prmayer(at)uni-bremen.de
Sebastian Möller
E-Mail: smoeller(at)uni-bremen.de

Status

26.10.2019

Author