Master in International Relations

The programme is a collaboration between Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and UMB.

The first year consists of course work covering natural and social issues, research methodology plus elective subjects. Students may do their research in any parts of the world.

Students will write their thesis in the final spring semester at UMB.

The programme has aduration of two years, consisting of a total of 120 credits (ETCS), of which the master thesis constitutes either 30 or 60 credits. The student has 50 or 20 credits for elective courses, respectively.

International relations deepens the understanding of the political nature of why and how bilateral and multilateral institutions promote certain development policies spatially and temporally.

The programme gives a theoretical understanding of international interaction and relevant fields such as environment, development and poverty.

The programme aims to increase the practical understanding of international interaction through placement schemes both in organizations and other universities, particularly universities abroad.

Contact (person and/or unit) Department of International Environment and Development Studies
Programme duration Two years
Application deadline December 1 for international applicants. June 1 for holders of a Nordic degree or a Norwegian civic registration number (person-nummer).
Nokut certification Yes
Formal prerequisites A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education in a relevant field is required for admission.

Depending on your planned specialization, your background may be from political science, environmental sciences, ecology, resource management, geography, economics, or social science.

Applicants must meet the university’s requirement for English language proficiency.
Tuition No tuition fees
Subject area Other Areas of Study
Degree level Master
City Ås, Norway
Credits 120
Language of teaching English