International Relations and European Studies

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 11.7 k / Year(s)  
801–1000 place StudyQA ranking:5311 Duration:18 months

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Profile of the Programme:

i. The students attain a broad understanding of the political, social and economic evolution of the international system in the 20th century as well as the new evolving international environment.
ii. The role of law, business and diplomacy in the international system will form a vital part of this understanding.
iii. The relative political and economic power of states, the role of international organizations such as the United Nations, and the existence of conflict will provide major foci for the program as a whole.

Career Prospects:

Graduates of this program go on to work in many different positions, both in the public sector as well as the private sector. Ministries within the Republic of Cyprus, United Nations and its associated agencies, non-governmental organizations, mass media and political parties, businesses, and banks.

Access to Further Studies:

Graduates of the program qualify to apply for doctoral study either at local or foreign institutions.

Academic Path:

Section: A - Major Core Requirements

Min. Credits: 12

Max. Credits: 12

Min. ECTS Credits: 40

Max. ECTS Credits: 40

Notes:

Title
  • Theory of International Relations
  • Modern European History and Politics
  • International Political Economy
  • European Integration

Section: B - Concentration: European Studies

Min. Credits: 9

Max. Credits: 15

Min. ECTS Credits: 30

Max. ECTS Credits: 50

Notes:

Title
  • Peace, Security and the United Nations
  • The European Union and the World
  • European Union Law
  • European Business
  • European Human Rights Law
  • European Environmental Management

Section: C - Concentration: Conflict and Peace Studies

Min. Credits: 9

Max. Credits: 15

Min. ECTS Credits: 30

Max. ECTS Credits: 50

Notes:

Title
  • Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict
  • Conflict Analysis
  • Case Studies in Conflict Analysis
  • Mediation and Negotiation
  • Terrorism in the New Millennium
  • Peace, Security and the United Nations

Section: D - Concentration: Cyprus Studies

Min. Credits: 9

Max. Credits: 15

Min. ECTS Credits: 30

Max. ECTS Credits: 50

Notes:

Title
  • Contemporary History of Cyprus
  • Cyprus and the European Union
  • Contemporary Issues in Cyprus
  • Cyprus and Energy Security
  • Turkish Politics
  • Greek-Turkish Relations

Section: E - Concentration: Diplomacy

Min. Credits: 9

Max. Credits: 15

Min. ECTS Credits: 30

Max. ECTS Credits: 50

Notes: The courses of MIREL-604, MIREL-613 and MIREL-615 are also included in this section.

Title
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • International Law
  • The Practice of Diplomacy

Section: F - Concentration: Energy

Min. Credits: 9

Max. Credits: 15

Min. ECTS Credits: 30

Max. ECTS Credits: 50

Notes: The courses of MIREL-605, MIREL-614 and MIREL-623 are also included in this section.

Title
  • Economics of Energy and Natural Resources
  • International Security and Energy Resources
  • International Energy Geopolitics

Section: G - Concentration: Middle East Studies

Min. Credits: 9

Max. Credits: 15

Min. ECTS Credits: 30

Max. ECTS Credits: 50

Notes: The courses of MIREL-611, MIREL-612, MIREL-614, MIREL-624 and MIREL-625 are also included in this section.

Title
  • Middle Eastern Politics

Section: H - General Electives

Min. Credits: 0

Max. Credits: 6

Min. ECTS Credits: 0

Max. ECTS Credits: 20

Notes:

Title
  • The Role of the Media in International Relations
  • Human Rights and Ethical Debates in International Relations
  • Special Topics in EUIR
  • Philosophy and Epistemology in EUIR
  • Research Methodology in EUIR
  • International Economics
  • Thesis
A Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in the social sciences, particularly in subjects related to the field will be considered appropriate. Students with other qualifications will be assessed according to merit.A minimum 3.0 overall undergraduate GPA.A minimum TOEFL score of 550 or GCE or equivalent IELTS or a satisfactory score on the University Placement Test. However, this requirement may be waived if the applicant has completed his/her secondary education or undergraduate education at an educational / academic institution where English was the language of instruction.The Student should have a general knowledge of 20th century history, and should be conversant with current international economic and political developments.The Admission Committee of the Department examines all applications. It is understood that those applications which fulfill the criteria requirements are automatically accepted. The role of the Committee becomes more important in those cases in which discretion is required. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550
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