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.