International Governance and Diplomacy
A unique study programme in Latvia, providing the knowledge to obtain a Master's degree in international relations and diplomacy during the 2 years degree course.
Programme Fact File
Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology
Master's Degree of Social Sciences in International Relations and Diplomacy
Application period: 1 March to 1 June (non-EU/EFTA countries)
Application period: 1 March to 10 August (EU/EFTA countries)
You may also apply for Latvian state scholarships.
The programme prepares specialists for international organisations, diplomatic corps, international companies, non-governmental organisations, scientific institutes.
Academic Environment and Methods
The programme provides the opportunity to study various aspects of international governance and diplomacy which teaches students the skills to think and act globally. During their studies students acquire the expertise to analyse, understand, and predict developments in international governance and diplomacy, as well as to provide reasoned opinions both orally and in writing.
Lectures are taught by both academics and practitioners, including current and former diplomats.
Students will be educated in various topics of international governance – small states in the international system; the history of international relations with an emphasis on great powers, wars, and diplomacy; international and diplomatic law, global economy and trans-national interests; the governance of the European Union; the foreign policy of the United States, the Peoples’ Republic of China and other great powers; the Middle East; energy security; security governance; e-governance and other issues.
In the third semester students can apply for Erasmus+ exchange studies.
Studies are organised in the form of lectures and workshops with an emphasis on independent work.
General eligibility criteria:
- Bachelor's degree in social sciences or humanities
- English language proficiency
- Skype interview with the applicant
Career opportunities following studies
Graduates of this study programme will possess the knowledge and skills to work for international organisations, diplomatic corps, international companies, non-governmental organizations, scientific institutes.
You can continue to study at RSU in one of the following doctoral study programmes (the courses Communication Culture and Multimedia and Psychology are offered in English):
Department of Political Science
M–W 8.30–16.30, F 8.30–15.30 (Secretary)
Faculty of European Studies
M–W 9.00–16.30, F 9.00–15.30 (Secretary)