Master's Programme in International Administration and Global Governance, Double Degree Track, University of Konstanz
This double degree option offers high-profiled studies for dedicated students. You will study the first year in Konstanz, Germany, and the second year in Gothenburg, Sweden - and gain knowledge, skills, and networks that prepare you for professional careers in international affairs and as well as for post-graduate studies.
About the Programme
This interdisciplinary double degree option focuses on contemporary international relations and global governance. Students learn about areas such as international administration, international institutions, security and environmental, economic, social, and political development. Training in research design and the methodological techniques of social science prepare the students for being doctoral students and qualified independent analysts. We engage with alumni, which will make entering a career in the private sector or with an international organisation, national government, civil service, non-governmental organisation, or academic institution much easier.
The mandatory courses familiarize you with research about the historical development of the international system, the primary policy theories in areas such as peace and conflict studies, and economic, social, and political development, and social science research design and methodological techniques.
The courses have problem-based research assignments that enable you to train your capacity in critical reflection and independent written and oral presentations. In addition to the mandatory courses, you choose from elective and semi-elective courses to style your studies by focusing on areas that fits your individual interests.
These are the mandatory courses :
• Basic seminar International Administration and Conflict Management
• Basic seminar Comparative Politics and Policy Analysis or Basic seminar International Relations and European Integration
• Theoretical and Historical Perspectives on Global Governance
• International Administration and Policy
• Methods courses: Research Design I & Research Design II
Specialize by choosing among elective courses, for example:
• Democratic Peace – or War? The Politics of Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution in Ukraine
• Diplomatic Blunders and Achievements
• Parliaments in world politics
• Power-sharing in Post-conflict countries
• Gendered aspects of armed conflicts
• Data analysis with R
• Financing Development
Why choose the Konstanz University double degree option?
This is a top education offering mind-opening courses at two high calibre universities. It is extra demanding but also extra rewarding because it prepare you for a career within international affairs working in private industry, politics, public administration, or civil society. Thanks to dedicated research design and method’s training, you will be very competitive when applying to attractive doctoral programmes. Besides the academic rewards, you will also learn and enrich personally and professionally since you will study in two international study environments with students from many different countries. You will meet competent teachers dedicated to bring the best out of every individual’s talents.
Programme Structure and Content
The first year the courses are organized by the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz, Germany. You study together with students from many European countries and overseas, and devote much time to learn research design and methodological techniques.
The second year you study courses organized by the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. You will enroll in the Master's Programme in International Administration and Global Governance (IAGG), and study together with students from all over the world. During the fourth semester, you will write a master’s thesis, with seminars and peer review to assist you, along with individual supervision.
Entrance requirements and selection
You apply to the Master's Programme in International Administration and Global Governance, Double Degree Track with Konstanz University, on universityadmissions.se by mid-January.
The entrance requirements and selection criteria to this double degree option are the same as applies to the regular Master’s Programme in International Administration and Global Governance. For information, follow the link below. Note that your application should include a CV and a Statement of Intent. For requirements on these documents, see the link.
International study environments and collaboration
This double degree option is part of two international study environments. If you study this option, you will meet other students from many countries of the world. Both departments are also spearheading the double degree trend among top universities of the world. We collaborate with the following renowned academic partners in Asia, Europe, and the USA:
- Keio University
- Kobe University
- Korea University
- Sciences Po Paris
- Tor Vergata University of Rome
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- The University of Konstanz