Universiteit Leiden

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International Relations and Diplomacy (MSc)

Why Leiden University?

The location of The Hague is beneficial for this master’s programme in terms of substantive focus and the various links to international institutions located in this city.

As one of the partners, Clingendael’s objective is to promote the understanding of international affairs, and the institute devotes special attention to European co-operation, international security, and diplomacy.

4 reasons to study IRD in The Hague

  • You have the opportunity to carry out an internship at IGOs, NGOs, IOs, and the private sector;
  • You study in The Hague, the hub of foreign embassies, international organisations and international businesses;
  • You receive practical training in international negotiation and diplomacy;
  • You study in smaller groups with people from various backgrounds.

Study at the Faculty Governance and Global Affairs

The programme is administered and managed by the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA), Leiden University’s newest faculty, which was launched in response to increasingly urgent socio-cultural issues. FGGA is an internationally acclaimed academic knowledge hub that studies world-wide issues from the perspectives of governance, politics, law, sociology and economics. In the MSc IRD, lecturers are also drawn from the renowned Faculty of Social Sciences; and from Clingendael Institute, which devotes special attention to European co-operation, international security, and diplomacy.

Study at a world-class university

Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands and enjoys an excellent worldwide reputation built up over more than four centuries. Since 1575 we’ve provided sound personal education for hundreds of thousands of students. We’ll do our utmost to give you the best possible support. And if you can and want to do more, we’ll challenge you every step of the way. For many years, we’ve been among the leaders in Dutch university rankings and we are currently to be found in a variety of top international rankings too.

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