International Relations Program (IRP)
The International Relations Program (IRP) offers two 2-year MA degrees, one in International Relations (IR), the other in Political Science (PS).
By taking the basic courses for the IR degree, students acquire the basic concepts and theories of international relations, empirical knowledge, and analytical skills. All of these are necessary to understand the diverse aspects of international relations. In the PS program, students study topics such as comparative politics, political institutions, political theory and methodology, with a strong focus on methodology. They thereby acquire sufficient methodological skills to analyze diverse issues in political science.
The IRP also offers various elective courses. Those courses seek to provide more advanced, specific, and up-to-date studies corresponding with the multi-disciplinary nature of the IR and PS fields.
IRP students are expected to develop the capacity to analyze diverse global challenges and propose policy solutions for them.