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MA International Relations: Global Governance and Social Theory

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    The "MA International Relations: Global Governance and Social Theory" is offered jointly by Jacobs University Bremen and the University of Bremen.

The substantive focus of our MA program in International Relations (MAIR) is the analysis of politics beyond the nation state. This research topic is examined from a global governance and an international political sociology perspective, looking at enduring processes of globalization, internationalized conflict, and increasing cross-border activities. The emphasis on these two perspectives and the explicit integration of general social theoretical questions is a unique feature of the MAIR. Students participate in a small, relatively specialized, and academically rigorous, all English degree program.

The program is offered jointly by Jacobs University Bremen and the University of Bremen. Jacobs University was founded in 1999 as the first private international research university in Germany. The University of Bremen is a public institution and one of Germany’s youngest and most active research universities. Both universities have particularly strong positions in the field of international relations and political science. The study is thus linked to an attractive research environment. Continuation on the PhD track in Bremen is possible after completion of the MAIR program.

Key Facts

Start date: First week of October

Duration: 2 years full-time

Tuition fee: None

Application: 1 December through 1 February

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Joint Commission & General Assembly

On 26 May, both the MAIR's Joint Commission and this term's General Assembly will take place via zoom ...

The Joint Commission (JC) is the main decision taking body of the program and dicusses all program related issues. Professors, junior scholars and students are represented in the JC. All students can suggest issues to be discussed by the JC (preferably via the student representatives of their cohort). The General Assembly (GA) is a less formal meeting of all students and faculty members taking place once per term in oder to dicuss the quality of the program and all sorts of program related questions.

Due to the measures taking by the university against the further spread of the coronavirus, both meetings will take place via zoom. Especially the GA will be a good occasion to discuss how digital learning has worked so far and how it could be improved. The JC meeting starts at 2pm followed by the GA at 3.30pm.

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