International Relations

This website is specifically intended for the students enrolled in the programme of International Relations. For information for prospective students, please visit unileidenmasters.nl.


This one-year Master of Arts in International Relations offered by the Faculty of the Humanities of Leiden University discusses the pivotal theoretical and practical issues in international politics today, thereby providing students with the contextual knowledge and the analytical abilities to study and comprehend the diversity and the complexities of our rapidly changing world. 

The MA offers two programmes: European Union Studies, an interdisciplinary program which concentrates on issue areas forming the core concern of European integration, and International Studies, which takes a special interest in the encounter, the interactions between global and national ideas, cultures and policies.

European Union Studies and International Studies offer a challenging combination of theoretical and practical perspectives. They draw from the wealth of area-studies at Leiden University as well as from the extensive contacts at ministries and international organisations located in The Hague.

Last Modified: 02-08-2013