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 Master in International Relations

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​​​​This Course is an advanced education programme in the field of International Relations and the problems and challenges as posed by the world agenda. It furthers and enhances specialised development of intellectual and technical skills in specific areas, such as International Negotiation, Diplomacy, Integration, Geopolitics, Security, Strategic Studies, Human Rights and Citizenship​.​​

Language of instruction: Portuguese​

Tuition fees


Admission Criteria


Formal procedures are awaited for the approval of the new study plan, which is in the approval phase and which will be released in due course. The study plan below is what is currently in place.​​​

Note: ​

The UC "Data Analysis and Transferable Skills" requires the attendance of modules credited to the course in the EEG DataPro programme and the EEGenerating Skills programme.



Academic degree:
  • Master's degree
4 curricular semesters
Gualtar Campus, Braga (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Political Science and International Relations


    School of Economics and Management
    Campus de Gualtar
    4710 - 057 Braga

    Tel: +351 253604510 Fax: +351 253601380

Access to higher education

This Master degree provides basic training to carry out a course of 3rd cycle (PhD) in the same scientific area, or other areas






Access forms

The access to this Cycle of Study can be done at the Students Portal of the University of Minho

This information does not replace consultation of the Academic Regulations of the University of Minho and other official documents..

Formal requirements

- Holders of an undergraduate degree programme, or equivalent, in International Relations, Political Science, European Studies, Public Administration, Political Anthropology, Law, Military Science, Police Science, Social Communication, Economics, History, International Business and Political Sociology and other similar degrees; either pursued in national or in foreign universities;
- Holders of a university degree awarded abroad after the completion of the first cycle of studies in the aforementioned scientific areas, organised in line with the Bologna principles and recognised by the Scientific Board of the School of Economics and Management;
- Holders of a relevant academic and/or professional curriculum vitae and which the Executive Board of the Master programme considers as fit for pursuing a Master Programme in International Relations.

Application deadlines

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Registration deadlines

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Aditional Information

Study Plan

Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 60
S1 Debates in International Relations CPRI 7.5
S1 Geopolitics in a Global Order CPRI 7.5
S1 Methodology and Transferable Skills CPRI; CA 7.5
S1 Opção I 7.5
China in the Context of International Relations CPRI 7.5
Contemporary Russia CPRI 7.5
Fundamentals of Organizational Behaviour G 7.5
International Relations of Middle East CPRI 7.5
Policies and Practices in Human Resource Management G 7.5
Public Opinion and Survey Research CPRI 7.5
Russia in Global Governance CPRI 7.5
Strategy and International Marketing G 7.5
Thematic Seminar I - The EU in the World CPRI 7.5
Topics of Economics of the International Corporation E 7.5
S2 Global Security CPRI 7.5
S2 Multilateral Cooperation CPRI 7.5
S2 Transnational Dynamics and Actors CPRI 7.5
S2 Opção II 7.5
Comparative Politics CPRI 7.5
Digital Marketing and eBusiness G 7.5
Diversity Management and Human Resource Internationalization G 7.5
Environmental Policy CA 7.5
Ethics and Social Responsibility in Management G 7.5
Innovation and Change Management G 7.5
Multilevel Governance CPRI 7.5
Policies and Practices in Human Resource Management G 7.5
Political Marketing CPRI 7.5
Power in International Relations in XXI century CPRI 7.5
Regionalism and Nationalisms in Europe CPRI 7.5
Russia in Global Governance CPRI 7.5
Thematic Seminar II - The EU in the World CPRI 7.5
Thematic Seminar II - The International Relations of Portugal CPRI 7.5
Year 2 60
A Dissertation or Internship + Report CPRI 60


A3ES Accreditation status:
Resolution publication date:
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Ef 2547/2011
Registry Date:
Accreditation validity: