International Affairs, Master Programme

120 credits

The programme is intended for students who have an interest in business intelligence relating to international political issues, studies abroad and international placement.

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The Master in International Affairs (MIA) is a two-year full-time programme with a curriculum that develops the skills and knowledge of international affairs professionals with an interest in contemporary international changes and challenges. The main objective of the programme is to prepare graduates to pursue careers in international organizations, businesses, transnational civil society organizations, or within diplomacy. Programme courses are led by highly merited instructors with research and teaching interests in international and European affairs, international state and human security, international corruption and political economy, foreign policy analysis, human rights and sustainable development, and diplomacy among democracies and dictatorships. MIA also offers the opportunity to complete short- and long-term internships and a major final independent study.


After completed studies, you will have advanced knowledge and skills within the field of analysis and investigation, particularly in relation to business intelligence. This makes you suitable for advanced political and/or administrative assignments and investigation work, within the public as well as the private sector, nationally and internationally.


Master of Science (120 credits) with specialization in International Affairs. (Main field of study: Political Science)

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Mikaela in front of UD

Mikaela Gustafsson chose to continue her studies on the master’s programme International affairs in order to obtain a specialisation in her main area of interest and to be better equipped to reach her career goals. During her internship, she has also come to realise that she is now considered more attractive on the labour market because of her continued studies at second-cycle level.


Roughly 15 minutes with a bike from the city centre, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with the university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavour. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city centre and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!

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