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.

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)

International possibilities

At Linnaeus University, you have plenty of opportunity to broaden your international perspective. During the course of your programme, you can choose to study abroad through exchange studies to gain international experience. If you do, you will conduct part of your studies at one of our many partner universities around the world.

Also at home you can gain international experience. Many courses contain intercultural elements. For instance, in the form of course literature or guest lecturers from other countries. In your leisure time, you can get involved in associations together with students from a wide range of other programmes and countries, or meet international students through our buddy programme.

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More attractive on the labour market

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.

Studying at Linnaeus University is an adventure

Sayeh Ghaderi vid Linnéuniversitetet

Sayeh from Iran studies a master’s programme in international affairs at Linnaeus University and she finds it inspiring that the teachers and students are so engaged in their work.

I am proud to be involved in our society

Wazhma alumni from Linnaeus University

Wazhma, an alumna from Linnaeus University, was one of the first Afghan women to contribute to the digital protest #DoNotTouchMyClothes.

Växjö – the student city with a living campus

Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.

Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.

With its 90 000 inhabitants, Växjö is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Here you will find the famous Småland entrepreneurship spirit and a lot of companies, for instance within the IT industry – perfect for when you are looking for an internship position or a job. Växjö is also a picturesque city where you are always close to forests and water.

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