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M.A. in International Relations, Security, and Strategy

Start Date

05 August 2021
End Date
31 July 2024
3 Years

Programme Fee (Yearly)

Rs. 3 Lacs

M.A. in International Relations, Security, and Strategy


Students are offered a number of elective courses from their third semester of study. A student can opt for a maximum of 4 electives per semester, earning a maximum of 20 Credits in the process.

List of Potential Elective Courses (subject to student enrolment)

  • Interpreting International Current Events
  • Multilateral Institutions and Global Security
  • Military Conflict and Deterrence in the 21st Century
  • Ethnic and National Conflicts in the Developing World
  • Foreign Policies of Developing Countries and South-South Cooperation
  • The China-US New Cold War and the Indo-Pacific
  • Transnational Crime and Drug Trafficking in the Americas
  • Climate Change, Migration and Human Security
  • War and Peace in the Middle East
  • Geopolitics of Southeast Asia
  • India’s Rise in World Affairs
  • Nuclear, Space and Cyber Security
  • Intelligence Analysis and Risk Assessment
  • National/Homeland Security-Institutions, Processes and Planning
  • Domestic Politics and their Impact on Foreign Policy
  • The Role of Leadership in Foreign Policymaking

Careers in M.A. IRSS

This programme is aimed at students and working professionals around the world who may be aspiring to join the diplomatic corps of their countries, serving diplomats, journalists, lawyers, civil society activists and other keen followers of geopolitics and foreign relations. Develop the analytical skills and a deep understanding of international policy that employers are looking for, and are in high demand in government, private and non-profit sectors.

M.A. IRSS graduates will be equipped to work in fields such as the Civil and Diplomatic services, Conflict Resolution, Area Studies, Political Journalism, International Justice, International Economic Development, Humanitarian Relief, Human Rights Advocacy, Political and Economic Risk Analysis, Public Policy organisations, CSR initiatives, academic institutions, think tanks, NGOs, media and political organizations. After graduation our on-campus students have joined organizations including:

  • UNDP
  • Brookings
  • Ministry of External Affairs, India
  • Amnesty International
  • BBC
  • Human Rights Watch
  • The Economist
  • Oxfam India
  • Indian Council of World Affairs
  • NITI Aayog, India
  • Wipro