Due to the program’s focus on research, almost half of our graduates continue their career in academia, e.g. in PhD programs or as research associates. Others start working in private business, government institutions or non-governmental organizations.
Position after completion of the program: European Campaign Fellow at Global Zero – An International Campaign for a World Without nuclear Weapons”The MA International Relations program has provided me through its multidisciplinary approach and international character with the necessary analytical and intercultural skills to pursue a career path in the field of international relations. It has especially enhanced my problem solving skills and prepared me to better understand the global challenges we are facing today.”
Position after completion of the program: Consultant, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young Baltic”The MA in International Relations from Jacobs University and the University of Bremen is an excellent program which helped me develop analytic and writing skills. The competent and dedicated faculty along with co-students from all over the world made the two years intellectually challenging and mind-broadening. Even though the progam is designed to suit best those who seek to pursue a career in academia due to its strong emphasis on research methods and various theories, it has enabled me to start a career in management consulting.”
Position after completion of the program: Research Associate at the Collaborative Research Center 597: Transformations of the State”The Master in International Relations is a very good choice for those aiming for a career in academia. It provided me with an excellent understanding of various research methods and theories applied and developed in the field of social science. The program has enabled me to conduct methodologically sound research cutting across different fields of political science and was definitely a good starting point for a hopefully successful career in academia.”
Position after completion of the program: Programme Development Officer for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Islamabad, Pakistan”The MA International Relations programme sharpened my analytical abilities and trained me with the right quantitative and qualitative tools to strategize and implement rule of law and public health programmes in a challenging environment. Research and baseline development are necessary for evidence-based programming and my academic background gives me a definite edge in the professional environment.”
Position after completion of the program: Reading for a DPhil in International Relations at Nuffield College, University of Oxford”The MA International Relations offers an excellent foundation for those pursuing academic or research careers. It provides its graduates with social theoretic tools useful for conceptualising global governance and the quantitative and qualitative methods with which to evaluate them. The shared, structured programme presents international groups of students with diverse opportunities to broaden and develop their thinking in and out of the classroom, and course instructors encourage students to tailor assignments to their own interests or discover new ones.”
Position after completion of the program: Doctoral Student (IR track), Central European University, Budapest, Hungary / Visiting Research Fellow, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals”The M.A. IR program offers a solid basis for research in a variety of sub-fields, due to its its interdisciplinary character with classes from Political Theory, Political Economy, and International Law. I felt very well prepared for the course component of the doctoral program I am currently enrolled in. In addition, I am sure the program contributed to my successful applications to a variety of doctoral programs across Europe.”
Alumni Association at Jacobs University
If you are interested to find out more about where our students are going after completing their degrees, the Alumni Association website gives you plenty of information!