|Study location||Hungary, Budapest|
|Type||Graduate (master), full-time|
|Nominal duration||12 months|
|Awards||MSc (Diploma is issued by The University of Buckingham, United Kingdom)|
|Tuition fee||€9,400.00 per year|
|Registration fee||€900.00 one-time
There is a one-time non-refundable registration fee of EUR 900 for non-EU citizens. This is paid to the university bank account before arrival to Hungary together with the 1st year tuition fee.
Undergraduate (bachelor) diploma (or higher)
First or second class degree
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
You can apply with scan copies of your documents, however you will present their originals to the university during enrollment (in mid-September or mid-February) and they (scan copies and originals) have to be the same documents.
Applications are accepted from the following territories (based on citizenship): World.
MSc applicants are required to pass IBS’ own English Language Placement Test that consists of a 100 minute test and an Orientation Interview.
If the applicant has a certificate of:
then the applicant is not required to take the written test, only the interview.
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
Please contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get a special template for this reference.
IBS offers the MA in International Affairs and Diplomacy by Research programme in English, leading to the Master degree conferred by its British partner, The University of Buckingham.
Students have to consult with their supervisors on the campus 12 times per year. At the end of the programme the viva voce examination is also held on the Budapest campus.
In an increasingly interconnected, globalized, and complex world, where the importance of multilateral dialogue and cooperation is ever growing, the demand for experts in the field of international relations and diplomacy is constantly rising. Research students will be encouraged to explore and engage with theories, issues, and processes connected with diplomacy, foreign policy, and international relations. The programme is especially relevant for applicants thinking about, or currently working in, diplomacy, international NGOs, and international policy and politics.
The Master’s by research programme offered by IBS allows you to pursue your own theories and ideas and contribute to research in your field. The emphasis of our Master’s by research programme is on independent research and one-on-one consultations.
IBS welcomes research proposals that match or are similar to IBS staff’s current research topics and/or fall within the potential supervisors’ areas of expertise. For a list of IBS faculty members with full supervisory privileges who are affiliated with this programme, please refer to the list below. (N.B. The list is not a comprehensive register of all potential supervisors as faculty from other programmes or faculty members without full supervisory privileges may request approval to supervise graduate students in this programme.)
Candidates apply online, sending in their supporting documents, and will be assessed on this basis by the Programme Director.
The programme does not offer systematic instruction to international affairs and diplomacy; instead, the emphasis is on independent research and one-to-one supervision.
During the programme there is a close working relationship between student and supervisor. While the final thesis must be an independent work, it is the supervisor who offers advice on refining the topic (if necessary), on primary sources, on secondary reading, on research techniques and on writing the final text (which should be not more than 40,000 words). The supervisor shall always be the student’s primary contact for academic advice and support.