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

O.P. Jindal Global University (MA IRSS)


Who is the M.A. in International Relations, Security and Strategy degree for?

This programme is aimed at students and working professionals around the world who may be aspiring to join the diplomatic corps of their countries, or pursue a career as a journalist, lawyer, civil society activist or other keen observers of geopolitics and foreign relations.

By enrolling in this online degree, you’ll be taught by renowned international relations academics, experts, and regional specialists who will bring their real-world experience to the virtual classroom. Gain the skills to move up the career ladder, or shift careers into diplomacy, conflict resolution, security analysis and intelligence gathering.

Study at your own pace, on your schedule, at an affordable price point from anywhere in the world.

Cohorts and Deadlines

Applications for Fall 2024 cohort are now live!

Admission Requirements & Process

The MAIRSS programme requires an undergraduate degree from any recognised university in India or abroad. The admission process will include a review of academic transcripts and a statement of purpose.

Program Requirements

Your personal information including name, phone number and permanent address.

You must enter the institution from which you earned your undergraduate degree. You may enter other institutions where you did undergraduate or graduate work. For each, please upload your graduation completion document or academic transcript.

A brief professional summary document including your work experiences, academic history, achievements and interests.

You can watch this video to know more about how to fill the application. We have also curated some tips on how to write essays here!

This course is open to students from all disciplines holding a Bachelor’s Degree: there are no prerequisites in terms of the courses undertaken at the Bachelor’s level. There is no maximum age for applications.

Documents Required

  1. Academic History - Degree Certificate or Consolidated Transcript
  2. Valid ID Card -
  • Indian learners: Aadhar Card / Passport / PAN Card / Voter ID Card
  • International learners: Passport / Govt. Issued ID Card

Important Dates (Fall 2024)

  • Applications Open: 22nd March '24
  • Deadline to submit applications: 30th April '24

Programme Schedule

The programme is offered in 2 cohorts: Spring (March) and Fall (September). Applications for Fall '24 are now live!

Not ready to commit? These courses may provide you with a preview of the topics, materials and instructors in a related degree program which can help you decide if the topic or university is right for you.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact online@jgu.edu.in.

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