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

Programme cohorts begin in February and September of each year.

The deadline for applications is August 25, 2021 for the September 2021 cohort. For applicants who would like to receive an early admissions decision, the deadline is July 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements & Process

The online 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.

All applicants will need to complete the MA IRSS admissions form. This application form will include basic details about the student, proof of identity, prior qualifications and a number of directed questions.

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.

Coursera does not grant credit, and does not represent that any institution other than the degree granting institution will recognize the credit or credential awarded by the institution; the decision to grant, accept, or transfer credit is subject to the sole and absolute discretion of an educational institution.

We encourage you to investigate whether this degree meets your academic and/or professional needs before applying.