Master of Arts in International Relations offers a three-semester Master’s Program in International Relations. The Program is an advanced study in international relations covering three main concetrations: International Politics (IP), International Development and Cooperation (IDC), and International Peace Studies (IPS).

International Politics (IP)

This IP concentration to explore issues and concepts related with important topics like, international security, diplomacy, foreign policy, international regime, and international law. As

the oldest field of interest in international relations, international politics seek to understand diverse contemporary contexts and the develop international norms. The complexities of the current global politics requires a distinctive perspective as to parallel with these newly emerging trend of “cosmopolitanism” in contemporary world politics.

International Development and Cooperation (IDC)

The IDC concentration is designed to delve into the enhancement of issues and concepts, international development and cooperation which include interesting topics, such as global political economy, politics of trade and investment, global value chain, legal frameworks for international cooperation, and business diplomacy. These subjects of interest in IDC are prepared to adopt a range of norms and ethics embodied in more recent trends towards a fair and civilized international development. The IDC is therefore settled on the effort to incorporate both the spirits of progress and growth with the values of fairness and civility in the realm of international development.

International Peace Studies (IPS)

The IPS concentration is created to look at issues and concepts, related with peace more deeply. Important topics under IPS  concentration include how people confront with the issue of peace and war or other global security threats and finally how globally enhancing norms (such as gender, human security and international humanitarian law) affect and help shape those peace-building processes at the international level.


Structure of the Curriculum

Course Plan

Semester 1 18 credits for required courses
Semester 2

15 credits for concentration

3 credits for thesis preparation

Semester 3 9 credits for thesis


Total credits that must be completed for the degree: 45

List of required courses

Semester 1 Perspectives in Global Politics 3 credits
Semester 1 Diplomacy 3 credits
Semester 1 International Security 3 credits
Semester 1 Global Political Economy 3 credits
Semester 1 Foundations in Peace Studies 3 credits
Semester 1 Research Methods 3 credits

Thesis preparation

Semester 2 Workshop for Thesis Preparation 3 credits



Semester 3 Thesis 9 credits


Student must take one particular specialization by taking 15 credits and conducting a thesis in line with concentration a student has decided.

List of Concentration

International Politics (IP)

Courses Number of Credits
1.       Cosmopolitanism and International Norms 3
2.       International Regime 3
3        Seminar on Contemporary Global Issues 3
4        Politics of International Law 3
5        Seminar on Contemporary Indonesian Foreign Policy 3

International Development and Cooperation (IDC)

Courses Number of Credits
1.      Ethics and Development 3
2.      Politics of Trade and International Investment 3
3.      Global Value Chain 3
4.      Legal Framework for International Development Cooperation 3
5.      Seminar on Contemporary International Development and Cooperation 3

International Peace Studies (IPS)

Courses Number of Credits
1.      International Peace Operation 3
2.      Gender, Identity and International Peace 3
3.      Human Security and International Peace 3
4.      International Humanitarian Law 3
5.      Seminar on International Peace Studies 3