Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR)

This program is delivered in Indonesian language.


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 concentrations: 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 courses and 3 credits for thesis preparation.
  • Semester 3: 9 Credits for thesis.

Total credits that must be completed for the degree: 45


Required Courses

All students must take required courses offered in the 1st (first) semester.

Courses Credits
Perspectives in Global Politics 3 (three)
Diplomacy 3 (three)
Research Methods 3 (three)
International Security 3 (three)
Global Political Economy 3 (three)
Foundation in Peace Studies 3 (three)

All students must take thesis preparation course, available in the 2nd (second) semester.

Course Credits
Workshop for Thesis Preparation 3 (three)


All students must take thesis, available in the 3rd (third) semester.

Course Credits
Thesis 9 (nine)


Concentration Courses

Students must take one specialization by taking 15 credits and conducting a thesis in line with concentration that they have decided. All concentration courses will be offered in the 2nd (second) semester.

Cross-Concentration Courses
Course Credits
Selected Topics in International Relations 3 (three)


Concentration I: International Politics (IP)
Courses Credits
Cosmopolitanism and International Norms 3 (three)
International Regime 3 (three)
Seminar on Contemporary Global Issues 3 (three)
Politics of International Law 3 (three)
Seminar on Contemporary Indonesian Foreign Policy 3 (three)
Concentration II: International Development and Cooperation (IDC)
Courses Credits
Ethics and Development 3 (three)
Global Value Chain 3 (three)
Politics of Trade and International Investment 3 (three)
Legal Framework for International Development Cooperation 3 (three)
Seminar on Contemporary International Development and Cooperation 3 (three)


Concentration III: International Peace Studies (IPS)
Courses Credits
International Peace Operation 3 (three)
Gender, Identity, and International Peace 3 (three)
Human Security and International Peace 3 (three)
International Humanitarian Law 3 (three)
Seminar on International Peace Studies 3 (three)

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