University of Edinburgh

College of Humanities and Social Science

Master of International Affairs


Old College

South Bridge

Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9YL

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Masters in International Affairs

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of International Affairs (MIA) is an advanced 15-month program suited to ambitious graduates looking for a launch-pad into international affairs or policy making roles. Based within the Academy of Government at the University of Edinburgh, you’ll work alongside leading researchers and practitioners as you develop the skills necessary to critically evaluate policy issues, processes, and implementation. This program is both practical and practice-oriented. As a student you’ll benefit from a series of talks and lectures from policy-makers working at the heart of government. You’ll gain hands on experience through a 3-month placement with a policy-focused organisation. And you’ll take part in a range of professional development workshops focused on skills such as negotiating, communicating with impact, and writing effectively. The MIA is a recognized professional qualification. The combination of academic excellence and practical experience ensure that MIA graduates are well placed for careers in international organizations, research institutes, think tanks, consulting firms, NGOs, government, party politics, and advocacy/lobbying organizations, amongst others. The University of Edinburgh The University of Edinburgh is ranked within the world’s top 20. It is home to the Academy of Government which hosts some of the world’s leading researchers and analysts working on government at Scottish, UK, European and global levels. Their work covers key policy challenges our societies need to confront: on health, education and welfare, on the environment, energy and climate change, on international security and international development.



International Student Requirements:

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English. IELTS total 7.0 (at least 6.5 in each module) TOEFL-iBT: Total 100 (at least 23 in each module) PTE(A): Total 67 (at least 61 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections) CPE Grade B; CAE Grade A

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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