Pasar al contenido principal

Master's Degree in International Relations and Global Economy

THE MASTER'S DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND GLOBAL ECONOMY IS A DEGREE THAT PROVIDES KEY KNOWLEDGE RESPONDING TO THE CHALLENGES OF A GLOBAL SOCIETY, EARNED WHILE YOU UNDERGO A UNIQUE INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE AT THE London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

The Master's Degree in International Relations and Global Economy combines the expertise of ESIC University in Marketing and Management with the authority of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in International Relations. This unique combination of in-depth knowledge and multidisciplinarity will provide you the comprehensive training needed to meet the challenges of international markets that interact with geopolitical dynamics.

There is a growing demand in the labour market for professionals who can demonstrate knowledge of International Relations and Global Economics. International organisations, governments, multinational corporations, INGOs, and other actors are looking for employees who can understand and analyse the complexity of international affairs from an economic as well as political perspective. Graduates will be prepared for positions in diplomacy, strategic consulting, international trade, foreign policy, international development, and academic research". 

  10 months
 
  • Part Time
  Official Master

  Campuses

  • Madrid
  • London

  Language

English
 

Presencial

  60 credits ECTS

REQUEST INFORMATION AND WE WILL CALL YOU

Business Study Tour
EHL

The programme includes the international experience of a trimester in the prestigious academic setting of LSE Ideas, one of the world's leading research institutions in the social sciences.

 

¿Por qué estudiar?

WHY STUDY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND GLOBAL ECONOMY TOGETHER?

Why ESIC?

At ESIC we know that doing is the best way of learning. Our programme design is based on pragmatic components like tools, workshops, real-world cases, and the deployment of licenses so that you can access the labour market with the best possible preparation. Our MIRGE approach stands out for its many advantages :

HOW DOES ESIC RANK?

We are proud of the national and international recognition of our programmes. We are even prouder of the people who have made ESIC one of the best institutions in the world. The quality of the teaching staff, the interest from top employers and, above all, our students’ and alumni’s desire to excel, have earned for ESIC some outstanding recognitions:

#6

IN SPAIN

Universities Specialised in Business & Management studies

El mundo

#6

IN SPAIN

Regarding INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY

Forbes

#3

IN SPAIN

In terms of International Orientation: the university with the greatest, excellent, most significant focus on Digital Teaching.

QS

#10

IN SPAIN

Best Private Universties

Youth

LSE IDEAS Rankings

#1

WORLDWIDE

LSE Ideas as the best university affiliated think tank in the world

Think Tanks LSE Ideas

#45

WORLDWIDE

LSE Ideas ranked in the overall rankings of global think tanks (US and non-US)

Think Tanks LSE Ideas

#18

EUROPE

LSE Ideas ranked Top Think Tanks in Western Europe

Think Tanks LSE Ideas

STUDENT PROFILE: WHO IS THIS MASTER’S DEGREE AIMED AT?

The Master's Degree in International Relations and Global Economy is is for students who have just completed their undergraduate studies and wish to obtain a professional specialisation that will endow them with a deeper understanding of the global reality, teaching them how to choose the most appropriate entry route for their skills and preferences, in order to provide from the outset outstanding added value to the organisation they wish to join. It is also aimed at future researchers interested in developing a Ph.D. thesis. 

If you do not come from the field of economics or international business, this is not a problem, as the programme has two adaptation courses in the form of zero-year subjects (to be taken before the Master's degree) so that you can adapt yourself and integrate into the programme. 

perfil

Objectives Master's Degree in International Relations and Global Economy [MIRGE]

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE

ESIC University's Master’s Degree in International Relations and Global Economy is a pioneering programme designed for future global leaders. It combines rigorous academic training in international business, practical cases for study, and a focus on innovation an ethics. Aimed at developing strategic and leadership skills, this Master's is ideal for those looking to succeed in a dynamic global business environment.

  • Introduction to global economic governance
  • Economic systems and economic policies
  • Financial regulation and stability
  • International trade and trade agreements
  • Monetary policy and exchange rates
  • Sustainable development and the green economy
  • Foreign investment and multinational enterprises
  • Fiscal policies and wealth redistribution
  • Ethics and responsibility in economic governance
  • Introduction to the digital economy and Globalisation 4.0
  • Disruptive technologies and their economic and sustainable impact
  • Platform economy and sustainable digital business models
  • Digital transformation of economic sectors
  • Cybersecurity and data protection for a sustainable digital world
  • Socio-economic impacts of the digital economy and Globalisation 4.0 on the SDGs
  • Public policies for the digital economy and sustainable Globalisation 4.0
  • Ethics and responsibility in the sustainable digital economy
  • Introduction to sustainable development and global environmental challenges
  • International framework for sustainable development
  • Policies and strategies for environmental sustainability
  • Environmental impact assessment and sustainability
  • Green economy and sustainable financing
  • Environmental governance and citizen participation
  • Technology and sustainable development
  • Environmental communication and awareness.
  • Introduction to risks and crises in the international sphere
  • Geopolitical and economic risk analysis
  • International crisis management
  • Risks and crises in the business and trade environment
  • Assessment and management of global environmental risks
  • Cybersecurity and cyber warfare risk management
  • Ethics and accountability in international risk and crisis management
  • Introduction to cultural diplomacy and soft power.
  • The role of soft power in a country´s  influence and power projection on global affairs.
  • Theories and approaches in cultural diplomacy. Integration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into cultural diplomacy and soft power.
  • SDGs in cultural diplomacy and their impact on the promotion of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue.
  • Cultural diplomacy and the construction of national and international identities: Soft power and power relations
  • The use of soft power as an instrument of influence and persuasion in international politics.
  • Cultural diplomacy and promotion of a country´s/region´s/city´s "image".
  • SDGs in cultural diplomacy as drivers of sustainable economic development and tools to promote peace, justice and equality: Ethics and responsibility in cultural diplomacy and soft power.
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed methods research design
  • Advanced Data Analysis Techniques
  • Research Ethics
  • Artificial Intelligence in Research

Taught in London at the LSE.

  • Introduction to International Relations Theory
  • Realism and Neo-Realism
  • Liberalism and Neo-Liberalism
  • Constructivism
  • Feminism and gender in International Relations
  • Critical and Postcolonial theories
  • Theories of Globalisation
  • Ethics and responsibility in International Relations

Taught in London at the LSE.

  • Introduction to International Political Economy
  • History of International Economic Relations
  • International Trade Flows
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Globalisation and Economic Development

Taught in London at the LSE.

  • Introduction to the Geopolitics of Business
  • Geopolitics and Business Strategy
  • Regional Geopolitics
  • Energy Geopolitics and Natural Resources
  • Cybersecurity and Digital Geopolitics
  • Geopolitics and Business in Emerging Countries
  • Geopolitics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Geopolitics and Future Trends

Taught in London at the LSE.

  • Introduction to Foreign Policy Analysis and its Tools
  • China's Foreign Policy
  • China's Foreign Policy in the Global South
  • China's Bilateral Relations in Africa
  • China's Foreign Policy in Latin America
  • China's Foreign Policy in Asia Pacific
  • China and Global Multilateralism
  • China and International Financial Institutions
  • China's Foreign Policy and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Introduction to the Trilateral Connection
  • Bilateral Relations between Spain and China
  • Bilateral Relations between Spain and Latin America
  • Bilateral Relations between China and Latin America
  • The Trilateral Dimension: Spain, China and Latin America
  • Trilateral Investment and Trade
  • Culture and the Trilateral Connection
  • Challenges and Opportunities of the Trilateral Connection
  • Introduction to the Master's Final Project - GLO Lab
  • Definition of the Topic and Research Approach
  • Research Methodology
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Writing and Presentation of the Master's Final Project
  • Review and Evaluation of the Master's Final Project
  • ral Defense of the Master's Final Project

*Academic Structure is subject to change.

PRACTICAL ACTION

Imagine tackling global challenges with innovative and practical solutions! Our programme introduces the Glo Lab, a unique platform whereby our students' Master's theses can be converted into groundbreaking projects.
Glo Lab empowers students to apply their knowledge and skills to solve real problems in an international context. This is not just an academic exercise but an opportunity to create and a chance to make a real impact. Our students face challenges, from sustainability to technological disruptions and socio-economic upheaval, proposing viable and creative solutions.
What makes Glo Lab unique? The answer lies in its hands-on approach, with the possibility of collaborating with companies, NGOs and governments. TFM projects become real case studies, allowing our students to demonstrate their analytical and creative skills and their ability to implement practical solutions in the real world.
These projects are an excellent showcase for our students, giving them visibility to potential employers and a competitive advantage in the job market. Glo Lab benefits not only students, but also partner organisations, which gain fresh ideas and innovative perspectives.

The Global Connect Service is a unique and differentiating proposal that elevates the educational experience globally. This comprehensive service consists of three fundamental pillars:

  • Global Contact Network: Global Connect offers a platform to establish valuable connections with a worldwide network of professionals and experts in critical areas such as marketing, management and international relations. This network allows students to expand their horizons, create strategic alliances and take advantage of new opportunities in the global arena.
  • Exclusive Events and Activities: Within Global Connect, we organise a suite of events and activities that foster the mutual exchange of ideas between students, professor, and  invited experts guests. Events include conferences, panel discussions, networking functions and visits to international companies, which provide enriching experiences allowing students to establish meaningful contacts and learn from leading professionals.
  • Digital Networking Platform: We developed an exclusive digital networking platform to masimise networking opportunities. This tool empowers participants to share knowledge and experiences, and collaborate on joint projects. It also offers access to exclusive resources and content such as webinars, publications, and international job opportunities, making it easier to build and maintain lasting professional relationships.

Global Connect is not just part of the academic programme, but a bridge to unprecedented professional and personal development opportunities. It  invites you to immerse yourself in a world of international possibilities, opening doors to global careers and enriching collaborations.

TEACHING METHODS 

TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING BY ESIC

It is an innovative training ecosystem that lets you deploy your talent to the maximum and so develop professionally and personally. On your journey of personal transformation, you will get access to five pillars of support, with which to will underpin your learning experience: 

  • Business reality, brought into the classroom through case studies and practical activities.
  • The Soft Skills that are fundamental for your personal and professional development.
  • An expert teaching and business faculty.
  • A heterogeneous community of national and international students.
  • All the diverse areas and services that ESIC puts at your disposal.

 

 

The Transformative Learning approach helps you implement our innovative active learning method where the teacher puts you at the centre of the process and guides you toward practical and conceptual excellence. The aim is for you to acquire skills through the practical application of knowledge and tools.

The resources you will have at your disposal are as follows:

  •   Asynchronous support materials, videos, readings, etc.
  •   Self-assessment.
  •   Tutored application and feedback.
  •   Practical and experiential activities.
  •   An assessment system which combines demonstration of individual and group achievements.
  •   Tutored final project.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

The basic graduate profile of the Master’s degree in International Relations and Global Economy is a highly trained professional who is well prepared to perform effectively in a globalised and constantly changing environment. The several specific profiles focus on  areas of knowledge and competencies that are essential to seizing the challenges and opportunities facing the world of today.

  • Specialist in International Relations
  • Global economist
  • Foreign Policy Analyst
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Diplomat
  • Political advisor
  • Development consultant
  • Market research analyst
  • Project Manager
  • International Business Consultant

UDP – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNIT 

UDP

ESIC's Professional Development Unit comprises a team of professionals dedicated to promoting your professional career, regardless of whether you are studying in the classroom or have become an alumni. You can count on the UDP if you need to enter the world of work; they have their own employment site, although they also collaborate with international sites, fairs and career events.

With almost 4,000 work placement offers and more than 2,000 job offers, the UDP has an overall employability rate of 95% for students in the Marketing and Sales area and 100% in the communication area, among others.

INTERNSHIP AND COLLABORATING COMPANIES 

In the master's degree program, you will be in constant contact with working professionals from pioneering companies, either through workshops or interventions in the program. In addition, if you are looking to complete your training with internships, ESIC offers the possibility of contacting top companies in the sector. Among them we highlight:

The world is our classroom

ACADEMIC INTERNATIONAL QUARTER AT LSE IDEAS (LSE).

Experience in a Global Environment. Features the opportunity to live and study in London, a global centre of finance and culture. This experience opens up understanding of global markets and economic trends.

Based on international networking. The networking opportunities offered by LSE Ideas allow students to build an invaluable network of contacts with colleagues, academics, and professionals from diverse international backgrounds.

Diversity and International Collaboration. LSE's diverse milieu enables students to collaborate with and learn from peers from around the world, which enriches their  understanding of other perspectives and fosters their ability to work in multicultural environments.

ESIC IN FIGURES

At ESIC we talk about figures. These are what define us:

ESIC ACCREDITATIONS

More than 55 years of history means that we have institutional agreements and collaborations that recognise our quality as a business school. These are our accreditations:

ADMISSION PROCESS

We guide you through the whole process, advising you so that you choose the best options for your professional career. These are the steps to follow:

1 Request for Information

  1. You request information through our form.
  2. An advisor will contact you in the following 24-48 hours.
  3. An initial contact call will be arranged, followed by a consultation meeting to address any questions or concerns you may have.
  4. You have a second call where your doubts are resolved, and you are guided in everything you need. 

2 Documentation

  1. If the programme meets your needs, you proceed to apply. 
  2. You prepare the necessary documentation (such as university degree or certificates). 
  3. You write a personal and professional essay.
  4. You hand in all documentation.

3 Personal Interview 

  1. An interview with the programme director will be scheduled
  2. At this interview, you will be able to discuss any programme specifics you want to know more about, as well as any other questions you may have. 

4 Enrolment

  1. After the interview, your advisor will contact you within 24-48 hours to notify you if you have been accepted onto the program.
  2. Once you have been accepted, you have about 5 days to formalise your enrolment.
  3. Once enrolment is complete, you will be given all your access (virtual classroom, e-mail...).
  4. Our last step is always to congratulate you and to wish you the best for your studies.

TUITION AND FEES

Requests for information and your application is completely free of charge. Once you have been accepted, you have a deadline to pay the registration fee. This amount will be deducted from the final price of the programme.

THE PRICE OF Master's Degree in International Relations and Global Economy [MIRGE] IN madrid

Final price intake : 03/2025 € 29.900

inversion SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDY GRANTS

We prefer that money issues should be no obstacle to your reaching your objectives and getting trained for a future. Hence we offer you a range of possibilities to help you over this hurdle, with both our Scholarship Plan that we devised at ESIC, and schemes available to you from different public and private organisations. The scholarships and grants available are as follows:

  • • In-house scholarships
  • • National scholarships
  • • International scholarships
  • • Mobility grants for international internships
  • • Insurance and financial aid
More information

inversion FINANCING

ESIC has financing agreements with certain banks that offer preferential conditions for students enrolled in any of the School's programs. The specific rules and conditions of each of these agreements may be found in the Secretary's Office. ESIC helps you with the financing of your degree.

If you live outside one of the cities where ESIC has a campus and are looking for accommodation, we recommend companies and residences dedicated to student accommodation. Find the one that best suits your needs.

More information
flywire

ESIC has partnered with the Flywire platform so that you can pay your enrolment fees securely and conveniently.

More information

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Study grants will be communicated to you during the selection process. Our grants are adapted to each profile and date of enrolment. In addition, you can find out about the grants that ESIC offers as well as those offered by other public and private organisations.

Yes, there is a quota of compulsory attendance in the face-to-face Masters, however, you also are entitiled to a fixed number of unjustified absences.

ESIC AGENDA

Agenda

OTHER PROGRAMS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU

MÁSTER EN LOGÍSTICA, TRANSPORTE Y CADENA DE SUMINISTRO

The LOCS helps you carry out excellent supply chain management, from supply until the consumer buys or consumes the product.

More information

MASTER IN DIGITAL MARKETING (ENGLISH VERSION)

The MDM is an innovative program that is studied 100% in English so that you can strengthen your professional career with an international perspective.

More information

MÁSTER EN DIRECCIÓN FINANCIERA

The MDF is a program that offers specialized technical training in the area of finance, combined with the strengthening of managerial skills and general knowledge of business management.

More information