The Master´s degree in International Organisations and Crisis Management is the only program in Germany and one of very few in Europe that focuses on the following three areas. First, you will learn about the goals, tasks, structures, cultures, and norms of international governmental and non-governmental organizations. Secondly, you will become familiar with the possibilities and limits of international crisis management, by which we understand the settlement of violent conflicts as well as the governance of issues such as pandemics, migration flows, natural disasters, and financial crises. Thirdly, we address whether and how international organizations (together with states and other actors) are able to overcome these crises, what problems of effectiveness and legitimacy may arise in the process, and how, sometimes, this plunges international organizations into crises themselves.
For this Master's program you need an undergraduate degree (Bachelor with 180 credit points) or an equivalent first professional qualification that meets the following requirements:
If you do not sufficiently meet any of these requirements, but your overall grade is at least 2.3 (approx. “good”) and your studies, curriculum vitae, and motivation indicate a particular fit for our program, you may also be admitted upon consideration of the following factors:
The acquisition of credit points in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods can be made up as early as possible and at the latest by the 4th semester.
You need to complete 120 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at https://www.uni-jena.de/en/ma_international_organisations_crisis_management
The program is, among others, characterized by the following special features: