International Relations (MA)

Faculty: Economic and Social Sciences

Degree: Master of Science

Standard period of study: 5 trimesters for a master’s degree

Admission requirements:

  • general higher education entrance qualification (Abitur),
  • higher-education degree that was obtained in a relevant bachelor programme in due time and with a grade of at least “good” (2.5) or—in case of intensive study programmes—”satisfactory” (3.0) ,
  • successful completion of the officer examination,
  • temporary-career enlistment for 13 years in the career of line officer.

Language of instruction: German

Start of programme: beginning of October


The International Relations master’s degree programme deals with the complex relationships among the actors in international politics as well as with transnational policies shaping the relationships between different nations. The students are familiarised with prominent international relations theories such as neorealism, liberalism and constructivism. Essential issues include shifts in power in the international system and their consequences as well as conflicts, their causes and their peaceful settlement. The master’s degree programme focuses on imparting in-depth knowledge in the fields of global governance, international organisations, regions in the international system and the role of Europe in the world. The political science components are complemented by modules from the fields of transnational law/constitutional law, public administration and sociology.


Application forms are available at your nearest Bundeswehr careers information office. As a soldier, you have a lot of responsibility. Therefore, an in-depth counselling session will be held at the beginning of the application process. Contact information of Bundeswehr career advisors can be found online at Free hotline: 0800 9800880.

Advisory Services/Contact Information

Advisory services are provided by designated members of the academic staff of each faculty.

Dean of Studies Dr. Annette Jünemann
Telephone: +49-(0)40-6541-2783
E-Mail: [email protected]

Students who wish to study at HSU as part of a cooperation agreement with an enterprise, foundation, agency or other partner institute, and soldiers who wish to study at HSU within the framework of Bundeswehr Vocational Advancement, are asked to contact University Marketing:

Astrid Strüßmann
Phone: +49 (0)40 6541-3855
E-Mail: [email protected]

Susanne Killus
Phone: +49 (0)40 6541-3652
E-Mail: [email protected]


Letzte Änderung: 29. April 2024