The Master in Global Affairs is opening its doors to incoming students. This program was designed by the University Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid, Spain).
The Master in Global Affairs integrates rigorous coursework under the supervision of a multi-disciplinary faculty. Students will have the support of policymakers, members of international courts, members of NGOs, and with an international network of students. We are proud of our strong partnership with the UN under the United Nations Academic Impact program.
CHARLOTTETOWN (CANADA), MADRID (SPAIN) AND STRASBOURG (FRANCE)
The program will be held in Charlottetown (Canada), Madrid (Spain) and Strasbourg (France) (check our Calendar for more information). Additionally, and owing to our commitment to the students in showing the insights of the European institutions, our classes will be complemented by numerous public meetings and forums held in Strasbourg by the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights, and the European Parliament. Furthermore, the MGA program includes a multi-day course on Regional Economic and Political Integration taught by Prof. Juan Flores, which will take place in Geneva (Switzerland).
The classes and program structure in Canada will provide to the students with deeper knowledge about ethnic minority rights and equality, completing their global vision. While the classes and study structure in Europe (Madrid and Strasbourg) will focus on the work of European institutions and the protection of human rights in Europe.
The two modalities the MGA offers its students will be developed in the following way:
Course structure for the European Modality:
Semester 1: Madrid, Spain (September, October) and Strasbourg, France (November, December).
Semester 2: Prince Edward Island, Canada (February-April) + internship/thesis period (May – location will depend on the student’s project).
Course structure for the Canadian Modality:
Semester 1: Prince Edward Island, Canada (September-December)
Semester 2: Madrid, Spain (January-February), and Strasbourg, France (March-April) + internship/thesis period (May – location will depend on the student’s project).
As part of the Academic Requirements to get the grade, the master in Global Affairs program will offer the students different options to have a professional experience in the international field.
The objective of the internship program is to give the students a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working on different international organizations, NGOs and important private sector organizations.
Students will be given real-life opportunity chance to work as part of an organization — teams, working directly with outstanding and inspiring career professionals and senior management, participating in meetings, and contributing with reports and analysis about different topics.
As a student entering the world of diplomacy and public policy, an internship could be the necessary start.
Some of our students have been placed in a varied of internship programs, depending on their own interests and goals: United Nations Found Population Program (New York), National Council for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Mexico City), Spanish Committee for UNICEF (Madrid), Council on International Law and Politics (Chicago, Strasbourg), Research project for Fair Trade in Mexico (Strasbourg, Brussels).