The Master in Global Affairs opens a new space for professional training and debate:


Start Month: September 2018

End Month: May 2019


Students who choose the program provided in Canada will receive the same official Spanish degree (Titulo Propio) from a fully accredited public university that will be recognized all over the world. Among other options, graduates are eligible to pursue studies at the doctoral level at URJC and other recognized universities.

Besides these advantages, students have the option of taking 2 months of classes in Strasbourg, if they wish. Additionally, students from Strasbourg and from Canada will study the same core courses during the first semester.




1. Democracy vs Rule of Law (30 h/c)Wealth and *Poverty Nations./The Rule of Law on the International Agenda./Democracy vs Rule of Law. Prof: Frank Emmert. IUPUI-IU.


2. Economy and International Development/Regional Economic and Political Integration (30 h/c)Prof. Daniel Gayo. URJC- Spain.


3. Globalization and International Organizations: Economic (30 h/c).Legal, and Policy Challenges. UN system; UE process/ Council of Europe/others regional organizations. Prof. Javier Esguevillas. URJC/IUPUI-IU.


4. Internationalization of Cities and Regions (30 h/c).International Action by Local and Regional Governments; Traditional Models and New Trends in the Internationalization Process of the Local Territories; Public Policies and Public Institutions Relevant for the Internationalization of Cities and Regions; Cooperation in the Public Sector: The External Action on Local Governments Renewal; The Real Impact of Cities and Regions in the International and Regional Agendas: the External Action of Local Governments. Prof: Victor Godinez. UNAM -Mexico


5. Diplomacy and Global Affairs (30 h/c). Prof. Adolfo Ayuso. Diplomat. SEM.




6. Comparative Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas (60 h/c)Prof. Doreley Coll. UPEI


7. Multiculturalism in the Canadian Context (60 h/c).Prof. R. Kurial, Prof. J. Velaidum, Prof. W. Rankaduwa, Prof. D. Coll. UPEI / Canada.


8. Critical Issues in International Development (60 h/c). Prof. W. Rankaduwa. UPEI/Canada.


9. Social Research Methodology and Thesis Writing (30 h/c).




Students are required to complete three courses in any one of the available concentration courses and two mandatory courses. (all courses under 45 h/c model).

Each concentration has one required capstone course and students can select the remaining courses from a list of designated electives, from January to March.

From April and May, students have the option to participate in an internship program, or they may spend the two months in Strasbourg, France taking classes on the European Institutions.




1. Imagining the Just SocietyProf. J. Velaidum. UPEI/Canada

2. A History of Immigration to North America. Prof. R. Kurial. UPEI/ Canada




Elective courses (not all courses are offered every year- the courses will be adopted by a decision of the Academic Committee, by a director proposal)


Behavioral Economics and Public Policy (45 h/c)

Business and Human Rights (45 h/c)

Challenges of Global Migration (45 h/c)

Civil Society at the Local, National, and International Level (45 h/c)

Comparative Competition Law (45 h/c)

Corporate Social Responsibility (45 h/c)

Council of Europe (45 h/c)

Democratic Theory (45 h/c)

Democracy and Rule of Law in Latin America. (45 h/c)

Doing Business in and with the Internal Market of the European Union (45 h/c)

Economic Integration in the Americas, Europe, and Asia Compared (45 h/c)

Ethics in International Relations (45 h/c)

European Union Law – Foundations (45 h/c)

Good Governance at the Corporate, National, and Global Level (45 h/c)

Human Rights in Europe (45 h/c)

Human Rights in Latin America (45 h/c)

Human Security (45 h/c)

International Commercial Arbitration (45 h/c)

International Criminal Law (45 h/c)

International Business Transactions (45 h/c)

International Energy Policy (45 h/c)

International Environmental Law and Policy (45 h/c)

International Intellectual Property Protection, Innovation, and Development (45 h/c)

International Investment Law and Practice (45 h/c)

Law and Economics of Energy Security (45 h/c)

Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights (45 h/c)

Political Economy of Transition – the Post-Soviet Union and China (45 h/c)

Post-Conflict Peace Building and State Building (45 h/c)

Public Diplomacy Between Law and Policy (45 h/c)

Strategic Management of Nonprofit Organizations in Int’l Development (45 h/c)

The Council of Europe in the 21st Century. (45 h/c)

United Nations – Past, Present, and Future (45 h/c)

World Trade Organization (45 h/c)




Students studying in Canada have three options for their final two months:

They can choose to research and prepare a final thesis of 50 pages (+/- 10%) under the supervision of one of the coordinators or faculty members.

Alternatively, students can opt for a practicum project. They will need to work for a minimum of 2 months for an NGO or an international organization and prepare a final report of 25 pages (+/- 10%) about the experience 

Additionally, they may spend the two months in Strasbourg, France taking courses on European Institutions and write a final thesis upon completion of these studies.





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