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Welcome to the M.A. International Relations Online:
Navigate Complexity


Are you looking for access to a global academic and professional network? Are you pursuing career opportunities around the world? Do you aim at understanding complex global issues?

Stephanie Thomson
"Two years ago I decided that I wanted to go back to university to study an MA. There was only one barrier: money. Did I really want to return to a life of Pot Noodles? [...]"
Read more about our current student Stéphanie's experiences:

The M.A. International Relations (IR) Online at Freie Universität Berlin offers you the opportunity to complete an M.A. degree (120 ECTS) for professionals while staying on the job. The program combines online study (90%) with in-house intensive seminar weeks (10%) and offers innovative learning tools in the field of global politics and regional studies.

The M.A. IR Online is taught exclusively in English by international faculty and experts. We offer a full-time option (2 years) and a part-time option (4 years). Wherever you are – just log in and get going. Use the flexibility of IR Online to become an IR expert and achieve additional qualifications for higher positions in governmental agencies, multinational corporations, NGOs, and international organizations.

The M.A. International Relations Online starts in October.

We look forward to welcoming you!

We welcome your application to the M.A. IR Online program. Please log into our application software and complete your online application form.


Our IR Online team is happy to answer your questions and to assist you wherever possible.

Kristina Klinkforth

Executive Manager Strategic Development and Curricula Design: Kristina Klinkforth

Email[email protected]

Telephone+49 (30) 838 55 476
Anja Peters

Program Manager:

Anja Peters

Email[email protected]

Telephone+49 (30) 838 59 267
Sabine Pag

Student Advisor: Sabine Pag

Email[email protected]

Telephone+49 (30) 838 54 033



New Option: Stand-alone Modules

We now offer you the opportunity to take individual modules from our M.A. programs IR Online and East European Studies Online.


"Cascades of Collective Action?"

New CGP-Working Paper by Florian Fischer on protest, social media and regime change.


Board Meeting in Berlin

The international board of the CGP came together to discuss achievements and challenges of the study programs. 


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