Welcome to the M.A. International Relations Online

Join us on a journey where you will learn to face the challenges of globalization. You can stay on the job while gaining the knowledge, professional skills and network you need to become a leader in your field.


At the Center for Global Politics you will earn your Master's degree in International Relations Online in a convenient blended learning program at Freie Universität Berlin, one of Europe's leading universities. You'll do most of your studies online. Twice a year, you will join us in the dynamic city of Berlin for short in-house classes. This is where you will meet diverse range of peers from around the globe. We'll provide you with individualized guidance from our distinguished network of international faculty, headed by Prof. Dr. Klaus Segbers.


Whether you are seeking a broad education in Global Politics or want an in-depth Area Studies focus, we'll help you design a course of study to meet your needs. Choose full-time or part-time study and take advantage of our additional exchange programs and training opportunities.


Our training will qualify you for higher positions in governmental agencies, multinational corporations, NGOs, the media, and other international organizations. A Master’s degree in International Relations Online will set you in good stead to meet the challenges of tomorrow, today.


Learn to navigate complexity with us.

What others say about us

Reinhard Bütikofer

"The Center for Global Politics offers some of the most excellent and innovative programs in the field of International Relations in Europe. They provide students with the knowledge, key competencies and international networks that prospective decision-makers need in today's rapidly-changing world."

Reinhard Bütikofer
Co-Chair of the European Greens

The program of the M.A. International Relations Online is taught exclusively in English by international faculty and experts. Wherever you are – just log in and get going. Use the flexibility of International Relations Online to become an expert in international affairs 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.
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Innovative teaching methods

The world increasingly does not care what you know. Everything is on Google. That is why we focus on conveying competencies and professional skills such as negotiation and problem solution skills. This video introduces you to some of our innovative teaching methods.

In-house classes: Simulation games and design thinking

We look forward to welcoming you!

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

This is who we are

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

Student Advisor: Sabine Pag

Student Advisor: Sabine Pag

E-Mail: sabine.pag@fu-berlin.de

Telephone: +49 30 838 54 033

Program Manager: Anja Peters

Program Manager: Anja Peters

E-Mail: anja.peters@fu-berlin.de

Telephone: +49 30 838 59 267

Program Director Prof. Dr. K. Segbers

Prof Dr Klaus Segbers

The Center for Global Politics


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