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Master's Degree - Arts & Humanities
International Studies via distance learning
This Master's Degree in international studies explores the contemporary and historical issues affecting global societies, cultures, languages and systems of government, and the impact of the complex relationships between them. Understanding our world, as well as the ideas and beliefs of our neighbors and trading partners is important in today’s globalized world.
The Master's Degree online via distance learning provides students with specialized training. Students acquire practical knowledge and specific skills in courses related directly to the student's concentration. More info...
* 36 to 54 academic credits above a Bachelor's program.
* Duration ranges from 9 to 12 months.
* Program Structure: 70% textbooks + 30% project.
* Admission is open for adults over 25 years of age.
* Bachelor's degree or international equivalent (3 to 4 years of study) is required for admission.
Fees include all: Program of study, textbooks, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma, and transcript.
Cost per BIU earned postgraduate credit: 130 Euros (170 US$)
Cost per transferred credit from previous education and/or professional experience if required: 20 Euros (25 US$)
36 ... 54 Academic credits
Tuition Fee :Min. 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... Max. 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
"A good education should teach HOW to think, rather than WHAT to think." Deric Bircham, BIU President.
Payment plans are available upon request up to 36 monthly installments. More info...
International Studies via distance learning
36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
+ 60 Academic credits - International Studies Online
+ Other additional subjects
+ 13 Academic credits - Research methodology and final project or thesis.
+ 60 Academic credits: International Studies Online
BIU Earned Credits
Credits earned through the completion of academic work at Bircham International University (Reports, Projects and Thesis).
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).
Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course. More info...
University graduate level continuing education course.
Background in this field of study is recommended.
501INS - The UN & International Organizations
502INS - Global Political Economy
503INS - International Business
504INS - World Geography
505INS - International Studies
506INS - The Modern & Industrial Ages
507INS - Revolutions, Wars & Colonialism
508INS - History of the Middle East
509INS - History of the Far East
510INS - Comparative Politics: The West
511INS - Comparative Politics: Middle East
512INS - Comparative Politics: The Far East
513INS - International Trade
514INS - Comparative Historical Analysis
515INS - International Relations
516INS - East-West International Relations
517INS - International Conflict Resolution
518INS - World Politics & Globalization
519INS - International Law
520INS - Contemporary World History
Bibliography: International Studies via distance learning
The corresponding textbooks are included in the fees. Once the fee has been paid, the books may take between two to five weeks to reach your address. Bircham International University offices may inform you at any time of the status of your books. If the book is in English, the required report must be written in English unless you have requested to write it in other language and have gained Bircham International University authorization. More info...
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+ Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: Conflict Resolution - Diplomacy - Geopolitics & Geostrategy - International Business - International Law - International Relations - International Trade - Maritime Port Management - Military Strategy - Peace Studies - Protocol & Etiquette - Translation & Interpretation .
Other additional subjects - For example:
Contemporary World History
East-West International Relations
International Business Management
International Conflict Resolution
International Crime & Security
International Finance & Taxation
International Legal Procedures
International Protocol & Etiquette
International Trade Operations
Marine Vessel Management
Maritime Port Management
Remote Sensing Systems
Translation & Interpretation
War Tactical Intelligence
World Politics & Globalization
+ 13 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis. More info...).
Admission requirements: Master's - International Studies
Bircham International University distance learning degree admission requirements differ depending upon the Faculty and the major of study. There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, sex, beliefs and/or religion. A minimum of 30% of the total number of credits required by any adult degree program syllabus has to be transferred from previous education and/or validated from professional experience in order to gain admission. A maximum of 20% of the total number of credits required by the distance learning degree program can be transferred from professional and life experience. More info...
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About time: “I was in a hurry to get my degree. The efficacy of the learning system at BIU helped me achieve my goal in a period that I consider revolutionary. I was surprised to complete my degree and learn so much in that relatively little time”. More info...
Learning outcomes: Master's - International Studies
The following learning outcomes are compatible with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning and continuing education. The EQF directives facilitate acceptance of this course credits by many higher education institution. These learning outcomes are achieved after completion of this course with a passing grade. Better grades will demonstrate higher analysis, evaluation and critical thinking skills. More info...
EQF LEVEL 5. Applicable knowledge and problem resolution.
Outcome resulting from course content analysis and practical applications included in the report.
The student will discuss in writing the interrelationships between International Studies key concepts and will illustrate the contents with diagrams, charts, examples of practical application, and/or case studies. Several reviews and adjustments of the course contents will be necessary to meet the 20 to 35 pages report length limits and demonstrate a solid specialized knowledge of International Studies and its applicability in the professional field of Arts & Humanities. More info...
EQF LEVEL 6. Advanced knowledge and critical understanding.
Outcome resulting from course content assessment and its applicability to problem solving.
The student's ability to combine the different parts of the text and to form a new coherent and harmonic final report will determine the critical understanding of the subject and an advanced knowledge of International Studies. The student written report style, content, and structure play an important role in the assessment and applicability of the knowledge about International Studies to different Arts & Humanities decision making scenarios and problem-solving. More info...
Master's Degree - Arts & Humanities
International Studies Online
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Master's Degree - International Studies