Higher education | International Relations Studies | IE-EI
Master  >  Teaching Methods / Skills and Competences


Our programmes are designed to offer a teaching method which is academic and at the same time directed towards the professional world. We aim to give students the ability to enter into dialogue with decision-makers from both the economic and the political world, stakeholders, diplomats as well as officials from international and European organisations.

This broad outlook is made possible by the wide variety of our lecturers, the visits organised to different European countries and our relationship with our carefully selected international partners. Our in-house panel of experts contributes to the rich content of the modules.


The international composition of our groups enables our students to gain maximum advantage from participating each year in various role games to enhance their understanding of problems of collective action and the art of negotiation in different environments such as the EU, the UN and federal states.

Research for the thesis at the end of the programme will enable students to delve into a specific subject in more detail and acquire important skills for the job market.

In our documentation centre, reviews, books and a great number of electronic resources are at the students’ disposal. Our lectures are accompanied by an online learning management system, facilitating communication between students, lecturers and staff.


Among the skills and competences which students will acquire over the academic year are the following:

  • Negotiating in an international context
  • Drafting position papers, policy recommendations, syntheses
  • Designing, planning, proposing and managing an international project (Project cycle management)
  • Defending the position of an organisation
  • Following the legislative process in the European Union