M.A. International Relations, Security, & Strategy | O.P. Jindal Global University


Learn with the only master’s degree in India to integrate international relations, security, and strategy into a single seamless master’s programme

The Master of Arts in International Relations, Security, and Strategy is the only online Indian master’s degree to combine international relations, security, and strategy into a single seamless programme.

Offered by the Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA) at O.P. Jindal Global University, this programme builds on successful best practices and pedagogies from the on-campus programmes, which have been in existence for over ten years. The university has been ranked as India’s #1 University in social sciences, arts, and humanities (QS University Rankings 2022), and JGU programmes are accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council and recognised by the University Grants Commission of India.

This degree programme is ideal for students and working professionals who want to build new career paths in civil and diplomatic services, conflict resolution, political journalism, international justice, international economic development, humanitarian relief, human rights advocacy, political and economic risk analysis, and more.

Graduates from Jindal School of International Affairs have gone on to work at organizations such as the Ministry of External Affairs India, Ministry of Human Resource & Development, India, Niti Aayog, FICCI, CII, Embassy of Lebanon, Embassy of Peru, CRY, Outlook, BBC, NDTV, Wipro, McKinsey & Company, Reliance Foundation, and Invest India.

What makes this master’s degree unique?

Dissertation opportunity

This programme offers a Master’s dissertation track in the final semester. This track is a culmination of research-based assessment of the degree programme, aimed towards helping students pursue independent and self-directed research projects.

Learn to decode complexities behind international affairs

In this programme, you will develop a structured and in-depth understanding of complex global events, and refine your ability to decipher them. You’ll learn to understand and evaluate international politics, transnational relations, and geopolitical issues with a holistic viewpoint. You will also have the opportunity to interact with classmates and faculty from developing and developed economies. This plurality of viewpoints will help you evolve your global perspective.

Learn from global experts

You’ll benefit by learning directly from distinguished former ambassadors, policymakers, diplomats, and national security advisors. This programme is taught by the best-known thinkers and practitioners of international relations at the Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA), and you will gain in-depth foreign policy insights into great power relations, geopolitics, geo-economics, multilateral diplomacy, negotiations and armed conflicts.

Earn your master’s degree without any background in international relations or social sciences

To apply to this programme, all you need is an undergraduate degree (in any field or specialisation) from a recognised university in India or abroad. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Tailor your degree to your career goals

This degree programme features an optional research track that makes it possible to tailor your learning journey to align with your unique career goals. There are over 15 electives you can choose from, including intelligence analysis, nuclear space, cyber security, climate change, migration, human security, and more.

What’s included