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Master International Relations (MIB)

Welcome to MIB! Here you will find news from our degree program and all necessary information for your MA studies in International Relations. Especially, your...


Application online starting on May 1!

Study International Relations at KU - among the "most popular universities" in Germany (StudyCheck.de) for the third time in a row! Get in touch with us for details about the English language track of our MA program. All further information can already be found here... International students should start preparing their applications already!

MIB Newsletter 2022/23

The MIB newsletter 2022/2023 is now available... Special feature on studying the MIB in English!

MIBPlus: Science and beyond

Career in defense and security? We talk about it on November 29, 2022...

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The Degree Program

The MIB enables you to obtain the "Master of Arts" (MA) with 120 ECTS credits in four semesters. Below you will find detailed information about the contents and the course of the degree program.
MIB Overview
MIB Content
MIB Course Program
MIB Structure

Module structure of the MIB:

Required component

The required component comprises 40 ECTS credits. Classes taught in English are available in each module and your internship may be in an English-speaking context as well of course:

1. Theories, Structures and Order in International Politics (10 ECTS credits) 

2. Practice, Strategies and (Policy) Fields of International Politics (10 ECTS credits) (

3. One module from the Master’s courses of Studium.Pro at the KU (5 ECTS credits)

4. Internship (15 ECTS credits) (min. 8 weeks)

Required elective component

The required elective component requires 50 ECTS credits. You can choose from 12 modules of 10 ECTS credits each. Please check whether classes in English are available:

1. Model United Nations (in English)

2. Constitutionalism

3. Comparative Political Science

4. History of Political Thought

5. Contemporary Political Theory and Philosophy

6. Peace and Conflict Studies (English classes available)

7. Recent History and Contemporary History (multiple selection possible) (partly available in English)

8. International Law (in English)

9. Advanced Sociological Theories (in English)

10. Advanced Process-Oriented Sociology

11. Advanced Methods of Qualitative Analysis

12. Advanced Methods of Data Collection

Elective component

In the elective component, you can choose 10 ECTS credits from the entire range of courses offered in the Master’s programs of the KU that are not subject to admission restrictions, or modules from other German or international universities.

Master thesis

With the Master's thesis, you usually complete your Master's degree in International Relations. It is worth 20 ECTS credits within the framework of your Master's program. In the Master's thesis, you are supposed to prove that you have the ability to work independently according to scientific methods and to gain substantial results on a research topic.

Our "Master Thesis Schedule" will provide further information. 

European Studies specialization

In cooperation with the department "European Studies" of the Université de Fribourg/Universität Freibourg in Switzerland we are pleased to be able to offer you a specialization of the MIB...

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Important documents

Documents on the course of program

Degree program description

Click here for the program description of the MIB (examination regulations from 2021/22) in English.

Internship certificate

The document to register and confirm your mandatory internship will be available soon.

Master's thesis schedule

All information on your Master’s thesis can be found here.

The document to register your Master’s thesis can be found in the following forms from the Examinations Office.

Deadlines, information and forms from the Examination Office

Click here for important deadlines, information and forms from the Examination Office.

How to Apply

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Information on the online application

We are looking forward to your application! This page provides you with all the necessary information.

Contact Persons

Head of the Degree Program and Chairperson of the Board of Examiners

Klaus Brummer
Prof Dr Klaus Brummer
Holder of the Chair of International Relations
Building Universitätsallee/Zentralbibliothek | Room: UA-101
Postal Address
Universitätsallee 1
85072 Eichstätt
Dean - Faculty of History and Social Sciences
Spokesman Political Science
Program manager of the Master’s in International Relations
Chairman of the Board of Examiners of the Master’s in International Relations
Office hours
By appointment
Please submit requests to the Board of Examiners at the following address:

An den Vorsitzenden des PA MIB
Prof. Dr. Klaus Brummer
Universitätsallee 1
85072 Eichstätt


Deputy Chairperson of the Board of Examiners

Building Universitätsallee/Zentralbibliothek | Room: UA-102
Postal Address
Universitätsallee 1
85072 Eichstätt
Member of the Faculty Council - Faculty of History and Social Sciences
Deputy Chairperson of the Board of Examiners of the MA International Relations
Member of the Examination Board of the BA/MA German-French Integrated Degree Program in Political Science
Office hours
by appointment via e-mail

Counselling and Degree Program Coordinator

Stephan Fouquet
Stephan Fouquet MA
Research Assistant
Room: KAP-117
Postal Address
Kapuzinergasse 2
85072 Eichstätt
Counseling and coordination political science
Office hours
By appointment via e-mail


Marianne Mayer
Marianne Mayer
Chair's Office
Room: UA-114
Postal Address
Universitätsallee 1
85072 Eichstätt
Office hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
10 a.m - 2 p.m.
or by appointment via mail
Working Hours
9:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 15.30