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Master in Geopolitics and Strategic Studies

Graduate School of Economics and Political Science

Graduate Economics and Political Science School
Direction
Prof. Dr. Jacobo García Álvarez, Prof. Dr. Manuel Hidalgo Trenado
Language
English
Attendance
On-campus
Credits
90 ECTS
Campus
Madrid - Puerta de Toledo
Applications

Open

☛  Places available: 35

Departments
Social Sciences, Humanities: History, Geography and Art, International Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy of Law

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    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/21

    The Master in Geopolitics and Strategic Studies will be taught ON CAMPUS*. The schedule will be published shortly under the “Practical Information” tab.
    Students must attend in a Synchronous Online Teaching system the sessions that may be determined to ensure the prevention and social distancing measures in classrooms. All students must have the necessary equipment to follow classes remotely (device with internet connection and webcam. See Student’s Guide). Due to the restrictions in the use of computer rooms on Campus it may be necessary to take your own computer equipment for its use in the classroom.
    UC3M has a laptop loan program for students who need it.

    * Students that cannot attend to on Campus classes at the beginning of the academic year, due to difficulties or delays obtaining their visas, border closures, or similar issues, will be able to follow classes in a Synchronous Online Teaching system until they are able to arrive to on Campus classes.

    The Carlos III University of Madrid’s Master in Geopolitics and Strategic Studies is an official qualification with an academic and interdisciplinary orientation aimed at training specialists to understand and analyze the main trends, conflicts and challenges of contemporary world politics and international relations from a spatial, critical and integrative approach. The Master aims to provide solid and rigorous theoretical and methodological tools, as well as in-depth knowledge of global and regional geopolitics and strategic studies. On completing the Master, the student will be qualified to work as an analyst either in academia or in the sectors that require the expertise and skills of specialists in international relations.

    Apart from the opportunity to continue a career in academia, the Master’s degree offers graduates a wide range of professional opportunities such as: journalists and communication professionals specialized in international affairs; researchers in think tanks oriented to international, geopolitical and strategic affairs; civil servants in public organizations in the fields of diplomacy, strategic intelligence and national and international defense and security; employees of international organizations related to security and defense policy, international cooperation and development, resolution and management of territorial conflicts (e.g., EU, UN, NATO, OSCE, NGOs, etc.); analysts in companies and institutions specialized in political, economic and risk assessment at the international level; etc. In addition, the Master aims to offer professionals who already work in these sectors a unique opportunity to continue their training thanks to its specialized and cutting-edge program.


    🎥 │Master in Geopolitics and Strategic Studies

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    reasons to study Master in Geopolitics and Strategic Studies

     

     

    │THE MASTER IN NUMBERS

    • ☛ Maximum 35 students per class
    • ☛ Maximum 10 University scholarships of €6.000 to contribute to tuition fees for the 20/21 academic year
    • 100% of UC3M professors and 76% of external professors with a PhD
    • ☛ UC3M is ranked 34 in the QS Ranking Top 50 Under 50, which includes the world's 50 top universities founded over the last 50 years
  • CURRICULUM
  • FACULTY

    In line with its multidisciplinary approach, the Master's program brings together an outstanding group of specialists, mainly from the Department of Social Sciences (especially in the area of Political Science), Humanities (especially in the area of Geography) and International Law of the Carlos III University of Madrid.

    In addition, many external experts participate in the Master’s program, including, among others, professors from other universities and national or international research centers, as well as analysts belonging to think tanks and other renowned public and private entities in the fields of geopolitical and strategic studies.

    UC3M FACULTY

    • FERNÁNDEZ MUÑOZ, SANTIAGO
      Department of Humanities: History, Geography and Art
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Geography
      Brief CV
    • GAMIR ORUETA, AGUSTÍN
      Department of Humanities: History, Geography and Art
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Geography
      Brief CV
    • GARCÍA ÁLVAREZ, JACOBO
      Department of Humanities: History, Geography and Art
      Full Professor
      PhD in Geography
      Brief CV
    • GUERRERO LOZANO, VANESA
      Department of Statistics
      Visiting Professor
      PhD in Mathematics
      Brief CV
    • HIDALGO TRENADO, MANUEL
      Department of Social Sciences
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Political Science
      Brief CV
    • HUGUET SANTOS, MONTSERRAT
      Department of Humanities: History, Geography and Art
      Associate Professor
      PhD in History
      Brief CV
    • JALLOUL MURO, HANA
      Department of Social Sciences
      Adjunct Professor
      PhD in International Relations
      Brief CV
    • MANERO SALVADOR, ANA
      Department of International Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy of Law
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Law
      Brief CV
    • MANUEL VALDÉS, CARLOS
      Department of Humanities: History, Geography and Art
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Geography
      Brief CV
    • ÖZEL, ISIK
      Department of Social Sciences
      Visiting Professor
      PhD in Political Science
      Brief CV
    • PALACIO OTEYZA, VICENTE
      Department of Social Sciences
      Adjunct Professor
      PhD in Philosophy
      FUNDACIÓN ALTERNATIVAS
    • PUENTE LOZANO, PALOMA
      Department of Humanities: History, Geography and Art 
      Postdoctoral Researcher - Juan de la Cierva Incorporation Programme
      PhD in Humanities
    • RICHARDS, ANDREW
      Department of Social Sciences
      Visiting Professor
      PhD in Political Science
      Brief CV
    • TOYGÜR, ILKE
      Department of Social Sciences
      Adjunct Professor
      PhD in Political Science
      REAL INSTITUTO ELCANO DE ESTUDIOS INTERNACIONALES Y ESTRATÉGICOS
    • VACAS FERNÁNDEZ, FÉLIX
      Department of International Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy of Law
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Law
      Brief CV
    • VIAENE, LIESELOTTE
      Department of Social Sciences
      Principal Researcher ERC project RIVERS
      PhD in Law
      Brief CV

    EXTERNAL FACULTY

    • BORREGUERO SANCHO, EVA
      Associate Professor of Political Science
      PhD in Social and Political Sciences
      UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
    • CANO LINARES, ÁNGELES​
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Law
      UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS I
    • DEL MORAL TORRES, ANSELMO
      Lieutenant Colonel of the Civil Guard
      PhD in Public International Law & International Relationships
      Professor of the UNIVERSITY CENTER OF THE CIVIL GUARD
    • DÍAZ GALÁN, ELENA CAROLINA
      Visiting Professor
      PhD in Legal and Social Sciences
      UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS I
    • DURÁN MARTÍN, JOSÉ
      Commander of the Civil Guard
      Professor of the UNIVERSITY CENTER OF THE CIVIL GUARD
    • ECHEVARRÍA JESÚS, CARLOS
      Associate Professor of International Relations
      PhD in Political Science
      UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE EDUCACIÓN A DISTANCIA
    • MARCU, SILVIA
      Senior Scientist
      PhD in Geography
      Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
    • ORTIZ, ÁLVARO
      Chief Economist for China, Turkey and Geopolitics
      PhD in Economics
      BBVA RESEARCH
    • PARDO DE SANTALLANA, JOSÉ MARÍA
      Colonel of Artillery
      Analist of the Spanish Institute for Strategic Studies
    • PONTIJAS CALDERÓN, JOSÉ LUIS
      Colonel of Artillery
      PhD in Applied Economics
      Analist of the Spanish Institute for Strategic Studies
    • RODRIGO LÓPEZ, TOMASA
      Head of Big Data Projects
      BBVA RESEARCH
    • ROMANILLOS ARROYO, GUSTAVO
      Tutor and Consultant
      PhD in Geography
      ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE OF LONDON
    • TRILLO SANTAMARÍA, JUAN MANUEL
      Lecturer in Human Geography
      PhD in Humanities
      UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
  • ADMISSION
    • ADMISSION

      Application

      The request is made electronically through our application. Before starting the admission process it is important to consult the supporting information that we offer below:

      Admission requirements

      To be admitted to the Master in Geopolitics and Strategic Studies, candidates must hold a degree issued by a higher education institution in Spain or in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) which gives access to Master’s level studies in the issuing country.

      Holders of a degree from a university in a non-EHEA country may also be admitted to the Master without having their degrees recognised upon verification of the same education level by the University. This option does not in any way imply the recognition of the degree for purposes other than admission to this Master’s program.

      Students in the last year of their Bachelor’s studies may also apply for admission; their application will be considered upon confirmation that they have successfully completed their Bachelor’s studies.

      Priority will be given to students holding a Bachelor’s degree in social or human sciences, such as Political Science, Sociology, Journalism and Communication, International Studies, Global Studies, Economics, Geography, History and Humanities, Defence and Security Studies or other related Bacherlor’s degrees Nevertheless, any other applicant with a high motivation and adequate capacity will be considered. Moreover, candidates from the Diplomatic Corps, International Cooperation Organizations, Intelligence Services, Armed Forces, and State Security Forces who are in possession of a title equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree (including officers who have graduated from the General Military Academy, of the Academy of the Civil Guard, etc.) may apply.

       

      Admission criteria

      Admission to the program will be based on the decision of the Master’s Academic Committee, which will assess the potential of each candidate based on the following criteria:

      ADMISSION CRITERIA WEIGHTING
      Academic record of the student’s bachelor’s degree 50%
      Level of English language higher than at least the minimum required to gain access to the Master - (B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference )* 10%
      Professional experience 10%
      Qualifications obtained in core subjects to take the Master 10%
      Motivation, interest and letters of recommendation 10%
      Other 10%

      * Other official certificates that are usually admitted to demonstrate B2 level or higher levels in English, such as those provided by Trinity College London or the Official School of Languages of Spain, may also be accepted.

      If the Committee considers it appropriate, a personal or electronic interview may be carried out.

      Language requirements

      Check the general language requirements required to study a Master’s at UC3M, depending on whether it is in Spanish, English or bilingual.

      students with foreign university degrees

      Once admitted to the Master’s, students with university degrees issued by a higher education institution belonging to an educational system outside the EHEA, must provide, for enrolment, the diploma, legalized by diplomatic procedures or by means of The Hague Apostille. They must also submit the transcript of records, with the grade point average, duly legalized.

      More information about Legalization of Foreign Documents.

      If needed, documents must be accompanied by an official sworn translation into Spanish.

    • ENROLLMENT

      FEES *

      2020-2021 Academic year

       

      • Reservation fee: €800 (It will be paid once the student receives notification of admission to the master’s, and deducted from the first tuition payment)

      60 ECTS in the first academic year:

      • EU students: €7,800 (€130/ECTS credit)
      • Non EU students: €11,700 (€195/ECTS credit)

      * Pending approval by the Regional Government of Madrid for 2020/2021

       

      ✎│Programme’s fees


      NOTE: The enrolment fees do not include the cost of issuing the master’s degree certificate.

      Additional information

      • You may enrol on the master’s degree after completing the admission process and receiving formal confirmation of your acceptance.
      • When performing the enrolment you can choose between Full-time enrolment or Part-time enrolment.
      • The email address provided upon enrolment will be used for formal communications; students are therefore kindly requested to check their mail regularly.
      • Pursuant to the regulations of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, a student failing to pay any part of the fees will not be admitted and the enrolment process will be terminated. In cases of cancellation of enrolment due to non-payment, the University may demand the payment of the pending amounts for enrolment in previous academic courses as a prior condition of enrolment.
        No diploma or certificate will be issued if a student has any outstanding payments.

      ✎│Enrolment master’s programmes

      ✎│ECTS credits recognition

  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    UC3M GRANTS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021

    CALL AM01-20/21 * │ CLOSED

    For the academic year 2020-2021 a call has been published for a maximum of 10 grants for payment of the net enrolment fees for students accepted into the Master’s, with the following provision:

    • 10 grants of € 6,000

    To apply, you must have completed the application for admission to the Master’s.

     

    Application deadline: 31st May 2020

    Resolutions: February, April and June 2020

    📌 Published 2nd Resolution dated 19/05/2020


    * The number of grants and amounts specified in the Annex to the notice may vary depending on the conditions of the candidates who apply for them. They may not even be allocated if decided so by the Selection Committee for each programme.
     

    Grants

    ☛ UC3M e-bulletin (BOEL) in Spanish

    General information on grants and scholarships

    For more information on specific grants of interest awarded by UC3M and by other agencies or organisations.

    🎓 Grants to study a University Master’s

  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION

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    Material Resources of the programme

    Madrid - Puerta de Toledo Campus

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    complaints and suggestions

    General Registry Office

    Contact mailbox 

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    Employability

    Access to Employment and internships

  • PARTNERSHIPS

    COLLABORATION AGREEMENTS FOR INTERNSHIPS

    The UC3M has signed agreements of collaboration to allow students to undertake internships (the internship is not compulsory; it is one of the Master’s electives). Partner entities and institutions include the following:

    • África Fundación Sur
    • Amnistía internacional
    • Casa Árabe
    • Casa Asia
    • Centro de Estudios Universitarios de la Guardia Civil  
    • Centro internacional de Toledo para la Paz  
    • CSIC-Instituto de Economía, Geografía y Demografía
    • ESGLOBAL
    • Fundación Alternativas 
    • Fundación BBVA
    • Fundación Biodiversidad
    • Fundación Consejo España - EE.UU.
    • Fundación ESADE (EsadeGeo)
    • Fundación Mujeres por África
    • Fundación Real Instituto Elcano de Estudios Internacionales y Estratégicos
    • Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y Cooperación  
    • Observatorio Internacional de Estudios sobre el Terrorismo
    • Revista Política Exterior

    In addition, the renewal of the collaboration between the UC3M and the Ministry of Defense for internships at the Spanish Institute of Strategic Studies (IEEE) is expected to be signed in the coming months.

    The number of places offered for internships will be limited depending on the existing agreements. Likewise, the selection of students for internships will take into account the specific requirements and criteria stipulated in this regard by the respective agreements, which may include, among other things, adequate knowledge of the Spanish language.