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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

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☛  Places available: 30

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

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    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.


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    │THE MASTER IN NUMBERS

    • ☛ Maximum 30 students per class
    • ☛ Maximum 13 University scholarships of € 6.000 to contribute to tuition fees
    • 100% of UC3M professors and 60% of external professors with a PhD
    • ☛ UC3M is ranked 22 in the QS Ranking Top 50 Under 50,  which includes the world's 50 top universities founded over the last 50 years
  • PROGRAM
  • 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

    • DRULIOLLE, VINCENT
      Department of Social Sciences
      Assistant Professor
      PhD in Political Science
    • FERNÁNDEZ LIESA, CARLOS
      Department of International Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy of Law
      Full Professor
      PhD in Law
    • FERNÁNDEZ MUÑOZ, SANTIAGO
      Department of Humanities: History, Geography and Art
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Geography
    • FISHMAN, ROBERT
      Department of Social Sciences
      Full Professor (Programme CONEX-Marie Curie)
      PhD in Sociology
    • GAMIR ORUETA, AGUSTÍN
      Department of Humanities: History, Geography and Art
      Assistant Professor
      PhD in Geography
    • GARCÍA ÁLVAREZ, JACOBO
      Department of Humanities: History, Geography and Art
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Geography
    • HIDALGO TRENADO, MANUEL
      Department of Social Sciences
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Political Science
    • HUGUET SANTOS, MONTSERRAT
      Department of Humanities: History, Geography and Art
      Associate Professor
      PhD in History
    • JALLOUL MURO, HANA
      Department of Social Sciences
      Adjunct Professor
      PhD in International Relations
    • JIMÉNEZ RECAREDO, RAUL
      Department of Statistics
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Mathematics
    • MANERO SALVADOR, ANA
      Department of International Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy of Law
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Law
    • MANUEL VALDÉS, CARLOS
      Department of Humanities: History, Geography and Art
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Geography
    • MORALES MATOS, GUILLERMO
      Department of Humanities: History, Geography and Art
      Emeritus Professor
      PhD in Geography
    • ÖZEL, ISIK
      Department of Social Sciences
      Visiting Professor
      PhD in Political Science
    • PALACIO OTEYZA, VICENTE
      Department of Social Sciences
      Adjunct Professor
      PhD in Philosophy
      FUNDACIÓN ALTERNATIVAS
    • RICHARDS, ANDREW
      Department of Social Sciences
      Visiting Professor
      PhD in Political Science
    • SÁNCHEZ CUENCA, IGNACIO
      Department of Social Sciences
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Sociology
    • 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

    EXTERNAL FACULTY

    • BORREGUERO SANCHO, EVA
      Associate Professor of Political Science
      UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
    • CARRASQUERO AUMAÎTRE, JOSÉ VICENTE
      Consultant
      Retired Professor of Political Science
      Universidad Simón Bolívar (Venezuela)
    • DEL MORAL TORRES, ANSELMO
      Lieutenant Colonel of the Civil Guard
      Professor of the University Center of the Civil Guard
    • ECHEVARRÍA JESÚS, CARLOS
      Associate Professor of International Relations
      UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE EDUCACIÓN A DISTANCIA
    • MARCU, SILVIA
      Senior Scientist
      Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
    • ORTIZ, ÁLVARO
      Chief Economist for China, Turkey and Geopolitics
      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
      Analist of the Spanish Institute for Strategic Studies
    • PUENTE LOZANO, PALOMA
      Adjunct Professor
      UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICIA DE COMILLAS-ICADE
    • RODRIGO LÓPEZ, TOMASA
      Head of Big Data Projects
      BBVA RESEARCH
    • ROMANILLOS ARROYO, GUSTAVO
      Tutor and Consultant
      ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE OF LONDON
    • TRILLO SANTAMARÍA, JUAN MANUEL
      Acting Professor of Geography
      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

      You can check the language requirements of the generic language required to study for a Master at UC3M, depending on whether it is in Spanish, English or bilingual.

      Foreign students

      Once admitted to the Master, foreign students with university degree issued by a higher education institution belonging to an educational system outside the EEES must present, for enrollment, the diploma attesting to equivalent training that allows access to postgraduate studies, legalized by diplomatic procedures, or “The Hague Convention Apostille”. More information about Legalization of Documents.

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

    • ENROLLMENT

      Program Price *

      Course 2018-2019

       

      • Reservation fee: €800 (It will be paid once the student receives notification of admission to the master, 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)
         

      Financial aid/scholarships

       

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      * The price of enrollment does not include in any case the rate of expedition of the Master Degree Certificate.

      Additional information

      • You can register on the Master’s degree program when you have finished the application admission process and you have received your acceptance.
      • When performing the enrollment you can choose between  Full-time enrollment or Part-time enrollment.
      • The email address which the University provides to the student upon enrollment will be used principally for communications with said student. For this reason, it is essential that it be actualized and periodically consulted.
      • Failure to make payment shall result in non-admission or termination of enrollment according to that established by the University. In case of annulment of registration because of failure to make payment, Universities can demand payment for previous enrollment in earlier academic years as a previous condition for enrollment.
        Universities shall not issue a diploma or certificate when a student has payments of any kind pending.

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  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    UC3M Scholarships for the Year 2018/2019 *

    CALL AM01-18/19

    For the academic year 2018-19 has been published a call for a maximum of 13 grants for payment of the net enrollment rates for students accepted into the Master, with the following provision:

    • 13 grants of € 6,000

    Application deadline: 31st May 2018.

    Two possible resolutions: March or June 2018.

    ☛ Published 1st Partial Resolution dated 04/06/2018

    ☛ Published 1st Final Resolution dated 06/27/2018


    The number of grants and amounts specified in the Annex to the notice, may vary depending on the conditions of the candidates who apply to them, can be even deserted as assessed by the Selection Committee for each program.


    Financial aid/scholarships

    » Electronic Bulletin of the UC3M (BOEL)

    General Information about grants and scholarships

    You can find more information about scholarships of UC3M and other agencies or entities.

    Financial aid/scholarships for graduate programs

  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION

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    Calendario académico

    Calendario 2018-2019 Postgrado

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    PROGRAM COURSE SCHEDULE

    Direct access to timetable (Academic Year 2018/2019)

    For the Academic Year 2018/19 the classes will be timetabled in the AFTERNOON.

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    VIRTUAL SECRETARIAT

    Access to Virtual Secretariat

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    Material Resources of the program

    Material Resources of Madrid - Puerta de Toledo Campus

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    complaints and suggestions

    General Registry Office

    OPINA system

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    Employability

    Acces 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:

    • Fundación Real Instituto Elcano de Estudios Internacionales y Estratégicos
    • Centro internacional de Toledo para la Paz
    • Fundación Alternativas
    • Casa Árabe
    • Casa Asia
    • Fundación BBVA
    • Analistas Financieros Internacionales
    • Amnistía internacional
    • Fundación Ecología y Desarrollo
    • Instituto Cervantes
    • FIIAPP (Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas)
    • Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales

    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.