5 Master's Programmes
The Master’s degrees are accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Education and are awarded by renowned Barcelona universities:
234 Total master students 2020
New intake students
Part Time 1st year
in International Studies
Master's in Public Policy
Previous year students
Part Time 2nd year
Students by origin
Student profile 2020-21 (intake)
Netherlands & UK
by masters programme (intake)
Professional Internship Programme
internships in 2020
Total internships conducted
by IBEI students in 2020
In 2020 IBEI students completed internships in placements such as UNICEF Regional Office in Nairobi, United Nations Global Compact in Berlin, the Spanish MInistry of Defense, FIIAPP, ISGlobal, Sci Tech Diplohub, CIDOB or Metropolis, among many others.
At the beginning of 2020 IBEI launched a new online platform oriented to professional development of IBEI students and recent graduates.
They can find job offers and internship calls, a knowledge center and advice, or career guidance appointments, among others.
Career Skills Workshops
IBEI organizes several workshops and lectures as part of the Internship Programme. The aim of these activities is to improve your professional skills and to give you an insight into different job profiles of the International Relations, International Security, International Development, and International Studies sectors.
IBEI student Julián Andrés Villarreal Solano obtains
the REEDES Award to the Best Master’s Final Dissertation on Development Studies
For the third year in a row, the 2020 REEDES (Spanish Network of Development Studies) Award to the Best Master’s Final Dissertation in Development Studies was adjudged to an IBEI student.
The student Julián Andrés Villarreal Solano was awarded for his project ‘Citizen visible audits on the execution of development projects in Colombia: Do they make a difference?’ in the framework of the IBEI Master’s in International Development during the course 2018-19.
The dissertation evaluates the impact of citizen audits in Colombia between 2012 and 2020, seeking to investigate whether the mechanism favors the provision of services, and, consequently, produces a positive effect on the execution of development projects. It is a work with a micro, empirical orientation, and focused on a middle income country and that highlights the importance of local particularities and institutional capacities as determining factors in the execution of projects. The methodological solidity of the work and the good writing are also highlighted.
IBEI student Andréane Williams wins the third place in the IEMed Aula Mediterrània Best Master’s
Andréane Williams, student of the Master’s in International Relations, was awarded the third prize for her work “Micro-level motivations of combatants in inter-communal conflicts.
A look into the cases of Jabal Mohsen and Bab al Tabbaneh”. In the work, Williams studies community violence between these two neighborhoods in the Lebanese city of Tripoli based on interviews with 13 ex-combatants. It is of special interest, according to the jury, “for its analysis of the factors that generate conflicts between groups in the same place” and because “it constitutes an in-depth exploration of the circumstances that condition personal involvement in conflicts of this kind.” The Awards are part of the Aula Mediterrània interuniversity programme, which the IEMed has been co-organizing with different master’s degrees from Catalan universities that are dedicated to the study of different disciplines of the Mediterranean environment.