Master’s Programmes

The United Nations University (UNU) provides its master’s degree students with an unparalleled postgraduate experience. Master’s students are encouraged to undertake research alongside expert United Nations researchers in areas mandated by the United Nations University Charter. UNU students benefit from educational opportunities provided by the University’s global system of 15 specialized institutes.

UNU master’s programmes are open to both recent graduates of an undergraduate programme and graduates with several years of work experience. UNU currently confers a master of science (MSc) degree, which prepares students for advancement to a PhD programme as well as work at the United Nations and other international organizations. Applicants must demonstrate that they have completed an accredited bachelor’s degree programme (or equivalent) from a recognized institution of higher education.

Application procedures differ by programme and institute. If you are interested in one of the master’s degree programmes advertised on this website, please contact the relevant institute directly with any questions.