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Private Master’s Degree in International Leadership and Negotiation Valencia - Blended

Be prepared to lead global initiatives for change and gain the negotiation skills necessary to positively impact your organisation and the wider environment. A recognised master’s degree by the United Nations, including for employment purposes.

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Master in Negotiation

The Master in Negotiation at Universidad Europea in Valencia is a 10-month programme designed to equip you with the skills to be able to adjust your leadership strategy to any given environment.

The curriculum of the master in global leadership is designed alongside our partner, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), and includes areas such as decision-making, negotiation, conflict resolution, and risk management. Many of those who complete this master go on to enjoy successful careers in politics, in diplomacy, and within large organistions, NGOs, and consulting firms.

Valencia 60 ECTS
Start: 18 oct. 2024 Title issued by Universidad Europea de Valencia
10 months School of Social Sciences and Communication
Private degree

Why study the Master's in International Leadership and Negotiation?

Gain the skills necessary to lead in your organisation and in the wider global community. Learn how to negotiate and manage in different situations.

An unique programme
  • This Master is the result of an alliance between Universidad Europea de Valencia and UNITAR, an institution that is part of the United Nations and is dedicated to training.
  • The Master in International Leadership and Negotiation is completely taught in English, and therefore many of our students are also international.
  • Our expert professors come from the diplomatic and academic fields as well as international organisations and have extensive professional experience in the subject they teach.
  • Strengthen your knowledge and training with a recognised master's that combines the best university education with the UN’s executive coaching. The sessions taught by the expert faculty are always accompanied by case studies that must be solved by the students.
  • Our master's also includes an optional trip to Geneva to get to know first-hand the UN's work at their own facility. You will also have the chance to participate in campus-based sessions for a week in June and network with professionals and colleagues at the Universidad Europea de Valencia campus.
Who is the programme for?
  • Students from the fields of: International Relations, Diplomacy, International Studies, Global Studies, EU Studies, International Public Law, Human Rights, International Economics, International Business, International Security Studies, and Defense Studies.
  • Government workers, diplomats, employees at international organisations, professionals in the field of Human Development and members of multinational companies.
What is the difference between an official master's degree and a Universidad Europea-specific master's degree?

In Spain, like in many countries, especially the English-speaking ones, there are official and non-official or university-specific degrees. The first ones have the recognition of their own State. The others are specific because the universities are responsible for developing the curricula and programmes and ensuring the quality of the studies with their prestige.

In Spain and other western and English-speaking nations, the recognition of a master's degree in the labor market is determined by both the prestige of the institution that grants it and the prestige of the master's degree in its own discipline. When hiring a professional, private firms often do not evaluate whether the qualification is an official or a university-specific degree, but rather the reputation of the program and if it offers students with the information and abilities necessary for the position they want.


I've been provided with a valuable tools through this program, focusing on areas where I already had confidence but needed some polishing, while also developing new core soft skills such as media relations and public relations. The program has taught me how to effectively engage with stakeholders and manage relationships, which are essential in today's professional world.

Alexander Borum

Master's student

Overall, the master's program has actually helped me secure an internship. The hiring team was very impressed with this master's degree and its partnership with UNITAR. I feel that this program opens many doors in the professional world for the future. Personally, I aspire to work at an EU institution. I am truly grateful for the opportunities this master's degree has provided me.

Marta Velasco

Master's student

There is a diverse mix of nationalities and backgrounds in the master, which is truly awesome. Having these different cultures and approaches adds great value when it comes to negotiation and leadership, and learning how to effectively engage with people. Joining this master's program has been a fantastic opportunity for me. In fact, it has prepared me well for my future career aspirations in high-level consulting within multinational corporations

Gonzalo Velasco

Master's student

Study plan

What will you learn on the Master’s?

Learn all of the techniques necessary to become a a sucessful leader and negotiator in differnent environments.

Syllabus structure

Introduction to Leadership - 5 ECTS

The Process of Decision-Making - 5 ECTS

Leadership Skills and Risk Management - 5 ECTS

Stakeholder Engagement and Coordination - 5 ECTS

Negotiation Skills and Techniques - 5 ECTS

Overcoming Negotiation Deadlocks - 5 ECTS

Conference Diplomacy and Multilateral Negotiations - 5 ECTS

Mediation, Conflict Resolution and Difficult Conversations - 5 ECTS

Training Workshop: Public Speaking and Media Relations - 5 ECTS

Transversal Project Presentation - 6 ECTS

Final Research Paper - 9 ECTS

Partner organisation

Our key partner on the Master's in International Leadership and Negotiation is the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.


Professional Opportunities

The Master's programme in International Leadership and Negotiation seeks to produce professionals capable of excelling as diplomats, United Nations officials and other international organisations civil servants, experts, consultants and advisors at organisations with international operations (NGOs, mediation organisations, consulting firms, etc.), international project managers at government agencies, etc.


Start your future at Universidad Europea

You can become a student at Universidad Europea in three easy steps.


Admission exams

Start your admission process by calling +34 961043883 or request information and our advisors will contact you.


Place reservation

Once you have been admitted, secure your place by paying the reservation fee.



Submit the required documents to formalise your enrolment.

Scholarships and Grants

We want to help you. If you choose to study at Universidad Europea, you will have the opportunity to apply for a wide range of UE and official scholarships.

girl student

Admissions to the Graduate School at Universidad Europea are open year-round, although registration in any of its programmes is subject to the number of spaces available.

If you would like to receive personalised advice from the Graduate Admissions team, you can visit us at our campus (Paseo de la Alameda 7 ), or contact us via:

Telephone: (+34) 96 104 3883

Email: postgrado.valencia@universidadeuropea.es

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Get to know the facilities and discover why Universidad Europea is made for you.

Our professors

Classes will be taught by professors with proven international experience in leadership, negotiation, and diplomacy.

  • Jorge Mestre
    Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and a Master in Global Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, University of London). Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. He has worked for over five years at the Council of Europe and as an advisor for conflict resolution in Eastern Europe. His lines of research are diplomacy, negotiation, and international sanctions.
  • Amine Mesdoua
    Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Politics and International Studies and a Master's Degree in International Relations, both from the University of Warwick. He has worked for over six years at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, developing complex capacity-building projects with governments, academia, civil society and the private sector.
  • Fernando Villalonga.
    Ambassador of Spain
  • Nicolás Pascual de la Parte.
    Ambassador of Spain
  • Anton Morozov.
    Diplomat of the Russian Federation at the UN-New York.
  • Petr Sich.
    Head of the Council of Europe Office in Moscow.
  • Javier Hurtado.
    President of the Democrat Youth Community of Europe (DEMYC)
  • Jérôme L'host.
    Senior Consultant UNITAR
  • Merixtell Martell.
    Founder and Director of Merience
  • Cindy Hancock.
    OD-ETDP Facilitator
  • Alexandre Tavadian.
    Head of NSPO/NSPA Legal Advisor Office

Academic quality

Universidad Europea boasts a wide range of recognitions that guarantee its academic quality. For example, it has been awarded the following prestigious awards: the European Seal of Excellence 500+, Quali-cert and Madrid Excelente. In the international QS Stars accreditation rating, Universidad Europea has obtained a total of four out of five stars. This external accreditation system determines the level of excellence achieved by universities in various areas. Universidad Europea has achieved the maximum score of five stars in Employability, Teaching, Facilities and Social Responsibility.


Internal Quality Assurance System (SGIC)

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Quality Assurance System

University regulations

Frequently Asked Questions

A masters in Leadership and Negotiation will allow you to develop many transferable skills that can be applied in different situations, sectors, and industries, so you can be a change maker in any organisation or company. The programme at Universidad Europea is designed for those who aim for roles in the international relations sector, working as diplomats or within the United Nations, for example.

Yes! If you study a masters in Leadership, you will gain valuable skills such as communication, learn how to negotiate and more. In addition, as an international programme, you will study alongside students from all over the world, offering you an opportunity to expand your professional and personal network.

The master in Leadership and Negotiation at Universidad Europea last for 10 months and consists of 60 ECTS. As part of the programme, you will work alongside our partner UNITAR, an institution that is part of the UN and whose aim is to train future leaders. In addition, you can also take part in a trip to Geneva to get to know first-hand the inner workings of the UN.

This master is focused on the field of international relations and the study plan is tailored as so. If you choose to study this programme, some of the subjects you will cover include:

  • The decision-making process
  • Leadership skills and risk management
  • Negotiation skills and techniques
  • How to overcome deadlocks in a negotiation
  • Mediation and conflict resolution