MSc in Digital International Affairs
MSc in Digital International Affairs
MSc in Digital International Affairs

Do you want to stay ahead of the curve in today's digital world? The Master of Science in Digital International Affairs (MSc DIA) might be the perfect fit for you! With a curriculum that covers everything from big data and cybersecurity to digital diplomacy and international law, you will be prepared to tackle the challenges of the 21st century. With an experienced faculty and a global network of alumni, you will have all the support you need to succeed.

The MSc DIA is a two-year full-time interdisciplinary programme on the digital transformation of international affairs equipping students with the knowledge and skills necessary to shape the international relations of tomorrow. The programme is organised in cooperation with the University of Innsbruck.

The objective of this new programme is to prepare its graduates for international careers with a focus on digital environments. To do so, the programme pursues two objectives: First, it seeks to enhance the students’ understanding of opportunities and risks which digitalisation has created in different, interrelated areas of international affairs such as diplomacy, law, security or economics. Second, the programme seeks to develop the students’ competence in applying digital technologies, including artificial intelligence, and methods for generating and analysing digital data.

This combination of understanding and applying digitalisation is unique in the global landscape of master programmes and will give graduates a competitive edge on the labour market. It will allow them to be innovative in a range of (overlapping) issue areas, including cyber-security, cyber-marketing, digital networking and artificial intelligence.

For more detailed information on the MSc DIA programme, please consult the information tabs and documents on this page or contact us. To apply, please visit our application portal at

Please note: Late applications for the 2024-26 DIA programme are still being accepted. (© Free-Photos auf Pixabay)

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In cooperation with

University of Vienna

MSc DIA Key Facts

Target Group: Professionals and university graduates of all disciplines and nationalities who wish to pursue a public or private sector career requiring a deep understanding of digitalisation in fields like diplomacy, law, security and economics

Language of instruction: English, with some optional courses offered in German and French

Start: September

Application deadline: 15 March (Late applications for 2024 still possible.)

Degree: Master of Science (MSc), awarded by the University of Innsbruck

Duration: Two-year full-time programme

ECTS points: 120

Tuition fee: EUR 14,700 (academic year 2024-25)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Tatiana Coutto (© private)

"Today, governments, international organisations and private actors require their teams to be able to cope with the economic, political, environmental and societal challenges of a hyper-connected and ever-changing environment. The interdisciplinary programmes offered at the DA provide students with a solid theoretical basis as well as practical skills that prepare them to analyse and address the complexities of today’s world."

Tatiana Coutto
Postdoctoral Fellow, Vienna School of International Studies


Martin Senn (© Andreas Friedle)

"Digitalisation has a profound impact on the practice of international relations and the practice of academic research. The Digital International Affairs (DIA) programme gives students a competitive edge in this digital transformation by providing them with profound insights into the nature and impact of digitalisation in different realms of international relations as well as with state-of-the-art training in digital tools, methods and data."

Martin Senn
Head of the Department of Political Science, University of Innsbruck