The world in this new century is increasingly international. This is an ideal major for students who are interested in combining the breadth of global knowledge offered by international relations coursework and the skills acquired in business courses. You will learn to recognize, analyze and evaluate the role of major players, structures, and processes in business and politics.
Duration: Six semesters/three years (Summer Fast Track option available)
Credits: 192 ECTS/140 CH
Start Dates: October, February, June, August
Locations: Barcelona, Munich, Geneva, Montreux
Teaching Language: English
Campus Exchange Programs: You can transfer to any of the four main campuses after any completed semester. We also have exchange programs with a long list of other universities around the world. Please see the list of our partners.
Double Degrees: When studying an undergraduate degree at European University you can also obtain:
Internships: EU has departments on each campus to help students procure internships.
A degree in International Relations can lead to a wide range of jobs, in arenas such as public services (civil service, local government, public corporations, hospital management, etc), social services (child care, youth employment, probation, etc), advertising, journalism, radio and television, and positions such as management traineeships in industry, banking, insurance and with research agencies.
With expertise in area studies, foreign policy, international organizations and regimes, peace and conflict studies, political theory and terrorism and political violence, many graduates are well-equipped for jobs in the foreign services and armed services. Careers in international business, as well as in the media and research, would also be a natural progression.
Some graduates put their special skills of political analysis to direct use in the Home and European civil services, political research units, aid agencies and journalism. Others go into industry, commerce, banking and the City. Even here, the global reach of many enterprises provides graduates in International Relations with an opportunity to make their particular education count.
For semesters one and two: 4,750 For semesters three to six; 5,750Start date February,June,August,October 2015 Fall Semester: October 6, 2014 Spring Semester: February 2, 2015 Summer Semester 1: June 1, 2015 Summer Semester 2: August 3, 2015 Credits (ECTS) 192 ECTS
Credits: 192 ECTS/140 CHDuration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
The BA in International Relations is a six-semester program that prepares and encourages students to recognize, analyze and evaluate the role of major players, structures and processes in business and politics. It will also help students to understand some of the forces affecting our lives in a rapidly globalizing, interdependent world.
Learning how to analyze information gathered from reliable sources is central to the specialization. Students will also learn how to effectively share insights and analysis with others.
The major is considered excellent training for careers in government and the diplomatic service, as well as international organizations, non-governmental organizations and law. It also provides a good foundation for understanding current affairs and can help prepare students for many other professions.
FIRST SEMESTER (22 CH | 30 ECTS)
SECOND SEMESTER (22 CH | 30 ECTS)
THIRD SEMESTER (21 CH | 30 ECTS)
FOURTH SEMESTER (21 CH | 30 ECTS)
FIFTH SEMESTER (21 CH | 30 ECTS)
SIXTH SEMESTER (21 CH | 30 ECTS)
IELTS band : 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 80
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test.
A diploma from an accredited secondary school equivalent to:
Unless you are a native English speaker, you must submit a certificate of English proficiency:
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.
The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than European University.