BA in International Relations
International relations are discussed, analysed and assessed from a political and socio-economical point of view within the course of study. A logical sequence of Politics, Economics and Law, as well as Social Sciences and teaching of sound methodological skills, enables graduates to think internationally and transnationally, to analyse problems in a sophisticated way, to abstract and to integrate acquired expert knowledge and methodological knowledge in related fields.
So they can easily acquaint themselves with numerous and complex subject areas and independently develop strategies to solve the problems. Furthermore, students acquire a near-native fluent command of English including relevant technical terms during all courses since it is a course of study exclusively taught in English. Multidisciplinarity of the course of study provides for the complex connection between aspects of Politics, Economics and Social Sciences of international relations in times of globalisation. Profound knowledge of international relations with local, regional, international as well as the global focus is taught with regard to current developments and challenges.
Graduates of the undergraduate degree programme possess sound knowledge of basic concepts and methods of Politics, Economics and Social Sciences and are conscious about the requirements of socially responsible action.
In total, the course of study includes seven semesters of standard study duration. In the first three semesters, besides fundamentals of Politics and Economics also the analytical capacity and basic knowledge of relevant related disciplines are taught.
Subsequently, the consolidation of knowledge that has already been acquired in the fourth and fifth semester and practical semester work or studies abroad in the sixth semester will follow. Students are able to sharpen their profile concerning a desired field of activity by attending compulsory optional subjects and creating their semester or practical work semester abroad. In the last semester, the undergraduate topic will be prepared and the final thesis will be written. Here the course also distinguishes itself through its practical relevance. Graduates write the undergraduate thesis with highly practical orientation supported by extensive cooperations with the private sector.