BA in International Relations

General

Program Description

BA in International Relations

The Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (BA-IR) is a modular 3-year programme that provides the theoretical foundations, practical insights and analytical skills to make sense of International Relations, International Law and the Global Economy. The programme offers a unique combination of theoretical training, practical exercises and professional internship positions.

At the Geneva School of Diplomacy (GSD) courses are taught by experienced academics and distinguished practitioners with backgrounds in government, diplomacy, international organisations, civil society and business. Our diverse faculty share a deep humanitarian commitment, and a desire to encourage, challenge and inspire students.

To assist in understanding how theoretical insights apply to real world situations, the BA-IR combines core and elective modules that blend various teaching and learning methods, including lectures and seminars, workshops and simulations, as well as personalised assignments and numerous opportunities to explore, develop, present and debate ideas and aspirations.


Entry requirements

Students are required to have completed any recognized school leaving certificate, the International Baccalaureate Programme, A-Levels, American Placement, French baccalauréat, Maturita, Abitur, etc. in order to apply for the Bachelor's Programme. Due to the diversity of applicants, there are other international qualifications that we may accept.

As the language of instruction is English, you may need to submit proof of your language proficiency.


Application Procedure


Graduation Requirements

A regular year of full-time study earns the student 60 credit points towards the necessary graduation total of 180 credit points (ECTS), achievable in three years.

The internship programme and other special events/study experiences throughout the academic year are mandatory components of the programme.

Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

The Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations (GSD) prides itself on rigorous teaching and on a faculty renowned for their concern of the individual needs of our students. This tradition ... Read More

The Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations (GSD) prides itself on rigorous teaching and on a faculty renowned for their concern of the individual needs of our students. This tradition is enhanced by the specialized and interdisciplinary nature of the curriculum. Read less