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B.A. in International Relations

Anglo-American University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Prague
English

Program description

Learn to Address International and Intercultural Challenges of Our Time

BA degreeThe B.A. in International Relations program offers students a modern, interdisciplinary education in international relations that builds on knowledge of theoretical and philosophical concepts across historical contexts in order to help students better understand politics internationally as well as domestically.

The curriculum offers a balanced mix of courses on political and international relations theory, economics, philosophy, and history.

Students acquire the ability to critically examine and address international and intercultural challenges of our time such as global inequality, economic dependency, conflict and security, and the evolving roles of organizations such as the United Nations, NATO, and the European Union. The curriculum is further complemented by a range of skills-oriented courses on writing, research and languages.  

Graduates of the BA in International Relations can expect to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge about and understanding of world politics and competently identify current trends in social and political movements
  • Confidently articulate and express specific issues of international relations in areas of security, conflict resolution, human rights and culture in writing as well as in public speech
  • Have basic fluency in French, German or the Russian language
  • Uphold civic responsibility
  • Identify underlying ethical dilemmas of international problems and resourcefully structure debate to reach a solution with respect to civil society, colleagues, and opponents

The B.A. program in International Relations prepares our students for a variety of jobs, particularly those with an international dimension, and lays the foundation for graduate studies in international relations, diplomacy, public policy, political science, or history at respected universities around the world.

This is a full-time program worth 180 ECTS credits (equivalent to 90 US credits). The standard time of completion is 3 years. Graduates receive a dual-accredited bachelor’s degree and they may use either the Czech “Bc.” or the American “B.A.” 

    Admission requirements

    In order to apply for an undergraduate (bachelor’s degree) program at AAU, applicants must submit a completed Application Form (which can be filled out online) and ALL of the documents listed below. The documents need to be in English and non-English documents must be certified by an authorized translator.

    • High school diploma (or its equivalent, e.g. an IB diploma, A levels certificate, etc.)
    • A copy of your transcript
    • Curriculum Vitae / resumé 
    • Copy of ID / passport
    • Passport size photograph
    • Personal statement
    • Two references (describing their relationship to you)
    • Language exam results (see below) unless you qualify for an English exam waiver

    Minimum qualifying English test scores for undergraduate applicants:

    • TOEFL (iBT min. 71, PBT min. 525)
    • FCE (mark A or B)
    • CAE (min. 160)
    • IELTS (min. 6 – minimum of 5.5 in each subtest)
    • BULATS (min. 60)
    • City & Guilds - IESOL (Communicator)
    • Pearson PTE (min. 59)
    • IGCSE First Language English (C or better)
    • IGCSE English as a Second Language (B or better)
    • IB (English A or B at HL/SL)

    Successful applicants from this first stage are then invited to an interview (in person or via Skype) with the Dean or Assistant Dean of the School of their choice.

    Students who fall short of the required score for the respective language tests or who fail to demonstrate sufficient English proficiency later during the interview may be exceptionally admitted provided that they meet all other requirements. Such students will not be able to progress in their studies beyond several introductory courses until they present a sufficient score in one of the recognized English language proficiency tests. AAU provides an Intensive Academic English Program and other non-credit remedial courses to help such students improve their English and achieve the required standards.

    The application fee is CZK 500 and the admissions fee is CZK 1 500.

    Tuition fees

    The amount of tuition for a full-time undergraduate program (90 US / 180 ECTS credits) at Anglo-American University is CZK 450 000 in total. This is roughly USD 18 750 or EUR 16 667. One semester at 5 courses per semester costs CZK 75 000 (roughly USD 3 125 or EUR 2 778).

    Please note that our tuition rates are fixed in CZK and the amount in USD or EUR may vary depending on the current exchange rate. The amounts listed here are according to the rates of CZK 27/EUR 1 and CZK 24/USD 1.

    Merit-Based Scholarships and Financial Aid

    The best students at AAU can study for free! Through a series of financial incentives, you can better manage your tuition costs, helping keep a distinguished education affordable. We provide scholarships based on academic achievement measured by a student’s Grade Point Average (GPA). Your GPA is calculated cumulatively from the beginning of your studies at AAU. To be eligible for the merit-based scholarship, you must have already completed two full-time semesters and have taken at least 4 courses the previous semester. The level of your GPA then determines the tuition discount as shown in the table below. Typically, over 11% of our degree-seeking students receive this scholarship and it may range from 10% to 100% of your tuition covered depending on your GPA.

    Financial aid is also available in the form of manageable installments of tuition, as well as the opportunity to work at AAU while you study.

    Degree

    Graduates receive a dual-accredited Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations with both the Czech "Bc." and the American "B.A." on their diplomas. This is not a dual degree and only one of the two versions may be used as a title.

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    Anglo-American University

    Letenská 5
    118 00 Prague 1
    Czech Republic

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