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B.A. in International Relations: Human Rights

Anglo-American University
3 years
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Bachelor's degree
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Program description

B.A. in International Relations: Human Rights

This Bachelor of Arts program enables students to fully experience the cultural dynamism of Central Europe. Students can expect to gain a solid background in international relations and political theory, history, philosophy, nationalism or security.

The Bachelor of Arts in International Relations is a three-year undergraduate program offering a modern and interdisciplinary education in international relations. The program builds on knowledge of theoretical and philosophical concepts across historical contexts helping students better understand politics internationally as well as domestically. The curriculum offers a balanced mix of courses on political and international relations theory, economy, philosophy and history which provide students with a solid knowledge base for their further specialization in required and elective courses dedicated to international security, foreign policy or European integration. The curriculum is complemented by a range of skills-oriented courses on writing, research or classes increasing student’s proficiency in languages other than English.

Human Rights concentration

Closely related to international politics, the Human Rights concentration sits at an intersection of international law, politics, rights and ethics examining the tragedies, evolution and implementation of rights in our societies.

The International Relations program at Anglo-American University is delivered by a faculty of experts from all over the world. that bring the highest qualifications and professional experience to the classroom.

Admission requirements

Language Requirements

English proficiency at a level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). There are multiple tests that AAU recognizes as evidence of the B2 level proficiency, especially:

  • TOEFL (iBT min. 71, PBT min. 525)
  • IELTS (min. 6 – minimum of 5.5 in each subtest)
  • FCE (min. C)
  • CAE (min 160)
  • 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)

For more information about language requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

General Education Courses module

  • Composition I.
  • Composition II.
  • Computer Information Systems
  • World History II. / European History II.
  • Introduction to Economic Thought / Introduction to Sociology

International Relations Major module courses

  • Introduction to Politics
  • Political Philosophy I.
  • Introduction to International Organizations
  • Nations and Nationalism
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Political Geography
  • History of the Cold War
  • International Relations Research Methods / Social Sciences Research Methods
  • Topics in International Relations
  • Internship
  • Thesis seminar
  • Thesis

Concentration module: Human Rights

  • Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Law and Criminal Justice
  • Towards the Final Solution: Racism and Anti-Semitism in Western History
  • Women in Foreign Service and Diplomacy / Gender Equality and Politics
  • International Development
  • Human Rights in Business / Business Ethics
  • US and Global Civil Rights / Race and Civil Rights in Modern America
  • (Human Rights) Moot Court

Electives module

  • Open Elective course
  • Open Elective course
  • Open Elective course
  • Open Elective course
  • Open Elective course

School of International Relations and Diplomacy Electives

  • French I., German I., Spanish I., or Russian I.
  • French II., German II., Spanish II., or Russian II
  • American Foreign Policy in Film
  • British Foreign Policy
  • Central European History
  • Culture Wars in the West – Politics of a Digital Era
  • Democracy in the USA
  • Democratization and Survival of Autocrats
  • Editorial Cartoons in Political and Social Science
  • (The) Emergence of the Modern Middle East
  • Germany in the 20th Century
  • Global Governance
  • Human Rights
  • Islam and the West
  • (The) Legacies of Totalitarianism: Post-Totalitarian Europe
  • Non-Violent Conflict: Theory and Application
  • Political Parties and Party Systems
  • Russian Foreign Policy
  • Sustainable Development: From Global Vision to Meaningful Practice
  • Terrorism in Global Politics
  • US – UK Special Relationship
  • US in Global Politics (in the Age of Trump)
  • US National Security Policy

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

Based on 15 credits (five classes)

Additional fees will include: CZK 4,750 Administrative fee

New visa seeking students fee is CZK 85,050 (bachelor students)


Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the B.A. in International Relations can expect to:

  • Situate their arguments within the general ontological and epistemological frameworks of International Relations; discuss and debate basic theories, levels of analysis and empirical evidence used in relevant scholarly literature.
  • Apply, at a basic level, relevant theories to compare and contrast the meanings and functions of political institutions in different political systems and to explain the outcomes and performance of political processes.
  • Apply, at a basic level, relevant theories to understand the working of global economy, and to assess the role of various actors (businesses, governments, international organizations).
  • Apply, at a basic level, relevant theories to understand history, and current events in international relations.
  • Apply, at a basic level, relevant theories to understand European integration history, the working of the EU institutions, and selected European Union policy areas

Degree Awarded

Having completed all program requirements, students are conferred a Bachelors degree. The degree awarded is concurrently recognized as a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in the United States, per AAU's accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, and as a Bakalář (Bc.) accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic. Graduates may select whether to use the U.S. post-nominal or the Czech title.

Continuing studies

Access to Master’s Studies

AAU graduates are sought after in master’s programs at private and public universities in the Czech Republic, other EU countries, the United States, Canada and many other countries around the world.

Career opportunities

Our graduates are prepared for success in cultural management, reporting, or diplomacy, humanitarian government and nonprofit organizations, education, social research and publishing, and various forms of print and web media. Our graduates are able to decisively practice their skills in intercultural communication, psychology, and sociological concepts in any field they choose to pursue.

Our graduates are able to communicate professionally, decisively and strategically in verbal and written English. Our graduates are able to identify, describe and discuss complex topics for international audiences.

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Anglo-American University

Anglo-American University (AAU) is the oldest private University in the Czech Republic. It also a not-for-profit institution with a goal to deliver a truly international and unique study experience. Students from over 80 different countries Average class size of 15...

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Anglo-American University

Letenská 5
118 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic

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