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BA in International Relations

University of Pécs
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Program description

BA in International Relations

The International Relations BA degree is an interdisciplinary course addressing key global challenges, issues and approaches to politics. The goal of the program is to train highly qualified experts with broad education in the social sciences. We have a wide range of courses focusing on the global issues, dealing with the developing countries and the growing Asian states, while we can offer a deep insight into the European and Central Eastern European issues.  >The three-year undergraduate course will provide you with the theoretical and practical context of international relations offering an intellectual preparation for a wide range of career choices.

Admission requirements


  • High school / secondary education (or higher)

Language requirements

  • English
  • Intermediate English language proficiency certificate

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Program content

1st semester

  • World History in the 20th Century I-II
  • Political Geography (Processes of creating a modern state)
  • The History and Institutions of European Integration
  • Introduction to international relations

2nd semester

  • Introduction to Social Communication
  • International Negotiation Techniques
  • The History of International Relations I-II.

3rd semester

  • Fundamentals of Political Law
  • Comparative Politics I-II.
  • International Law I-II.
  • Globalization

4th semester

  • International Economics
  • Introduction to Diplomacy
  • International Civil Society
  • Sectoral Policies in the EU I-II.

5th semester

  • Regionalism and Governance
  • The Issue of European Integration and Nations
  • International Studies in Practice

6th semester

  • Social Philosophy
  • Current Affairs/World Politics in the British and American Media
  • Introduction to Migration Policy
  • Introduction to Security Policy

Scholarships & funding

Scholarship options are available. For more information, please visit the website.


Graduated students will gain practical knowledge related to the system of international organizations and relations, local governmental systems and local politics, how states and political organizations function, the world of NGOs and political parties, the types of electoral systems and forms of governments, the concept of political socialization, political culture, political communication and how the European Union works.

Career opportunities

Studying International Relations can open up a lot of opportunities for you. This degree is specifically designed to broaden your career options. For example:

  • Diplomat,
  • Embassy worker,
  • Politician,
  • Political analyst,
  • Foreign affairs specialist,
  • Public affairs consultant,
  • Diplomatic service officer

  • Policy analyst

  • Researcher

  • Lobbyist 

  • Political adviser

  • Journalist/communication specialist

  • Public/private/non profit sector

  • International organization (ie.: United Nations, European Union) /NGO worker and many more.

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About this institute

University of Pécs

The University of Pécs opened its doors in 1367, making it the first and oldest institution of its kind in Hungary. With longer and shorter interruptions, UP has been shaping the young academic society for over six-an-a-half centuries, not just...

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Why study at University of Pécs

If you choose the University of Pécs, you will study at the oldest university in Hungary - founded in 1367 - having exceptionally wide-ranging experience and long-standing traditions in higher education. Besides being the oldest university in the country, the highly qualified academic staff is a guarantee that students are provided with the most up-to-date knowledge to the highest, internationally recognized standards and so earn a degree, which is highly competitive in today’s labour market.

Choose from our professionally relevant and high-quality programs for a tuition fee that represents great value for money, be awarded a valuable EU degree, and enjoy low living expenses, while getting a Central European experience!


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Suhib Bani Hamad
one of the best programs to study International Relations and to learn about the European Union and European integration, I really recommend this program in such an excellent university and a professional academic staff.

Contact info

University of Pécs

Vasvári Pál str. 4.
H-7622 Pécs

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