International Relations

Autumn and spring  

Do you want to learn how to get a solid background for doing business internationally and/or working in international organizations? Apply now for our new programme 'International Relations'.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we cancelled all exchange programmes for autumn 2020. We hope to see you in spring 2021!

The programme International Relations prepares students to thrive in the fast-changing world of tomorrow and provides students with an understanding of how global developments affect our lives and work. This is an ideal programme for those interested in entering the public policy realm or the business world. It may well serve as a stepping stone towards graduate programs in foreign affairs, law, public administration, public policy, political science and business.

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About the programme 

During the programme, students will be organising a European conference and discussing a number of issues that are currently in the news. In sub-groups, students represent various European countries. In order to be able to prepare for this conference, several courses that are related to the project will be provided - which will help them to understand how the European Union works and what aspects are involved. Courses include e.g. European Policy Law, International Business and Intercultural Management.

Read more information about the course modules

Field experience

Since we think that people learn from experience, we will also take a trip to Brussels and visit the European Parliament and key lobbying agencies. Experts from the field will explain everything you need to know about Brussels and of course, you will
have the opportunity to visit this great city.

Practice and Theory

This programme aims to offer
students a balanced package of courses in which theory and practice
in this extended field of international relations are combined. The lecturers will confront students with their academic knowledge and their practical experiences.

 Global trends and issues

Geo-political shifts have great consequences in a variety of ways: the balance between regions, the roles of institutions, and the use and development of international law. We will pay attention to global trends and challenges such as: the shift of political, financial and economic power to the East and its consequences for existing international institutions; climate change; the new role of media in global events; scarcity of energy resources etc. Moreover, both inter-state and intra-state conflicts will be addressed, as well as post-conflict nation building.

Entry requirements

Two years of bachelor studies in a relevant field and English-language skills at B2 level.

Total ECTS Credits: 30
Level: advanced bachelor


If you have any questions about the exchange programme International Relations, please contact:

Ms. Jamilla ter Steege (course coordinator)

Carl from Norway about his experiences with International Relations