Bachelor of International Relations

 

 

Reach new agreements in diplomacy with a Bachelor in International Relations

The University of New York in Prague offers American and European bachelor’s degrees in International Relations, with the unique opportunity to receive dual degrees from the State University of New York, Empire State College, and a Czech-accredited UNYP degree (bakalář, Bc.). All UNYP programs are taught entirely in English.

The world has changed. Borders have lost their original meaning, and we live in a globalized world. Only those who adapt and understand our new environment can get the most out of it. If you are interested in international studies, traveling the world, working in a business or government environment, and learning about other cultures, then studying in the Czech Republic for a Bachelor of International Relations could be exactly what you need.

The 21st century is rapidly evolving into a world governed by regional and global geopolitical issues, and international developments are playing a dominant role in the way states, societies and citizens interact. This means that domestic and transnational politics, economics or social aspects are quickly merging into a single concept, and it is upon this new foundation that citizens, governments, businesses, and international organizations will communicate in this new era.

For these reasons, the School of International Relations at UNYP offers a modern curriculum to understand the world in which we are living. The program focuses on providing students with a strong foundation in political, economic, and international relations theory and practice. The goal of the program is to prepare students to think theoretically and analytically about our globalized world, while using modern technology and ethical thinking to solve problems in a multicultural environment. This four-year degree is awarded by State University of New York, Empire State College. All UNYP programs are taught entirely in English.

UNYP Bachelor of International Relations graduates will acquire the following skills:

  • A solid theoretical foundation in international relations to understand the challenges faced by governments, societies and citizens in our globalizing world;
  • A thorough understanding of the politics, history and diplomacy that preceded the 21st century;
  • Enhanced ability to think theoretically and analytically about contemporary issues in international affairs;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Proficiency in using software applications and information technology for research;
  • The ability to work collaboratively in teams and in a multicultural setting.

UNYP graduates continue to be successful in securing professional positions in their fields, and many are pursuing graduate degrees in the EU and USA. Alumni feedback indicates a high degree of satisfaction with the program, and students repeatedly indicate that the emphasis on oral and written communication skills, as well as critical analysis training, were instrumental in finding and retaining employment. Unique to our program is the interactive and dynamic teaching style of the faculty. We recruit our professors from the EU and the USA, and all of them hold advanced degrees and professional experience in their fields of teaching. Lastly, but not least, this degree  is a perfect stepping stone to graduate studies. A number of our International Relations graduates have continued their studies in some of the most prestigious European and American universities.

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  • Dual Degree Option

    Students in an American bachelor’s degree program that choose to major in Business Administration, Communication & Media, International Relations, or Psychology have the option of sitting the Czech state exams upon completion of their program. Successful candidates are then awarded dual degrees consisting of both an American degree from the State University of New York & Empire State College and a European degree from UNYP.

  • Course Content

    Compulsory courses:

    • History of International Systems
    • Theories of International Relations
    • Classics of Political Theory
    • European Integration
    • International Organizations
    • International Political Economy
    • Intercultural Communication
    • International Law
    • International Conflict and Security
    • Statistics
    • Research Methods
    • Introduction to University Studies
    • Computers and Applications
    • English Composition I
    • English Composition II
    • Senior Project Proposal
    • Senior Project Thesis
    • State Exam in International Relations

    A wide range of electives in the following areas:

    • Colonialism and Post-Colonialism
    • Democracy and Democratization
    • External Relations of the European Union
    • Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
    • Principles of Ethics
    • Social and Economic Aspects of Globalization
    • War, Peace and Violence in International Relations
    • Critical Theory in International Politics: Feminism, Environmentalism
    • The Emerging World
    • Global Communication
    • Economic Policies of the European Union
    • International Trade and Finance
    • United Nations in World Politics
    • Modern Diplomacy
  • Prospective Career Opportunities
    • Diplomacy
    • Politics and government
    • Civil service and public administration
    • European Union civil service and jobs
    • Positions in international organizations
    • Non governmental organizations and sector
    • Policy Analyst
    • Public Affairs Consultant
    • Academia and education
    • Interest groups and interest representation
    • Global affairs specialist and consultant
    • Intelligence or security departments
    • Import and export
    • Journalist
    • Risk analysis

 

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