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  • Local: $ 1.95k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 7.8k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    Dutch students - May 01, 2015; EU/EEA students - May 01, 2015; non-EU/EEA students - April 15, 2015

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    Description

    Are you interested in international issues? Would you like to study and work in an international environment? The IRIO Bachelor programme is a great stepping-stone to an international career.

    In this three-year Bachelor's degree programme you will explore political questions on an international level. You will focus on international relations, especially on the role of international organizations.

    During the programme, you will approach issues in the field of international relations from three perspectives: political, economic and legal. In addition, you will receive thorough training in a modern foreign language. You will acquire a broad understanding of international relations.

    Within the programme you can compile your own profile by choosing optional modules. This offers many options to dive into an aspect you may be especially interested in, for example by choosing a minor. You can also opt for courses at other Faculties or Universities, in the Netherlands or abroad.

    As the programme is taught in English, a good grasp of the English language is essential!
    The Bachelor's degree in International Relations and International Organization is a quota study (numerus fixus). This means that only a limited number of students are accepted every year

    Job perspectives

    After finishing the Bachelor's programme you can choose one of the Master's programmes in International Relations. When you have obtained your Master's degree, you are well prepared for a career at an international organization. You can also work in international business, at non-profit or government organizations, and in the media. In addition, you can become a researcher at a university or a private research institute.

    Job examples

    • International policy adviser
    • Lobbyist
    • International executive
    • Press officer
    • Journalist
    • Researcher

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline Dutch students - May 01, 2015; EU/EEA students - May 01, 2015; non-EU/EEA students - April 15, 2015 Tuition fee
    • EUR 1951 Year (EEA)
    • EUR 7800 Year (Non-EEA)
    Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
    Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Programme

    • 1st year

      The first year, the propaedeutic phase, will comprise introductory modules in the fields of international relations, law and economics. You will also start language acquisition modules in the foreign language of your choice.

    • 2nd year

      In the second year you will deepen your knowledge of international relations, economics and law. Attention will be paid to decision-making processes on an (inter)national level; international relations will be placed in a theoretical and philosophical framework; you will study international monetary issues; and you will broaden your knowledge of the law of the European communities and European Union. Furthermore, you will complete your language modules in the second year.

    • 3rd year

      In the final year of the programme, you can specialise by choosing optional modules, for example during a study period abroad. You will complete an International Law module; and you will study international trade theory.Finally you will choose a core module, a tutorial that will examine a specific theme through literature and source research. The core module is concluded by writing your Bachelor's thesis.

    Specialisations / Tracks

    • University of Groningen Honours College (honours program)

      The Honours College will give talented, motivated students the chance to be challenged even more by following Honours programmes and taking part in numerous other activities.

      The Honours College comprises a broadening part and a deepening part and has a study load of 45 ECTS credit points besides the 180 ECTS credit points from your regular Bachelor programme.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test : 92

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    language test

    The IRIO programme is taught in English. Dutch students with a VWO diploma do not need to submit proof of their English proficiency. For other EU candidates, the Admissions Officer will notify you if you need to provide test results. All non-EU candidates will need to provide test results. The minimum level of English proficiency is a TOEFL internet based score of 92, an IELTS Academic module score of 6,5 or equivalent.

    previous education

    Dutch VWO diploma, a German Abitur, an International Baccalaureate diploma, a European Baccalaureate or another diploma that is sufficient for acceptance to a Dutch university.

    other admission requirements

    The IRIO programme of the University of Groningen has a decentralized selection procedure. This means that the IRIO department selects the candidates to be admitted to the programme. It has been decided to select in this way because we would like to admit the most suitable and best motivated students. For more information see: http://www.rug.nl/(...)o-bachelor-admission

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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