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  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 1 January 2016

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    Description

    World politics is constantly evolving. The preconditions for international peace and security are changing. New patterns of cooperation and conflict are developing on regional and global levels.
    This programme develops your skills in analysing and reflecting upon central questions in current international relations.After graduation you will be qualified to work with a whole array of issues related to international relations, such as foreign policy, international aid, international cooperation, conflict prevention and human rights. Potential employers could be the diplomatic service, local and national administrations, non-governmental organisations and international organisations.
    This programme also provides a good foundation for further studies at the Masters level.

    What career will I be prepared for?

    This programme provides a good foundation for further studies at the master's level. You will also be able to work with a whole array of issues related to international relations, such as foreign policy, international aid, development, international cooperation, conflict prevention and human rights. Potential employers could be the diplomatic service, local and national administrations, non-governmental organisations and international organisations.

    Internship - an optional course

    At the Department of Global Political Studies, students have the opportunity to undertake an internship during one semester.

    Degree

    Bachelor of Arts with a Major in International Relations.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline 15th January Tuition fee
    • Free
    • EUR 7375 Year (Non-EEA)

    Tuition fees:
    for non-EU students only First instalment: 70000 SEK
    Full tuition Fee: 210000 SEK

    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

    International Relations as an academic subject contains a number of theoretical perspectives seeking to illuminate and explain relations between different types of actors and structures within global politics.

    The overarching aim of the bachelor program of international relations is to provide students with the ability to gain skills, knowledge and insight in relation to the following main areas: the basic features of international relations; the changeable nature of international relations; the relationship between global politics the state and the individual; the nature and modes of operation of the international system; and the emergence of international norms and institutions. Furthermore, the program seeks to provide knowledge and insight into salient theoretical endeavors, methodological issues and current research debates within the field of study.

    The program also aims to equip students with the necessary analytical skills in order to be able to work with subject related issues in national and international environments, for example within voluntary organizations, national public authorities and international organizations. In addition, the program provides necessary skills and knowledge for continued studies on master or graduate studies levels.

    The bachelor program consists of six terms of study and leads to a bachelor’s degree in International Relations.

    The program is organized in the following way:

    • Term 1: International relations 1. This term is based on the theoretically pluralist character of the discipline, i.e. it engages different perspectives on IR, providing the foundation for further study. This course also gives students an introduction to current issues and trends in global politics, and their historical background and development. In addition, an introduction to scientific methods and academic writing is given.

    • Term 2: International Relations 2. This course builds on the theoretical and empirical knowledge gained in the first semester, but focuses on specific processes and structures central to the development and operation of the contemporary international system, as well as on questions relating methodology and the research of international relations. The latter includes the writing of a research paper.

    • Term 3: Elective. This semester makes it possible for students to enroll in elective courses, but it is recommended that students chose subjects either related to IR or courses of relevance for future professional careers.

    • Term 4: Elective. This semester also makes it possible for students to enroll in elective courses but it is recommended that students either conduct studies at a university abroad, or do an internship which the program coordinator deems relevant to the study program.

    • Term 5: In–Depth Studies in Global Politics. This course aims to provide students with deepened understanding of theory within the discipline and to broaden their knowledge of the empirical scope of Global Politics. Specific attention is given to global governance and foreign policy strategies.

    • Term 6: International Relations 3. In the final semester, we focus on analysis of contemporary challenges in Global Politics in relation to more advanced studies of methodology and philosophy of science. Specific attention is given to the research process and the design and completion of a research project. The course ends with a Bachelor Thesis (15 credits).

    Content

    Courses

    For programme with start Autumn 2015:

    Autumn 2015

    • International Relations I, 1-30 credits (IR110L) compulsory
      Main field: International Relations

    Spring 2016

    • International Relations II, 31-60 credits (IR102L) compulsory
      Main field: International Relations

    Spring 2018

    • International Relations III, 61-90 credits (IR103L) compulsory
      Main field: International Relations


    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 575 TOEFL iBT® test : 90

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

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    The special prerequisite for this programme focus, besides basic eligibility for university studies, is fieldeligibility 6: English B.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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