International Relations BA


Title

International Relations BA

Degree

International Relations Expert

Type

Degree program

Level

Bachelor

Accreditation number

FNYF/142217/17

Language

English

Duration

6 semesters (3 years)

ECTS credits

180

Minimum number of students

20

Maximum number of students

70

Short description

The goal of this programme is to offer to students the opportunity to develop specialized knowledge in international politics, security studies, EU politics, ethnic conflict, global justice and human rights. It enables them to understand and analyze complex political and social dynamics that go beyond state borders and cultural boundaries. The structure of the programme offers to students the opportunity to choose from a wide range of elective seminars, following introductory courses in the first academic year.

This programme is recommended to applicants who are interested in social sciences and politics, and are particularly keen to understand how the modern World works, also how globalization has affected our societies. The programme offers basic introduction to the social sciences, from Sociology to Law and Economics with a special focus on International Relations, and thereby prepares students to continue their studies for the MA programmes in the field of social sciences in general, also in international relations and politics in particular.

This programme enables students to pursue a carrier in fields where a good knowledge and comprehension of the globalized World is required, starting from journalism, public services and international organizations to private companies. 

Strength of program

In addition to giving students grounding in history and theory, the BA programme in International Studies teaches future graduates about international politics, the European Union and equips them with practical knowledge that can be used in almost all countries around the World.

The knowledge acquired during the undergraduate courses lays the foundation for the MA in International Studies and other postgraduate qualifications in social sciences. Applicants will ideally be interested in social sciences and in the links between different countries, peoples and institutions and be keen to use their language skills.

We encourage our students to work independently and to solve tasks in teams. We rely on modern methodologies – including simulations – and we believe that adaptability and self-reflexivity are crucial in today’s fast changing World. Our aim is to give our students skills that they can be readily used wherever they seek employment after graduation.

Find the structure of the program on this link.
Career opportunities

The Department offers courses in international studies with a special focus on the European Union and Central Europe. During the three years of studies we equip our students with the necessary theoretical and historical basics to understand the processes of global development. The skills our students acquire enable them to handle challenges in an increasingly globalized World both in private and public institutions. Our graduates may seek employment at financial and commercial institutions, in the public sector, in state and municipal administration, and also in the non-profit and non-governmental sector.

The undergraduate program enables students to apply for Master- level degree in International Relations or in any other areas of social sciences.

Job examples
  • Foreign Policy Analyst 
  • Lobbyist 
  • Project coordinator (public/private/non-profit) 
  • Political Advisor 
  • A variety of administrative jobs in the state bureaucracy and at private enterprises
EU/EEA students
non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

1200 EUR

2400 EUR

Application fee

100 EUR

100 EUR

Registration fee

-

-

Other costs

-

-

non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

2400 EUR

Application fee

100 EUR

Registration fee

-

Other costs

-


Offered for the next academic year

Yes

Start program

06, Sep, 2021

Deadline for applications - September intake

23, May, 2021

Is there a February intake

No


Admission requirements

Entry requirements
Certificate of Secondary Education

Language requirements

Minimum level of language proficiency (both written and oral): B2

IELTS Score: 5.5
TOEFL IBT Band: 46-59
Cambridge English Scale Score: 162

If the applicant is unable to prove their knowledge of English with any of the above certifications, he or she must participate in a Skype interview or attend a prearranged interview (either in Hungary in person or on an on-the-spot admission abroad) organized by the Faculty and/or its delegates. The interview also seeks to assess the general and professional knowledge and interest of the applicant. Any letter of acceptance issued by the Faculty of Social Sciences is based on the verified fact that the applicant's command of English has been assessed; therefore, they are considered eligible to pursue their higher studies at the institution. If the applicant can prove that they competed their former education in entirely in English by submitting a notarized attestation and a detailed academic transcript, no proof of language knowledge will be required throughout the admission process.

Documents to submit with application
Document Comment
Application form -
Record of the final two years in secondary school -
Secondary school certificate -
Motivation letter  
Copy of the main pages of the passport needs to be valid
Copy of application fee transfer  

 

Application procedure

The application starts on the online application system. Students need to register in the system, fill in the online application form, upload the required documents and follow the instructions during the application process.

Students who hold Hungarian citizenship and/or dual citizenship, must apply through felvi.hu

Procedure of the entrance examination

The ranking is based on a total evaluation of the academic excellence (based on the submitted documents) and the results of the entrance exam.

The applications are examined by the Admission Board [in May] and applicants are notified of the outcome of the selection in the online application system [until June]. Admission letters are sent out in the online application system [until the end of June]

Based on the results of the applicants and the annual capacity, the faculty decides the lowest accepted score for admission. Besides reaching the lowest accepted score for admission, a successful oral entrance exam is perquisite of getting admitted. If the applicant fails the oral entrance exam, the application will be rejected.

Recommended reading for the oral exam

John Baylis, Steve Smith, Patricia Owens: The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations

Program leader

Balázs MAJTÉNYI
Head of the Department of European Studies

Program coordinator

Ms Natália DVORNYICSENKÓ
Departmental Coordinator
E-mail: eutud@tatk.elte.hu
TEL: +36 1 372-2500/6856

Mr Tamás SOLYMOSI
Departmental Coordinator
E-mail: eutud@tatk.elte.hu
TEL: 336 1 372-2500/ 6867(ext)

Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences

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