International Relations BA

Title

International Relations BA

Degree

International Relations Expert

Type

Degree program

Level

Bachelor

Accreditation number

FNYF/142217/17

Institute

Institute of Political and International Studies

Department

Department of European Studies; Department of Political Science

Language

English

Duration

6 semesters (3 years)

ECTS credits

180

Minimum number of students

20

Maximum number of students

70

Short description

Our Bachelor degree in International Relations offers 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 program offers the opportunity for students – following introductory courses in the first year – to choose from a wide range of elective seminars.

Strength of program

In addition to giving students grounding in history and theory, the BA 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 processes of global development. The skills our students acquire enable them to handle challenges in an increasingly globalized world both at 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 a master’s 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

50 EUR

50 EUR

Registration fee

-

-

Other costs

-

-

non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

2400 EUR

Application fee

50 EUR

Registration fee

-

Other costs

-


Offered for the next academic year

Yes

Start program

07, Sep, 2020

Deadline for applications - September intake

30, Apr, 2020

Is there a February intake

No


Admission requirements

Entry requirements

Certificate of Secondary Education

Language requirements

Certification of English knowledge (both written and oral): IELTS Score: 5.5 or TOEFL IBT Band: 46-59 or 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 -
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.

Procedure of the entrance examination

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

Ákos KOPPER
Head of the Department of European Studies

Program coordinator

Ms Veronika CZINA
Departmental Coordinator
E-mail: eutud@tatk.elte.hu
TEL: 0036 1 372-2500/ 6867(ext)

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

Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences

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