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International Relations

Do you want to know more about global conflicts and the international system? Apply for International Relations if you want to learn how to understand the world better and learn more about global challenges.


In International Relations you study how the international system works politically, economically, and culturally as well as look at its historical evolvement. You learn about how different power relations emerge and change, and how various types of connections between (inter-)state and non-state actors affect the global order.

Problems and challenges surrounding conflict and security are also central in International Relations. You look closer at military threats from states, international terrorism, diffusion of nuclear weapons, global environmental threats, and the construction of various discourses of ‘security’ and ‘threats’ by various actors. 
Another central theme is the global political economy where you study the economic driving forces of globalization, dominance, and (inter-)dependence within global trade.

After graduation

International Relations give you knowledge and tools to understand and analyse an increasingly complex global order and work with various international issues in a range of different areas. Competence within International Relations is demanded by state institutions, municipal organizations, private sector organizations, interstate organizations such as the EU, and the UN, as well as within civil society. 

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Meet our teachers at the Bachelor's Programme in International Relations