International Relations BA (METU)

Level: Bachelor (BA&BSc)
Start years: 2024
Start month: February, September
Semesters: 6
Application deadline: November 15, 2024
English level: Intermediate
Language certificate requested: FCE or CAE, IELTS 5.5+ or TOEFL 69+
Type of Entrance Exam: Interview
Price: 4 400
eur/year (2 semesters)
University: Budapest Metropolitan University (METU)
City: Budapest

Course Description

If you aspire to navigate the intricacies of global political and social relations, harness the power of foreign languages in a professional context, or seize opportunities in the realm of global forces, this program is your gateway. It delves into the world of diplomacy, international organizations, and transnational corporations, offering a profound understanding of the functioning of today’s decentralized global governance. Graduates are equipped with a clear advantage, possessing the acumen to anticipate the trajectory of global relations and leverage the opportunities arising from them.

What sets our program apart is its commitment to providing students with a blend of theoretical approaches, factual knowledge, and practical skills essential for addressing real-world challenges. The curriculum offers a comprehensive grasp of social, political, and economic analyses, enabling graduates to navigate the rapidly evolving landscape of global policy and political relations. Moreover, it hones their communication and management abilities, preparing them to excel in complex and demanding environments.

The program unfolds over six semesters. The initial two semesters lay the foundation, introducing fundamental knowledge in the social sciences and the historical underpinnings of present-day international relations. The subsequent three semesters delve into core professional subjects specific to international relations, including those within the chosen specialization. The final semester is dedicated to thesis completion and mandatory internship.

Specializations include Diplomacy and International Communication, which cultivates professionals with analytical prowess, ethical integrity, and advanced communication techniques essential for success in modern diplomacy and international economic relations. This track covers topics ranging from security and foreign policy to global ethics and digital geopolitics. It also includes a model diplomacy component for hands-on experience in negotiation, argumentation, critical thinking, and political strategy. The International Development Cooperation specialization prepares professionals for roles in this field, providing specialized courses and practical skills to navigate international negotiations and economic relations, as well as manage projects effectively.

Graduates are poised for a spectrum of roles, including officers and diplomats in the state sector, policy advisors, employees in NGOs and international organizations, and members of transnational advocacy groups. This program also serves as an excellent foundation for further studies in fields such as international relations and business.

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