International Relations

PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH.

What will you learn?

The study field of International Relations (taught in Czech with growing number of elective courses taught in English) makes students familiar with basic issues of international relations, with strong emphasis on international relations theory. Key areas of the study program include the history of international relations, the foreign policy of the Czech Republic, and security aspects of international relations. Students can further specialize within optional courses focused on specific issues of international relations and organizations, and also on foreign policy of specific countries and regions.

Students also obtain or further develop many practical skills which they may apply in their study as well as in their future professional careers.

Practical training

Students may take internships at various institutions in the Czech Republic as well as abroad. The may serve at both institutions with which the department has a memorandum or agreement of cooperation, or at institutions where they arranged for an internship on their own initiative (such an internship is subject to approval of the department head).

Serving as interns, students will improve their skills to apply their theoretical knowledge in practice, they will gain new practical skills, will learn teamwork as well as to work individually.

Further information

http://mve.fss.muni.cz/en/

http://www.fss.muni.cz/?lang=en

Career opportunities

Graduates of International Relations can pursue careers in a whole range of fields, including work as analysts, in the scientific or academic fields, in the administrations of political parties, or in the media.

Significant opportunities may also be found in state administration and in the diplomatic service, mainly in international organizations (particularly in European Union institutions), as well as in the economic sphere. This range is naturally broadened if taken in combination with a second major (subject).

Study options

Single-subject studies

Students have a pre-defined list of required courses, which are supplemented with selective and elective courses. The student pays full attention to the single field of study chosen.

Combined studies

In this type of studies, the students focus on the main degree programme (120 credits) supplemented with another, minor, programme (60 credits). The student enrols in the degree programme in which he/she majors. Both the programmes are stated in the university diploma. You will find possible combinations on the websites of individual degree programmes.

Recommended combinations

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Social Studies

Follow-up studies

IR (graduate program)

European Studies (graduate program)

Security and Strategic Studies (graduate program)

Political Science (graduate program)

Additional Master's programs as warranted

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Social Studies
Type of studies Bachelor's
Mode full-time Yes
combined No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies Yes
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction Czech

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Mgr. Vladan Hodulák, Ph.D.

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