Bachelor in International RelationsBecome an actor at a global level
At ease debating and engaging in challenging issues at an international level. You’re passionate about making a difference in the world, and wish to acquire an in-depth understanding of different cultures, economic challenges, and political issues in order to solve complex global problems.
a multifaceted, cross-sector program that will equip you with the necessary hard and soft skills to influence policy on a global level and impact change in society.
- a member of your country’s Foreign Service
- a project leader for a multilateral organization
- an executive in a multinational corporation
- a development expert in an NGO or foundation
- a leader in a political party
- a research manager in a think tank
- a consultant for an international consultancy
- a humanitarian and environmental activist
The Bachelor in International Relations is fully compliant with the Bologna Process, and is accredited by the Spanish government and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). This IE University Degree is taught in Madrid at CES IE.
Segovia and Madrid
You can study the Bachelor in International Relations both in Segovia and Madrid. If you choose to start your international relations studies in Segovia, then you will study the first two years in Segovia and the last two years in Madrid. On the other hand, if you choose to start your international relations studies in Madrid, then you will study all four years in Madrid.
LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TRACK
Success in global business depends on our ability to communicate. With this in mind, our programs seek to immerse students in the real-world conditions of the international business markets. This bachelor's degree is taught entirely in English in order to prepare students for future careers in top organizations. For students looking to improve their English skills, we offer a special Language Proficiency Track (LPT) in year one to help students progressively adapt to studying in English.
MAP YOUR OWN PATH TO SUCCESS
BUILD PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
The International Relations degree uses hands-on, practical methodologies in Policy Labs and simulations, and experiences beyond the classroom in internships and study trips to face real world, professional challenges.
BENEFIT FROM CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS
Today’s professionals are expected to be more dynamic to meet the needs of a complex and interconnected world. IR students develop the skills needed in both the private and public sectors.
BE PART OF A SCHOOL RECOGNIZED BY APSIA
IE School of Global and Public Affairs is a member of the exclusive Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), assuring the high quality of our program as part of one of the world’s best universities for international relations.
PERSONALIZE YOUR STUDIES
Reach your goals with a customizable study path that allows you to choose among three different concentrations in case you want to specialize in a specific area of International Relations. With the guidance of a mentor who helps integrate all elements of your program, build a strong professional profile that stands out.
OBTAIN A FULLY ACCREDITED DEGREE
The Bachelor in International Relations is fully compliant with the Bologna Process and is accredited by the Spanish government and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
A PRACTICE-BASED APPROACH
Get to grips with real-life challenges through our practical case study approach and seminar discussions in the Policy Lab. These semester-long courses will delve into critical areas such as conflict resolution, negotiation, strategy, and public speaking. End your studies with a capstone project, a group-based, consultancy-oriented final project with a real client in the IR space. Get further experience with selective internship placements in a variety of institutions, and prepare yourself for success.
A MULTIDISCIPLINARY PROGRAM
Get a real feel for the complexity of International Relations as a global discipline with our multidisciplinary approach. Students will explore topics such as the role of multilateral organizations, states and the corporate world in shifting the international order through a variety of academic lenses, including political science, economics and law.
MANAGEMENT IN THE GLOBAL ARENA
Acquire the skills you need to become a well-grounded global-affairs professional, adept at working in a corporate setting. Students of this program will benefit from IE University’s world-ranked experience in management and business. This is a fundamental part of becoming a decision-maker, able to manage projects and policies at the highest levels.
THINK CRITICALLY, FIND SOLUTIONS
Success in International Relations requires a number of skills. Critical thinking is as important as the ability to influence actors and negotiate effectively. Learn to apply all these analytical and reasoning skills, alongside the art of persuasion and diplomacy, to bring about solutions at an international level.
We give you the chance to build your own career path. In the third and fourth years, choose from a range of electives which make up one of the three offered concentrations entitling you to a supplemental diploma. The three concentrations available are :
- International Business, Economics and Development
- Geopolitics and Diplomacy
- Governance of Emerging Technologies and Innovation
GO TO CONCENTRATIONS
Mars Conquest - Take the challenge
International relations are all about creating a balance between leadership and security. It’s all about engaging in difficult economic, political and social dynamics that go beyond borders and cultures to solve global issues.
Mars conquest is a negotiation simulator game created by the IE School of Global and Public Affairs. The objective is to gain and develop the right amount of power and technology to colonize Mars. Play as Russia, USA, Iran, Brazil, India, Japan, Pakistan, China or the European Union. Every country or the EU has a space program with some more powerful than others and, during the game, you have to share or steal technology from other countries, spy on them or create a bilateral agreement with another country.
You also have the option to isolate yourself from other countries and the EU and conquer Mars for yourself. Every action has a consequence which could strengthen the relationship with other countries and institutions or avoid any kind of collaboration and break international agreements such as the Outer Space Treaty.
This is just one approach that shows the importance IE School of Global and Public Affairs places on learning the art of negotiation, and the need to keep up with new technological trends.PLAY MARS CONQUEST
ABOUT IE SCHOOL OF Global and Public Affairs
The IE School of Global and Public Affairs is a full member of APSIA, the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs. Comprising of only thirty-seven schools worldwide, the association assures academic excellence and a first-rate commitment to education in the field of International Relations.MORE ABOUT OUR PARTNERS & ACCREDITATION
THE DUAL DEGREES OF IE UNIVERSITY
The Dual Degree in Business Administration and International Relations offers a comprehensive and practical study of international affairs and solid business skills that will give you a global perspective of economic, political and social interactions.
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IE School of Global and Public Affairs is a member of APSIA
This program offers a practical degree, focused on the fundamentals of international affairs and global law. You will acquire critical thinking skills along with the credentials required for legal practice, allowing you to provide solutions that address issues on a global scale.
The European Module is a prestigious endorsement by the European Commission in recognition of the innovative methodology of our undergraduate law degrees.
The IE School of Global and Public Affairs is a member of APSIA.
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