The Department of International Relations and European Studies aims to provide its graduates a comprehensive training in economics, management, political science, history, diplomacy, law, and philosophy, thus enabling them to contribute inventively to social, politics and business, domestic, and international environment. The international relations study builds a strong theoretical basis for understanding events in contemporary international relations, but also offers a hands-on approach for the practical understanding of modern diplomatic practice. Students are required to combine the acquired theoretical knowledge with the skills of interdisciplinary analysis, critical thinking, logical conclusion, data integration and their application in empirical analyzes of problems and phenomena in contemporary international relations.
The IRES MA program is designed for students interested in social sciences and related disciplines. Our program offers a close collaboration with internationally renowned scholars, giving students excellent training in research methods and data analysis techniques. It comprises a comprehensive and interdisciplinary curriculum in contemporary International Relations, European Union studies, and research methods. By studying the wide range of diverse diplomatic practices of countries of importance in contemporary international relations, the study will enable students to understand the nature and causality of state action in the international system today. Students will also be able to understand the structure, characteristics of the action and the nature of the behavior of key actors on the international scene.
The second cycle of studies of International Relations and European Studies was established in response to a wider social need to educate and train the professionals from various fields, from the public administration, media and non-governmental organizations, to the academy, who would like to improve their knowledge gained in the undergraduate study. Specialization and improvement of the personnel from the above-mentioned areas is especially important in today’s globalized world in which small countries, such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, can build their success based on cooperation with other actors of world politics.
Graduates of the MA program pursue employment opportunities in all branches of government and civil service, as well as in international business, international organizations, and NGOs. Our alumni work in politics and policy, research organizations, think tanks, and media. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to continue their education in all related PhD programs at leading European and U.S. universities.
The study is intended for professionals who develop a career in the field of state administration, media, foreign affairs, and European integration services,. Modularly based teaching in subjects covers a wide range of topics in the field of international relations, and will enable such professionals to get further information and specialize in a wide range of topics. Such profiling will be enabled through interdisciplinary work with lecturers who capitalized their professional experience and knowledge through the development of academic careers in related sciences. Holders of MA degree in IR and European Studies suited to take on leading positions in a variety of professional settings. Administrative and civil services: coordination and management of a broad range of services within governmental organizations, departments and agencies. Project Management: design, planning, submission of EU-project proposals, and project management. Project Financing: finance structure design and grant processing Consulting: providing advice for planning and submitting EU-projects Networking and Lobbying: on regional, national and EU-levels.