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.

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  • Application

  • English Proficency Test and Interview

  • Enrolment

    2018
  • Courses

    2018/2019
  • Project (4+1 Program)

    2018/2019
  • Thesis (3+2 Program)

    2018/2019
  • Graduation

Meet Our Professors

Dr. Jasmin Hasić

Head of Department

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Ph.D. in Political Science from the Universite libre de Bruxelles and LUISS Guido Carli of Rome. BA from Masaryk University in the Czech Republic in International Relations and European studies, and an M.A. degree in Political Science from Central European University. LL.B., and an LL.M. (Hon) from the University of Sarajevo. His research interests revolve around diaspora studies and demographic changes associated with post-conflict migration, along with peacebuilding and transitional justice in multicultural societies.

Dr. Dženeta Karabegović

Department of International Relations and European Studies

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PhD at the University of Warwick, UK. M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago. B.A. (Hons) at the University of Vermont in Political Science and German with a Holocaust Studies minor. U.S. Fulbright Fellow at the Hugo Valentin Centre at Uppsala University in Sweden. Visiting Scholar at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University. Her academic work has been published in Global Networks, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Dr. Adis Maksić

Department of International Relations and European Studies

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PhD in Planning, Governance and Globalization from Virginia Tech University. MA degree in Political Science from Virginia Tech University. Author of “Ethnic Mobilization, Violence and the Politics of Affect: Serb Democratic Party and the Bosnian War,” a widely acknowledged book published in 2017. He produced several articles in notable academic journals. His ongoing research examines the role of political agency in nationalist mobilizations in the Balkans and the completing intership or writing an undergraduate thesis.

Dr. Selma Delalić

Department of International Relations and European Studies

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Ph.D. in International Relations and Diplomacy from the Faculty of Political Science, University in Sarajevo. She has previously served as dean at the American University in BiH. She is also a certified British Council trainer for the following communication skills: presentation, negotiating, effective meeting, formal correspondence, lobbying, leadership, conferences, and debates. She has many years of working experience in the law enforcement agencies of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the field of international cooperation.

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