International Relations and European Politics

General information

The study field of International Relations and European Politics (taught in English) makes students familiar with basic issues of international relations and European studies with strong emphasis on international relations theory and theories of European integration. Key areas of the study program include the history of international relations and Europe, the foreign policy of selected actors, and security aspects of international relations including energy security. 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.

A successful graduate is able to

  • understand theories of international relations and correctly use the terminology of the discipline;
  • understand the history of IR, Europe, and its main trends;
  • characterize the main dimensions of IR (economic, security, international law);
  • analyze foreign policy of states and European politics in selected regions;
  • orient themselves in basic methodologies of IR.

Graduate employment

The IREP graduates can find employment in a number of professional areas, especially in large companies, international organizations, think-tanks, state administration and diplomatic service, apparatus of political parties and journalism.

Faculty Faculty of Social Studies
Type of study bachelor's
Mode full-time
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction english

Field of study combinations

Field combinations with International Relations and European Politics


This field of study is only offered in single-subject study mode

Admission Requirements

Admission committee evaluates candidates based on the submitted documents and video-interviews: The documents we collect are: cover letter of 500 words essay - 1,500-word essay on an international world's policy topic of your own choice secondary school certificate and overall results (if applicable) proof of English ID or passport copy

Evaluation criteria

Admission committee reviews the materials and interviews and evaluates them (maximum 100 points). Passing level is 60 points.

Frequently enrolled courses

Recommended study plans and other information can be found in the faculty study catalouge.

Additional information

http://irep.fss.muni.cz/

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