International Relations

General information

The study field of International Relations (taught in Czech with some 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.

A successful graduate is able to

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

Graduate employment

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).

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

Field of study combinations

Field combinations with International Relations

Combinations with fields of Faculty of Social Studies

Environmental Studies
European Studies
Media Studies and Journalism
Political Science
Security & Strategic Studies
Social Anthropology

Combinations with fields of other faculties

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Economic Policy
Faculty of Arts
English Language and Literature
French Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature

Admission Requirements

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Recommended literature

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Evaluation criteria

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Frequently enrolled courses

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