Tuition fee €2,800 per semester
Application fee €150 one-time
Registration fee €100 one-time
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Kodolányi János University received a National Excellence Award in 2022, which confirms the fact that the cooperative model of KJU is unique in the Hungarian higher education, bringing the university close to the labour market in terms of study programs and graduate employment. In the field of internationalization KJU is very active with over 260 partnerships in 36 countries all around the globe.

Are you interested in the forces that shape our global society?

International Relations is a major dealing with today’s global problems and potential solutions, and it is suitable for you if you wish to deepen your knowledge and understanding of this multi-disciplinary field.

The aim of the course is the education of professionals who are capable of understanding, analysing the international sphere of politics, polity and policy at the level of system (IGO, INGOs, TNCs, MNCS and international knowledge organizations at global and regional level), states, individuals and groups (movements, parties, and networks).

With taking this course you will be capable of understanding principles of multilevel and regional governance systems of the international relations, its trends and nature, challenges and risks.

You will gain insights into the organizational risks and opportunities posed by climate change and learn to rewire your business model for long-term value and resilience. Our program will open you up to a better understanding of the interconnected world we live in.

ICRP, the Institute for Cultural Relations Policy is one of our strategic partners that provides the opportunity for leading researchers, politicians, diplomats and students as future decision-makers to meet for discussions on the most recent developments in their fields of research/work.
The program is connected to KJU’s strategic aims for cooperative education including work-based learning (WBL).

Did you know?
- 38% of our International Relations graduates start their professional careers at an international company.

- The KJU series of lectures called ‘The International Salon’ invite diplomats and executives of international institutions and companies to address the most challenging issues of our times.

Programme structure

- Green Economy
- International Management
- European Union Studies

Overview of the classes:
Generic competencies: Understanding Europe, Globalization & Social Problems, Politics & Comparative Politics, Global Political Theories, Intercultural Communication, Recent Global History, International Economics, Foreign policy and Foreign Office Services in the 21st Century, History of Diplomacy, International Law, Geopolitics & International Security Challenges, The Human Rights & Social Europe.
International business service industry studies: Global Environmental Problems and Management, International Economics, European Governance: Recent Developments & Challenges, International Project Management, International Marketing & PR, HRM Services, International Investments & Trade, Corporate Social Responsibility.
Disciplinary modules in field of IR: European Union Economic Area, Environmental and Alternative Economics, Environmental Policy and Governance, European Governance: Recent Developments & Challenges, Politics and Policies of the EU, Environmental Assessment and Planning, EU Regional Community Diplomacy & External Services, Sustainable Development and International Relations, Hard Diplomacy, Soft Diplomacy.

Please note that specialisations are launched only with the necessary amount of students.

Career opportunities

You will be capable of:
• understanding organization and management of different type of organizations and institutions:
• External services at the system level: multilateral international rules, polity units and public policy making in main functional areas.
• Foreign policy service units (foreign policy ministries, departments of functional ministries, external diplomatic services, participating transnational level of external services at the level of states
• The world of transnational organizations, international movements and networks, their roles in regime formations and global, regional policymaking activities
• working in internal public service, non-profit and business organizations, networks, understanding their management structures, programming, projecting and other network and coalition building activities. You will be capable of fulfilling senior issues, team management and operation activities.
• intercultural communication and interactions with international individuals, groups, institutions using the tools, approaches and methodology of IR discipline in unilateral, multilateral, hard and soft, public and digital as well as complex diplomacy for understanding and influencing choices and behaviours of the partners.
• ethical behaviour, for intercultural oral and written competencies presenting in new visualized, mediated and virtualized world.
• continuing your studies at master’s level.

Apply now! Spring semester 2023
Application period has ended
Apply now! Fall semester 2023
Application deadline
15 Jun 2023, 23:59:59
Central European Time

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Spring semester 2023
Application period has ended
Apply now! Fall semester 2023
Application deadline
15 Jun 2023, 23:59:59
Central European Time

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States