International Relations (phased out)

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Bachelor programme

Degree profile

Begin of study
winter semester
6 semester
Academic degree
Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)
full time and part time
Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences
Tuition fee
semester contribution only
Admission restriction
restricted admission
Dual-subject Bachelor
major subject
Teaching language
German, English

The degree programme "International Relations" is being phased out. Students who apply now will be enrolled in the new degree programme "International Relations 2021".

Bachelor's programme International Relations

Course Details

In the major field of study International Relations you will deal with the political, legal and economic dimensions of a changing world order. You will examine the growing interdependence of national political systems and economies and the role of transnational governmental and non-governmental organizations.

The course of studies connects:

  • legal perspectives,
  • social science perspectives,
  • economic perspectives.

International Relations in Detail

Structure of the study programme

The bachelor's degree course at the University of Erfurt comprises a major and a minor subject (two-subject bachelor's degree) as well as the fundamental course of study. It aims to impart specialist content and occupational field orientation as well as interdisciplinary skills. The standard period of study is six semesters.

Orientation Phase (First Year)

They attend introductory lectures in Law, Social and Economics Sciences:

  • Constitutional law
  • Analysis of political systems
  • International relations
  • Statistics
  • Macroeconomics
  • two language courses

Qualification Phase (Second/Third Year)

You will attend in-depth seminars and lectures in compulsory and optional modules:

  • International law
  • Methods of empirical social research
  • International organizations
  • Foreign policy
  • Peace and conflict research
  • International Economics
  • European law
  • Language course (obligatory in the major)


The major and minor subjects differ in terms of the content and scope of the course. In the major subject a Bachelor thesis is written.

Examinations regulations International Relations 2014 (pdf)

Master Programmes


It is no longer possible to apply for this degree programme. However, you can apply for the new Bachelor's programme:

Apply now for International Relations!

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