Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy

Degrees are taught in English. Our programs offer the flexibility that allows students to study at their own pace. You can earn a double degree by adding on another major at the end of the program.


Multiple start dates during the year


40 months / 4 years*


120 American credits**


Heidelberg, Madrid, Paris and Online



Contact our admissions team to learn more about our available intakes across all campuses. * Average school year: 10 courses (10 months) – 30 credits. ** Equivalent to 240 ECTS. Additional UoR Degree available only for Residential Format.

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Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy

Political and economic problems often transcend national boundaries and encompass scientific, technological, cultural and humanitarian concerns. The Schiller program in International Relations and Diplomacy prepares student to pursue careers in government, international organizations, law, business, journalism, or for graduate study in political science and related areas.

Political Scientists Job Outlook 2020 - 2030*

  • +9% Expected Growth
  • 7,6K Projected Employment
  • Career Areas: Diplomat, Intelligence Specialist, Political Analyst, Lobbyist, and Communication Specialist

* US Market. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Graduates of this Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy will be able to:

  • Assess emerging political trends and practices relating to international organizations and the non-governmental sectors (or actors) in view of current events and future developments. 
  • Propose solutions to questions of public concern based on analysis of data and application of theories relating to International Relations. 
  • Evaluate theories and concepts of International Relations and their applicability to current and historical events. 
  • Critically analyze the importance of multilateralism as it relates to multiculturalism and global diversity on the practice of International Relations and Diplomacy. 
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of current and historical events that have shaped International Relations. 
  • Justify the need to be aware of and respectful to ethical issues and responsible citizenship as applied in the professional context of international relations and diplomacy. 
  • Integrate transferrable skills in oral and written communication, teamwork, guided learning and independent study. 
  • Foster scholarship and research in advancing international relations and diplomacy.
  • 100% Global Experience: Study at four different international locations.
  • Reality-Based: Practical learning and challenges with companies and organizations.
  • Interdisciplinary: Business, Digital, Tech, and Sustainability focus.
  • Focused and Flexible: One course per month and multiple formats.
  • Personalized Path: Create your own journey based on your goals and needs.
  • Future-Oriented: Career Services and mentoring programs.
  • International Faculty: Referred professionals that share updated knowledge and challenge students with real cases.
  • Learning Partners: Business partners and organizations to expand community engagement and networking.
  • Personal Advisors: Trusted advocates to support you from day one in reaching your goals.
  • Diverse Community: A multicultural and inclusive community with more than 100 nationalities.

Making A Difference In The World: International Relations & Diplomacy

The Global American University, Schiller

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Cost of the BA in International Relations and Diplomacy *

* Standard price not including additional possible scholarship. Average school year – 10 courses/months – 30 credits. ** New tuition fee efective as of September start 2022.

Tuition fees for European campuses
Tuition fees for Schiller Online (Distance Learning)**

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