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Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy

Prepare for a dynamic career in International Relations and Diplomacy with Schiller. Expand your global perspective, learn from experienced faculty, and explore unparalleled networking opportunities.

Intake

September | January

Campus

Madrid, Paris, Heidelberg

Duration

40 months/4 years

Credits

120 American Credits, (equivalent to 240 ECTS)

Study Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy

At Schiller International University, we offer you a highly specialized Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy degree. This program is designed to enable you to tackle global political issues and suggest practical solutions for governance, conflict resolution, and human rights. As a student of our program, you will learn how to lead in a new era by confronting 21st-century challenges like cybersecurity, climate change, and pandemics with innovative leadership and impactful solutions.

Through our Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy program, you will develop critical thinking skills, analytical abilities, and intercultural competence that will enable you to succeed in a variety of careers, including government, non-profit, and business sectors. Join our Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy program at Schiller International University and become part of a community that values diversity, inclusivity, and the pursuit of knowledge. Apply today and start your journey toward a successful career in International Relations and Diplomacy!

The Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy at Schiller International University offers a meticulously crafted syllabus* that will equip you with the essential skills and knowledge required to navigate the complexities of the international relations landscape. Our curriculum goes beyond traditional textbooks, integrating real-world challenges and embracing diverse perspectives.

In Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy, you will study General Education, specific knowledge from your area of study, and technical courses applied to your industry.

Graduates of this Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy will be able to:

  • Understand key GLOBAL POLITICAL ISSUES affecting the world today, including global governance, conflict resolution, or human rights, and propose effective solutions.
  • Get the skills to analyze GLOBAL ECONOMIC PROBLEMS, including globalization, trade, and financial regulation and make recommendations to promote sustainable and inclusive economic growth.
  • Learn to navigate complex relationships between STATE AND NON-STATE ACTORS to promote cooperation and dialogue.
  • Study INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS' roles, challenges and opportunities and be prepared to work effectively within them.
  • Participate and propose innovative solutions in new 21ST CENTURY CHALLENGES for the international community, including cybersecurity, climate change, and pandemics.

Subject Credits
Behavioral Psychology and Wellbeing 3
English Composition 3
College Research and Writing 3
Public Speaking 3
Beginning Foreign Language I 3
Beginning Foreign Language II 3
Introduction to International Business 3
European Modern History 3
Global Perspectives on International Business

3

Introduction to Big Data and Artificial 3
Intelligence 3
College Mathematics 3
Science and Society 3



Subject Credits
Ethics and Law in International Business 3
Communication and Negotiation Skills 3
Statistics 3
Multinational Enterprise 3
Capstone Final Thesis/Project 3
Final Thesis/Project I 3
Final Thesis/Project II 3
Resources and the Environment 3
Monetary Theory and Comparative Bank

3

Economics of Developing Countries 3
Principles of Microeconomics 3
Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Cross-Cultural Communication 3
Modern Diplomacy 3
American Foreign Policy 3
Concepts in International Relations and Diplomacy 3



*The curriculum is subject to change. Each campus and program may have additional requirements and exceptions. An Additional UK Final Thesis is required if applying for a dual degree.

Why Study Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy

Solving Global Challenges

The Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy program at Schiller International University offers you an opportunity to immerse yourself in the heart of global political issues. You will gain knowledge and skills to propose effective solutions for governance, conflict resolution, and human rights. Our Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy program equips you with the critical thinking abilities and diplomatic acumen required to address and contribute to current challenges on the world stage.

Economic Mastery for Impact

Explore the nuances of global economics and gain expertise in analyzing intricate issues and proposing sustainable growth strategies with Schiller's Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy. Our curriculum empowers you to foster inclusive prosperity on a global scale, preparing you to effectively navigate the intersection of politics and economics with insight and expertise.

Power of Relationships

Enroll in our Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy degree to acquire the diplomatic finesse to navigate the intricate dynamics between state and non-state actors. Our program emphasizes the importance of relationships in fostering collaboration and dialogue, which is essential for creating a more united world. You will learn how to develop interpersonal skills crucial for effective diplomacy and international cooperation.

Prepare for a Global Future: Dual Degrees, Dual Opportunities

At Schiller, students have an exceptional opportunity to obtain Dual Bachelor's degrees in both the US and Europe in under six years. This is made possible by leveraging the flexibility of credit transfers. It offers you the chance to work wherever opportunities arise, enhancing cultural intelligence, communication skills, and technological agility. You will not only study but excel in a globally focused, culturally diverse environment. Pursue Bachelor of Science in International Business and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy in just 5 years and 2 months with Schiller.

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Our Numbers

+20K

Alumni

+130

Nationalities

60

Years of Experience

4

International Campuses

Fees

Fees

Tuition Fees

Cost of the Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy*

*Standard price not including additional possible scholarship.

Tuition fees for European campuses

€ 15,400

Additional fee for University of Roehampton degree (European campuses

€ 3,000

Additional fee for University of Roehampton degree (Tampa campus)

$ 3,000

Tuition fees for Schiller Online (Distance Learning)

$ 8,550

*Price per average school year – 10 courses/months – 30 credits. The standard price, not including additional possible scholarships.

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Scholarships available!

Discover all the scholarships you can apply for and choose the one that fits your situation!

At Schiller International University, we provide you with a full detailed list of available scholarships: Initial eligibility, Documentation requirements, Amount of the award, Continued eligibility requirements, and Eligibility for reapplying upon loss of an award. If you need additional information or personalized attention, contact us. We will be happy to help you.

Cost of Living

Please check the table below to find the estimate we have calculated for various expenses you could face while living in one of the four cities our campuses are located in. The price is estimated on a monthly basis.

. MADRID PARIS HEIDELBERG TAMPA
Housing € 750 € 950 € 770 $ 1,700
Food € 200 € 320 € 270 $ 400
Transportation € 20-50 € 40-84 € 35-82 $ 50-75
Telephone € 20 € 32 € 40 $ 45
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses € 200 € 300 € 220 $ 400

Books, Course Materials,

Supplies, & Equipment

€ 35 € 35 € 35 $ 37
TOTAL € 1,255 € 1,721 € 1,417 $ 2,657

Admission Process

1

Fill out the application Enrollment

2

Complete the interview

The interview with your Admissions Representative provides a great opportunity to ask questions, define your educational and professional goals, and discuss whether a Schiller degree will meet your needs.

3

Send all required admissions documents

This includes transcripts, passport documentation, proof of English proficiency, etc.

4

Once accepted, you will receive an acceptance package

In the case of students needing a VISA, you will receive a scanned copy of a conditional letter of acceptance, along with the invoice for your first semester’s tuition. Once it is paid, you will receive the official copy of your acceptance letter and acceptance package.

5

Congratulations!

You are now part of Schiller’s learning community.

Credit Recognitions and Transfers

At Schiller International University, we understand that your academic journey is unique. If you’ve completed the American High School system, A-levels, AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate), or the French Baccalaureate, you have the opportunity to accelerate your path to success.

Request a Credit Transfer Review and validate up to 36 credits of General Education.

Global Employability Path

Try our Global Employability Path (GEP) to acquire knowledge, develop your soft skills, build connections, and succeed as a Smart Global Professional. The program is designed to provide graduates with one year and undergraduates with four years of skills training and experience. Upon completion, you will receive a Global Employability Certificate. We are confident that the GEP program will prepare you to thrive in a competitive and dynamic global environment.