Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility International Relations BA | Budapest Metropolitan University

International Relations BA Bachelor's

This is for you

you wish to work in global political and social relation, want to be able to use foreign languages pro-fessionally, or harness global forces and opportunities in pursuit of your goals. The program teaches about the world of diplomacy, international organiza-tions and transnational corporations. It is a good fit for students who want to acquire a sound understanding of how the world economy works and seize the opportunities it provides, but are not interested in the complex mathematics of statistics and econometrics.


"Life is full of surprises and ex-citements, catch an enjoy all of them to become the best student and the best person. METU is just full of surpris-es and excitements, you learn something new all the time."
- Bergeugnan Lena from France

Short description

This program familiarizes students with the workings of the global archi-tecture of decentralized governance that runs the world today and with the tensions and openings it generates. It gives our graduates a clear advantage in our complex and fast-paced world by arming them with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and make use of the inner logic of global relations, to anticipate the direction in which they develop, and to draw on the opportunities these changes bring.This program empowers students to navigate  with  success  and  ease  in  a globalized world linked together and shaped not only by diplomatic relations between states, but also by manifold transnational fields, forces and actors.



  • Diplomacy and International Communication Specialization  
    The specialization trains international politics professionals who are able to combine effective analytical and decision-making skills, ethical integrity and cutting-edge communication techniques, and who therefore can easily find their way in the 21st century world of diplomacy and international economic relations. Courses in the specialization offer insights into security policy and regional studies, foreign policy analysis, the ethical dilemmas of international politics, and up-to-date communication practices in diplomacy and other fields of international communication. The specialization includes a model diplomacy component modelling the inner workings of international organizations and/or governmental decision-making, offering a chance for students to hone their skills in negotiation, argumentation, critical thinking and political strategy.  The specialization is especially recommended for those seeking to work as diplomats, foreign policy experts, public administration employees or communication professionals.
  • International Development Cooperation specialization
    The specialization prepares professionals in the field of international development cooperation. Apart from having specialized courses in the theory and practice of international development, students acquire the skills necessary to successfully navigate the broader context of international negotiations and economic relations, including familiarity with international business culture and public policy. Students selecting this specialization will also learn how to create, manage, and finance their own projects, and will have the opportunity to put these skills into practice in a semester of project work.

Specializations  are  launched  only  if  the  minimum of 15 students wish to join the specialization

• officers and diplomats in the state sector
• actors in the business sector servicing the needs of actors in global governance
• analysts in think tanks and policy advisors
• public administration employees
• NGO and international NGO sector employees
• officers in international organizations
• members of transnational advocacy groups
• employees of transnational private regulators


Concepts and Theories in International Politics, Diplomacy, International Organi-zations, International Law, History of Mod-ern International Relations, Civilizations in World History, Global Cultural Anthropol-ogy, Political Science, Political Philosophy, Comparative Politics, Basics of Law, Soci-ology, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, World Economics, Globalization and World Economic Regions, Applied Statistics, Euro-pean Integration, International Protocol and Etiquette, Regional Studies, Academic Writing, Research Methodology, Informat-ics, Skills Training

Further information on detailed curriculum click HERE