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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS:
POLITICS AND HISTORY

 


Bachelor of Arts - Undergraduate Program

International Relations: Politics and History (IRPH) - The Program

The problems and threats facing the world today are complex. Navigating the international political arena and creating sustainable solutions require both a nuanced and multi-faceted approach. Thus, the International Relations: Politics and History (IRPH) program teaches students concepts and methods from a number of fields, including political science, history, law, and philosophy. The overall aim is twofold: first, to equip students with the theoretical knowledge and analytical skills required to explore the historical emergence of, and remedies for, pressing global ills. And, second, to prepare our students so they can succeed either on the job market or in graduate school.

Upon graduating, about 60% of our students enter prestigious graduate schools, such as Oxford, Cambridge, London School of Economics (LSE), Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, and Sciences Po. About 40% of our graduates opt for the job market and secure positions in traditional international relations fields, public policy, or development work as well as in the business sector, consulting, and in many other areas. The success of our students attests to the excellence of the IRPH program, which is also confirmed by the program’s outstanding rankings from the Centre for Higher Education (CHE).

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Career Perspectives

The IRPH program provides students with the foundations for a variety of careers. By equipping them with an in-depth understanding of international relations and history, from both empirical and theoretical perspectives, they gain the knowledge and the analytical tools required for fields like politics and diplomacy, public policy and administration, communications and journalism.
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Key Facts

Program Start Date 2020:

last week of August (orientation week), first week of September (classes)

Tuition:

€ 20,000 per academic year
+ € 8,650 living expenses

Scholarships:

All applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships of up to € 15,000 per year.

Application Deadlines 2020:

June 1 (global) and July 15 (for applicants who do not need a visa)

Duration:

3 years full-time
 

 

Financing Options:

Each admitted candidate will receive an individual financial package.

5 Reasons

5 reasons why you should study International Relations: Politics and History at Jacobs University

  1. Study with a transdisciplinary perspective on political science, history, law, and philosophy
  2. Benefit from a study program with top ranks in THE and CHE
  3. Train your intercultural skills by studying with students from more than 100 countries
  4. Benefit from excellent career perspectives and individual career services at Jacobs University
  5. Profit from top track records: upon graduating, about 60% of our students enter prestigious graduate schools

Program

The three-year undergraduate program involves six semesters of study with a total of 180 ECTS credit points (CP). The curricular structure follows an innovative and student-centered modularization scheme - the 3C-Model - that groups the disciplinary content of the three study years according to overarching themes:

 

Study program structure

Ranking

THE Young University Ranking 2019 Jacobs University has been top ranked in for its politics study program on position 16 out of 351 universities worldwide younger than 50 years and on position #5 for teaching that program.

CHE Ranking 2019 Jacobs University achieved top results in numerous other areas of the CHE ranking 2019. The most detailed university ranking in the German-speaking region not only takes into account facts on the range of courses, but also questions students themselves. Thus politics and social sciences – represented at Jacobs University by the programs “International Relations, Politics and History” achieved top results in almost all categories.

Students & Alumni

What I sought was exactly that: an international community that really celebrated its diversity—and that’s what I found.


Leonoor Cornelissen

Jacobs was a very good way to always push yourself to go the one extra mile and not give up at the first wind that is coming your way.


Lisa Begusch

FOCUS AREA DIVERSITY
This area includes topics such as social cohesion, state systems, and the preservation of social welfare or the effects of regulatory systems on the individual, such as their impact on human rights. Diversity is thus regarded as a driving force behind development and progress.
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