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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS:
POLITICS AND HISTORY

 


Bachelor of Arts - Undergraduate Program

 

Career Perspectives

A holistic, interdisciplinary study program with a strong focus on employability:
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.

Best prepared for successful career positions in various fields:
Our students have thus secured internships and career positions in both governmental and non-governmental organizations, including the European Parliament, the UN, the World Bank, Doctors Without Borders, the German Development Agency and Foreign Ministry, Amnesty International, the Nobel Institute, Forbes as well as a variety of government ministries, think tanks, and foundations.Because our students gain highly transferable abilities, such as critical thinking, research, analysis, writing and presentation skills, they also can attain positions in the business and management sectors. Our students have thus landed in management consulting, banking and finance, and logistics and project management. Specific employers include PriceWaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, CapGemini, Accenture, Citigroup, Google, EON, and Daimler.

Excellent academic standards prepare for acceptance at top universities:
Our students also acquire the academic training that enables them to continue in graduate and postgraduate research and IPRH has a solid track record of placing students at top-flight graduate schools around the world. To name just a few, our graduates have gained acceptance to Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, King’s College, Imperial College London, Harvard, Columbia, Berkeley, John Hopkins, Georgetown, Duke, WHU School of Management, Cass Business School, ETH Zurich, College of Europe, Graduate Institute of Geneva, and Sciences Po.

A World of opportunities

For personal and professional developments and a lot of support to do internships ore research, that is what Leonoor Cornelissen found at Jacobs. She studied International Politics & History and currently works for Doctors without Borders.

The Career Services Center (CSC) as well as the Jacobs Alumni Office help students in their career development. The CSC provides students with high-quality training and coaching in CV creation, cover letter formulation, interview preparation, effective presenting, business etiquette and employer research as well as in many other aspects, thus helping students identify and follow up rewarding careers after their time at Jacobs University. Furthermore, the Alumni Office helps students establish a long-lasting and worldwide network which comes in handy when exploring job options in academia, industry, and elsewhere.

Amelie Stötzel

BA International Relations: Politics and History | 2018
Nationality: German

I chose to study International Relations: Politics and History because of its combination of different fields of study. Its transdisciplinary approach shows economic, legal, humanitarian and security aspects of world problems and teaches how to find solutions for today’s pressing problems by analyzing the past.

Lisa Begusch

BA International Politics and History | 2012
Nationality: Austrian

I sought a bachelor program back then, where I could learn many different things about the world, about politics, about social sciences, psychology. I really looked for a program where I could get a wide variety of insights and be a sort of a generalist, before specializing a bit more in a master’s program. What I found was a program that showed how complex the ecosystem of the world is; a program where you get to see the whole picture, all the different interdependencies between history, between politics, between economics, psychology, and how it all plays together in one big ecosystem. That is what I found: a really holistic program where you can learn many new things.

 

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Alumni Gallery


Graduates of Jacobs University follow a variety of career paths all over the world – may it be a professional or academic career or even the leap into entrepreneurship.

We want to share with you some of the exciting stories of our alumni.

Read what they have to say about the Jacobs experience and how it helped them personally and professionally.

Career Services Center

Today’s business world requires disciplinary knowledge from graduates as well as the ability to apply this knowledge. Career-related services at Jacobs University provide information, counseling and training, networks, and events. Jacobs University’s students participate in trainings on project management, business communication, job interview skills, and more. Digital job and internship portfolios help students to prepare for their career.

Contact the Career Services Center for more information
Email: csc [at] jacobs-university.de
Phone: +49 421 200-4225

Alumni Association

Studying at Jacobs University gives you connections – often for your whole life.

The JACOBS UNIVERSITY BREMEN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION E.V. was founded in 2004 by the first generation of graduates. Since then, around 4,500 students have obtained their degrees from Jacobs University.

Contact the Jacobs Alumni Relations Office
Email: d.heinsen [at] jacobs-university.de
Phone: +49 421 200-4238