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Bachelor Studies

International Relations

Bachelor Studies

International Relations

Bachelor Studies in IR


Study program International Relations (IR) at the International University of Sarajevo (IUS) was established as a result of focusing on interdisciplinary studies in social sciences. The program is organized as a combination of perspectives of analytical materials and what Sociology, Political Sciences, Economics, International Relations and History have to offer.


Students can choose between relatively disciplinary specializations from European studies, strategic studies or they can decide to take more interdisciplinary and thematic fields, such as political movements, globalization, ethnic conflicts, Balkan and European studies.

Overview of the BA Program

Overview of the BA Program

The Bachelor of Arts in IR at IUS is a four-year, eight-semester program of 240 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), broken down into about 30 ECTS per semester. 

Earning a Bachelor’s degree is one of the most important steps you can take towards increasing your earning potential and job opportunities.

Study program International Relations offers undergraduate studies to students primarily interested in international and regional studies. The field of international relations comprises of studying history, politics, economics, culture of regional systems across the world, international economics, causes and consequences of wars and conditions for peace, roles of major international powers and other states in world trends, roles played by individuals and groups in creating international conflicts and cooperation.

The aim of this program is to equip students understand and use main concepts, approaches and theories in studying international relations, as well as analyze, interpret and evaluate trends in global politics.    



Undergraduate studies in International Relations provides students with a wide range of knowledge which can be used in different areas of life. In case a student chooses International Relations as their undergraduate studies, they will acquire knowledge in political economics, political sciences, sociology, history, business, international relations and diplomacy, international organizations, etc.

This multidisciplinary approach will prepare students for different lines of work: diplomat, journalist, analyst, expert in the field of foreign affairs, etc. Graduates from this program also can find jobs in public and private sectors, regional and international organizations, as well as governmental and non-governmental sectors.


Candidates who are citizens of foreign countries can submit preliminary application for admission before the official call is published by the University, so that they can obtain necessary residency permits and satisfy language requirements prior to the start of lectures at the University.

Faculty of Business and Administration

Minor in Bachelor Study Programs

Students who are interested in obtaining a minor degree from our study programs can see the minor curricula:

International Relations
International Business and Finance
Faculty of Business and Administration

Distance Learning in Bachelor Studies

At the beginning of the introduction of emergency measures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, IUS was among the first universities to completely switch to online teaching.

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