“If it's wrong when they do it, it's wrong when we do it.”
― Noam Chomsky
Welcome to the International Relations (IR) Program at the International University of Sarajevo!
Housed within the Faculty of Business and Administration, the IR program offers a highly collaborative environment where students and professors regularly interact both inside and outside the classroom – in lectures and seminars, research projects, and extra-curricular activities.
The IR core faculty consists of professors from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey, the USA, Belarus, and Denmark. Our faculty members are not only dedicated educators and mentors but also nationally and internationally recognized in their respective research fields. These scholars are more than willing to share their theoretical and empirical knowledge about international relations with our students.
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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. Read more
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.
Master Studies in IR
Achieving a Bachelor’s degree is a great success. After graduating from a university, you can take your education to the next level by enrolling into a master’s degree program. It will help you become a more skilled professional in your field.
The 2nd cycle of study leads to the academic title of Master of Arts (MA) or equivalent, it runs for one year (60 ECTS credits), so that combined with the 1st cycle study carries the total of 300 ECTS credits.
Distance Learning in Master Studies
PhD Studies in IR
A PhD is a doctoral research degree and the highest level of academic qualification you can achieve. The degree normally takes between three and four years of full-time work towards a thesis offering an original contribution to your subject of interest.
The 3rd cycle of study is organized and run as a three-year study program and it corresponds to 180 ECTS credits, where candidates acquire ECTS credits by passing exams in courses specified by the curriculum, conducting research in the specific area of the doctoral dissertation, and completing and successfully defending a doctoral dissertation.
The duration of practical training/internship is a minimum of 25 working days. The internship file should consist of:
- Employer/Supervisor Internship Evaluation Form
- Student Evaluation of Internship Experience
- Five-page (5) summary report
Associate Professor Dr. Joseph J. Kaminski is holding a lecture on "Getting your Manuscript Published by an Elite Publishing House: How to Write a Successful Book Proposal."
Public Lecture: "European Energy Security and the Power of Social Movements: The Case of Protest against Small Hydro in Bosnia and Herzegovina"
Erasmus+ Exchange Program
Exchange programs are designed in such a way to provide students and academic staff with an opportunity to study, teach and do research at a university abroad. Students pay no tuition fee to the host university if they participate in the Erasmus+ and Mevlana exchange programs. See the list of all currently open calls for the exchange programs.
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