BACHELOR OF ARTS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (BA-IR)
Become a specialist in international relations and pursue a decision making career in international organizations, diplomatic services, corporate business and non-profit organizations.
KEY BENEFITS OF THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
- Learning in a dynamic environment in Switzerland with a multicultural student body and faculty from academia and international institutions, diplomatic services and field missions;
- Providing knowledge and skills to evaluate international political issues today;
- Exploring state’s foreign policy and regional cooperation, assessing current and identifying future political issues and trends;
- Gaining insight into United Nations system while attending international conferences and meetings in Geneva.
The Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (BA-IR) is designed for high school graduates interested in studying politics and global governance.
BA-IR PROGRAM DETAILS
The BA-IR program has three starting dates: September, January and April.
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in International Relations program will take core international relations courses with a focus on: the United Nations, international organizations and regional cooperation; globalization and the nation state; security, peace and conflict resolution; sustainable development and environmental diplomacy; the role of civil society, media and non-profit organizations in the 21st century, etc. The BA-IR is comprised of 43 courses taken over 3 years on a full time basis.
The Bachelor of Arts in International Relations program draws on the wealth of international know-how and resources of its faculty, visiting speakers and researchers. The academic curriculum includes visits to major international organizations in Geneva.
Study in Switzerland:
Geneva is host to the United Nations and specialized agencies such as the World Trade Organization, and is oftern referred to as the capital of peace and diplomacy, making it an ideal place to study international relations. Learn more about studying in Geneva.
AN INTERNATIONAL NETWORK
The International University in Geneva has established a strong network, developing exchange programs with 17 universities worldwide. Learn more about our international network.
YOUR CAREER WITH YOUR BA-IR
BA-IR graduates engage in decision-making careers in international organizations and diplomatic services, corporate business and non-profit organizations.
The International University in Geneva provides for counselling to assist students in their career decisions. The International University in Geneva provides for Career Counselling to assist students.
Apply online for the BA-IR program:
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BA-IR entry requirements:
Students applying for the Bachelor of Arts in International Relations program must provide several documents. See the admission requirements.
BA-IR TUITION FEES
The tuition of the International University in Geneva, Switzerland, is CHF 34,500 for the Bachelor of Arts in International Relations program. Learn more about Tuition Fees. The fees include teaching materials and cases but excludes textbooks
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