BA in International Relations and European Studies

University of Nicosia

Program Description

BA in International Relations and European Studies

University of Nicosia

  • Duration (years): 4
  • Qualification Awarded: Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and European Studies
  • Level of Qualification: Bachelor Degree (1st Cycle)
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Mode of Study: Distance Learning
  • Minimum Credits: 120
  • Minimum ECTS Credits: 240

Profile of the Programme:

This program is intended to be an academic program, oriented at developing the intellectual skills of students to enable them to enter into a broad range of careers and enable them to continue with their education at the next level.

Aims

The BA program in International Relations and European Studies aims to provide broad and comprehensive knowledge of the political, social, economic and legal environment which conditions and affects the practice of international and European relations.

Objectives

The program objectives are:

i. Introduction to the main theoretical debates in International Relations and European integration.

ii. Examination of the key features of the modern European and international systems, including analysis of state power, systems of governance, laws and norms, foreign policy, diplomacy, conflict, security, nationalism, as well as the role of international governmental and non-governmental organizations and European institutions.

iii. Examination and analysis of the current issues and challenges of European and international politics.

iv. Provision of knowledge and skills necessary for employment in areas such as government, multi-national corporations, and international organizations.

Career Prospects:

Graduates of this program go on to work in many different positions, both in the public sector, as well as the private sector.

The majority of the graduates from the program have gone on to continue their studies in the University of Nicosia and other universities. Students generally choose to further their studies in International Relations, but many choose as well to pursue an MBA.

Access to Further Studies:

Graduates of the programme can be accepted into Second Cycle degrees (Master’s Degree)

Graduation Requirements

The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements.

A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this programme, the student will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate the main issues and theoretical debates in International Relations.

  2. Engage in debates about the major actors and institutions in global politics.

  3. Discuss developments, rules and prevalent values of the modern international system.

  4. Analyze power structures, biases and inequalities of the modern international system.

  5. Utilize multidisciplinary theories in explaining, analyzing and critically approaching Europe as a field of study.

  6. Design research concerned with the processes and problems of integration as well as Europe’s historical, political, social, economic and cultural development.

  7. Readily deal with European Union’s institutional structure and its major policy initiatives.

  8. Analyze current European affairs and challenges.

9 Illustrate the ability to communicate in writing and orally on issues in European affairs and international relations and be able to organize the available time and cope with deadlines.

  1. Report in the English language both orally and in written form at a high level of competence.

  2. Illustrate the ability to continue learning in a self-directed manner and work on an academic level within the intended professional field.

  3. Use libraries, bibliographical material and academic research in an efficient manner
This school offers programs in:
  • English
University of Nicosia

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