International Relations and European Studies

Posted in Bachelor's Degrees
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International Relations and European Studies is a BA programme whose aim is to train skilled experts in international relations and European studies who could work in specialized institutions at European, national, regional or local level. In order to achieve this goal, the programme is built on an inter, multi and trans-disciplinary foundation. Therefore, the curriculum of this BA programme includes courses from the sphere of international relations (history of international relations, political science, European institutions, public policies, political parties), law (international law, European Union law), research in social and political studies, international organizations, globalization, EU policies, EU governance, alongside economics courses, e.g. basic concepts, principles, quantitative methods and processes, management, marketing etc.


The curriculum also focuses on foreign languages, communication and public relations, information technology, writing official documents and professional internships.

The BA in International Relations and European Studies aims primarily at helping students understand international relations within the European Union, by providing them with pertinent information concerning European affairs, the European construction and the evolution and concepts of international relations.

The curriculum of this BA programme is modelled after that of similar programmes provided by top European universities.

International Relations and European Studies in English, as a higher education programme, trains skilled professionals with a remarkable command of English in the field of European integration, being, from this point of view, deeply involved in the process of European construction and governance.

The graduates of this BA programme have the opportunity of working in a variety of fields: in Romanian ministries, EU administration, other institutions, committees, commissions, workgroups collaborating with the European Union, public administration in Romania or in other EU countries, regional development agencies, NGOs, and in private corporations as experts in international relations.

Our graduates’ training as experts in international relations and European studies will enable them to manage European affairs, to work in the field of political science, to participate in the implementation and evaluation of EU-funded projects as financial administrators, to work as advisers for various socio-professional organizations in matters of international relations and European studies.

First Year

  • History of European integration
  • History of European integration
  • Informatics applied in social sciences
  • Introduction to the study of international relations
  • Principles of economy
  • Europe: History and Modernity
  • Institutional communication in the EU
  • Modern language applied in the public sphere (I) – 1
  • EU institutions
  • History of international relations
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • The European idea. Introduction to European Studies
  • Modern language applied in the public sphere (I) – 2
  • Practice (90 hours)

Year II

  • Global economy
  • Introduction to geopolitics
  • Political Ideologies in the Contemporary Age
  • Decision-making process in the EU
  • Europeanization of Romania
  • Optional course 1
  • Modern language applied in the public sphere (I) – 3
  • European Negotiations
  • European Union law
  • Common policies in the EU
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Sociology of International Relations
  • Optional course 2
  • Modern language applied in the public sphere (I) – 4

Year III

  • International Institutions and Organizations (semester)
  • Contemporary economic systems
  • Analysis of international relations
  • Theories of international relations
  • Theories of European integration
  • Technique of elaboration of scientific works (sem.sp.)
  • Anthropology of Europe
  • The economy of European integration
  • Foreign policy and diplomacy
  • International public law
  • European project management

Optional subjects

Year II

  • European Strategy for the Danube and the Black Sea
  • Communication for international careers 1
  • Security Studies
  • Communication for international careers 2

Year III

  • Europe: History and Modernity
  • European governance. Good practice models
  • European monetary integration
  • Conflict management in international relations
  • The graduates can develop career paths in the following potential occupations:
  • Specialist/counsellor /expert/adviser/consultant on European affairs within local, national, European institutions or in different international institutions, with attributions in: programmes administration, policies administration, evaluation, economic-judicial auditing and consultancy, public relations;
  • Specialist/counsellor /expert/adviser/consultant within the departments of European integration from mayor offices, local councils, prefectures, county councils, to ministries, of different public agencies
  • Counsellor/expert/parliamentary consultant;
  • Specialist/counsellor /expert/adviser/consultant in regional development agencies, non-governmental organizations, research institutions or private companies;
  • Specialist/counsellor /expert/adviser/consultant for interest groups /lobby;
  • Specialist/counsellor /expert/inspector/adviser/consultant/commentator/publicist/special correspondent/editorialist on European integration issues in the field of press and mass media;
  • Adviser/secretary/diplomatic counsellor/consular counsellor;
  • Clerk/specialty adviser;
  • Teacher in the field of humanities and social sciences: integration, regional development, history of Europe etc.;
  • Trainer within lifelong learning programmes that target specific domains of the European administration and European project management;
  • Project manager, European projects consultant, adviser in accessing structural and European cohesion funds.