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Department of International Relations and European Studies
Department of International Relations and European Studies

Interdisciplinary approach

The Master of Arts Program in International Relations and European Studies was established in response to a wider social need to train the professionals from various fields, from the public administration, media and non-governmental organizations, to the academy, who would like to build on their knowledge gained in the undergraduate study.

Department of International Relations and European Studies

We prepare you for real-world challenges

  • Giving you knowledge, skills and abilities that are tailored for success in the contemporary political world
  • Providing opportunities to work on real-life projects
  • Developing a life-long professional network
  • Exposing you to communicate with professors who are both accessible and professional
  • Promoting and encouraging constructive and creative thinking
Department of International Relations and European Studies

PROGRAM

The IRES MA Program is designed for current or future professionals who seek to develop careers in the fields of state administration, media, foreign affairs, security management and European integration services. It also equips students with skills and critical thinking necessary for original contribution to a professional success in a variety of international and non-governmental agencies. Modularly based teaching in subjects which cover a wide range of topics in the field of international relations, will enable such professionals to get further information and specialize in a wide range of topics.

Department of International Relations and European Studies

EXPLORE OUR STUDY TRACKS

Master of International Relations (4+1)

Open to all Bachelor majors (120 ECTS).

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Diplomacy (3 + 2)

This course aims to provide in-depth knowledge of diplomatic theory and practice, including specialized knowledge of bilateral and multilateral diplomacy, public diplomacy, diplomatic law and economic diplomacy. The first-year coursework prepares students for a two-semester long research thesis that offers a genuine academic contribution to the theoretical and practical understanding of specific aspects of diplomatic life, as well as diplomacy as an area of study more generally.

Open to all Bachelor majors (120 ECTS).

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Security and Conflict Management (3 + 2)

This course aims to provide advanced knowledge of security theories and concepts, including specialized knowledge in conflict prevention and resolution, EuroAtlantic Security, national security strategies, societal security, and mediation and negotiation. The first-year coursework prepares students for a two-semester long research thesis that will offer innovative theoretical and empirical knowledge and, ultimately, contribute to an understanding of security issues both in the Balkan region and globally.

This program consists of 60ECTS.

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European Integration (3 + 2)

This track aims to provide advanced understandings and practical knowledge of the diverse aspects of the processes of European integrations. This is achieved through specialized courses that deal with EU Law, EU Security, Enlargement and Neighborhood Policies and economic consequences and implications of political integrations. The coursework prepares students for a two-semester long research thesis that will offer a genuine contribution to an understanding of European integrations generally, and the EU path of Bosnia and Herzegovina, more specifically.

This program consists of 120 ECTS.

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We groom students for professional diplomacy. They unlock the world of possibilities and create dynamic solutions that address social and political change.
Social responsibility remains at the heart of what they do because the ethic they carry today will change the world tomorrow.

Alija Kožljak

Alija Kožljak

Head of International Relations and European Studies

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Alija Kožljak

Alija Kožljak

Head of Department • Assist. Prof. Dr.

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Mirdin Zilić

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