Study plan Bachelor's Degree in International Relations

Basic skills

  • Students must have and understand knowledge of an area of study built on the basis of general secondary education, and while it relies on some advanced textbooks it also includes some aspects coming from the forefront of its field of study.
  • Students must be capable of applying their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and they should have building arguments and problem resolution skills within their area of study.
  • Students must be capable of collecting and interpreting relevant data (usually within their area of study) in order to make statements that reflect social, scientific or ethical relevant issues.
  • Students must be capable of communicating information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialised and non-specialised audiences.
  • Students must develop the necessary learning skills in order to undertake further training with a high degree of autonomy.

Specific skills

  • Identify the main theories of international relations and their different fields (international theory, conflicts and security, international politics, etc.) to apply them in professional practice.
  • Analyse cases and phenomena in the international sphere and interpret different political texts using contemporary political theories.
  • Use different tools for analysing the contemporary international system and its functional and regional or geographical subsystems.
  • Recognise the methodological foundations of social science with special emphasis on international relations.
  • Analyse international society and its structure and understand its importance for real-life problems and professional practice.
  • Analyse the behaviour of international actors, both state and non-state.
  • Analyse the structure and operation of international institutions and organisations (political, economic, military and security, environmental, development and emergency aid) both in the universal and regional spheres, with particular emphasis on the European Union, from either real or simulated cases.
  • Learn and analyse the impacts of the globalisation process on domestic political systems and on the behaviour of the political actors and the public.
  • Analyse the challenges to international security including the conditions that promote peace and generate conflicts and the evolutionary of international security architecture.
  • Apply knowledge of the structure and operation of international institutions to problems and/or practical cases, either real or simulated.
  • nalyse the production and implementation of public policies related to the international sphere, in particular foreign policy and security and defence policy.
  • Design, plan and carry out projects and studies for analysis and/or intervention in different areas of international relations.
  • Analyse, establish and argue the legal rules applicable to international phenomena.
  • Identify and analyse the main challenges for democracy in a global world.

Transversal skills

  • Identify data sources and carry out rigorous bibliographical and documentary searches. Use metatheoretical data to argue and establish plausible relation of causality and establish ways of validating or rejecting them.
  • Apply quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques in research processes.
  • Produce and prepare the presentation of intervention reports and/or proposals.
  • Use English to receive and communicate analyses and proposals.