BA in International Relations

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Educates students who want to learn about political systems, international relations, political institutions, history and various fields.

Head of program: István Tarrósy PhD associate professor

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Duration of Training
3 years (6 semesters)


Deadline of Application

Next Starting Date
Tuition fee: EUR 2350/semester (for non-EU students);
EUR 1800/semester (for EU students)
Application fee: EUR 140
Registration fee: -
  • Description of the program
  • Application procedure
  • Application requirements
  • Examples of subjects during the studies
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The International Relations BA degree is an interdisciplinary course addressing key global challenges, issues and approaches to politics. The goal of the program is to train highly qualified experts with broad education in the social sciences. We have a wide range of courses focusing on the global issues, dealing with the developing countries and the growing Asian states, while we can offer a deep insight into the European and Central Eastern European issues. 

The three-year undergraduate course will provide you with the theoretical and practical context of international relations offering an intellectual preparation for a wide range of career choices. Why choose us and the University of Pécs?
Your learning will be supported by a professional staff including specialists on key regions of the world.  This Program draws cross-Faculty expertise from Faculty of Humanities, Business and Economics and   Law.  Located in Pécs, in a truly international small city, within the European Union, in the center of Central   Eastern Europe.  Employability in numerous fields including the NGO sector, International Organisations, diplomacy,  political analysis, journalism, Ministries and much more.


Human and Social Sciences
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For a successful application please follow the steps below:

  1. To apply, click on the Apply Now button, and start your application.
  2. Register on our application site, fill the application form, upload the necessary documents and submit your application!
  3. After you have submitted your application, you are going to receive information on the further steps.
  4. If we received your application fee, we are going to start the evaluation of your application.

Skype interview for BA International Relations Program

The interview takes around 10-15 minutes. During this interview our colleagues are going to ask questions about your motivation and interests. The main goal of this discussion is to learn more about your language knowledge, personal skills and scientific interest – to be able to make the right decision to help our multicultural and open-minded community and academic integrity.

The applicant has to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application portal of the University of Pécs:

  • Certified and translated (if originals are not in English) copy of school transcripts showing satisfactory completion of senior high school.
  • Europass CV in English
  • Motivation letter (introduction plus field of interest, etc.) in 3000 to 3500 characters.
  • Copy of valid passport or national ID
  • Medical certificate, (please fill the document and attach the serologic test results)
    • vaccination card (showing that you are immunized against HEP B)
    • HEP A/B/C test*
    • HIV test*
    • Chest X-ray: Please attach the chest’s X-ray result (not the film!) in English/Hungarian! (not older than 3 months)
  • Transfer receipt of the EUR 140 application fee
  • Acceptable online language exams:  
    • Duolingo online exam from score 110
    • IELTS Indicator from score 5.5
  • Official copy of the following language exam certificates:  
  • Entrance Exam (personally or via Skype)

*Please note: tests have to be taken within a year!


1st semester
World History in the 20th Century I-II
Political Geography (Processes of creating a modern state)
The History and Institutions of European Integration
Introduction to international relations
2nd semester
Introduction to Social Communication
International Negotiation Techniques
The History of International Relations I-II.
3rd semester
Fundamentals of Political Law
Comparative Politics I-II.
International Law I-II.
4th semester
International Economics
Introduction to Diplomacy
International Civil Society
Sectoral Policies in the EU I-II.
5th semester
Regionalism and Governance
The Issue of European Integration and Nations
International Studies in Practice
6th semester
Social Philosophy
Current Affairs/World Politics in the British and American Media
Introduction to Migration Policy
Introduction to Security Policy

For further information please contact:

international coordinator
Phone: + 36 72 501 600/64127; +36 30 186 1686
English website of the Faculty