What is it that separates us? What connects us? And how can our differences help us all to pull in the same direction? In the International Relations course of study, these are the questions that move us. At Karlshochschule, we can test out the answers which we develop every day – in our exchanges with fellow students and with professors from all around the world. And in lots of exciting projects.

International Relations

When we are met by friendly faces and the smell of coffee in the morning in Karls Café, when professors and students have light-hearted conversations - perhaps we start off just talking about our plans for the day, or even just about the weather. But it doesn’t take long for us to start talking about the big questions – we just can’t help it: Peace, prosperity, environmental protection, justice and human rights; these are the topics that drive us and keep us awake at night.

In the International Relations course of study, we engage precisely where others have long since switched off. We build bridges, we understand the world, we break down borders.

The course of study for all those, who

  • want to connect cultures  
  • see themselves as citizens of the world    
  • want to work in an international environment

We believe in diplomacy as a driving force on a world stage which is full of conflict. And it is precisely on this stage that we want to make a contribution, so that people no longer have to fight with each other or exercise their economic power, but can instead negotiate using knowledge, words, and values. These three things, knowledge, words, and values are what we get used to using at Karls. Tomorrow, they will be our tools, when we take leading roles in establishing international relations – e.g. in the Foreign Office, at a big company, or with an NGO.

Let’s get active, and let’s be curious about other cultures and ways of thinking. Let us embrace the world. Let’s tear down borders, let’s understand the “other” and let’s travel along new paths. Let us live International Relations.

This course of study starts every winter semester in September.

EXCELLENT AND APPRECIATED

Degree Program Structure

Each module in the International Relations course at Karlshochschule opens up a new and exciting world. When I look at the module overview, I can see how my course contents are logically interlinked and how this provides me with a much broader spectrum of International Relations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Study year 1

Global Economy

4 ECTS

Cultural Studies

4 ECTS

Civil Society: Ethics, Culture, Society

4 ECTS

Introduction to International Relations

5 ECTS

International Organizations

5 ECTS

Introduction to Scientific Research Methods

8 ECTS

English/German as a Foreign Language 1.1

4 ECTS

Sustainable Development

4 ECTS

Political Philosophy

6 ECTS

Introduction in Strategic Practice

6 ECTS

Foreign Policy Analysis

6 ECTS

English/German as a Foreign Language 1.2

4 ECTS

Study year 2

Area Studies

6 ECTS

Anthropology

6 ECTS

Conflict Resolution

6 ECTS

Introductory Project

6 ECTS

Foreign Language 2.1

6 ECTS

International Collaboration

6 ECTS

Contemporary Society

6 ECTS

Elective

6 ECTS

Advanced Project

6 ECTS

Elective: Culture & Language (Foreign Language 2.2 / Host Language)

6 ECTS

Study year 3

Economic Institutionalism

6 ECTS

Elective: Ethics ... and Globalization / and Sustainability / in Practice

6 ECTS

Justice, Human and Constitutional Rights

6 ECTS

Change & Innovation

6 ECTS

Elective: Culture & Language

6 ECTS

Internship

18 ECTS

Bachelor Thesis including its Defense

12 ECTS

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