International Relations

I get switched on when others tend to turn off. I'm passionately interested in what's happening in the world and it's effects. I soak up new information like a sponge and throw myself into any new political debate. The major issues and challenges in our world especially revolving around peace, prosperity, environmental protection, justice and human rights are what excite and drive me on.

I want to be socially engaged and I'm curious about other cultures and ways of thinking. I'm interested in building bridges and find it rewarding when I can contribute to achieving or helping to develop solutions to the major challenge of finding peaceful resolutions to a conflict.

I believe in diplomacy as a driving force on the conflict-ridden world stage. I want to encourage people to stop fighting each other with weapons or exploiting their economic power, but negotiate instead with words, knowledge and values. I see myself as a future intermediary between cultures and their respective interests. In future I can see myself either in the Foreign Office, working for an international company or with an NGO.

I want to learn about and understand the context of international politics and economics, ecology and ethics, legal regulations and cultural ideas, as well as the art of diplomatic negotiations from scratch. That's why I'm studying International Relations at Karlshochschule.

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.

And if there are still any unanswered questions left after this, I have the simple option of stopping by in Karlsruhe for a personal consultation – a meeting that I can easily arrange by calling +49 721 1303 500.

Study year 1

Global Economy

6 ECTS

Cultural Studies

5 ECTS

Introduction to International Relations

5 ECTS

International Organizations

5 ECTS

Introduction to Scientific Research Methods

10 ECTS

English/German as a Foreign Language 1

4 ECTS

Sustainable Development

6 ECTS

Political Philosophy

5 ECTS

Introduction in Strategic Practice

5 ECTS

Foreign Policy Analysis

5 ECTS

English/German as a Foreign Language

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

Foreign Language 2.2

6 ECTS

Study year 3

Economic Institutionalism

6 ECTS

Elective: Ethics in Management: Globalization - Sustainability - 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
Accreditation

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Teaching and Learning

What happens if the seminar room becomes a play room and I don't just theorize about management plans, but literally try them out? What if my group uses playing cards to develop solution scenarios, or in the first semester go out and interview people on the street or observe them in negotiations?

It's all possible at Karlshochschule, because studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics is constructivist in attitude. Here, it is assumed that you can best build and deepen knowledge when you literally experience it live. For example, as a result of practical learning concepts like simulations, current case studies, blended learning, field trips or practice lectures by eminent speakers from politics, economics and culture.

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Project Phases

In the course of my International Relations studies I will acquire broad specialist knowledge. A knowledge I can use at the same time and can put to the test. Because the professors encourage my fellow students and I to regularly take part in actual bona fide projects.

The project phases have been described by students as one of the most intense, but also the most fertile parts of their studies. During this time the University turns into an Idea Factory where the various groups of students give everything to impress their customer. Lecture rooms are cleared, planning boards and beamers are set up and everyone is dedicated to their project, because eventually, everything is presented to the project donors, and to the course Professors as well.

Incidentally, all Karlshochschule group coaches come from different commercial areas to ensure the best possible learning results. Previous group coaches have included lawyers, diplomats, acting coaches, psychologists and leaders from politics, business and culture.

Semester abroad

The International Relations study course is internationally oriented. English is the teaching language from the start and learning another foreign language is a compulsory part of the course. I benefitted from this philosophy by no later than the 4th semester – in the compulsory semester abroad, I expanded my horizons at one of over 90 partner Universities.

At Karlshochschule I learn things that so far, seem natural to question, and to develop an awareness of the subjectivity and varied interpretations of reality. Here, the knowledge and skills I've acquired during the project phases have probably already paid off.

Practical Phase

At the end of my undergraduate studies I can expect a practice phase. This will be three to six months when I can use all my knowledge and my ambition in real situations – and at the same time develop my Thesis. Karlshochschule can help me with choosing my internship because they have the best contacts among global institutions, organizations and companies.

Maybe the practice phase will serve as a springboard into my new job. With the experience gained from my semester abroad I will already be prepared.

Application

I am already convinced about the content and structure of my future International Relations study course. I am sure I want to study this exciting degree course at Karlshochschule.  And if I follow this link I can begin my application.

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