The Internationalization Label awarded to the Bachelor’s degree in International Relations is accredited by the Agency for Quality of the Basque University System - Unibasq upon request of Higher Education institutions of the Basque University System such as the University of Deusto, in this case.
The Internationalization Label awarded to the degree programmes mentioned above
establishes that the degree programme fulfils the highest level of achievement relating
to the following items:
- Integration of internationalization actions to develop the competencies established in each program.
- The programme’s curricular organization, teaching coordination and assessment allow the curriculum development together with international universities within the European Higher Education Area and other international contexts.
- Accreditation of the faculty’s language competencies to teach in internationally oriented languages of instruction.
- International mobility programmes, range of degree programmes in third languages and the existence of an Internationalization Strategy and Committee.
Therefore, it can be stated that the degree programme meets the European HigherEducation Area (EHEA) requirements and goals, such as training highly skilled humancapital to provide an adequate response to Basque social and economic needs, in linewith the specific features and strengths of the Basque Education System and those ofthe Basque and international society.
A Bachelor’s degree in two languages
The 240 ECTS credits of the Bachelor’s degree programme are divided among core, compulsory and elective subjects, internships and the Undergraduate Final Year Project.
This bilingual Bachelor’s degree programme, with subjects taught in English and Spanish, enables students to perfect another language. They have the opportunity to strengthen their linguistic competences and fluency in the two languages, which is a key factor when entering the world of international relations.
The curriculum shows the language of instruction for each subject.
Languages will be your working tool so you must also provide proof of having reached at least a B1 level in a third language like French, German, Chinese or Arabic.
The course syllabus covers a number of general areas in first year and focuses on more specific issues and techniques in advanced years. It is structured into the following modules:
- Fundamentals of International Relations: You will learn the core concepts needed to understand how the international world works.
- Theory, Organisation and Dynamics of the International World: You will learn the complexity of the international relations system, its origin, evolution and current situation, the actors and factors involved and the conflicts generated in it, as well as the theoretical approaches to interpret it.
- Communicate in a third international language: You can choose between French, German, Chinese or Arabic.
- World Regions: You will live and study in a world region (Africa, America, Asia or Europe) for a full academic year.
- Fields of Study and Professional Environments: You will apply your knowledge in various fields such as human rights, humanitarian action, development cooperation, international trade, diplomacy, etc. In addition, you will develop skills related to research, negotiation, leadership and project management.
- Human Education in Values: You will learn to defend values such as justice, peace, equality, democracy, solidarity and enhance the cooperation principle as the main driver of international relations.