You will become an expert with global knowledge from an international, political, economic, social and legal perspective. Our programme is 100% in English and you’ll be able to do international exchanges at a variety of universities abroad. You will acquire new knowledge and skills that will boost your employability in public and private institutions.
Learn how to professionally interact with different international agents, from states and public and private institutions to multinationals, international organisations and NGOs.
Participate in the International Arbitration Moot or Model United Nations (MUN). Our students are regularly recognised in international legal simulation competitions.
You will undertake an internship in a public or private institution such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a Spanish Embassy, a European Union Institution, a cooperation organisation or an international foundation.
In your fourth year as a global student in International Relations, you will study at exclusive and world-renowned destinations like the London School of Economics & Political Science.
Join the International Relations Club (IRClub) and share your passion for international relations with our students. At present, the club has more than 160 members and carries out over four monthly activities. One of the club’s recent highlights has been working with the B-Corps, a global movement of more than 2,500 companies in 50 countries with one shared goal: that one day, all companies will compete to make the most positive impact on our world.
If you are joining us from outside the Community of Madrid and wish to study a face-to-face programme, you can find accommodation that meets your needs—whether that be proximity to the campus, security, comfort, an academic environment, great service or quality furnishings, to name a few. Universidad Europea has two student halls on campus with capacity for over 550 residents. Our accommodations meet all of the domestic, academic and security needs that you have as a student. Our accommodation caters to both students and professors or staff members who may need to stay there throughout the year. This may be for scientific, artistic or cultural exchanges, or even for anyone whose stay may be directly, or indirectly, linked to the University.
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Discover our experiential learning method, where individual and collective work are necessary tools for successfully overcoming the real challenges posed to you every day. In addition, you will participate in the face-to-face programme (F2F). Taught by active professionals, this programme allows you to take a closer look at the world of International Relations. During the last year of your studies, you will complete a mandatory internship in public and private institutions such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union, esglobal, Acción Contra el Hambre, the Helsinki Foundation and World Vision. During this internship, you will put into practice everything you have learned throughout your studies and strengthen skills such as teamwork, leadership and adaptability.
Study plan offered in the current course
|1||History and Theory of International Relations||6||UCR||EN|
|1||Concepts of International Relations: Actors and Factors||6||DR||EN|
|1||Communication in International Relations||6||DR||EN|
|1||Human, Economic, and Political Geography||6||UCR||EN|
|1||Foreign Language C||6||UCR||EN|
|1||Foreign Policy and Diplomacy||6||DR||EN|
|1||Human Rights and Development Cooperation||6||UCR||EN|
|1||Sociological Research Techniques||6||UCR||EN|
|2||Theory of State and Comparative Political Systems||6||DR||EN|
|2||Comparative Legal Systems||6||UCR||EN|
|2||Global Economy and Foreign Trade||6||UCR||EN|
|2||Cultural Differences and Interculturality||6||DR||EN|
|2||Spain’s Foreign Policy||6||DR||EN|
|2||Public International Law||6||DR||EN|
|2||The United Nations||6||DR||EN|
|2||Theory and Analysis of International Conflicts||6||DR||EN|
|2||Management of Multinational Companies||6||UCR||EN|
|3||Defense and Security Alliances||6||DR||EN|
|3||International Economic and Financial Organisations||6||DR||EN|
|3||International Public Opinion||6||DR||EN|
|3||International Legal Conflicts||6||DR||EN|
|3||Image Abroad and Public Diplomacy||6||DR||EN|
|3||Foreign Language C II||6||DR||EN|
|3||Diplomatic and Consular Law||6||DR||EN|
|4||International Terrorism and Organised Crime||6||DR||EN|
|4||Professional Ethics in International Relations||6||DR||EN|
|4||Design and Management of International Projects||3||DR||EN|
|4||Seminar of International Negotiations||6||DR||EN|
|4||Environmental Hazards and Climate Change||6||DR||EN|
|4||Graduation Project *||6||RE||EN|
Internships are a key part of your education. Acquiring experience and putting into practice what you have learned during your degree is the best way to enter the employment market. There are two types of internship: curricular (which are included as part of your program) and extracurricular (which you can do on a voluntary basis).
In order to carry out an internship in a company, you’ll need to have passed 50% of your credits and register before you start the internship. Both the company and a professor on your course will monitor your progress on the internship and provide you with an evaluation at the half-way mark and upon completion.
If you want to gain extra work experience before finalising your university studies, you are welcome to carry out extracurricular internships. You can carry them out in whichever year of your studies you choose, but we remind you that internships are formative and should complement your studies. The more theoretical knowledge you have acquired throughout your degree, the more you will benefit from the internships.
Experience: the key to success for our graduates
At Universidad Europea de Madrid, internships are a fundamental part of your degree, so you will start interning right from day one. In addition, we have agreements in place with the best public and private entities. This means that, in the last year of your studies, you can prepare for the professional world and cement all the knowledge and skills you have acquired during your degree.
Some of our partners include: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, UNHCR, the Red Cross, Greenpeace, Repsol, the Vicente Ferrer Foundation, Agencia EFE, UNICEF and BBVA.
During the last year of your studies, you will complete a mandatory internship in public and private institutions such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union, esglobal, Acción Contra el Hambre, the Helsinki Foundation and World Vision. During this internship, you will put into practice everything you have learned throughout your studies and strengthen skills such as teamwork, leadership and adaptability.
The London School of Economics, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, esglobal, the Elcano Royal Institute, Agencia EFE and UNICEF are just some of the institutions where you could intern. Many of these organisations are also represented on campus as faculty professors, ensuring you learn from individuals with real-world experience.
70% of our professors are doctors of great prestige in the educational field.
|Alana Moceri||Foreign Policy of the United States of America||An international relations analyst of American origin, Alana Moceri has worked for various political campaigns and NGOs, including Barack Obama's innovative 2008 campaign. Alana is an analyst and writer for Spanish, English and American media and a member of the board of directors of THRibune (the Tribune for Human Rights) and the Association of Alumni of UCLA in Spain.|
|Almudena Vázquez||Language C II|
|Antonio Jesús Pinto Tortosa||History and Theory of International Relations, Human Geography, Economics and Politics||Antonio's doctoral thesis focused on the impact of the Haitian slave revolution (1791) in the Hispanic Caribbean. As part of his doctoral training, he completed three research stays at international centres of excellence in the cities of London, New York and Pittsburgh (USA).|
|Belén García-Delgado Giménez||Document sources||Belén's specialties include applied documentation as well as research methodology. She has collaborated in various research projects and is the author of a range of book chapters, articles in high-impact journals and papers that she has presented at various conferences. She began her professional experience in libraries and documentation centres, combining this work for some time with teaching before finally fully dedicating herself to education. Since 2007, she has taught documentation and research methodology in English and Spanish for different bachelor's degrees.|
|Cesar Lajud Desentis||Presentations and Emerging Markets||With extensive experience as a consultant and commercial advisor for Mexico in different countries, César has acted as Consulate General for Mexico in California and has led projects for the World Bank in Equatorial Guinea.|
|Gloria Canales||Environmental Risks and Climate Change||César was previously at London International College and the University of Sunderland in London (taught in English); Saint Louis University in Madrid; Florida International University, Florida Atlantic University and Miami Dade College in Florida, USA (taught in English); Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (taught in Spanish); and, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Rio de Janeiro in Brazil (taught in Portuguese).|
|Guillermo Rocafort||The European Union in the World||Guillermo is the author of more than 20 books on history, economics and law. His books on economics are related to topics such as tax havens. Guillermo has worked as an analyst of political and economic news in Latin America, and has participated in numerous national and international university congresses.|
|Hutan Hejazi||Pressure Groups|
|Julieta Espín Ocampo||Final Degree Project, Middle East and Maghreb|
|Julio Guinea||Diplomatic and Consular Law||A doctor of law who graduated 'cum laude' in Legal Articulation of Common Foreign and Security Policy and Common Security and Defense Policy.|
|Julia Pulido Grajera||Internships||In the field of research, she has been a research fellow at the London School of Economics/IDEAS and principal investigator of the research group, 'International Security, Public Policies and Global Governance' of Universidad Europea. She is a member of the University of Salamanca's Transnational Organised Crime Observatory and of the Working Group for the Illicit Trafficking and Criminal Networks Observatory of the Elcano Royal Institute.|
|Laura Gauthier Blassi||Language C II|
|Laura Pérez Rastrilla||Theory of the State and Political Systems, Foreign Policy of Spain, Foreign Image and Public Diplomacy||A Doctor in Journalism, Laura focused her doctoral thesis on: 'Kosovo: The First NATO Strike Operation. Information and propaganda in the Spanish media'. With a Master in Social Communication, Laura is a volunteer for the Red Cross Communication Department. She combines teaching with consultation work on communication and international relations.|
|Leticia Flórez-Estrada Chassauneaud||The Individual and Leadership, Cultural Differences and Interculturality||Throughout her professional career, which spans over 12 years, she has trained and worked in both research and social intervention in the field of migration.|
|Ricardo Rodríguez Arribas||Public International Law|
|Sara Grandio Tierno||Language C II|
|Ted Liu / Gabriela Bronchner||International Relations: Actors and Factors, Security and Defense Alliances|
Being an international relations expert helps you develop sought-after skills that can be applied to any field, from research and administration to critical analysis, scientific method and intercultural awareness.
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This program is taught entirely in English by an international faculty. Almost half of the students who take this course are from outside Spain. If you decide to, you can study a second language during the degree. You can study abroad in the third or fourth year of your studies and, in the fourth year, you will take part in an obligatory exchange at a top international university including: London School of Economics, Pace University in New York or McGill University (Canada).
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Universidad Europea is renowned for its academic excellence and has been recognised worldwide with awards as prestigious as the European Seal of Excellence 500+, QualiCert certification, and the Madrid Excellence award.
In the international accreditation rating, QS Stars, Universidad Europea has obtained a total of four stars out of five. This external accreditation system determines the level of excellence achieved by universities in several areas. Universidad Europea has achieved the maximum score of five stars in employability, teaching, facilities and social responsibility.