International Relations


Letztes Update: 06.12.2017
Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaft
DAUER:3 bis 4 Jahre
ABSCHLUSS:Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Über das Studium:

At Webster you have the freedom to take electives from other departments to pursue your own special interests. Courses such as the psychology of economics, or cultural diversity in the media, can add value to your skill set and improve your performance and effectiveness in international relations.

Whether you want to work in government, a global corporation, academia, or a nongovernmental organization, a degree in International Relations opens many doors. You will learn how to do rigorous and structured research, how to understand and explain a comprehensive range of international relations issues and how to develop scholarly analysis as well as how to apply it. You can specialize in different fields such as European integration studies, Asian security studies, energy politics, terrorism or international law, just to mention a few. Our international classrooms, with students and faculty from all around the world, enhance the different political and cultural discussions leading to a better understanding in the field of International Relations.


Diesen Fächern begegnest du u.a. im Studienplan:

American Politics, Developing World, Energy Security, Global Journalism, Human Rights, Industrialized World, International Affairs, International Business, International Law, International Political Theory, International Politics, International Relations, International Relations Theory, International Security, Makroökonomie, Mikroökonomie, Political Science


Students are required to complete 42 credit hours within the department, including methods, a research requirement (fulfilled by taking the seminar, senior thesis, or a designated upper-division course), and senior overview. A minimum of 18 credit hours of international relations at Webster University is required.

Students are required to have significant international language experience. This requirement can be met by taking 12 sequential credit hours in an international language or by passing an advanced-level proficiency examination. This requirement will be waived for students whose native language is not English and who are studying in English. Their mastery of English as a second language fulfills the requirement.


A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following:

  • 42 required credit hours in the Major (14 courses)
  • 27 credits Global Citizenship Program (9 courses)
  • 59 elective credit hours (20 courses)


  • Demonstrate knowledge of key subfields and theories of international relations as a discipline.
  • Identify major actors and institutions of international relations and know their functions.
  • Analyze international issues from perspectives other than their own.
  • Display familiarity with foreign cultures and languages.

Berufsaussichten / Jobs:

Our campus is unique in its access to many of the world’s top international and nongovernmental organizations. Our students frequently obtain prized internships before going on to work for example at one of the Vienna-based intergovernmental organizations or specialized agencies such as the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Organization on Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the Comprehensive NuclearTest-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), or one of the EU institutions.

Other Webster graduates pursue top careers in politics, international business, and national foreign services, or become aid workers for governmental agencies and NGOs. Webster’s International Relations graduates are regularly admitted to prestigious post-graduate programs in Europe and the United States, such as Oxford, Cambridge, the London School of Economics, Columbia, Johns Hopkins and Georgetown. Most importantly, our graduates leave with a large network of life-long friends and colleagues in countries, companies and governments around the world, an essential component of success in today’s globalized world.


Undergraduate applicants should possess a completed high school degree and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Both undergraduate and graduates applicants must also meet the required English proficiency to be considered for enrollment.

To apply, please submit: 

  •  An online application 
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • 400-word motivational essay 
  • Copy of the biographical page of your passport 
  • Résumé/Curriculum Vitae 
  • English proficiency (T OEFL, IELTS): Min. TOE F L: IBT 60 (or IELT S 6.0) 
  • Official certified English translations of the transcripts from the last three years including the graduation certificate. We consider Advanced Standing for: AP, IB, ALevels, Austrian Matura, German Abitur as well as other high school degrees from certain countries (please check with the Admissions Office) 
  • AC T or SAT preferred but not required 
  • All university transcripts (in English) for transfers from other accredited universities

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