Bachelor of Arts - International Relations (Politics and History)

3 years
20,000 EUR/year
Sep 2022
Jul 2022
Bremen / Germany
Constructor University - Bremen, Germany

Program description

The world's issues and threats are complicated now. Navigating the international political arena and developing long-term solutions need a complex and multifaceted approach. As a result, the International Relations: Politics and History (IRPH) curriculum teaches students concepts and methodologies from a variety of subjects such as political science, history, law, and philosophy. The overarching goal is twofold: first, to provide students with the theoretical understanding and analytical abilities necessary to investigate the historical genesis of, and solutions to, significant global evils. Second, we want to educate our students to excel in graduate school or in the employment market.

Approximately 60% of our graduates attend prominent graduate institutions such as Oxford, Cambridge, the London School of Economics (LSE), Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, and Sciences Po. Approximately 40% of our graduates enter the labor market and find work in conventional international relations sectors, public policy, or development work, as well as in the business sector, consultancy, and a variety of other professions. Our students' achievement attests to the IRPH program's quality, which is further supported by the program's exceptional rankings from the Centre for Higher Education (CHE).

Six semesters of study totaling 180 ECTS credit points comprise the three-year undergraduate program (CP). The 3C-Model, an innovative and student-centered modularization approach, organizes the discipline material of the three study years according to overarching themes.

Program structure

Year 1

  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Introduction to Modern European History

Year 2

  • Understanding International Political Economy 
  • Advanced International Relations Theory 
  • Empires and Nation States
  • History of Globalization
  • International Law
  • Regional Integration
  • International Resource Politics
  • Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

Year 3

  • Political Philosophy
  • China: Politics, Economy and Society
  • Oppression, Conformity and Resistance under Dictatorships
  • A New Cold War? EU-Russian Relations


Fee for two semesters (1 year) is 20,000 EUR for international students:

  • Direct/billed charges*
    • Tuition 20,000 EUR
    • Room (subsidized) 3,750 EUR
    • Board 3,000 EUR
    • University Fee 120 EUR
    • Semester Tickets 480 EUR
    • Broadcasting Fee 54 EUR
    • Enrollment Deposit (one time only) 500 EUR

Total 27,904 EUR

  • Indirect estimated expenses*
    • Residence Permit 100 EUR
    • Health Insurance  1,260 EUR

Total 1,360 EUR

*All fees are subject to change and this information sheet should be considered a guide only.

Requirements for applicants

Fall 22 admission to Constructor University does not require SAT/ACT. Applicants can skip SAT/ACT. If your high school diploma doesn't grant you straight entrance to a German institution, SAT/ACT may be required for enrollment. Constructor University doesn't require test scores from Abitur graduates. If you don't submit a standardized test, your application will be evaluated based on your personal essay, recommendations, academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and application presentation.

  • Language proficiency test

Test scores might show a non-native speaker's English skills. You'll get a waiver if: 

    • natural English speakers;
    • trained entirely in English for at least 6 years;
    • 600 or higher on Evidence-Based Reading and Writing;
    • 9 or higher on ACT Writing.
  • Motivation statement

About the university

Constructor University is one of the most internationally focused educational institutions in the globe and is located in Bremen, Germany. Since its inception in 2001, the university has attracted a diverse and talented student body from all corners of the globe.

More than 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 110 countries are presently residing on campus and being prepared for a global career in business and science.

Constructor University has a wide range of degrees that combine different fields of study, from the natural sciences, math, and engineering to the social sciences and economics.

Classes are small, and each professor works as a mentor and academic advisor for each student. From the first year of school, students are interested in research. Constructor University students learn to be responsible global citizens who can use the skills they've learned to make a change in the world.

Mission and goals

University goal is to inspire young, talented people, regardless of nationality, religion, or background, to become global citizens who can assume leadership and responsibility for the future sustainable and peaceful development of humanity through academic education, intensive support, and living together on an international campus.

From this mission statement, Constructor University has deduced four key goals for its educational profile:

  1. Quality is achieved, in part, by early student involvement in research projects, multidisciplinary instruction, and individualized academic mentoring.
  2. Individual development the development of social and self-competence in a diverse community.
  3. Interculturality fostering intercultural competence by residing on a campus with students from more than 110 different countries and learning there.
  4. Competence building providing the specialized and transdisciplinary skills necessary for a successful career in business or science.

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