Bachelor's Degree in International Relations

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Bachelor's Degree in International Relations

Bachelor's Degree in International Relations


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Admission profile:Students who want to dedicate themselves professionally to the international world, as they will be prepared to work in the Foreign Service of the State, International Organizations, International Cooperation, agencies and transnational companies.

Official Degree:Bachelor's Degree in International Relations

Center responsible:School of Social Sciences

Those interested in studying for and obtaining the diploma of Bachelor's Degree in International Relations from the Antonio de Nebrija University must be candidates with a great interest in the international reality, considering it to be essential in the development of society, and have an interest in social issues and policies, interest and respect for other cultures, dynamism and adaptability, and open mind, a restless and proactive spirit, intellectual curiosity for the acquisition of new knowledge, independent but at the same time capable of working in a team, communication skills, respect for Human Rights and equality between people.

Branch of knowledge: Social and Legal Sciences

Type of Education: Classroom attendance

Total Credits:240 credits.
Minimum of 12 ECTS credits.

Academic year in which it was implemented: 2010

Openings available: 90

Languages: This degree is taught in Spanish. Most of the Bachelor's subjects are also offered in English, this will lead to obtaining an accrediting Diploma. English level required at admission: A2. Level of English for the bilingual modality: B2

Academic Regulations: General student’s regulations. Credit transfer and recognition. Regulation of student participation.

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Study in a multicultural environment with students from over 50 countries

A magnificent choice for all those students with a strong international vocation. Future graduates will be able to expand their professional profiles, combining their degree with the Bachelor's Degree in Law, Journalism, Tourism, C-ADE or Corporate Communication, Protocol and Event Organization.

In addition, the Bachelor's Degree in International Relations from Nebrija University has academic extension activities of a high educational level, connecting students with different areas of reality and the international environment (conferences, seminars, visits, study trip to Brussels).

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Our Undergraduate Degree in International Relations seeks a balance between the acquisition of knowledge and the development of skills; our main objective is to train professionals with a solid scientific base, with a marked interdisciplinary character and capable of performing tasks in administration, management, advice, coordination, analysis, evaluation, problem solving or dissemination of projects in the field of international relations, whether in the public or private sector.

Studying International Relations is a great choice for all students with a strong international vocation. The future graduates will be able to identify themselves with different professional profiles and will be able to expand their professional project with our offer of double degrees.

Nebrija’s essentially participatory teaching method unites theoretical and practical education. The student acquires, through the entire training process, the skills of analysis, argumentation and decision-making, which are essential to successfully develop his/her professional activity in international settings.

Professional internships are a fundamental element of our students' education and are compulsory. Students will be immersed into the working world in different organizations and international institutions, both governmental and non-governmental, in multinational companies and international agencies.

At our University we give the utmost importance to the knowledge of the English language and other foreign languages. Students can take the International Relations degree in bilingual mode if their level of English is adequate.

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Possibility to take 80% of the program in English

International experience

San Diego University (United States), Suffolk University Boston (United States), Regent’s University London (United Kingdom), University of Technology Sydney (Australia) and Kansai Gadai (Japan) are some of the destinations where students can take part of their studies, obtaining international first-hand experience and encouraging the creation of an international network.

NebrijaMUN (United Nations Model)

Students work on foreign policy, intergovernmental organizations, protocol, debate techniques... and compete in external, national and international MUNs.

Complementary activities

The training process is not limited to classrooms. The curriculum covers different activities such as conferences, visits and workshops. Students will be able to travel to Brussels to see the institutions of the European Union in person, visit the Congress of Deputies and CESEDEN (Center for Security and Defense Studies).

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Diploma in English Professional Skills

Nebrija University, which is strongly committed to languages and quality, provides the student with an academic certification in English, a suitable complement to obtain the B2 and C1 levels.

Subjects in Professional Competencies

Promotion of competencies oriented to employability, management skills, coaching, personal branding and any other topic related to professional and social development, which may be chosen by the student to enrich their personal and professional training.

The University puts within the students' reach a total of three subjects to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become a competent professional within the demands of the current labor market.


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Our curriculum has been prepared according to the new guidelines set by current legislation, and is verified by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation.
The student must complete 240 credits

First year 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Fundamentals of Economics inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Theory of Communication inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Contemporary World inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Political Science: Power and Decision Structures inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | The Spanish Constitution and its System of Law

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Introduction to Law inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Theory of International Relations: Paradigms and Methodology inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | The Company and its Environment inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Social Psychology inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Competencies Development Seminar I inglés o español

Second year 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | International Scenarios and Globalization I inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | History of Political Thought inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Global Economic Trends inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | International Law in a Globalized World inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Structure and Dynamics of the International Society inglés o español

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Modern Languages inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Applied Statistics
  • 6 ECTS | International Economic Organization inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | History of Contemporary International Relations inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Competencies Development Seminar II inglés o español

Third year 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 24 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | International Organizations inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | International Scenarios and Globalization II
  • 6 ECTS | Institutional Communication inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Spanish Foreign Policy inglés o español

  • Second Semester 36 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | International Human Rights Regime inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Diplomatic and Consular Law inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Spanish and European Union Economy inglés o español
  • 18 ECTS | Eval. of the Development of Skills in the Company inglés o español

Fourth year 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 24 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | European Community System inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Information and International Communication inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Analysis and Resolution of International Conflicts inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Competencies Development Seminar III inglés o español

  • Second Semester 36 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Security and Defense Policies inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Development and International Cooperation inglés o español
  • 18 ECTS | Final Research Project inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Development of the Participatory and Solidarity Spirit inglés o español

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Development of Professional Skills 18 ECTS

  • 6 ECTS | Communication and Emotional Intelligence workshops
  • 6 ECTS | Teamwork and Project Management workshops
  • 6 ECTS | Leadership and Negotiation workshops
Development of the Participatory and Solidarity 6 ECTS

The recognition of 6 credits will be managed according to the different activities that the student carries out throughout his/her degree. They will be awarded for cultural activities, sports, student representation, solidarity and cooperation, or for attending one of the following subjects: Human Rights, Ethics of Volunteering and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Evaluation of the Development of Activities in the Company 18 ECTS

Program whose objective is to favor the practical education of the students, under the continuous supervision of the University's Department of Professional Careers, the academic department corresponding to the degree and the company or collaborating institution where the internships are carried out. We provide guidance on the choice of internships and follow-up and tutoring, always taking into account the professional orientation of each student.

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Final Research Project 18 ECTS

This project involves the student carrying out research tasks in different subjects with the advice of one or several professors of the Department and, occasionally, professionals from the business world. For this, the student has the possibility to choose a project from among those offered.


  • inglés Mandatory in English
  • inglés o español English or Spanish, choose between English / Spanish
  • bilingüeSubjects in English that will lead to obtaining a Diploma
  • Basic Education (60 ECTS credits)
  • Compulsory (102 ECTS credits)
  • Electives (42 ECTS credits)
  • Internships (18 ECTS credits)
  • Final Research Project (18 ECTS credits)

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The International Mobility Office of Nebrija University makes a constant effort to monitor the agreements with the most prestigious universities.

Students may study an annual or semi-annual period at universities in the European Union, America, Asia and Australia. This option will expand their vision of the world as well as their linguistic education, and will prepare them to rigorously perform them professional work in any corner of the world. Some of the Universities with which we have established agreements are:

Country University
Alemania Germany Karlshochschule International University
australia bandera Australia University of Technology Sydney
Brasil Brasil ESPM
Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)
Canada Canada Carleton University
Corea del Sur South Korea Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS)
Kookmin University
Estados Unidos United States of America Lock Haven University
Rhodes College
San Diego State University
University of Miami
Rider University
Washington College
Castleton University
Francia France L'Université Paris-Sorbonne
Hong Kong Hong Kong University of Hong Kong
Italia Italy Università degli Studi Link Campus University
Japón Japan Kansai Gaidai University
México Mexico Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM)
Universidad Iberoamericana- Ciudad de México
Holanda Netherlands De Haagse Hogeschool (HEBO)
Polonia Poland War Studies University
Portugal Portugal Universidade de Coimbra
Inglaterra United Kingdom University of East Anglia
Rusia Russia Diplomatic Academy of Russian Foreign Ministry

NOTE: See all the International Mobility program.


Career Opportunities

Our Undergraduate Degree in International Relations takes into account the professional interest in itself and the growing demand of people trained in this field. The future graduates will be able to identify themselves fundamentally with the following professional profiles:

  • International Organizations and Foreign Service of the State.
    In this professional field, the tasks to be performed are fundamentally decision making, representation, management in State bodies and in international organizations:
    • Diplomats, embassy attachés,
    • Cultural managers of institutions abroad,
    • Officials of both the Central Administration, as well as of the regional and local authorities in those bodies or agencies with projection abroad,
    • Officials of intergovernmental organizations,
    • Senior managers of the European Union,
    • International policy consultants.
  • International non-governmental organizations and international cooperation
    Professionals in this field must perform tasks of administration, management, participation or advice of cooperation programs:
    • Coordinators of international cooperation programs
    • Directors of international NGOs
    • Project managers
    • Technicians in international cooperation
  • Security and Defense
    Professionals capable of advising, participating or evaluating in the areas of security and defense, also capable of coordinating, directing and participating in civil peace missions and mediation in international conflicts:
    • Planning consultants,
    • Coordinator or director of international civil missions,
    • Civil mission observer
    • International Security and Defense Consultant.
  • International Communication
    The analysis, selection, elaboration or dissemination of international information as well as the development of institutional communication strategies is a professional field of growing interest:
    • International information analysts
    • International correspondents
    • Specialized journalists
    • Communication managers of companies or international organizations.
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    • Consult the internship and employment offer
    • Employment forum. Introduce yourself and stand out.

Development of Professional Skills

The Bologna Declaration formalized the principles on which the European Higher Education Area should be based: quality, mobility, diversity, competitiveness and employment growth.

From this, Nebrija is positioned as a reference academic model, by educating students with excellent individual behavior, interaction with their environment and motivated by and for constant and continuous education. The Nebrija Institute of Professional Skills works every day to achieve the differentiation of our students through the development of attitudes and aptitudes.

With all this, the University puts at your disposal a total of three subjects through which the student will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become a competent professional within the demands of the current labor market.

There are three blocks 6 ECTS credits each:

  • Competencies Development Seminar I: Communication and Emotional Intelligence.
  • Competencies Development Seminar II: Project management and interpersonal skills.
  • Competencies Development Seminar II: Techniques for employability.

The main objective is that students obtain the best out of themselves through the development and empowerment of their personal skills and resources, through personal self-knowledge.

In addition, some of the professional skills that are worked within the three seminars are those related to interpersonal skills and active communication and negotiation skills, essential for our students to know how to convey ideas, argue, give information and opinions in an appropriate, clear and convincing way.

Other aspects such as team work, conflict resolution and project management capacity are dealt with within what will be their work performance.

In the third block, skills aimed at increasing the employability of the student are worked on. It includes working with tools and techniques for job search, and performing tasks that achieve a greater use of personal skills in the student.

For all of this, we have experts currently active in the selection of people, professionals dedicated to personal and professional training and professionals dedicated to the world of communication and the arts.

In this way, and in a complementary way to their specific education, we help students create a differentiating pattern in the social and business environment in which they will be immersed when they finish their studies.

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International cooperation, the 2030 Agenda -promoted by the UN and which includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)-, national and international partnerships to try to serve vulnerable groups, and the role of universities in quality education made up the final day of the School of Social Sciences Week at Nebrija University. The presentations and the debate of the session Partnerships and International Cooperation for Sustainable Development brought together prominent personalities from the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the Iberian-American General Secretariat (SEGIB), and CIFAL-Málaga / United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the Malaga City Council, ActionAid International Federation and the Anáhuac University (Mexico).

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