Courses & Study Plan

Students of the master’s IDS program are obliged to meet following study requirements:

1. Complete 47 credits in compulsory courses
2. Complete 10 + 18 credits in elective courses
3. Complete 30 credits in Minor Specialization
4. Get 3 credits by taking the Minor Field State Exam
5. Get 6 credits by writing and defending the Master’s Thesis
6. Get 6 credits by taking the Final State Exam

Courses by the semester:

1st semester:

  • International Economic Relations
  • Global Power Politics
  • Europe in International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Law in International Relations

2nd semester:

  • Foreign Policy Making and Analysis
  • Theories of International Relations
  • Globalization in International Relations
  • + two of the elective courses (see below)

3rd semester:

  • Diploma Thesis Seminar
  • minor specialization courses
  • and/or elective courses (depending on the study progress)

4th semester:

  • minor specialization courses
  • and/or elective courses (depending on the study progress)

Elective courses – note that not all courses are offered each semester:

  • Africa in International Relations
  • Asia in International Relations
  • Central and Eastern Europe in International Politics
  • Concepts, Themes and Contemporary Realities of International Migration
  • Contemporary Diplomatic Practice
  • Contemporary International Negotiation Practice
  • Contemporary International Relations: A Quantitative Perspective
  • Contested Boundaries in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Current Issues and Trends in Diplomacy
  • Diplomacy of Non-State Actors in Contemporary International Relations
  • Diplomacy of the EU
  • Diplomatic and Consular Law
  • Diplomatic Protocol and Documents
  • Ecomonics of European Integration
  • Economic Diplomacy
  • Economic Diplomacy Practice: Multilateral Economic Negotiations
  • Economic Integration of Central Europe to the EU
  • Ethnic Conflicts and Terrorism in Contemporary International Relations
  • EU and the World
  • EU as an actor in international relations
  • European Sustainable Development Policy
  • Geopolitics of Energy in the 21st Century
  • Global South in International Relations
  • Globalised International Relations
  • History of Diplomacy
  • China in International Politics and Diplomacy
  • Chinese Economy – for exchange students
  • International Security Relations after the End of the Cold War
  • Introduction to development studies
  • Iran in the International System: Past and Present
  • Islamic region in International Relations
  • Language and Diplomacy
  • Latin America in International Relations
  • Lobbying in Modern Democracy
  • Political Communication and Political Marketing
  • Preventive Diplomacy
  • Sociology of International Relations

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