Undergraduate Program

International Relations: Political History of Central and Eastern Europe

The Bachelor of Arts in International Relations: Political History of Central and Eastern Europe is a 3-year, internationally accredited program offering a modern and interdisciplinary education in international relations with a concentration in the political history of Central and Eastern Europe. You will earn a globally recognized American and European B.A. degree.

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Accreditation WASC + MSMT
Degree Bachelor of Arts
Duration 3 years
Location Prague, CZ
Tuition CZK 538,800
Intake Fall / Spring
Deadline Rolling Admission
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About the program

The B.A. in International Relations: Political History of Central and Eastern Europe program at Anglo-American University is delivered by a faculty of experts from all over the world that bring years of professional experience to the classroom. This program enables students to fully experience the cultural dynamism of Central Europe. Students can expect to gain a solid background in international relations and political theory, history, philosophy, nationalism, or security.

Political History of the CEE region is an interdisciplinary specialization combining historical context with present-day politics. The courses offered provide a deeper insight into the imperial history of the CEE countries, its aftermath, and especially into the legacies of authoritarian regimes, be it on general, Jewish population, or on general post-Cold War socio-political transformation. 

Upon completion, our students acquire the ability to critically examine and address the international/intercultural challenges of our time, such as global inequalities, economic dependency, conflict and security, or globalization including the evolving roles of organizations such as the United Nations, NATO and the European Union.

“AAU makes networking incredibly easy to do. I was able to participate in various events that don’t necessarily connect to my coursework—conferences, literature festivals, debates, lectures, etc. AAU has helped me and my club get in touch with event-organisers, which, for example, allowed us to host an event during the Festival of Democracy organised by the famous Forum 2000 conference.”

Veronika Bartáková, B.A. International Relations, Russia

Beyond the classroom you can join student clubs like Diplomacy or Model UN, practice your debate skills at a faculty-student debate or discuss current political issues with professors and local experts at an event like ‘Professors in the Pub’.

AAU’s Career Center also connects students with numerous professional internships in the Czech Republic and abroad every year.

Program Structure

International Relations: European Studies is a 3-year study program. To graduate, students must accumulate 90 US credits (180 ECTS credits) by completing 30 courses.

Below, you can find a list of courses and modules for the International Relations (major) with Political History of Central and Eastern Europe concentration.  

Note: Approx. 12–15 students need to be enrolled in order to run a “concentration” module.

For more information on the modular structure and the study program, please contact our admissions team at admissions@aauni.edu.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the B.A. in International Relations: Political History of Central and Eastern Europe can expect to:

  • Discuss and debate basic theories, levels of analysis and empirical evidence used in relevant scholarly literature.
  • Apply theory to compare and contrast the meanings and functions of political institutions in different political systems and explain the outcomes and performance of political processes.
  • Apply theory to understand the workings of the global economy, and to assess the role of businesses, governments, and international organizations.
  • Apply theory to understand history and current events in international relations.
  • Apply theory to understand European integration history, institutions, and policy.

Career Prospects

AAU graduates thrive in multinational environments and are able to communicate professionally in English to international audiences. As a graduate of this degree program, you will be well equipped to continue your studies or pursue a global career in areas such as: 

  • Diplomacy 
  • Cultural Management 
  • Social Research and Publishing
  • Reporting and Administration
  • Public Service
  • Humanitarian Government or NGO’s

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See what our students have to say

I enjoy classes at AAU, especially political philosophy because it is teaching me how to communicate in social communities and this skill could be used both in daily life and in business. Plus, our professor is amazing. I’ve never seen such a charismatic and interesting person who dives fully into the subject of every lesson.

Danil Gulko
International Relations, Kazakhstan

AAU makes networking incredibly easy to do. I was able to participate in various events that don't necessarily connect to my coursework like conferences, literature festivals, debates, lectures, etc. When I was President of the Diplomatic Club, AAU helped me get in touch with event-organizers, which, for example, allowed us to host an event during the Festival of Democracy organized by the famous Forum 2000 conference.

Veronika Bartáková
International Relations, Czech Republic

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George HaysII., Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy, Lecturer george.hays@aauni.edu
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